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Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organisations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

With selfie, Ukrainian health minister joins coronavirus evacuees in quarantine

With selfie, Ukrainian health minister joins coronavirus evacuees in quarantine

Ukraine's health minister joined evacuees from China in quarantine in a sanatorium on Friday in a show of solidarity after fears over the possible spread of the coronavirus led to clashes between protesters and police.

Facebook corrects user's post under new Singapore fake news law

Facebook corrects user's post under new Singapore fake news law

Facebook said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user's post at the request of the Singapore government, but urged for a measured approach to the implementation of a new "fake news" law

India seeks answers from WhatsApp after cyberespionage

India seeks answers from WhatsApp after cyberespionage

India demanded answers from WhatsApp over a snooping scandal Thursday after coming under fire from critics who accused authorities of using malware installed on the Facebook ...

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries

Facebook agrees to pay UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook agrees to pay UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook has agreed to pay a 500,000 pound ($644,000) fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica ...

Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement

Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement

Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency ...

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

Antitrust probe of Facebook may be first step against Big Tech

A coalition of US states unveiled on Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook, the first of what is expected to be a wave of action against dominant technology firms.

US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

US states announce antitrust probe of Facebook

A coalition of US states announced Friday an antitrust investigation of Facebook to determine if the social media giant has hindered competition and put users at risk.

WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

WHO welcomes Facebook pledge to curb anti-vaccine misinformation

The World Health Organization said on Thursday it welcomed a commitment by Facebook that it would direct users seeking vaccine information on its Instagram, Facebook Search, Groups and other forums towards facts ...

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of HK discord campaign

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of HK discord campaign

Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city.

Facebook contractor hikes pay for Indian content reviewers

Facebook contractor hikes pay for Indian content reviewers

Facebook contractor Genpact has raised minimum wages for the content moderation teams it runs for the Silicon Valley firm in India, the latest sign of improvement for workers ...