Networking News

Facebook Tools Will Combat Revenge Porn

Facebook has announced new tools that'll hopefully reduce the spread of revenge porn on the network. These tools are meant to make Facebook a safer part of the internet, according to Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global safety. Facebook will use photo-matching technology.

Facebook Testing A GIF Button For Comments

Facebook has begun trying out a GIF button for comments and it'll function similarly to the equivalent feature found in Messenger. Users will begin gaining access to the feature next week, enabling them to post animated images from Giphy and other providers.

Around 4.8M Twitter Accounts Are Bots

A large portion of the accounts on Twitter aren't from humans, according to a study from the University of Southern California and Indiana University. The study has found an estimated 4.8 million accounts are bots and the problem of bots is one many users will be familiar with.

Microsoft Closing Socl Network Next Week

A social network operated by Microsoft that few people ever heard of is closing down next week. Socl will no longer be available come March 15. It launched over four years ago and never gained much traction. Socl was available on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.