ARTICLES RELATING TO FACEBOOK

Facebook adds 'stores' to main app, copying Snap

2017-03-28 14:50

Facebook is making a dramatic change to the social network's mobile application, letting people post pictures and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

2017-03-23 13:11

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks: What is the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding before them.

Chicago sexual assault streamed live on Facebook

2017-03-22 14:19

Forty people watch live feed showing sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in US without alerting police.

Chicago police searching for men over gang rape

2017-03-21 22:38

Authorities are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Chicago girl on Facebook Live.

Facebook doesn't understand German, at least not in court

2017-03-07 13:22

A German lawsuit over a photo showing a Syrian refugee with Chancellor Angela Merkel has put Facebook hate-speech policies under scrutiny.

Chinese association lays charges over xenophobic Facebook comments

2017-02-07 15:26

Members of The Chinese Association in Gauteng have laid charges against people making xenophobic and racist remarks about Chinese people on social media.

Facebook targets fake news with new 'trending' formula

2017-01-26 15:03

Facebook is updating its 'trending' feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, as part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president.

Biker makes mincemeat of racist on Facebook

2017-01-19 12:31

Racism in South Africa is unlikely to end anytime soon, biker Carola Trummer has posted on Facebook, in response to a comment about photos of herself with a black man.

Man behind Diwali Facebook rant back in dock

2017-01-17 05:59

A Facebook user behind an offensive post about fireworks and the Hindu festival of Diwali is expected in the Durban Magistrates Court.

These 8 men own more wealth than half the world combined

2017-01-16 11:55

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology.

 

Paedophilia cases spark outcry in Vietnam

2017-03-23 20:46

Vietnamese cops took three months to respond to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

2017-03-23 09:45

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks.

Dylann Roof's friend gets 27 months

2017-03-22 05:20

The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his plot to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church, Joey Meek, has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

WATCH: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg goes racing

2017-03-16 08:46

Mark Zuckerberg forgot about running Facebook for a day and got behind the wheel of a Nascar race car.

Racist online rants are a mirror of SA society - Facebook director

2017-02-15 23:03

Social media platforms should not be used as a scapegoat for the rise in hate speech online because they only mirror what society already feels, a Facebook representative has said.

Facebook inches closer to 2 billion user mark

2017-02-02 14:31

Facebook’s fourth-quarter revenue climbed more than forecast, driven by advertisers’ continued push to reach consumers on mobile phones.

Facebook used to find sound equipment thief

2017-01-20 10:07

A businessman who tracked and found the suspect who allegedly stole his sound equipment, says he was amazed when the investigating officer on the case would not help him to get the man arrested.

Flashy Facebook celebrity Qhubinja

2017-01-17 09:58

A new self-made Facebook celebrity, Qhubinja Nge’gala Lendlamleze Ntombela, has risen to instant stardom after other Facebook users took to his flashy posts.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

WhatsApp vulnerable to 'backdoor' spying - report

2017-01-13 16:48

The mobile messaging service is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy.

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