FACEBOOK MESSES UP AGAIN – WEEKLY SOCIAL WRAP-UP

Weekly Social Wrap-Up is our update on the most tender, juiciest, leanest cut of news happening in the social media world. Today, we take a closer look at the ups and downs that Facebook has been going through, along with how they attempt to put an end to fake Facebook news.

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Facebook Admits Another Error – The 4th This Year
It’s happened again. For the fourth time since September and the second time this month, Facebook has disclosed a measurement error. Facebook had been undercounting iPhone traffic for some publishers using the social network’s proprietary Instant Articles format, the company announced on Friday in an update to a previously published blog post. Let’s hope it doesn’t continue next year.
 

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Facebook’s latest Messenger update takes dead aim at Snapchat
Facebook is taking aim at Snapchat, again, with a huge update to its Messenger app. The latest addition to the 1 billion-member strong messaging service includes big changes to its Camera feature including masks, effects, stickers and frames that liven up your photos and videos. For every mistake, they seem to make it up with their updates!
 

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Facebook seeks head of news partnerships to tackle fake news
Facebook has had a rocky relationship with the media, which is why the social media giant is seeking a head of news partnerships. The company recently posted a job listing on its corporate site, seeking an “experienced news executive to lead Global News Partnerships.” With everything going right and wrong with Facebook recently, there’s no surprise that they need good PR.
 

OUR TAKE
Obviously, Facebook has been going through some rough times. With fake news circling around and measurement errors, it may seem like the social media giant has too much to handle. However, what may seem bad now may lead to something much better and stronger for the company. New updates, effects, and features are still being rolled out, which probably mean that they are experimenting with new things. Let’s hope that they are able to sort out all the bugs in the process.

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