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Facebook to demote posts that beg for likes, comments, and shares

Starting this week, Facebook will begin demoting spammy or “engagement bait” posts that goad users into taking actions like sharing, tagging, liking, or commenting

Facebook defends itself against social media critics

Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.

Social media reporters receive gadgets in Borno

The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PNCI) on Wednesday distributed gadgets to 47 graduates of its social media reporting training programme in Borno.

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

Ex-Facebook executive bans his kids from using it, says app is ripping society apart

A former Facebook executive has admitted that he bans his children from using the site – saying he feels ‘tremendous guilt’ for his part in creating the service now used by billions of people.

Facebook to record global ad revenue locally as political pressure mounts

Facebook has announced plans to restructure its global tax affairs so that it records ad revenue locally rather than channeling it through its international HQ in Dublin, Ireland.

Twitter bots boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia’s exclusion from the Winter Olympics – backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.

Facebook launches chat app for children

Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision.

Facebook opens new London HQ and plans 800 more UK jobs

Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

Why we didn’t remove anti-Muslim videos shared by Donald Trump – Twitter

Twitter has explained why they failed to remove offensive and unverified anti-Muslim tweets shared by President Donald Trump.

Ex-Twitter worker claims responsibility for Donald Trump’s account shutdown

A German man has come forward as the former Twitter Inc employee who shut down the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 11 minutes this month on his last day of work at the social network.

Facebook tests using selfies as login verifications

Facebook is asking some of its users to upload a photo of themselves to verify their identities.

Facebook using AI to identify suicidal users and get help

Facebook has begun monitoring its users to see if they are suicidal so it can contact the emergency services.

Twitter testing new save-for-later feature Bookmarks

Twitter is testing a new feature called Bookmarks, which allows users to privately save tweets for later.

Facebook to train 50,000 Nigerian SMEs in 2018

Facebook has said it will train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria in 2018.

Facebook launches Nigeria initiative to drive innovation, growth

Social media platform, Facebook, has launched a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria, to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent.

Facebook to meet Russian regulators to discuss compliance with local laws

Facebook plan to meet Russian regulators in late December or early January to discuss compliance, TASS news agency cited the head of Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor as saying on Tuesday.

Twitter to remove ‘verification badge’ from some accounts

Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service.

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Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham re-sign Michel Vorm to cover Hugo Lloris absence

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.