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Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday […]

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Social Media Giants Said to Plan Push-Back on India’s New Draft Regulations

Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed by the Information Technology ministry on Christmas Eve, would compel platforms such […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans Public Debates About Tech for 2019 Personal Challenge

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he will host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year. Zuckerberg sounded his plan in a Facebook post, which has been a regular feature when he airs his New Year’s resolutions that in the past […]

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Public Officials Cannot ‘Block’ People on Social Media: US Appeals Court

An elected official in Virginia violated the First Amendment when she temporarily blocked a constituent on Facebook, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a novel case with implications for how government officials nationwide interact with constituents on social media. The unanimous ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is the […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Halts Stock Sales as Facebook Shares Tumble

Mark Zuckerberg’s multibillion-dollar stock sale ground to a halt in the final months of 2018. The Facebook co-founder didn’t sell a single share in the fourth quarter, when the social media company’s stock tumbled 20 percent amid a broader market rout. It’s the first quarter in more than two years he’s refrained from doing so, according to […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on their social media platforms. In a decision late Monday, US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said the attack, which killed 14 people […]

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Facebook Blasted by Singapore Lawmaker Over Refusal to Take Down ‘False’ Post

A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying it had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news and calling for tougher regulations, which the social media firm has cautioned against. The criticism follows Facebook’s refusal this month of a government request to remove an online article about the city-state’s banks and Malaysia’s […]

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Facebook Report Shows Backers of US Political Ads

Facebook on Tuesday released the first of what it promised will be routine reports showing who is behind US political ads seen at the social network or its Instagram service. An Ad Archive Report launched online provided information including numbers of ads and how much money was spent. It featured tools for searching the archive for specific advertisers, […]

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Facebook Now Says Data Obtained Through Portal Can Be Used to Serve You Ads

Facebook has been in the news for privacy-related issues for a while now, and it’s in that backdrop that Facebook last week launched its video-chat device named Portal. The social networking giant unequivocally mentioned that it “doesn’t listen to, view, or keep the contents” of video calls made through the device that is designed to compete against the likes […]

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Facebook Buys TV Rights for Copa Libertadores Soccer

Facebook bought the television rights for the 2019-2022 Copa Libertadores on Friday, adding South America’s premier club competition to a growing list of football tournaments in their broadcast portfolio. The social media network bought exclusive rights to transmit Thursday night games in South America’s equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, as well as shared rights to […]