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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is another case of Facebook doing something inappropriate and then later apologizing. As part of a "a one-week pilot campaign in the US, UK and Canada" teachers using Facebook found a notice asking them to 'request help' at the top of their news feeds. It said, "Create a post requesting help with books, school supplies and other materials you need so people know how they can help." While obviously school budgets are such that teachers are often raising their own funds, these tend to be (and should be)  managed by local school boards, and not multinational social networking sites.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2024 6:30 p.m.

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