Social networks face quandary on politics in misinformation fight

2019-10-10 18:22

As social media firms ramp up their fight against misinformation, politicians have been largely left exempt. To some, that's a huge problem.

Facebook extends fact-checking programme to 10 new African states

2019-10-09 19:48

Facebook announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 new African countries in partnership with Agence France-Presse and other media.

US, UK officials call on Facebook to slow down end-to-end encryption plans

2019-10-04 15:00

Facebook should stop its plans for end-to-end encryption in messaging until governments can ensure lawful access to user communications, according to a joint letter by US, UK and Australian officials.

Zuckerberg meets Trump, senators; nixes breaking up Facebook

2019-09-20 14:56

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg met with US President Donald Trump and members of Congress on a political reconnaissance mission to Washington, where he rejected calls to break up the world's biggest social network.

Facebook meets with FBI to discuss 2020 election security

2019-09-05 06:00

Facebook and Google executives have met with US intelligence officials to discuss the technology industry’s security efforts leading up to the 2020 US presidential election.

German data probe into Facebook voice transcriptions

2019-08-26 20:58

Facebook is being probed by Hamburg’s data protection authority over transcribing audio from users of its services, adding to an investigation into Google’s automatic speech assistant.

What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

2019-08-22 20:19

Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.

Facebook launches tool to let users control data it gathers about their web activity

2019-08-20 19:11

Facebook, under pressure to ramp up privacy rules across its platform, said on Tuesday it was rolling out a tool allowing users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity.

Twitter, Facebook stocks fall on shooting regulations

2019-08-05 22:01

Twitter is on track for its biggest one-day drop since February and Facebook's plunge from this year's high accelerated as investors weighed the prospect of government oversight following the shootings over the weekend.

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

2019-07-26 13:59

Australia's competition watchdog has recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.


Biden campaign rips Facebook for allowing 'debunked' Trump ad

2019-10-09 22:44

Joe Biden's campaign lashed out Wednesday at Facebook for refusing to block an ad from President Donald Trump which the Democratic candidate said included "definitively debunked conspiracy theories" on Biden.

Amazon, Facebook and Google to face another House inquiry

2019-10-04 19:41

Big tech firms are about to face yet another congressional headache.

Facebook CEO eases tensions but lawmakers press on privacy rules

2019-09-22 16:00

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's Washington charm offensive appeared to ease tensions between the social media giant and US lawmakers critical of its business practices.

Facebook leans on Instagram to boost new dating service

2019-09-06 14:23

Facebook’s new dating feature has led to at least one important match: the marriage of users’ Facebook and Instagram profiles for the first time.

Facebook's Libra currency could threaten the euro - official

2019-09-03 20:32

Widespread adoption of Facebook's proposed 'Libra' cryptocurrency could harm the European Central Bank's ability to manage the eurozone economy and threaten the euro itself, a top official said.

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

2019-08-23 09:42

YouTube has said it disabled 210 channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence campaign against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Chinese paper attacks Twitter and Facebook for shutting accounts

2019-08-21 08:18

Twitter and Facebook’s move to close accounts that the companies said were backed by China and attempting to manipulate news about the protests in Hong Kong drew swift backlash from Chinese state media and internet users.

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency

2019-08-06 11:43

Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra.

Facebook's like button puts websites into EU privacy firing line

2019-07-29 20:17

Facebook’s “Like” button makes third-party websites responsible for processing people’s data under the European Union’s privacy rules, according to the EU’s top court.

Is a $5bn fine the least painful part of Facebook's settlement?

2019-07-25 05:14

US regulators are expected to unveil a settlement with Facebook - a reported $5bn fine that might be the least painful part of the agreement for the social network.

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