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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.

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Facebook increased Vietnam content restrictions by 500% during 2018 - report

Facebook increased the amount of content it restricted access to in Vietnam by over 500% in the last half of 2018, the U.S. social media giant said in a report released on Friday, as the Southeast..
Reuters - Published

Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?

is facebook undermining democracy in africa?
Critics say the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised during elections on the continent.
BBC News - Published

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Wall Street drops on trade fears [Video]Wall Street drops on trade fears

U.S. stocks tumbled Thursday. As Fred Katayama reports, technology, financials and energy led the declines due to fears the escalating U.S.-China trade war would slow global economic growth.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Fugitive Agrees To Turn Self In Once Facebook Post Gets 15,000 ‘Likes’ [Video]Fugitive Agrees To Turn Self In Once Facebook Post Gets 15,000 ‘Likes’

In Connecticut, social media may actually help get a wanted man into police custody. The Torrington Police Department said Jose Simms, who is wanted on several outstanding warrants, has agreed to turn..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Fake content floods Facebook ahead of EU elections [Video]Fake content floods Facebook ahead of EU elections

A new investigation finds that far-right networks flood Facebook with disinformation ahead of the EU elections.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:32Published

Figure Skater Says Former Partner John Coughlin Sexually Abused Her For Years [Video]Figure Skater Says Former Partner John Coughlin Sexually Abused Her For Years

Former figure skater Bridget Namiotka accused her ex-skating partner John Coughlin of sexual abuse. Deadspin reports, in January, Coughlin killed himself one day after the U.S. Center for SafeSport..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Police file NZ's first-ever terrorism charge over Christchurch [Video]Police file NZ's first-ever terrorism charge over Christchurch

New Zealand police say they have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Oprah's New Lights On Project [Video]Oprah's New Lights On Project

CNN reports that Oprah Winfrey has donated $500,000 to an after-school program in Newark, New Jersey. Winfrey took to Facebook Friday night explaining that the money will be going to the school's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Kompany to leave Man City and join Anderlecht as player-manager [Video]Kompany to leave Man City and join Anderlecht as player-manager

After winning all three English domestic trophies, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany annouces he is heading to Anderlecht.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:27Published

Kompany to leave Man City on a high after treble [Video]Kompany to leave Man City on a high after treble

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany takes to Facebook to announce hs is leaving the club after winning a treble of domestic trophies.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:33Published

Is Facebook Listening In? [Video]Is Facebook Listening In?

According to Business Insider, "There's a widely held belief that Facebook uses smartphones to listen in on users, and then serve those users advertisements based on their speech. Facebook has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Giant Invasive Lizard Finally Captured in Florida [Video]Giant Invasive Lizard Finally Captured in Florida

Wildlife officials have finally captured a large, invasive Asian water monitor that had been running loose in the Florida Keys for more than a year. The Asian water monitor lizard measured 5 feet, 2..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Facebook Says Removes 265 'Fake Accounts' Linked to Israel [Video]Facebook Says Removes 265 'Fake Accounts' Linked to Israel

According to Reuters, Facebook said that it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called “inauthentic behavior” targeting users..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

US Citizens Abroad Can Now Get Help At McDonald's?! [Video]US Citizens Abroad Can Now Get Help At McDonald's?!

According to CNN, US citizens in Austria can now get help at... McDonald's Under the terms of a new partnership between McDonald's Austria and the US Embassy in Vienna, staff at the fast food..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

FB Users Who Used Live Video After Christchurch Massacre Face Punishment [Video]FB Users Who Used Live Video After Christchurch Massacre Face Punishment

According to Business Insider, "Facebook announced Tuesday that it is tightening its rules around live streaming following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Facebook will now act on a "one strike"..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

WhatsApp To Refer Security Breach To U.S. Authorities [Video]WhatsApp To Refer Security Breach To U.S. Authorities

Facebook’s WhatsApp said a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a private company working on surveillance. The company said it has referred the incident to the U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Wall Street sinks as tariff war heats up [Video]Wall Street sinks as tariff war heats up

Wall Street shares sank on Monday after China defied Washington by announcing retaliatory tariffs, sending investors fleeing equities for less risky assets. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Minimum Wage Is Being Increased For Facebook Workers [Video]Minimum Wage Is Being Increased For Facebook Workers

According to Business Insider, "Facebook is increasing wages for its US contract workers. Content reviewers are getting pay bumps, as are roles like janitors and cafeteria workers. The company has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Italy's Salvini launches his own electoral game show. The prize? Himself [Video]Italy's Salvini launches his own electoral game show. The prize? Himself

League leader Matteo Salvini has launched his personal social media game show and offered himself as a prize for his voters ahead of the upcoming European election. Mia Womersley reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings [Video]Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Myanmar plane makes emergency landing without front wheel [Video]Myanmar plane makes emergency landing without front wheel

A plane carrying 82 passengers makes an emergency landing in Myanmar after problems with the landing gear force it to touch down without its front wheel. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Kamala Harris: 'We Have To Look At' Breaking Up Facebook [Video]Kamala Harris: 'We Have To Look At' Breaking Up Facebook

California Senator Kamala Harris, one of the (innumerable) Democrats eyeing the White House in a 2020 presidential bid, has joined Massachusetts senator and fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren in calling..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Senator Kamala Harris Wants To Regulate Or Split Up Facebook [Video]Senator Kamala Harris Wants To Regulate Or Split Up Facebook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said on Sunday that U.S. officials should consider breaking up Facebook Inc, the world’s largest social media company, saying it..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Kamala Harris Would Consider Breaking Up Facebook [Video]Kamala Harris Would Consider Breaking Up Facebook

Sen. Kamala Harris of California told CNN on Sunday she wants to "seriously take a look" at breaking up Facebook. She called the social media network "essentially a utility that has gone unregulated."..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Facebook Building Legal Team Of Antitrust Experts After Call For It To Be Broken Up [Video]Facebook Building Legal Team Of Antitrust Experts After Call For It To Be Broken Up

According to a report by Business Insider, Facebook is hiring a team of new lawyers and policy experts with expertise in competition law after one of the company's co-founders called for the social..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg Hails French Hate Speech Plan As EU Model [Video]Facebook's Zuckerberg Hails French Hate Speech Plan As EU Model

According to Reuters, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed France’s efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg Praises France's Efforts To Regulate Social Media [Video]Facebook's Zuckerberg Praises France's Efforts To Regulate Social Media

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg praised France's efforts to regulate hateful content online as a model for the European Union after meeting with French President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

 

Facebook plans to launch 'GlobalCoin' currency in 2020

facebook plans to launch 'globalcoin' currency in 2020
The social media giant is planning to set up a crypto-currency in around 12 countries by early 2020.
BBC News - Published

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

facebook: another three billion fake profiles culled
More than seven million "hate speech" posts were removed by the social network, also a record high.
BBC News - Published

Man who 'confessed' to raping woman in Facebook message was not prosecuted

Exclusive: 'He confessed what he had done. In my view rape has become decriminalised. If a confession isn't enough to even get to court there's no hope for anyone else'
Independent - Published

Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa

facebook bans inauthentic accounts targeting africa
Facebook blocked an Israeli firm it said was behind fake accounts mostly targeting elections in Africa.
BBC News - Published

Facebook says removes 265 'fake accounts' linked to Israel

Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to Israel due to what it called "inauthentic behavior" targeting users in Southeast Asia,..
Reuters - Published

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