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‘This is to Clarify No Official Pages Run by Congress have been Taken Down by Facebook’, Says Congress

"Maybe the Pages are not linked to us and maybe the news report is not correct," he said

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Facebook said that spam Facebook Pages and accounts connected to individuals associated with the Congress Party's IT cell had spent around Rs 27 lakh for ads on Facebook. Pixabay

As Facebook announced on Monday that it has removed 687 spam Facebook pages and accounts connected to individuals associated with the Congress’s IT cell, the party said that none of its official pages have been affected and it was awaiting a list of pages/accounts removed from the social media company.

“This is to clarify no official pages run by INC have been taken down. Additionally, all pages run by our verified volunteers are also unaffected. In the mean time, we are awaiting a response from Facebook to provide us a list of all pages/accounts that they have taken down,” Congress said in a tweet.

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Earlier Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari had said that the party needs to check the veracity of these pages/accounts, “whether the Facebook pages are linked to us”. Wikimedia

Earlier Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari had said that the party needs to check the veracity of these pages/accounts, “whether the Facebook pages are linked to us”.

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“Maybe the Pages are not linked to us and maybe the news report is not correct,” he said.

Facebook said that spam Facebook Pages and accounts connected to individuals associated with the Congress Party’s IT cell had spent around Rs 27 lakh for ads on Facebook and that the first ad ran in August 2014 and the most recent ad ran in March 2019. (IANS)

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Social Media Giant Facebook Rolls Out Meme-Making App ‘Whale’

Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called 'Whale' on the Canadian App Store

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Facebook quietly launched meme-making app Whale. Pixabay

Social media giant Facebook has quietly rolled out a meme-making app called ‘Whale’ on the Canadian App Store that may come to other markets including in India later.

The app’s listing confirms that it has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, which was set up earlier this year to develop new experimental apps for the social networking platform that has over 2.6 billion users globally.

‘Whale’ is the latest app from NPE, after music app ‘AUX’ and chat app ‘Bump’, reports The Information.

According to Facebook, these apps are intended to help the company discover new features and services that people like.

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According to Facebook, these apps are intended to help the company discover new features. Pixabay

Facebook is slowly launching apps in new genres beyond chats to woo more users and open new avenues to make money.

Facebook-owned Instagram has also launched a new video-music remix feature called “Reels” to take on Chinese short video making app TikTok.

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“Just like TikTok, users can soundtrack their ‘Reels’ with a huge catalog of music, or borrow the audio from anyone else’s video to create a remix of their meme or joke.

Rolled out in the Brazilian market first, “Reels” will be available on both iOS and Android. (IANS)