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Facebook closes fake news pages in Poland: rights group

2019-05-18 13:19

Facebook has closed 27 pages in Poland for spreading fake news and hate-filled content ahead of the European parliamentary elections, the civil rights group Avaaz said on Friday.

Facebook to curb livestreaming amid pressure over Christchurch massacre

2019-05-15 20:51

Facebook announced it would tighten access to its livestreaming feature as New Zealand's Premier Jacinda Ardern and French leader Emmanuel Macron prepared to launch the global "Christchurch Call" initiative to tackle the spread of extremism online.

A Facebook founder warns of Zuckerberg's 'near-unilateral power'

2019-05-13 05:30

Days after calling on the US government to break up Facebook, one of the company’s co-founders amplified his concerns over the level of Mark Zuckerberg’s sway across the social media empire and its billions of users.

Zuckerberg says 'optimistic' on French regulatory plans after Macron meeting

2019-05-10 19:10

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said he was "encouraged" and "optimistic" about the regulatory framework being suggested by France for the social media giant and other online platforms, after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, other far-right figures

2019-05-03 07:48

Facebook said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg builds his wife a glowing ‘sleep box’

2019-04-29 05:30

Mark Zuckerberg says he built a glowing wooden box to help his wife Priscilla sleep better through the night without having to check her phone to see if it’s time to look over their children.

Prince William expresses sorrow for NZ terror attack | Measles outbreak forces university closures: WATCH the top World news videos for your Friday

2019-04-26 05:43

Prince William's sorrow for Christchurch attack mosque families | Quarantines at 2 schools amid measles outbreak; here are the top World news videos for your Friday. WATCH

Facebook says first-person Christchurch video foiled AI system

2019-04-24 13:23

Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the video.

Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp down: Users flood Twitter with hilarious reactions

2019-04-15 11:12

Popular social media networks Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was down worldwide on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the best reactions.

Facebook suffers third major global outage this year, apologises for 'inconvenience'

2019-04-14 17:30

Facebook suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

 

Twitter, Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

2019-05-16 05:30

The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence.

Pinterest's surge triggers cautious reviews from Wall Street

2019-05-13 21:00

While most see room for growth, Pinterest’s unicorn valuations left them hesitant to recommend buying the shares, which had advanced 53% from April’s listing through Friday’s close.

Zuckerberg 'optimistic' on regulation after Macron meeting

2019-05-11 13:59

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he was 'encouraged' and 'optimistic' about the regulatory framework being suggested by France.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes calls for company breakup

2019-05-09 21:19

Chris Hughes, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg from their Harvard dorm room, said the company has become too powerful and influential and should be broken up.

Zuckerberg to explain how Facebook gets 'privacy focused'

2019-04-30 21:10

Facebook is kicking off its annual conference for developers with a keynote from CEO Mark Zuckerberg expected to share more details about his new, "privacy-focused" vision for the social network.

WATCH: Facebook faces possibility of $5 billion fine for privacy violations

2019-04-26 10:49

The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that US regulators may be taking a cue from the large penalties their European counterparts have been handing out to US technology giants.

Facebook shares surge on sales growth, optimism for settlement

2019-04-25 11:21

The social-media company's shares surged after it posted robust quarterly sales growth, and signalled it may be close to resolving a US privacy investigation.

Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments

2019-04-18 20:07

Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the documents.

Gay mayor launches US presidential bid | Facebook working again: WATCH the Top World news videos for your Monday

2019-04-15 07:31

Gay mayor from Rust Belt America launches presidential bid | Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages; here are the top World news videos for Monday. WATCH.

Apple, Facebook, Google asked to pay for wind parks in Denmark

2019-04-13 14:32

Apple, Facebook and Google are facing calls to help pay for wind parks needed to power their planned data centers in Denmark

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