Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Research | By Clarence Powell

After WhatsApp, 'unsend' your messages on Facebook Messenger soon

After WhatsApp, 'unsend' your messages on Facebook Messenger soon

Documents filed with the House and Senate shows Facebook spent more than US$17 million in 2017, much of it on an in-house lobbying team that is comprised of former Republican and Democratic political aides.

Although the ability to automatically delete sent texts hadn't been previously available, Facebook says it now plans to make it available to all users.

Zuckerberg not only enabled the Russians to help Trump's campaign to depress the Black vote, but he directed his staff to "sit side by side" with their Russian cohorts to teach them how to use Facebook's open-ended platform to poison the election with hate messages that served to rile up white nationalists, alt-right devotees, NRA activists and many others on the extreme right.

TechCrunch reported Thursday night that Facebook retracted Facebook messages sent by Mark Zuckerberg and other executives from their recipients' inboxes.

Mark Zuckerberg's misuse of the data personal information of his faithful Black Facebook users requires that he establish a small $100 million-dollar fund to fix the damages he has done to Black people.

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Facebook on Friday announced new moves it says will help combat foreign interference in United States elections, the New York Times reports.

Three sources had confirmed to TechCrunch that old Facebook messages they had received from Zuckerberg had disappeared from their Facebook inbox, while their own replies to the co-founder had conspicuously remained. The publication also claims it has email receipts proving retractions.

The statement continued, "This may take some time".

Cambridge Analytica tweeted on Wednesday, "When Facebook contacted us to let us know the data had been improperly obtained, we immediately deleted the raw data from our file server, and began the process of searching for and removing any of its derivatives in our system". These included limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger. And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages. Facebook said that "After Sony Pictures' emails were hacked in 2014 we made a number of changes to protect our executives' communications. We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages", the spokesperson from the social media platform added.

He works in Facebook's "Building 8", which the company describes as and internal division designed to "create and ship new, category-defining consumer hardware products that are social first". For instance, WhatsApp has offered an unsend feature since previous year, which lets users revoke a message within a short period of time after sending the message. It piggybacked on a similar mea culpa from Zuckerberg.

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