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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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Tory Islamophobia: Conservative members suspended over Facebook posts including 'Muslim scum'

One councillor wrote 'Islam and slavery are partners in crime', while a Boris Johnson campaigner called it 'religion of hate'
Independent - Published

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, under fire, seeks to mend fences in Washington

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to mend its reputation as it faces a slew of..
Reuters - Published

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Celebrating Alienstock at Area 51 [Video]Celebrating Alienstock at Area 51

Fans of life-forms from other planets turned out for AlienStock at Area 51 in Rachel, Nevada, following the internet's call to "storm Area 51", the secret U.S. military installation. Priscilla Huff..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill [Video]Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spending three days in Washington with lawmakers in an attempt to soothe ruffled feathers in the face of numerous government investigations. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Zuckerberg's Summer: Paddleboarding At $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound [Video]Zuckerberg's Summer: Paddleboarding At $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound

Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of about $69 billion as of September 2019, making him the eighth-richest person in the world. He spent the summer traveling for a mix of business and pleasure. He went..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week [Video]Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam WASHINGTON..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Facebook and Instagram remove accounts of Italian neo-facist groups | #TheCube [Video]Facebook and Instagram remove accounts of Italian neo-facist groups | #TheCube

"Political parties and candidates, like all individuals and organizations on Facebook and Instagram, must adhere to our rules, regardless of their ideology."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:49Published

Watch: Facebook takes action on anti-vaccine misinformation [Video]Watch: Facebook takes action on anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook has pledged to curb anti-vaccine misinformation but does the social network's new policy go far enough? Alex Morgan from The Cube has the story.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:26Published

Facebook launches U.S. dating service [Video]Facebook launches U.S. dating service

Facebook has launched a dating service in the United States that will allow users to integrate their Instagram posts with their dating profiles. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids [Video]YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids

Google, which is owned by Alphabet and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through [Video]Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and lined for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

France Says Social Media Pledge Has Been Delayed [Video]France Says Social Media Pledge Has Been Delayed

France said it was optimistic about social media platforms signing a pledge to fight online hate speech. According to Reuters, the country wants them to sign “Charter for an Open, Free, and Safe..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Teenagers find unexpected guest in CA home [Video]Teenagers find unexpected guest in CA home

Surveillance video shows a bear making itself at home on Saturday in Truckee, California, helping itself to a snack from the fridge and wandering around the living room. Two teenagers encountered the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Tiny town near Area 51 braces for alien hunters [Video]Tiny town near Area 51 braces for alien hunters

An invitation on Facebook has urged UFO enthusiasts to gather on Sept. 20 and "storm" nearby Area 51. Now, residents of Rachel, a 150-mile (240-km) drive from Las Vegas and home to roughly 50 people,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:25Published

Facebook introduces new privacy feature in three countries [Video]Facebook introduces new privacy feature in three countries

Facebook rolled out a new privacy feature in Ireland, Spain, and South Korea to allow users to sever the connection between their Facebook accounts and other websites.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:44Published

Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests [Video]Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests

Twitter and Facebook say they've dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Sanders tells Cardi B, Sanders tells Cardi B, "Trump is an overt racist"

Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders tells rapper Cardi Be that it's time to 'get rid of Donald Trump' because he's a racist. The New Yorkers also discussed immigration, wages, health care..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs' [Video]Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street on Facebook. The Prime Minister addressed questions on Brexit, mental health, knife crime and the Union during the 12-minute..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government [Video]Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East [Video]Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East

Facebook removed lots of fake accounts originating from the middle east, says DigitalTrends. Many are from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and have “coordinated inauthentic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Billionaire Tom Steyer Begs For Cash [Video]Billionaire Tom Steyer Begs For Cash

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging voters for money. Steyer posted a Facebook ad for his presidential campaign. His ad asked potential voters "Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer is spending..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Australia to crack down on Facebook and Google [Video]Australia to crack down on Facebook and Google

Australia says it will set up the world's first office dedicated to policing Facebook and Google, part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

 

Huawei Mate 30 phones launch without Google apps

Handsets will offer Facebook's apps via Huawei's own store but are not pre-loaded with Google's.
BBC News - Published

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg dines with senators in DC

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg met with a half-dozen U.S. senators on Wednesday for dinner as the company seeks to boost its reputation in Washington.
Reuters - Published

Facebook says its CEO will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will be on Capitol Hill this week to meet with U.S. lawmakers as the social media giant faces scrutiny from the Justice Department and members of Congress, the..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to use Met Police firearms videos to detect live-streamed terror attacks

Scotland Yard to provide footage of training exercises to teach algorithms to recognise shootings
Independent - Published

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules.
Reuters - Published

Facebook's Libra in regulators' sights as ECB's Coeure warns of 'stablecoin' risks

Facebook's attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such "stablecoins" posed serious risks.
Reuters - Published

Conservative Party have advert removed by Facebook for putting a fake headline on a BBC news story

Facebook to keep deactivated ad on file as example of how platform is 'misused'
Independent - Published

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.
Reuters - Published

Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc ,..
Reuters - Published

Tories accused of 'misleading' Facebook advert after altering news report about Boris Johnson's education policy

Conservative ad replaces BBC headline with new version to promote schools funding
Independent - Published

Facebook's Libra should be blocked in Europe, France says

The social media giant faces growing opposition to its planned cryptocurrency.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson avoids MP questions about misleading Queen to appear on Facebook

Prime minister was due to face up to two and a half hours of MPs' questions if parliament had not been suspended
Independent - Published

EU antitrust chief Vestager gets another five-year term with more powers

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will retain her job for another five years but with more powers to go after Facebook, Apple and Amazon and their massive hoovering up of consumer data.
Reuters - Published

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong'

A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users' private data, calling the social..
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Instagram close accounts of Italian neo-fascist groups

Facebook and Instagram on Monday blocked the social media accounts of two Italian neo-fascist groups and some of their activists because they had violated the platforms' policies against spreading..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Big Tech faces growing number of federal, state probes

Several U.S. state attorneys general are set to launch antitrust probes of large technology companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook amid concerns that the companies have too much power and are..
Reuters - Published

Russia says Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day

Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity.
Reuters - Published

Burglary suspect 'looks like Four Weddings and a Funeral actor John Hannah'

Facebook users have suggested a string of famous lookalikes for the criminal.
BBC News - Published

After Hurricane Dorian, families turn to technology in search for the missing

As Hurricane Dorian left thousands missing in the Bahamas, South Carolina resident Daniel Huggins worried frantically about his mother on Green Turtle Cay and, with no word from U.S. or Bahamas..
Reuters - Published

U.S. states launch antitrust probes of tech companies, focus on Facebook, Google

Two groups of U.S. state attorneys general on Friday announced separate antitrust probes of large tech companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook .
Reuters - Published

Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general will announce on Monday an investigation into large tech companies, like Facebook and Google, for potential violations of antitrust law, Texas Attorney..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to face fresh anti-trust investigation

US state officials will investigate whether Facebook "stifled competition and put users at risk".
BBC News - Published

Facebook faces antitrust probe from state attorneys general

A bipartisan coalition led by New York state attorney general (AG) is launching an antitrust investigation into Facebook Inc to probe whether it has stifled competition and put users at risk, New York..
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos

Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect deepfakes, the company said in a blog post..
Reuters - Published

The love letters returned after 70 years thanks to Facebook romantics

Well-wishers on Facebook turned detective to return the letters to the teenage sweethearts.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine president's office says no prisoner swap with Russia yet

The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said no prisoner swap had taken place with Russia yet and the process was ongoing, after an earlier Facebook post by Ukraine's general..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine official says Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors

Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar jails filmmaker for Facebook posts critical of military

A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a prominent filmmaker to one year in prison with hard labor for Facebook posts that criticized the military.
Reuters - Published

Facebook acknowledges flaw in Messenger Kids app

Facebook Inc acknowledged a flaw in its Messenger Kids app, weeks after two U.S. senators raised privacy concerns about the application, and said that it spoke to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission..
Reuters - Published

Funders threaten to quit Facebook project studying impact on democracy

(This August 27 story corrects headline from "researchers" to "funders")
Reuters - Published

Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election

Facebook Inc is tightening its political ad rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday, requiring new disclosures for its site and photo-sharing platform Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential..
Reuters - Published

Researchers studying Facebook's impact on democracy threaten to quit

A group of philanthropies working with Facebook Inc to study the social network's impact on democracy threatened on Tuesday to quit, saying the company had failed to make data available to researchers..
Reuters - Published

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders takes aim at corporate media, tech giants

U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has criticized corporate media and accused some outlets of a bias against his campaign, vowed to clamp down on media mergers and toughen enforcement of..
Reuters - Published

German cartel office to take Facebook case to High Court

Germany's cartel office said on Monday it would appeal a regional court decision to suspend restrictions it had placed on Facebook's data collection practices to the country's highest court.
Reuters - Published

Macron condemns Bolsonaro for ‘disrespectful’ post about his wife

Jair Bolsonaro commented on a Facebook post mocking the appearance of Emmanuel Macron’s wife.
BBC News - Published

Brazilian women must be ashamed of Bolsonaro for mocking my wife, says Macron

Brazilian women are probably ashamed of President Jair Bolsonaro, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, hitting back after the Brazilian leader mocked Macron's wife on Facebook.
Reuters - Published

France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge

France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.
Reuters - Published

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