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12 Facebook Leaders From Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya For Facebook Community Accelerator Programme

As part of its focus in bringing people together and building communities, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join Facebook’s Community Accelerator (https://bit.ly/2Wj59Hp), a six-month programme that aims to equip communities with the training, mentorship, and funding they need to grow. As part of the global Facebook Community Leadership […]

Nigerian Children Spend More Time On Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram—Report

Tayo Olanipekun Activities on social media networks Facebook, Google Mail, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram lead on the list of what Nigerian children do on the internet, a report has shown. While globally, children were said to be more likely to watch video content and listen to music than spend time on social media, kids in […]

‘Cambridge Analytical Got Buhari’s Hacked Emails’… As Facebook Says Users’ Data Secure

Tayo Olanipekun As the Cambridge Analytical scandal continues to plague Facebook, with President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly one of the victims of data theft before the 2015 elections, founder of the social media giant, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company has “a responsibility to protect” and will guard users’ data. In a statement on his personal […]

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Ex-Convict Arrested For Impersonating Ogun Director Of Finance

An ex-convict, Surajudeen Adeleke Balogun has been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command for impersonating an Ogun State Director of Finance on Facebook. The suspect, a fashion designer from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State posed on Facebook as a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) staff with the picture of […]

Facebook To Restrict Advert, Business, News Posts

Tayo Olanipekun Facebook has said it will change how posts from businesses, brands and media appear on its site, making them less prominent than the messages shared by family and friends. The Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, explained on his page that organizations will witness a decrease in the popularity of their posts when the change […]

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Former 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. Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president for user growth, said, “We have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of […]