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Now fake Facebook accounts are using fake faces

Artificially-generated faces of people who don't exist are being used to front fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to trick users and game the company's systems, the social media network said Friday. Experts who reviewed the accounts say it is the first time they have seen fake images like this being used at scale as part of a single social media campaign.

From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade

Shortly after midnight Pacific time on October 6, 2010, a new app built by a small team went live on Apple's App Store. Right away, they noticed people abroad signing up for the app, called Instagram; by 6 a.m. the startup was so overwhelmed with traffic that its servers reportedly melted down.

Facebook predicts likely 2020 trends

Do you bathe in milk, gobble up kimchi or dress in getups straight out of the '80s? If you don't, you might soon -- Facebook predicts those trends could go global in 2020.

Facebook clashes with Justice Department over encryption

Facebook is resisting calls by Attorney General William Barr to delay the company's rollout of encryption technology across its platforms, ratcheting up tensions between the tech industry and law enforcement over a pivotal security issue affecting billions of consumers.

Facebook rumor about white vans spreading fear across US

Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city

DNC raises concerns about Facebook's ability to catch trolls

The Democratic National Committee wrote to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg before Thanksgiving to raise concerns about the company's ability to catch online trolls and to change its political ad policy, according to a copy of the letter obtained by CNN.