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Tallassee City Schools Facebook Page Hacked, Hacker Makes Inappropriate Posts

The Tallassee City School Facebook page was hacked Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Brock Nolin says a former employee had access to the page and locked out other page administrator before making inappropriate posts. Dr. Nolin says they are working with IT to secure the page. The school system is filing a report with Tallassee Police and plans to press charges.  …

What the Tech? Russia, Facebook and Fake News

Facebook and Twitter have a warning for their billions of users: Russia is at it again trying to interfere in the U.S Presidential Election. Facebook introduced new steps to protect the election and will not accept new political ads the week before the election. Facebook also announced it will place a label on any content shared or posted that seeks…

What the Tech? Facebook Is Getting a New Look

Is it “new and improved”? Or just “new”? Facebook’s brand new look that’s been rolling out as an option to some users will become the norm for everyone over the next several weeks and it is the biggest change to the social network’s appearance in at least four years. Facebook introduced the “New Facebook” at an event in 2019 and…

What the Tech? The Dangers of Accepting Facebook Friend Requests from Strangers

Call it, ‘stranger danger’ Facebook style. We’ve all accepted friend requests from someone we don’t know in real life. Maybe you see that they’re friends of friends or maybe it’s from a pretty girl or maybe you just don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. The fact is, accepting a friend request from a stranger has the potential to harm you…

What the Tech? Viral Facebook Post Hoax

A viral Facebook post is making the rounds again and cluttering everyone’s newsfeed. The post claims by copying and pasting it onto your own timeline and by commenting, liking or leaving a sticker on the friend’s post, it will trick Facebook’s algorithm into showing you posts of more friends. Here’s one variation of the post: “So I’m doing what everyone…

Selma Mayor Not Seeking Re-Election

Source: City of Selma Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has announced he will not seek re-election. He made the announcement on his Facebook page last night. Melton took office in 2016. Before being elected mayor, he served as a state representative. He hasn’t announced any future political plans yet. We’re working to get more information on this developing story and will…

What the Tech: How to Stop People from Getting Mad at You on Facebook

Even if you believe you truly love every Facebook friend you have, you can still disagree with them to the point you never want to hear from them again. Prime examples: posts about the COVID-19 conspiracy theories, masks, anti-vaxxers and Black Lives Matter. Chances are, you’ve noticed some friends getting into it with other friends in the newsfeed or even…

What the Tech? Help for Facebook Spam Issues

As more people are at home and away from their friends and family, it is no wonder we’re spending more time on social media staying connected. Spammers are using the opportunity as well, using social media, email and messages to fool people into participating in scams. Facebook announced Thursday it is releasing new features to its Messenger app as a…