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Google, Facebook agree EU 'fake news' code of conduct

Google, Facebook agree EU 'fake news' code of conduct

Major tech companies including Facebook and Google agreed Wednesday on a code of conduct to combat online disinformation in the European Union, although critics said the commitments were too weak.

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google agree to tackle fake news – EU

Facebook, Google and others have agreed voluntary measures to tackle fake news due to concerns they can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday, a move intended to stave off more heavy-handed legislation.

Vietnam jails activist for 27 months over anti-govt posts on Facebook

Vietnam jails activist for 27 months over anti-govt posts on Facebook

A court in Vietnam has jailed an activist for two years and three months on accusations of abusing democracy rights following anti-government posts on social media site Facebook, authorities said.

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.

Facebook 'terrorism' definition 'overly broad': UN expert

Facebook 'terrorism' definition 'overly broad': UN expert

Facebook's definition of what constitutes "terrorism" is "overly broad" and risks leading to censorship and the arbitrary denial of access to its services, a UN rights expert warned Monday.

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook launched Watch amid a shift in video viewing habits away from traditional television to online platforms including Netflix and Hulu.

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."

Facebook cracks down on hundreds of fake accounts from Iran, Russia

Facebook cracks down on hundreds of fake accounts from Iran, Russia

Facebook announced Tuesday it had removed hundreds of fake accounts originating in Iran and Russia from its own platform and from Instagram.

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

All 380 football matches of the new 2018-2019 La Liga season, which begins on Friday.

WhatsApp to start charging business users

WhatsApp to start charging business users

The messages will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message depending on the country, WhatsApp said.

Facebook has identified ongoing political influence campaign – NYTimes

Facebook has identified ongoing political influence campaign – NYTimes

Facebook has identified a coordinated political influence campaign through dozens of inauthentic accounts on its platform ahead of November's US midterm election, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Facebook tests augmented reality ads on News Feed in US

Facebook tests augmented reality ads on News Feed in US

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it is testing augmented reality advertisements on its News Feed ahead of the holiday shopping season in the United States.