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Inauthentic Behavior Report: Update on Our Work Against Deceptive Behavior

Our teams work to find and stop various forms of deceptive behavior on our platform. While our work against Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB) is our most well-known effort, we routinely take action against inauthentic behavior (IB) that doesn’t rise to the level of CIB. Today, we’re beginning to share notable examples of recent enforcement actions...

Taking Action Against Fake Engagement and Ad Scams

Today, we filed separate lawsuits in federal court against four individuals providing services intended to artificially inflate likes and followers of Instagram accounts, a practice known as fake engagement. Defendants Sean Heilweil and Jarrett Lusso, from New York, provided their service using the website boostgram.com. Defendants Laila Abou Trabi...

New Reports Shed Light on the Unequal Impact of the Pandemic on Women at Home and in Business

The pandemic has affected everyone – but it hasn’t affected everyone equally. Women all over the world have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus – they are more likely to have extensive caring responsibilities, more likely to lose their jobs or have their pay cut, and more likely to feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. Many women were...

New Ways to Find Videos You’ll Love in Facebook Watch

Facebook Watch is the go-to place to discover videos across Facebook from live events, to TV shows, sports, news or music videos. Today we’re introducing new ways that make it easier to find videos you’ll love in Facebook Watch. Topics in Watch Whether you’re into cooking or hip hop, finding Watch videos that are interesting should be easy. So in...

Introducing the First AI Model That Translates 100 Languages Without Relying on English

Facebook AI is introducing M2M-100, the first multilingual machine translation (MMT) model that can translate between any pair of 100 languages without relying on English data. It’s open sourced here. When translating, say, Chinese to French, most English-centric multilingual models train on Chinese to English and English to French, because English...

Oculus Quest 2 Is Now Available

It’s been less than a month since we announced Oculus Quest 2 and opened pre-orders, and we’ve been blown away by the community’s response. Smaller and lighter than the original Quest, Quest 2 delivers faster performance and our highest-resolution display ever — and it starts at just $299 USD. Didn’t place a pre-order? Pick up a headset at oculus.com...

Supporting Public Health Experts’ Vaccine Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of preventive health behaviors. While public health experts agree that we won’t have an approved and widely available COVID-19 vaccine for some time, there are steps that people can take to stay healthy and safe. That includes getting the seasonal flu vaccine. So today we’re announcing new steps as...

A New Look for Messenger

Today, we’re introducing a new look for Messenger including a new logo and default chat color, as well as new chat themes, like love and tie-dye, and custom reactions. We’re also adding features like selfie stickers and vanish mode, which are coming soon. The new look reflects a shift to the future of messaging – a more dynamic, fun and integrated way...

Giving Back to the Birthplace of the Computer

The modern world has been shaped by what happened inside an English country house more than eight decades ago. It’s no exaggeration to say that at Bletchley Park, the era of the computer was born.  By figuring out how to crack the Nazis’ secret communications, the almost 10,000 people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II — 75% of them women...

Removing Holocaust Denial Content

Today we are updating our hate speech policy to prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.  Organizations that study trends in hate speech are reporting increases in online attacks against many groups worldwide, and we continue our efforts to remove it. We have banned more than 250 white supremacist organizations and updated our policies...

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