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Facebook misses expectations for cost control, shares tumble

Facebook Inc reported a decline in fourth-quarter operating margins on Wednesday, missing Wall Street's expectations that it would level off spending to improve privacy and content across its apps, and..
Reuters - Published

Facebook operating margins decline as costs surge, shares fall

Facebook Inc beat analysts' estimates for daily active users on Wednesday, but shares fell as operating margins dropped for the world's largest social network after it ramped up spending to improve..
Reuters - Published

Facebook just beats estimates for daily active users, costs rise

Facebook Inc just beat analysts' estimates for daily active users on Wednesday, as the world's largest social network faced fierce competition for users' screen time from a slew of entertainment apps..
Reuters - Published

Italian far-right leader says terrorized by online stalker

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, told a court on Wednesday she feared for her three-year-old daughter after an online stalker claimed on Facebook that the child was his.
Reuters - Published

Stores closed, employees evacuated, travel restricted as coronavirus spreads

Companies around the globe from Facebook to Japan's Nippon Steel have restricted travel to China, as the outbreak of a new coronavirus, which has killed over 100 people and infected more than 4,000 in..
Reuters - Published

Human rights expert to keep Zuckerberg in check

Freedom of speech campaigner Thomas Hughes joins Facebook to lead its new oversight board.
BBC News - Published

Ring doorbell 'gives Facebook and Google user data'

The Ring app sends a range of personal information to marketing companies, a study suggests.
BBC News - Published

Facebook asks employees to put off non-essential travel to China

Facebook Inc has asked employees to suspend non-essential travel to mainland China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Twitter and Facebook accounts for 15 NFL teams hacked

The American football teams were targeted by a group that said the accounts had lax security.
BBC News - Published

Fake news worse during election campaign than Brexit referendum, whistleblower says

'We must act now to protect ourselves as voters, or we will continue to see Facebook profit off the erosion of our freedoms', Ms Kaisar says
Independent - Published

Facebook and YouTube moderators sign PTSD disclosure

Content moderators review hundreds of disturbing images each day for social media sites.
BBC News - Published

What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?

More and more companies are promising privacy online and an alternative to the big internet firms.
BBC News - Published

Woman reunited with dad after Facebook friend hint

Karen Harris was shown a list of suggested friends on her Facebook stream that included her birth father.
BBC News - Published

Facebook tweaks ad policy but still allows political lies in U.S. campaign 2020

Facebook Inc announced limited changes on Thursday to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but defied critics' demands that it bar politicians..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration threatens UK with tariffs if Boris Johnson imposes taxes on tech giants

Digital services levy due to be imposed on web-based firms like Facebook and Amazon from April
Independent - Published

Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse

Company has received sustained criticism over misuse of its platform
Independent - Published

Cleeve Hill proposal pair tracked down from photo

The couple made contact with the photographer after their image was shared 17,000 times on Facebook.
BBC News - Published

We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg..
Reuters - Published

Facebook blames 'technical issue' for offensive Xi Jinping translation

President Xi Jinping's name is badly mistranslated into English during his state visit to Myanmar.
BBC News - Published

Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing..
Reuters - Published

Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on..
Reuters - Published

Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over materials to that state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer..
Reuters - Published

Facebook blocks the Spinner's 'brainwashing' tech

Social network orders the Spinner to stop targeting its users with "disguised" ads.
BBC News - Published

Tax social media giants to fund research into suicide, psychiatrists urge

'We will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use unless the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram share their data with researchers.' - report co-author says
Independent - Published

Harvey Weinstein jury selection: bias, big data and 'likes'

When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a..
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan forces says ready and determined to achieve victory: website

Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government, said they are "ready and determined" to achieve victory, the forces'..
Reuters - Published

Facebook: Star Wars' Mark Hamill deletes account over political ads

Mark Hamill accuses the social network of putting profits before truthfulness.
BBC News - Published

Facebook's stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

Shares of Facebook , which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users' privacy sparked fears of lower profits, on Friday struck an intra-day record high for..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
Reuters - Published

What Google and Facebook owe to a 19th-Century machine

Often called the "new oil", data is immensely valuable - but only if processed in the right way.
BBC News - Published

Pelosi spokesman dismisses Facebook decision to remove some manipulated videos

A spokesman for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Facebook's announcement that it would remove deepfakes and some other manipulated videos from its platform as inadequate..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to ban 'deepfakes'

The company says it will remove videos that are generated by artificial intelligence.
BBC News - Published

Facebook defies China headwinds with new ad sales push

Facebook Inc is setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on its lucrative China advertising business, according to three people familiar with the effort, even as chief executive Mark..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

Facebook Inc said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation..
Reuters - Published

Australia bushfires: Fundraiser reaches A$20m in 48 hours

A Facebook appeal by Celeste Barber, an Australian comedian, has drawn more than 500,000 donations.
BBC News - Published

Tunisia PM-designate submits government to president: presidency office

Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli has submitted a proposed cabinet to President Kais Saied, the office of the presidency said on Wednesday on its Facebook page without giving details.
Reuters - Published

Alabama police apologise for 'insensitive' homeless quilt photo

Two officers taped together cardboard signs begging for money, and posted the photo on Facebook.
BBC News - Published

Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport

Almaty airport said on its Facebook page that the plane had disappeared from radar before crashing
BBC News - Published

Facebook says group used computer-generated faces to push pro-Trump message

Facebook Inc has taken down a well-financed campaign that used dozens of artificially generated faces to spread pro-Trump and anti-Chinese government messages, the company and outside researchers said..
Reuters - Published

Homemade food: The home cooks selling hot dinners on Facebook

One mum makes 30 roasts on a Sunday to deliver and another cooks for people in their own kitchens.
BBC News - Published

Facebook bans all ads that aim to limit U.S. census participation

Facebook Inc , which has come under fire for allowing politicians to run misleading advertisements, said on Thursday it will ban any ads that aim to limit participation in next year's U.S. census,..
Reuters - Published

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