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Inside Facebook (Mar 24th, 2017)

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Facebook will soon allow users to post GIFs using a GIF button, according to TechCrunch. Partnering with services such as Giphy and Tenor, Facebook will allow the GIF option as part of its comments section. “Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to use them in comments," a source told TechCrunch. "So we’re about to start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments and we’ll share more when we can, but for now we repeat that this is just a test.” Users won’t have the ability to select and share GIFs as News Feed posts. – TC

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A Wisconsin man lost an appeal to set aside his 3-year prison sentence for threatening on Facebook to kill President Barack Obama. Brian Dutcher, 56, posted on his Facebook page in June 2016 that he would attend an Obama speech in La Crosse, Wisconsin. "(sic) hopefully I will get clear shot at the pretend president. (sic) killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!" He also posted, "pray for me to succeed in my mission." After driving 45 miles to the city of the event, he told a person "I'm here to kill the President, the usurper, tomorrow at his speech." The acquaintance called police, and the Secret Service shortly thereafter intervened and made the arrest. – ARTS TECHNICA

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Facebook users can now use Facebook Live from their desktop computers. The popular platform had only been available during the past year on mobile devices. The move allows companies and individuals to create video blogs, tutorials and other educational content from an office space. Users must download streaming software, such as OBS, Wirecast, or Xsplit to be able to stream live video. A "Live Video" button will appear atop the users newsfeed or timeline. – FORTUNE

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Fake news warning alerts are now appearing in the news feeds of U.S. Facebook users. The new alerts are flagged by users and then verified by independent fact-checkers, such as Snopes and AP. Facebook will not prevent people from sharing the story, but instead warn them that story may be fake. Facebook will insert a red triangle alert with an exclamation point at the bottom of the post creation window. Users have the option to learn more about disputed content, cancel their post, or post the fake story anyway. – PC WORLD

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Facebook is in a bidding war with other social media and video platforms for the rights to broadcast "Thursday Night Football" games. The NFL is selling the rights to stream the football games next season. Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google’s YouTube are all reportedly interested. Twitter won the right to telecast 10 games for $10 million this past NFL season. Facebook recently won the rights to broadcast MLS soccer games this upcoming season. All four companies either chose not to comment or did not respond to Recode's request for comment. – RECODE

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Facebook-owned Instagram has more than one million active advertisers, up from 200,000 a year ago at this time. Instagram has more than 600 million monthly active users. The advertising jump is in line with the social network's push on Instagram for businesses to launch a dedicated business profile, the equivalent of Facebook's business pages. Instagram has about five million business profile pages. According to Instagram, 80 perent of users follow a business. "People come to Instagram to follow their passions, from travel and fashion to food, entertainment and everything in between. And those passions extend to brands," Instagram said. – MOTLEY FOOL

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A 93-year-old woman who became a Facebook sensation after dancing with her 24-year-old grandson has died. Jarryd Stoneman in March of 2016 posted a video of the pair dancing, despite Thomas' difficulty with walking. Stoneman posted about his grandmother on Facebook. "It's hard to come to terms with, it's hard to believe," he said. "'It hurts, but I find comfort in knowing she lived a great life." He continued: "The memories we created together is something I'll forever hold close to my heart. I'm blessed I got to laugh with you, dance with you, care for you, smile and entertain you in your last couple of years with us." –  DAILY MAIL

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