South African-based Facebook groups stoked coronavirus fears to sell face masks

2020-03-26 06:12

Facebook groups created by a South African marketing company have become breeding grounds for Covid-19 conspiracies and fear mongering.

Facebook offers $100m to virus-hit small businesses in 30 countries

2020-03-17 20:59

Facebook said on Tuesday it was offering $100 million to help small businesses in 30 countries cope with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

WATCH: Tesla, Microsoft, Facebook earnings roundup

2020-01-31 18:54

Tesla and Microsoft topped Wall Street earnings expectations, while Facebook reported rising costs and expenses.

IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping's name gaffe

2020-01-19 14:32

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar.

Brazil slaps Facebook with a $1.65m fine

2020-01-01 09:18

Brazil has fined Facebook $1.65 million for improperly sharing users' data in a case linked to the global Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Facebook says it's investigating data exposure of 267 million users

2019-12-20 08:42

Facebook says it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online.

WATCH: Facebook to allow photo transfer to Google Photos

2019-12-08 16:00

Facebook says it has introduced a tool to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.

Instagram test of hiding 'likes' spreading to US

2019-11-09 13:07

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says that a test of hiding "likes" at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US.

Facebook staff opposes policy allowing lies in political ads

2019-10-29 05:00

The group's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has strongly argued against fact-checking in political ads.

Brexit letter passed on to EU | Facebook political ads come under fire: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-21 07:24

Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament | Warren takes swipe at Mark Zuckerberg over political ads; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.


FAKE NEWS | No, helicopters won't be spraying coronavirus chemicals - govt

2020-03-19 08:40

A post on a Facebook group titled President Ramaphosa SA, posted on Wednesday evening, urged South Africans to stay indoors at 10:00 and claimed that helicopters would spray chemical solutions.

WATCH: Zuckerberg ready for Facebook to pay more tax

2020-02-15 08:55

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean it may have to pay more taxes in different countries, excerpts of a speech he is due to deliver in Germany on Saturday show.

Police and Facebook team up to launch groundbreaking tool to find missing children

2020-01-30 13:55

In the first of its kind on the African continent, the SA Police Service has launched a tool to help find missing children and South Africa is one of 23 user countries.

Trump says Zuckerberg told him he's Facebook's 'number one'

2020-01-07 09:48

President Donald Trump has boasted that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told him at dinner he is "number one" on the global social media platform.

Facebook blocks group spreading pro-Trump posts from fake accounts

2019-12-22 06:52

Facebook on Friday said it took down a network of accounts using fake identities while spreading pro-Trump messages at the social network and Instagram.

Facebook, Google drop out of Top-10 'best places to work in US' list

2019-12-11 10:55

Big tech companies, long seen as some of the world's most desirable workplaces, are losing some of their shine it seems.

Facebook apologises after black workers complain of bias

2019-11-10 14:24

Facebook has apologised after black employees anonymously shared feelings of workplace bias in an online post.

Crypto-currencies and criminality: myth or reality?

2019-11-05 21:56

The recent bust of a worldwide international paedophile ring using Bitcoin payments highlighted one of the key fears surrounding crypto-currencies -- their use by criminals.

We will fight fake news this time, Facebook promises, pledging tighter scrutiny for UK election

2019-10-23 09:52

Facebook has said it will set up a dedicated UK operations centre during the next election.

WATCH: Zuckerberg defends Facebook’s political ad policies

2019-10-18 11:56

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media company's light regulation of speech and lack of fact checking on political advertising, while citing China's censorship as a roadblock to operating in the country.

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