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Facebook 'better prepared' for election meddling: Zuckerberg

Facebook 'better prepared' for election meddling: Zuckerberg

Facebook is better prepared to defend against efforts to manipulate the platform to influence elections and has recently thwarted foreign influence campaigns targeting several countries, Mark Zuckerberg said.

Bear spreads chaos in heart of Canadian capital

Bear spreads chaos in heart of Canadian capital

The black bear was first sighted by bypassers overnight near the city's Byward Market, a tourist spot that is also home to the US embassy.

Two arrested for online remarks about Didi victim

Two arrested for online remarks about Didi victim

Police have detained two men accused by Chinese social media users of making offensive remarks about a 20-year-old passenger who was killed by her Didi Chuxing ride-hailing driver last week.

Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'

Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'

Trump also criticised social media outlets last week, saying that unidentified companies were "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices."

Micro-businesses seen as drivers of Qatar's economy

Micro-businesses seen as drivers of Qatar's economy

Most home-based businesses in Qatar thrive in “virtual stores,” utlising social media apps such as Instagram and Facebook to market and sell their products.

Melania Trump laments cyber bullying

Melania Trump laments cyber bullying

US First Lady Melania Trump renewed her campaign to tackle cyber bullying on Monday, as her husband lit up the internet with a stream of invective against his perceived foes.

Student pushed to death during safety drill in India

Student pushed to death during safety drill in India

The whole incident was captured on video and provoked outrage after the footage went viral on social media.

Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

The killings are just the latest in India to be sparked by false rumours of gangs of child kidnappers spreading like wildfire on WhatsApp in recent months.

Qatar Airways celebrates World Cup 2018 kickoff

Qatar Airways celebrates World Cup 2018 kickoff

The airline provided its social media followers and football fans a unique opportunity with its #OnYourFeet challenge.

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

Facebook said on Monday that it does not know of any privacy abuse by cellphone makers who years ago were able to gain access to personal data on users and their friends.

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Anger as Fiji tourism ad swaps 'church' for 'toilet'

Tourism Fiji withdrew the advertisement and issued an apology, blaming the error on a production mistake.

LuLu cautions shoppers against fake raffle prizes, gift vouchers

LuLu cautions shoppers against fake raffle prizes, gift vouchers

LuLu has advised the public to exercise “extreme caution while dealing with anyone asking for their bank card or other personal details and report the matter to the authorities concerned”.