Brandon Rogers is a YouTube star with 4.5 million subscribers who was nominated for a Streamy Award for Comedy on Tuesday, but his road to success has not been easy. Rogers toiled on YouTube in relative obscurity for years before going viral on the now-defunct video service Vine. Rogers’ career has included many twists that are emblematic of the changes (and struggles) of digital media, including having a show on a subscription service that shut down, dealing with having his videos demonetized on YouTube, and getting one of the first premium Facebook Watch shows. Rogers gave Business Insider a behind-the-scenes look at his rise, from making depressing videos for a personal injury law firm to the time Facebook told him to tone down the blood and faeces on his show. It was 2 a.m. by the time Brandon Rogers had packed up everything he could fit in his car, ready to run away from his hometown of Livermore, California – a small, sleepy city on the outskirts of the San … [Read more...] about YouTube star Brandon Rogers tells the inside story of his rise to 4.5 million subscribers, from his big break to clueless execs and Facebook’s one hilarious request
Facebook apologised to a right-wing non-profit group after it blocked some of its videos, making them invisible to its followers. Facebook said the removal of the videos was a mistake, and they have been restored. PragerU seems unconvinced, claiming the removal was an act of deliberate censorship. Facebook has apologised to American conservative non-profit group PragerU after it blocked some of its videos. PragerU (Prager University) was founded by talk host Dennis Prager in 2009, and publishes five-minute videos containing short lectures on topics such as economics and constitutional law. It currently has more than three million followers on Facebook. In a press release published on its website on Friday, PragerU said its last nine posts had been made invisible, something which PragerU executive Craig Strazzeri said should “deeply concern every single American.” Facebook apologised to PragerU. A spokeswoman told Business Insider: “The videos in question were … [Read more...] about Facebook apologizes to right-wing group PragerU after being accused of censoring its videos
We’ve already seen a nifty trick for viewing a map of everywhere Google knows you’ve been, but what about Facebook? Well thanks to a clever Google Chrome extension discovered by The Next Web, you can now explore your own map of every location Facebook knows you and your friends have been — using only the location data that is often attached to your conversations over Facebook Messenger. The map hack is so accurate that it’s even able to show you where you and your friends have been when messaging each other to within a meter. Created by student developer and future Facebook intern Aran Khanna, the hack is called “Marauders Map” after the magical map that revealed the location of Hogwarts students in “Harry Potter.” And don’t worry, while a bit creepy, the hack and Google Chrome extension are perfectly legal, with the Chrome extension simply populating a map with locations already tied to your Facebook Messages. Of course, the … [Read more...] about Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Facebook knows you and your friends have been
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc <FB.O> will introduce an authorization process for users who manage Facebook pages with a large U.S. following, it said https://www.facebook.com/business/news/new-authorization-for-pages on Friday, seeking to make it harder to administer a page using a fake or compromised account. The measures come about a week after the social network said it identified a new coordinated political influence campaign on its platform to mislead users ahead of November's U.S. congressional elections. At the time, Facebook removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram as part of efforts to combat foreign meddling in U.S. elections. The new measures will require administrators of Facebook pages to secure their account with two-factor authentication and confirm their primary home location. Facebook will also add a section that shows the primary country from where a page is being managed. Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram will also roll out similar features … [Read more...] about Facebook pages with large U.S. following to require more authorization
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by The Shift ByKevin Roose Aug. 10, 2018 Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid. For weeks, the Facebook chief executive and his colleagues had debated what to do about Infowars, the notorious far-right news site, and Alex Jones, Infowars’ choleric founder, who became famous for his spittle-flecked rants and far-fetched conspiracies, including the idea that the Sandy Hook massacre was an elaborate hoax promoted by gun-control supporters. Mr. Jones is just one Facebook user out of 2.2 billion, but he had become symbolic of tech platforms’ inconsistency and reluctance to engage in a misinformation war. The pressure on Facebook to do something about him had intensified after executives gave a series … [Read more...] about Facebook Banned Infowars. Now What?