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Just one year after leaving Facebook over differences with CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding the tech giant’s direction, Chris Cox is returning as its chief product officer.

“Facebook and our products have never been more relevant to our future,” Cox said in a post announcing his return. “It’s also the place I know best, and the best place for me to roll up my sleeves and dig in to help.”

Cox left the company when it was moving toward a unified, encrypted messaging system within its family of apps — Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

“It’s a product vision attuned to the subject matter of today: a modern communications platform that balances expression, safety, security, and privacy. This will be a big project and we will need leaders who are excited to see the new direction through,” Cox said at that time.

Cox has spent some of his time away with his family, on climate change initiatives and on building a progressive political infrastructure, according to his post.

“In the past month the world has grown more chaotic and unstable, which has only given me more resolve to help out. Our most important decisions and products are ahead of us,” he wrote.

In a brief post, Zuckerberg welcomed him back into the fold by saying he’s “really excited” that Cox has returned.

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called on Facebook to take a range of steps to prevent the spread of misinformation during the election in an open letter published on Thursday.

“Tens of millions of Americans rely on Facebook as a news source. But the company continues to amplify misinformation and lets candidates pay to target and confuse voters with lies,” the campaign wrote in the letter.

The Biden campaign offered a list of proposed solutions in the letter, including:

  • Promoting authoritative and trustworthy sources of election information, rather than the rants of bad actors and conspiracy theorists.  
  • Promptly removing false, viral information 
  • Preventing political candidates and PACs from using paid advertising to spread lies and misinformation – especially within two weeks of election day
  • Having clear rules – applied universally, with no exceptions for the president – that prohibit threats and lies about how to participate in the election.

The tech giant founded by CEO Mark Zuckerberg – which has come under fire for not taking down a controversial post from President Trump that some of the company’s own employees protested – responded swiftly with a published statement of its own.

“We live in a democracy, where the elected officials decide the rules around campaigns. Two weeks ago the President of the United States issued an executive order directing Federal agencies to prevent social media sites from engaging in activities like fact-checking political statements. This week, the Democratic candidate for President started a petition calling on us to do the exact opposite,” the company said.

“Just as they have done with broadcast networks – where the US government prohibits rejecting politicians’ campaign ads – the people’s elected representatives should set the rules, and we will follow them. There is an election coming in November and we will protect political speech, even when we strongly disagree with it,” Facebook continued.

Facebook is one of several social networks facing a backlash from users over its response to posts from politicians that are deemed false, misleading, violent or inflammatory. Twitter made the decision to place a warning label on Trump’s tweet for “violent rhetoric” – and users have to dismiss the label before even reading it.

Still, the tech giant’s response was blasted by the Biden campaign’s digital director, Rob Flaherty, and former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.

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Having a personalized sticker is becoming a trend in the social network. It’s time to create yours.

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Facebook has implemented a new feature where you can create a custom avatar inspired by yourself. Like any new function, having a personalized avatar is becoming a trend, since this avatar has different ways of using it, including highlighting using it as a profile photo, making posts with the avatar by making some fun gesture, sending it as a message through Messenger, and even as stickers in the comments of publications. If you still do not have your custom avatar, here we explain how to create it.

Once in the application, you should go to the settings page distinguished by the icon with three horizontal lines located in the upper right corner for Android and lower right for iOS.

Then, sliding the screen downwards you will find an option from the «See more» menu, distinguished by colored geometric figures. When you click on this option, you will first see the “Avatars” option.

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When entering, there is only the simplest thing left, which is to create your own avatar. You can choose between different physical features such as face shape, eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth, as well as customize your avatar with different colors and haircuts, hairstyles and head accessories. You can also modify the avatar’s complexion and choose between the different outfits that are available.

Once your Facebook avatar is finished, you must click on the popcorn that appears at the top of the screen. Even when saving your custom avatar, Facebook will show the option to make it a profile picture if you want to use it.

Similarly, in the comments of the publications when selecting the happy face that takes you to the stickers, you will find a tab with all the ones you can use with your personalized avatar.

Now that you know how to create your avatar and how to use it, you can now share it with your friends. Do you like this new Facebook feature?

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