Social Media News Roundup 22.01.19

The Social Media News Roundup, all the SocialMedia news from the last 24 hours. Facebook to create 1000 new jobs in Ireland, LinkedIn Announces New Features To Help Members Connect More Effectively With Companies, WhatsApp Fights Fake News With Message Forwarding Restrictions, Facebook launching petition feature for users to lobby governments.

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Facebook to create 1000 jobs in Ireland in 2019

Facebook is to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland this year, the company's chief operating officer has said. Sheryl Sandberg made the announcement during a speech at a conference in Dublin on Monday The new roles will be across 60 teams at Facebook's sites in Dublin, County Meath and County Cork. The jobs will increase the company's Irish workforce from 4,000 people to 5,000.

'We have acknowledged our mistakes': Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is 'not the same company it was a year ago' as she hits back against criticism

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has defended the social network's efforts following a plethora of privacy disasters. 

Speaking at the Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich, Sandberg said the firm had 'acknowledged our mistakes' and was 'far from done' trying to fix them.

Facebook launching petition feature for users to lobby governments

Facebook is launching a petition feature for users to express their support for specific causes and directly message linked government agencies. 

LinkedIn Announces New Features To Help Members Connect More Effectively With Companies

Following its big Company Page update in November, LinkedIn is back with several new features that help its members connect with companies on its platform.

WhatsApp Fights Fake News With Message Forwarding Restrictions

In the latest case of social media privacy and security limitations, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has announced it will restrict the number of times an individual message can be forwarded.

Lucy Hall