In a win for online shoppers, Facebook and eBay have signed up to agreements to better identify, investigate and respond to fake and misleading reviews … Read more
Hitler would have been allowed to advertise his “solution to the Jewish problem” had Facebook been around in the 1930s, the British comedian Sacha Baron … Read more
Users are reporting major Facebook outages, with a concentration of the lost services focused in the northeastern United States, alongside outages reported in the UK … Read more
Facebook Inc. is taking down any content that claims to name the anonymous whistleblower who ignited an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, the … Read more
CNN reports that a controversial policy allowing politicians to run false ads on Facebook will extend to the United Kingdom as the country prepares to … Read more
Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000-pound fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s … Read more
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded that the company’s planned digital currency Libra was a “risky project,” but sought to reassure sceptical US lawmakers that … Read more
Facebook suspends Instagram accounts operated from Russia, that targeted Americans with divisive political messages
Facebook said on Monday it has suspended a network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next … Read more
France, Italy and Germany are together preparing measures to block Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency from use in Europe, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced … Read more
Facebook’s proposed global digital currency has suffered a setback after major payment companies including Mastercard, Visa and eBay pulled out.
Stripe and Latin American payments … Read more
PayPal is pulling out of the Facebook-led Libra project, in a major blow to the social media platform’s plans to launch a global digital currency.… Read more
US Attorney General William Barr and his British and Australian counterparts are pressing Facebook to create a so-called backdoor to give authorities access to encrypted … Read more
The EU’s top court, the European Court of Justice, ruled that states can order Facebook to remove illegal content online.
“EU law does not preclude … Read more
France and Germany have agreed to block Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, the French finance ministry said on Friday.
In a joint statement, the two governments affirmed … Read more
Plans to help tackle so-called “fake news” have been announced by the BBC and some of the biggest names in journalism and technology.
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The World Health Organization welcomes the commitment by Facebook to ensure that users find facts about vaccines across Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups, Pages and forums
Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers were exposed in an open online database, the company confirmed Wednesday, in the latest example of Facebook’s … Read more
Twitter and Facebook on Monday both announced the discovery of a disinformation campaign being conducted on their platforms by Chinese-backed groups trying to undermine the … Read more
Bloomberg reports that Facebook contractors were listening to and transcribing select voice conversations that were held using its Facebook Messenger chat platform. The company reportedly … Read more
Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a “worrying pattern” of poor privacy protection for … Read more
Another German citizen was arrested in Turkey on charges of spreading propaganda.
According to reports from German public broadcasters NDR, WDR and newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, … Read more
Facebook said on Thursday it had erased over 1,800 accounts and pages from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras, its latest move to counter deceptive political … Read more