Breakup isn't the answer: Mark Zuckerberg says assuming Facebook in dominant position is bit of a stretch

He argued that breaking up Facebook might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content.

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Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook does not rule the digital advertising market, which is topped by Google.
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday rejected the idea of breaking up the social media giant as off-target, saying it could hamper the fight against deceit and harmful online content. The Facebook co-founder's defense of the leading social network came as it reported it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts set up by "bad actors" and that five percent of active accounts are likely fakes.

Facebook and its family of apps including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp face competition around the world from rivals such as Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Snapchat and others in a "competitive and dynamic environment," Zuckerberg said.

The company does not rule the digital advertising market, which is topped by Google, he noted.


"I think arguments that we are in some sort of dominant position there might be a little stretched," Zuckerberg said on a conference call about its latest content policy enforcement report.
Facebook, Twitter Instagram: Tips & Tricks To Keep Social Media Private
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It seems counter intuitive – after all, social media helps you share your opinions and speak to a larger audience. But thanks to rampant identity theft and online stalking, there is a solid argument to be made to target your social posts instead of keeping them public. Karan Bajaj shows you how.

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Facebook has a dedicated section for privacy settings and tools (accessible in the Settings menu). In this section, you can choose who can see your future activity. For privacy, select Friends instead of Public. Also on the same page, you get the option to limit accessibility of your existing posts on the social network to only friends instead of everyone. You can also choose individual settings for items such as friend requests, email addresses access, phone number access and who can see your friends list. To step up your privacy, switch all these settings to ‘Friends Only’. We also recommend switching off access to search engines outside of Facebook.

Facebook has a dedicated section for privacy settings and tools (accessible in the Settings menu). In this section, you can choose who can see your future activity. For privacy, select Friends instea..
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By default, all the information in your profile is in the public domain. To change this, click on your profile picture on the top bar to view your profile. On this page, you can view all the information available to anyone who opens your profile page. Click the edit button (the small pencil icon) that appears inside the intro box and you can then customize your info. We recommend switching off all the items you want to keep private from prying eyes.

By default, all the information in your profile is in the public domain. To change this, click on your profile picture on the top bar to view your profile. On this page, you can view all the informat..
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Many regular Facebook users tend to upload a lot of photos to share with friends and family. However, you don’t want everyone who visits your profile to have access to all these memories either. One way to hide them is to delete them from Facebook after a few months. The other way is to edit the privacy settings for each photo album. Click on Photos > Albums. For any album that you want to limit access to, click the options button (the three dots on the right corner) on an individual album and choose edit. This will open the privacy settings for the album for which you can select only friends, family or only you.

Many regular Facebook users tend to upload a lot of photos to share with friends and family. However, you don’t want everyone who visits your profile to have access to all these memories either. One ..
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Quite like Instagram, Twitter lets you hide your tweets from the world — this means they’ll only be visible to your existing followers and won’t show up in searches. You will also have to individually approve new followers from that point forward. To do this, go to the ‘Settings and Privacy’ section and look for ‘Privacy and Safety’. Here, you can switch-on the feature marked ‘Protect your Tweets’.

Quite like Instagram, Twitter lets you hide your tweets from the world — this means they’ll only be visible to your existing followers and won’t show up in searches. You will also have to individuall..
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One of the nicest privacy features on Twitter is that it lets you control how people can look you up on Twitter. In Settings, look for a section on Discoverability — here you can choose if other users can find you on Twitter using your email address or phone number. You can also view and manage any contacts you have uploaded to Twitter from your smartphone or choose to remove uploaded data from your account altogether.

One of the nicest privacy features on Twitter is that it lets you control how people can look you up on Twitter. In Settings, look for a section on Discoverability — here you can choose if other user..
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This is the easiest method to prevent access to your Instagram posts and stories. In the Instagram app on your phone, open settings > Privacy and Security. You will see the option for Account Privacy here which gives you the option to switch to a private account. Once enabled, only people that are following you will be able to see your posts. Any new followers will have to be approved by you individually. You should do this if you’re not interested in growing your followers and want to share with a group of people only.

This is the easiest method to prevent access to your Instagram posts and stories. In the Instagram app on your phone, open settings > Privacy and Security. You will see the option for Account Privacy..
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Chances are that you have linked your Facebook profile to your Instagram account — either by choice or by using a Facebook account to login to Instagram. What happens in this scenario is that when anyone visits your Facebook profile, it shows them that you are also available on Instagram. To avoid this, head to Settings in your Instagram app, tap on Account > Linked Accounts > Facebook and select ‘Unlink Account’.

Chances are that you have linked your Facebook profile to your Instagram account — either by choice or by using a Facebook account to login to Instagram. What happens in this scenario is that when an..
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Even with your account set to private, a friend can share your story to their timeline and it would then become public through their feed. To stop this from happening, you can control how your Instagram stories can be seen and shared. In Settings, go to Privacy and Security > Story Controls. Here, you can switch off the option that lets people share your story. You can create a blacklist to hide your story from certain people, choose who can reply to your story (everyone, people you follow or no one) and there are also options to prevent saving story posts to the Instagram archive.

Even with your account set to private, a friend can share your story to their timeline and it would then become public through their feed. To stop this from happening, you can control how your Instag..
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"The question is, what problems are you trying to solve?" He argued that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data.

"Those are the most important social issues right now, and I don't think breaking up the company is going to address those," Zuckerberg said.

"As a matter of fact, I think it is going to make it harder." Facebook's success has enabled it to invest heavily in artificial intelligence and workers to watch for rule-breaking content and activity at the social network, according to Zuckerberg.
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"The degree to which the success of this company has allowed us to fund these efforts for safety is massive," Zuckerberg said.

Decisions of the board will be binding, with Facebook promising to abide by outcomes.
Decisions of the board will be binding, with Facebook promising to abide by outcomes.

"We are able to do things that are not possible for other folks to do." Facebook announced separately it is creating an independent board to act as a final court of appeals or sorts for disputes about content taken down at the social network.

Decisions of the board will be binding, with Facebook promising to abide by outcomes.

Zuckerberg referred to the independent advisory board and said he cared deeply about people's freedom of expression when asked about the White House setting up a website to collect input from people who feel they have been unfairly censored on social media.

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From A Harvard Dorm To 2.7 Bn Users: A Look At Facebook's 15-Year Journey
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Social media giant Facebook turned 15 on Monday, at a time when the network has been facing flak for issues like fake news, manipulation, data leaks, privacy abuse, among others.

But despite the battles, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, said he sees the network as a largely "positive" force for society.

In a post on the Facebook's 15th birthday, Zuckerberg shared the journey from his college dorm to present day. "It took about four years for 100 million people to connect, and less than a decade for 1 billion people to connect. Today, about 2.7 billion people are connected using the service," he elaborated.


Here's a look at the journey of what has now become the world's biggest social network.
Social media giant Facebook turned 15 on Monday, at a time when the network has been facing flak for issues like fake news, manipulation, data leaks, privacy abuse, among others. But despite the bat..
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After making the site, that began in a dorm-room in Harvard, available to everyone in 2006 the company launched the News Feed to help users see what their friends are up to.

In 2007, Pages were introduced to give people a way to connect to the things they're interested in.

After making the site, that began in a dorm-room in Harvard, available to everyone in 2006 the company launched the News Feed to help users see what their friends are up to. In 2007, Pages were intro..
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Facebook's expansion continued with the tech giant opening its first office in Asia-Pacific. The company set up shop in Sydney, Australia.

On the global front, the social network introduced the Groups feature to help people build communities. It also introduced the 'Like' button in the same year.

Facebook's expansion continued with the tech giant opening its first office in Asia-Pacific. The company set up shop in Sydney, Australia. On the global front, the social network introduced the ..
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In 2013 just before Facebook was about to turn 10, Zuckerberg had a vision of a global Internet. The tech titan wanted to connect the two-thirds of the world that was not online yet - and towards that aim, he wanted to launch Internet.org.

However, even though he said the idea was aimed at a greater good and not for earning profits, the world - that had fallen in love Facebook - didn't agree with his second idea, saying it ran counter to net neutrality.

But despite making Internet.org among his top priorities for nearly three years, complete with advertisements, videos, and time - ranging from forums at the Mobile World Congress to visits to India and Africa, and even appearing before the UN General Assembly - Zuckerberg didn't manage to convince the world.

Facebook eventually changed the app’s name to Free Basics, but it was more than a name game, and not much came out of that either.

In 2013 just before Facebook was about to turn 10, Zuckerberg had a vision of a global Internet. The tech titan wanted to connect the two-thirds of the world that was not online yet - and towards tha..
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Adding to the tech giant's growth, WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014. In the same year, the company joined the Virtual Reality race with 'Oculus'.

On the sideline, the network continued to innovate and introduced 'Facebook Live' as a way to bring people together through real-time video.

2016 was the year Facebook went beyond its popular 'Like' feature, and cashed in on the growing emoji trend, with the introduction of 'Reactions'. The new feature gave users more ways to show how they felt about about posts.

As the community grew, it went from being just a place to connect to being a place of business with 'Marketplace'. The feature allowed users to buy and sell products on the site. In a bid to capture a more diverse market, Facebook also launched 'Fundraisers' - a means to let people raise money for causes they care about.

Adding to the tech giant's growth, WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014. In the same year, the company joined the Virtual Reality race with 'Oculus'.On the sideline, the network continued to innovate and..
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