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16:18, 19 January 2018 Friday
03:17, 19 January 2018 Friday

Facebook widens probe into Russian influence on Brexit

Tech giant expanding inquiry after MPs criticize depth of first investigation

21:48, 12 January 2018 Friday

Facebook shares sink as US stocks add to records

About 12 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 25,675.70, up 0.4 percent.

13:55, 03 January 2018 Wednesday

How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

Such people would be "central" in their social networks, and thus likelier to spread disease-causing germs from one group to another.

15:41, 14 November 2017 Tuesday

Privacy campaigner can sue Facebook EU court hears

Activist Max Schrems can take Facebook's Irish division to court in Austria over alleged privacy breaches, ECJ adviser says

12:00, 01 November 2017 Wednesday

Third of Americans saw Russian-created Facebook content

Facebook reveals amount of political content spread in US by Russian accounts far greater than previously thought

09:35, 30 September 2017 Saturday

US Justice Department sends search warrants to Facebook

Government prosecutors demand personal data related to Facebook pages critical of White House

01:03, 29 September 2017 Friday

EU commissioner drops Facebook as 'highway of hatred'

Vera Jourova, the European Commissioner for Justice and Consumer Affairs, said she had revealed her decision to staff during a meeting to discuss a new code of conduct for dealing with hate speech.

11:33, 27 September 2017 Wednesday

Russia warns of blocking Facebook in 2018

Regulator says company must agree to store data on Russian citizens on servers located within the country

15:54, 16 September 2017 Saturday

EU ministers make push for Google Facebook tax

Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe and EU finance ministers meeting in Estonia pledged to make sure the companies pay a fairer tax.

04:03, 16 September 2017 Saturday

Facebook revamps policy after report on anti-Semitic targeting

The world's biggest social network announced the change after the nonprofit investigative news site Pro Publica on Thursday revealed how advertisers could target messages to demographic categories including anti-Semitic segments.

10:27, 07 September 2017 Thursday

Facebook says Russian accounts bought US political ads

Company finds fraudulent accounts spent $100,000 on ads during 2016 election cycle  

17:19, 12 August 2017 Saturday

Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app

A source close to the matter confirmed a New York Times report on Friday that Facebook took the unusual step of creating an app called Colorful Balloons and releasing it through a local company with no hint that the social network was involved.

20:11, 11 August 2017 Friday

Lithuania okays extradition of Google Facebook fraud suspect

The court in the Baltic state rejected the appeal of suspect Evaldas Rimasauskas against an earlier extradition order due to the "possible damage" he caused to US-registered companies.

12:28, 23 June 2017 Friday

Facebook unveils UK initiative to curb online extremism

Foundation in memory of British lawmaker murdered by far-right extremist backs tech giant's campaign

16:13, 29 May 2017 Monday

Facebook ban of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry

Facebook is under global pressure to clamp down on hate speech, violent threats or deliberately misleading information on their platform -- with efforts showing varying degrees of success.

06:02, 25 May 2017 Thursday

Facebook aims for broad views in 'trending topics' tweak

The huge social network said that the new design will offer a "carousel" with a variety of websites.

15:43, 19 May 2017 Friday

Facebook s CEO Speaks to Muslim Students About Islamophobia

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written about a meeting he has had with Muslim students from Dearbon, Michigan (USA).

12:21, 18 May 2017 Thursday

EU fines Facebook 110M for 'misleading' WhatsApp info

Social media giant says it acted in good faith during 2014 takeover

09:20, 16 May 2017 Tuesday

Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

Thailand ferociously enforces a draconian lese majeste law which outlaws any criticism of the monarchy.

07:46, 04 May 2017 Thursday

Facebook to hire team to detect violent videos

3,000 new hires to help remove distressing videos

08:55, 28 April 2017 Friday

Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda

Facebook, which came under criticism for its role in the spread of misinformation during the 2016 US presidential campaign, has argued the platform did not play a major role in influencing voters.

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