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'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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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."