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Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of Christchurch mosque shootings

Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of Christchurch mosque shootings

Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings ‘in the first 24 hours’ after the attack, the social media giant said on Sunday.

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google faced scrutiny over extremist content on their platforms on Friday after video footage of mass shootings in New Zealand was live streamed and widely shared online.

Facebook restores services after global outage

Facebook restores services after global outage

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world's largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours.

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook to restrict foreign political adverts ahead of Indonesia poll

Facebook has banned political advertisements from outside Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential poll, just weeks after being heavily criticised by the European Union for not doing enough to counter election meddling.

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news, three months before key European elections, the European Commission said on Thursday.

British lawmakers: Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

British lawmakers: Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

British lawmakers on Monday accused Facebook of ‘intentionally and knowingly’ violating data privacy and anti-competition laws as they called for social media companies ...

Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldova pre-election

Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldova pre-election

Facebook Inc said it has removed a number of pages and accounts engaged in ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting people in Moldova, where elections will be held later this month.

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook boosts political ad transparency ahead of India election

Facebook India said Thursday it will run disclaimers on political ads and publish details of sponsors to bring transparency in political advertising ahead of a general election due by May.

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook said on Monday it will strengthen its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year.

Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb rumours

Facebook's WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb rumours

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight ‘misinformation and rumours’, company executives said on Monday.

Facebook says companies got access to data only after user permission

Facebook says companies got access to data only after user permission

Facebook Inc said it did not give companies access to personal data of users without their permission, after the New York Times reported on Tuesday ...

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account.