Arts & Entertainment author_name|Igor Bonifacic Information technology language|en-US Media mobile apps provider_name|Engadget region|US site|engadget Social & Online Media Software Technology & Electronics

Facebook’s cloud gaming service hits iOS devices as a web app

Facebook has become the latest company to offer a cloud gaming service on iOS, only once again you won’t access it through the App Store. Starting today, you can visit the Facebook Gaming website to add a Progressive Web App (PWA) that acts as a shortcut to the service on your iPhone or iPad. To […]

Arts & Entertainment author_name|Saqib Shah language|en-US Media provider_name|Engadget region|US site|engadget Social & Online Media

Facebook finally blocks ‘vaccines kill’ hashtag

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted fresh scrutiny of social media’s response to the anti-vaccine movement. But, even in the face of criticism from the White House, a new report claims Facebook is still failing to delete even the most incendiary misinformation. As recently as last week, posts containing the hashtag #VaccinesKill were still active on […]

Arts & Entertainment author_name|Mariella Moon language|en-US Media provider_name|Engadget region|US site|engadget Social & Online Media

Twitter starts testing Reddit-like downvote button on iOS

Some Twitter users on iOS might see a new button that looks like Reddit’s downvote button in people’s replies. That’s part of the social network’s latest experimental feature designed to give it more insight on what kind of replies users find relevant in a conversation. According to Twitter Support’s announcement, the goal is to be […]

author_name|Igor Bonifacic language|en-US provider_name|Engadget region|US site|engadget Social & Online Media

YouTube’s Super Thanks tipping feature rolls out to more beta users

For years, YouTube streamers have used third-party plugins to allow their fans to donate to them. Starting this week, however, YouTube is taking a step toward making that functionality something that’s built into the platform. While it’s still in beta, the company says its new “Super Thanks” feature is rolling out to “thousands” of additional […]

Arts & Entertainment author_name|Jon Fingas language|en-US Media provider_name|Engadget region|US site|engadget Social & Online Media

Facebook rejects Biden claim it’s ‘killing people’ with COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook isn’t exactly enthusiastic about President Biden’s claim that it and other social networks are “killing people” by allowing COVID-19 misinformation to spread. The social media firm posted a refutation of the allegations, using data to suggest that something other than Facebook was responsible for a slowdown in vaccination rates and a rise in cases. […]

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