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US boy's anti-bullying video sparks outpouring of support

US boy's anti-bullying video sparks outpouring of support

A video of a boy tearfully talking about being bullied at school has gone viral and prompted an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes.

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia's competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether US online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted the news media market to the detriment of publishers and consumers.

Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the US to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday it planned to check whether Facebook was in compliance with Russian law.

Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users

Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users

Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.

EU privacy regulators increase pressure on WhatsApp over data sharing

EU privacy regulators increase pressure on WhatsApp over data sharing

European Union privacy regulators rapped WhatsApp on the knuckles for not resolving their concerns over the messaging service's sharing of user data with parent company Facebook, a year after they first issued a warning.

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."