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06:13, 24 September 2017 Sunday
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.

08:38, 20 April 2017 Thursday

Facebook is looking at creating "silent-speech interfaces" based on sensors that could be worn, and made in quantity.

08:52, 17 April 2017 Monday

Manhunt after killing broadcast on Facebook live

Steve Stephens was at large after fleeing in a white Ford Fusion with temporary license plates, after he shot a 74 year old whilst livestreaming the killing on the internet

20:19, 14 April 2017 Friday

Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation

The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation and fake news by verifying people's identities.

07:08, 13 April 2017 Thursday

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has sought to deflect criticism that the huge social network may have been used to fuel the spread of misinformation that affected the 2016 US presidential race.

08:45, 07 April 2017 Friday

Facebook releases guide to fake news in US

Social media company reveals lengthy list of tips to improve its users’ ability to spot hoaxes

02:05, 08 March 2017 Wednesday

Facebook wins case vs Syrian refugee in Merkel selfie

The court ruled that the US social media giant was not obliged to actively search out and delete defamatory posts, like those that had falsely linked the claimant to Islamist attacks and violent crimes.

10:25, 02 March 2017 Thursday

Facebook using artificial intel to spot suicidal users

New tools allow company to identify at-risk users on Messenger, Facebook Live in US

10:35, 28 February 2017 Tuesday

Facebook shuts page of Palestinian Fatah movement

Israel regularly accuses Palestinians, including the Fatah-led Palestinian leadership, of inciting violence on social networks.

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