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Republicans attack Twitter, Facebook CEOs on moderating content

Big Tech CEOs from Facebook, Twitter and Google face lawmakers on controversy over moderating content on their platforms.
2 hours ago
Republicans attack Twitter, Facebook CEOs on moderating content
October 28, 2020, 12:52 PM

Liability protection for tech companies

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are testifying for Section 230 reform.
October 28, 2020, 12:52 PM
Liability protection for tech companies
October 24, 2020, 10:34 PM

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

Facebook demands NYU halt collection of data on political ads targeting site.
October 24, 2020, 10:34 PM
October 14, 2020, 2:30 PM

Facebook to crack down on ads that discourage vaccines

Facebook announced a new policy that prohibits advertisements on the platform that discourage people from getting vaccines.
October 14, 2020, 2:30 PM
Facebook to crack down on ads that discourage vaccines
October 13, 2020, 10:14 PM

Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts

Facebook says it will ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations and will run an information campaign to encourage people to get their flu shots
October 13, 2020, 10:14 PM
October 13, 2020, 1:05 PM

Facebook combats Holocaust deniers

The new policy bans all content that denies or distorts the Holocaust.
October 13, 2020, 1:05 PM
Facebook combats Holocaust deniers
October 13, 2020, 10:32 AM

Facebook donates $1.3M to keep UK codebreaker museum open

Facebook has made a 1 million-pound ($1.3 million) donation to support Britain’s Bletchley Park, the base of codebreakers during World War II, after the historic site lost almost all of its income amid the coronavirus pandemic
October 13, 2020, 10:32 AM
Facebook donates $1.3M to keep UK codebreaker museum open
October 12, 2020, 11:30 PM

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook says it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide
October 12, 2020, 11:30 PM
October 12, 2020, 7:58 PM

More people engage with verifiably false news outlets on Facebook now than in 2016

More people now are engaging with outlets on Facebook that repeatedly publish verifiably false content than in the lead up to the 2016 election, new research shows.
October 12, 2020, 7:58 PM
More people engage with verifiably false news outlets on Facebook now than in 2016
October 8, 2020, 1:08 PM

Facebook to indefinitely suspend political ads after Election Day

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October 8, 2020, 1:08 PM
Facebook to indefinitely suspend political ads after Election Day
October 8, 2020, 12:06 AM

Facebook implements new rules to prevent voter intimidation

Posts that use militarized language will be removed from the social media site.
October 8, 2020, 12:06 AM
Facebook implements new rules to prevent voter intimidation
October 7, 2020, 5:22 PM

Facebook bans QAnon conspiracy pages

The social media giant has cracked down on pages devoted to the fringe conspiracy movement and the FBI warned of potential domestic terrorism threats.
October 7, 2020, 5:22 PM
Facebook bans QAnon conspiracy pages
October 7, 2020, 11:45 AM

Facebook to remove all accounts 'representing' QAnon

Facebook announced Tuesday it was removing any content "representing" QAnon across all of its platforms.
October 7, 2020, 11:45 AM
Facebook to remove all accounts tied to QAnon
1 month ago

Facebook, Twitter flounder in QAnon crackdown

Facebook and Twitter promised to stop encouraging the growth of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon, which fashions President Donald Trump as a secret warrior against a supposed child-trafficking ring run by celebrities and government officials
1 month ago
1 month ago

Facebook tightens political ad bans as US election nears

With just over a month to go before Americans head en masse to the polls in an extraordinarily contentious election, Facebook is expanding restrictions on political advertising, including new bans on messages claiming widespread voter fraud
1 month ago
1 month ago

Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

President Rodrigo Duterte is questioning why he should allow Facebook to continue operating in the Philippines after it removed accounts he says supported his government’s interests, including fighting insurgents
1 month ago
Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut
1 month ago

Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate

Two of Facebook's toughest critics on Capitol Hill have urged the social media platform to get serious about misinformation, voter suppression and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election
1 month ago
Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate
1 month ago

Illinois Facebook users tagged in photos can now submit claims as part of $650 million settlement

Facebook users in Illinois can now submit claims online and receive between $200 and $400 as part of a $650 million settlement by the social media giant.
1 month ago
Facebook users in one state can now submit claims as part of $650M settlement
1 month ago

Facebook oversight board to start operating in October

Facebook’s long-awaited oversight board that will act as a referee on whether specific content is allowed on the tech giant’s platforms is set to launch in October
1 month ago
Facebook oversight board to start operating in October
1 month ago

Lawsuit asks court to force Facebook to ban militia posts

Four people filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday demanding that Facebook prevent militias and hate groups from using the site, after a militia group used the platform to draw armed people to protests in Wisconsin last month that left two people dead
1 month ago
1 month ago

Celebs join Instagram 'freeze' to protest Facebook inaction

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday
1 month ago
2 months ago

Facebook may have to stop moving EU user data to US

Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the U.S. It's the first major fallout from a recent court ruling that found some trans-Atlantic data transfers don’t protect users from American government snooping
2 months ago
Facebook may have to stop moving EU user data to US
2 months ago

Facebook blocks ailing man's planned end-of-life broadcasts

Chronically ill man appealed to French president for a medically-assisted death.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Facebook to ban new political ads the week before Election Day to 'fight misinformation'

Facebook is banning all new political advertisements a week before the general election with the hopes of limiting misinformation on its platform.
2 months ago
Facebook to ban new political ads week before Election Day
2 months ago

Facebook, Twitter suspend Russian network ahead of election

Facebook said Tuesday that it removed a small network of accounts and pages linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency, the “troll factory" that has used social media accounts to sow political discord in the U.S. since the 2016 presidential election
2 months ago
Facebook axes small Russian troll network ahead of election
2 months ago

Facebook threatens to block news distribution in Australia

Facebook threatened to block Australian publishers and individuals from sharing news stories on its platform in reaction to an Australian measure that would require it to compensate media organizations for its use of their stories
2 months ago
2 months ago

Zuckerberg says Facebook erred in not removing militia post

Facebook made a mistake in not removing a militia group’s page, he says.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Facebook: Apple privacy changes will muck up online ads

Facebook is pushing back on Apple's new privacy rules for iOS users — and putting developers in the middle
2 months ago
Apple privacy changes will muck up online ads, Facebook says
2 months ago

Facebook blocks group that discusses Thai monarchy

Facebook has blocked in Thailand a group with more than a million members that engages in open discussion about the Thai monarchy, an institution that is staunchly protected from criticism by strict laws
2 months ago
2 months ago

Facebook bans some, but not all, QAnon groups and accounts

Facebook says it will restrict the right-wing conspiracy movement QAnon and will no longer recommend that users join groups supporting it, although the company isn’t banning it outright
2 months ago
2 months ago

Facebook is latest platform to crack down on fringe conspiracy group QAnon

The new limitations come only after the movement has metastasized.
2 months ago
Facebook is latest platform to crack down on QAnon
3 months ago

Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

Facebook will start labeling all U.S. posts about voting to send users authoritative information about the elections
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

Facebook will start labeling all U.S. posts about voting to send users authoritative information about the elections
3 months ago
Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election
3 months ago

Pro-Russia vaccine misinfo finds home in US Facebook groups

A false report claiming five Ukrainians had died after taking an American-made vaccine spread in just a matter of days from a small Kremlin-friendly Ukrainian website to an audience of thousands in U.S.-based Facebook groups
3 months ago
Misinformation on pro-Russia vaccine spreads in US Facebook groups
3 months ago

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook’s Instagram is launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwide

Facebook says it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts

Holocaust survivors are lending their voices to a campaign targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site
3 months ago
3 months ago

Court: Judge wrong to dismiss complaint against Facebook

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a judge was wrong to dismiss a cafe owner’s complaint against Facebook that his social media account was shut down without warning
3 months ago
4 months ago

Facebook says it will be better at removing hateful content

COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook’s independent civil rights audit helped the company learn what it could do better.
4 months ago
Facebook says it will be better at removing hateful content
4 months ago

As ad boycott wages on, Facebook civil rights audit reveals a 'long road ahead'

Organizers of the boycott called a meeting with Facebook execs "disappointing."
4 months ago
As ad boycott wages on, Facebook civil rights audit reveals a 'long road ahead'
4 months ago

Facebook suspends government requests to access user data in Hong Kong

Facebook has suspended government requests to access user data in Hong Kong following the enactment of a contentious new national security law.
4 months ago
Facebook suspends government requests to access user data in Hong Kong
4 months ago

Facetime photoshoots

One photographer is getting creative while in quarantine. ABC's Will Ganss talks to Catie McCabe about her genius Facetime photography.
4 months ago
Facetime photoshoots
4 months ago

Facebook, others, block govt requests on Hong Kong user data

Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the impact of a new national security law enacted last week
4 months ago
4 months ago

Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts

More companies are giving a “thumbs up” to the growing boycott that aims to hit social media companies where it hurts the most: advertising revenue
4 months ago
Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts
4 months ago

Big brands boycott Facebook over hate speech

Facebook is just “tinkering on the margins” of controlling hate speech on its platform, says expert Yael Eisenstat.
4 months ago
Big brands boycott Facebook over hate speech
4 months ago

Facebook removes 220 'boogaloo'-related accounts from its platform

Facebook announced the removal of 220 accounts, 28 pages and 106 groups that are associated with the little-known but emerging movement called "boogaloo."
4 months ago
Facebook removes 220 'boogaloo'-related accounts from its platform
4 months ago

Starbucks, Coca-Cola latest to join Facebook ad boycott

Facebook announced some policy changes Friday as pressure mounts.
4 months ago
Starbucks, Coca-Cola latest to join Facebook ad boycott
4 months ago

Facebook will label controversial content after ad boycott

The platform will also ban hate speech in paid advertisements.
4 months ago
Facebook will label controversial content after ad boycott
4 months ago

Facebook to label 'newsworthy' posts that violate rules as ad boycotts grow

Facebook's stock fell more than 8% Friday after Unilever's announcement.
4 months ago
Why companies are boycotting Facebook ads
4 months ago

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts - even Trump's

Facebook says it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump
4 months ago