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Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issues.

Facebook tests 'context' button to fight fake news

Facebook tests 'context' button to fight fake news

The new feature will allow users to get context on the source of a news article with a single click without leaving Facebook and its news feed.

EU pressures internet giants to remove illegal content sooner

EU pressures internet giants to remove illegal content sooner

The European Commission on Thursday outlined how firms like Google, Facebook and Twitter should remove illegal content more quickly from the Web, increasing pressure on the companies to do more.

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.

Qatar researcher wins UN award for study on digital gender gap

Qatar researcher wins UN award for study on digital gender gap

The winners of the awards, which aim to explore how different methods of collecting and analysing big data can monitor gender gaps, were announced at an event at the UN General Assembly recently.

Facebook revamps policy after report on anti-Semitic targeting

Facebook revamps policy after report on anti-Semitic targeting

Facebook said it was revising its advertising policies to prevent "discriminatory" targeting after a news report showed marketers could aim messages at categories of people such as "Jew haters."

Facebook fined €1.2mn by Spanish data watchdog

Facebook fined €1.2mn by Spanish data watchdog

Facebook has been fined €1.2mn ($1.4mn) for collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday.

Netanyahu's son under fire over ‘anti-Semitic’ imagery on Facebook

Netanyahu's son under fire over ‘anti-Semitic’ imagery on Facebook

From an argument over dog poo to an alleged anti-Semitic caricature he posted on Facebook, Yair Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister's 26-year-old son, is courting controversy with his social media activity.

Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp: WSJ

Facebook takes the next step to monetize WhatsApp: WSJ

Facebook Inc is gearing up to make money from WhatsApp, the messaging service used by more than a billion people every day, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Australia to compel chat apps to hand over encrypted messages

Australia to compel chat apps to hand over encrypted messages

Social media giants like Facebook and WhatsApp will be compelled to share encrypted messages of suspected terrorists and other criminals with Australian police under new laws unveiled on Friday.

Facebook in Pakistan talks on blasphemous content

Facebook in Pakistan talks on blasphemous content

A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan's interior minister on Friday to discuss a demand the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.