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.

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.


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.

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.

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