At Facebook we get things wrong – but we take our safety role seriously

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Monika Bickert, Head of Public Policy Management at Facebook

Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also appeared elsewhere on the internet, showed the children shaking, struggling to breathe and eventually dying.

 

The images were deeply shocking – so much so that we placed a warning screen in front of them and made sure they were only visible to adults. But the images also prompted international outrage and renewed attention on the plight of Syrians. Continue reading

The End of the ‘Water Cooler Moment’

Claire Valoti Head of Agency Relations Facebook

Claire Valoti
Head of Agency Relations Facebook

Mobile has changed the way we talk about TV shows. That ‘water cooler moment’ that used to happen the day after your favourite show had aired now happens in real-time, online.  And a lot of it happens on Facebook, through mobile devices.

The fact that people talk about TV on Facebook has never been in doubt however it has often been assumed that TV-related Facebook interactions happen outside the show airing – not in real-time.  This is not the case.

The industry has also not truly understood the volumes of this chatter, since historically, we haven’t shared much information on this in the past.  Now, thanks to our new partnership with SecondSync, we will be sharing this information on an on-going basis to help clients understand how people are using Facebook to talk about topics such as TV.

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