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June 15, 2021, 12:26 PM

EU court leaves Facebook more exposed to privacy challenges

The EU's top court has ruled Facebook can face privacy challenges from watchdogs in any of the bloc’s member states, not just its lead regulator in Ireland
June 15, 2021, 12:26 PM
EU court leaves Facebook more exposed to privacy challenges
June 6, 2021, 5:03 PM

Facebook executive defends 2-year ban for Trump

Facebook executive Nick Clegg said on ABC's "This Week" the company's new guidelines that ban Trump from the platform regulate comments encouraging violence, not lies.
June 6, 2021, 5:03 PM
Facebook executive defends 2-year ban for Trump
June 4, 2021, 9:17 PM

Facebook makes policy change regarding hate speech

Facebook looks to put an end to its exemption policy for politicians who break hate speech rules.
June 4, 2021, 9:17 PM
Facebook makes policy change regarding hate speech
June 4, 2021, 4:00 PM

European regulators launch fresh probes of Facebook, Google

European Union and British regulators have opened dual antitrust investigations into into whether Facebook distorts competition in the classified advertising market by using data to compete unfairly against rival services
June 4, 2021, 4:00 PM
June 3, 2021, 1:03 PM

Facebook unveils new business tools

Facebook seeks to improve communication between businesses and consumers.
June 3, 2021, 1:03 PM
Facebook unveils new business tools
May 27, 2021, 10:56 AM

Facebook lifts ban on posts claiming COVID-19 was man-made, amid revitalized origins debate

President Joe Biden asked for a new look into the origins on Wednesday.
May 27, 2021, 10:56 AM
Facebook lifts ban on posts claiming COVID-19 was man-made
1 month ago

Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook

Suppose you were Mark Zuckerberg, ordered by an advisory board to decide how long former President Donald Trump should stay banned from Facebook
1 month ago
Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook
1 month ago

Facebook prompts users to read articles before sharing

Facebook tests pop-up that asks users if they want to share an article they haven’t opened.
1 month ago
Facebook prompts users to read articles before sharing
1 month ago

AGs urge Facebook to drop 'Instagram for kids' proposal

Attorneys general from across the U.S. have written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13
1 month ago
1 month ago

Facebook's oversight board: Watchdog or distraction?

Facebook's oversight board, which on Wednesday upheld the company’s ban of former President Donald Trump, also had some harsh words for its corporate sponsor: Facebook
1 month ago
1 month ago

Techbytes: Facebook launching 'Neighborhoods'

Plus, Google's new 'Entertainment Space' for Android tablets, and larger image support on Twitter.
1 month ago
Techbytes: Facebook launching 'Neighborhoods'
1 month ago

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Trump

Co-chair Helle Thorning-Schmidt explains the reasons behind their decision to keep the former president off the platform.
1 month ago
Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Trump
1 month ago

Trump responds after Facebook ban extended pending additional review

Facebook had suspended Trump's account in the wake of the Capitol siege.
1 month ago
Trump responds after Facebook ban extended pending additional review
1 month ago

How Facebook’s Oversight Board decides issues like banning former President Trump

Plus, what the decision could mean for other social media platforms and how they handle controversial speech.
1 month ago
How Facebook’s Oversight Board decides issues like banning former President Trump
2 months ago

Facebook announces live audio rooms

The social media giant is looking to launch a clubhouse competitor this summer.
2 months ago
Facebook announces live audio rooms
2 months ago

Facebook panel's Trump ruling delayed as comments flood in

Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will take longer than expected to decide on whether or not the suspension of former president Donald Trump should be upheld because it needs more time to go through the deluge of public comments
2 months ago
2 months ago

Irish watchdog opens another Facebook probe, over data dump

Ireland’s privacy regulator says it has opened an investigation into Facebook after data on more than 500 million users was reportedly found dumped online
2 months ago
2 months ago

Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

Including phone numbers, full names, locations, birthdates, and email addresses.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

The Supreme Court has sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls
2 months ago
3 months ago

Lawmakers press tech chiefs over online disinformation

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter testified before Congress on Thursday about handling online misinformation on their companies’ platform.
3 months ago
Lawmakers press tech chiefs over online disinformation
3 months ago

No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world

Facebook made it through the 2020 election cracking down political misinformation with tweaks to its rules and stepped-up enforcement
3 months ago
Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world
3 months ago

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon and militia movements — to glorify violence during the 2020 election, a new report finds
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook working on Instagram for kids under 13

Facebook says it is working on a version of its Instagram app for kids under 13, who are technically not allowed to use the app in its current form due to federal privacy regulations
3 months ago
3 months ago

1st look at Facebook’s new mind-reading wristband

The device is designed to translate brain signals into action like typing or swiping, and is in the early stages of development, according to Facebook.
3 months ago
1st look at Facebook’s new mind-reading wristband
3 months ago

Facebook announces plans to aid COVID-19 vaccine rollout, combat misinformation

Facebook announced Monday new plans to aid with the problem-plagued COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
3 months ago
Facebook announces plans to aid vaccine rollout, combat misinformation
3 months ago

Facebook to help with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The tech giant announced it will label vaccine posts to help combat misinformation.
3 months ago
Facebook to help with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
3 months ago

Lawmakers question Facebook over targeted ads for military gear in wake of Capitol riot

Nearly two dozen House Democrats signed the letter to Mark Zuckerberg Monday.
3 months ago
Lawmakers question Facebook over ads promoting military gear in wake of Capitol riot
4 months ago

Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

A judge approves a $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement.
4 months ago
4 months ago

EXPLAINER: Why is Facebook banning Myanmar military pages?

Facebook says it will remove all Myanmar military-linked pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns
4 months ago
4 months ago

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Australia's law forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news is ready to be implemented, though the law's architect says it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals
4 months ago
4 months ago

Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban

Facebook says it will lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism
4 months ago
4 months ago

Facebook makes a power move in Australia - and may regret it

For years, Facebook has been in a defensive crouch amid a slew of privacy scandals, antitrust lawsuits and charges that it was letting hate speech and extremism destroy democracy
4 months ago
4 months ago

Facebook taking steps to stop collecting sensitive data from apps after New York probe

New York regulators said in a new report that Facebook did little to enforce a policy that prevents it from collecting sensitive user data from apps.
4 months ago
Facebook taking steps to stop collecting sensitive data from apps after NY probe
4 months ago

Facebook cracks down on COVID-19 misinformation

The company is working with public health authorities to create a list of false claims about the virus and vaccines and will remove debunked claims.
4 months ago
Facebook cracks down on COVID-19 misinformation
4 months ago

Facebook announces plans to remove vaccine misinformation content

Facebook announced new measures to promote coronavirus vaccines and crack down on misinformation on the site.
4 months ago
Facebook announces plans to remove vaccine misinformation content
5 months ago

Mass logout reported for Facebook users

The social media platform is blaming a "configuration change" for the problem.
5 months ago
Mass logout reported for Facebook users
5 months ago

Facebook's oversight board to rule on Trump ban

Facebook is passing the buck for its indefinite suspension of former president Donald Trump to a quasi-independent oversight board, setting up a major test of the recently established panel
5 months ago
5 months ago

Facebook is blocking certain events through Inauguration Day

Plus, dating apps are swiping left on Capitol Hill rioters, and a wristband to track your mood.
5 months ago
Facebook is blocking certain events through Inauguration Day
5 months ago

Uganda accuses Facebook of 'interfering' in tense polls

A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the country's upcoming election after several accounts linked to President Yoweri Museveni's campaign were removed for alleged inauthentic behavior
5 months ago
6 months ago

German regulators launch new Facebook investigation over VR

German regulators have launched an investigation into Facebook over the company’s decision to link its Oculus virtual reality products to the social network
6 months ago
German regulators launch new Facebook investigation over VR
6 months ago

Facebook hit with lawsuit from FTC, state attorneys general

A coalition of 48 state attorneys general announced a new lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the company stifles competition to protect its "monopoly power."
6 months ago
Facebook hit with lawsuit from FTC, state attorneys general
6 months ago

Facebook hit with two major lawsuits, accusations of monopoly

The tech company vowed to fight any legal challenge after the U.S. government and nearly every state sued to force a sale of Instagram and WhatsApp.
6 months ago
Facebook hit with two major lawsuits, accusations of monopoly
6 months ago

Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuit from FTC and 48 state attorneys general

A coalition of 48 state attorneys general announced a new lawsuit against Facebook Wednesday, alleging the company stifles competition to protect its "monopoly power."
6 months ago
Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuit from FTC and 48 state attorneys general
6 months ago

Govt accuses Facebook of discriminating against US workers

The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs
6 months ago
6 months ago

Justice Department alleges Facebook discriminated against American workers in new lawsuit

The Justice Department announced Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social media giant discriminated against U.S. workers.
6 months ago
DOJ alleges Facebook discriminated against US workers in new lawsuit
7 months ago

Facebook vulnerability reported through bug bounty program

Facebook fixes a major security bug that would have allowed a user to listen in on a conversation through a Facebook messenger audio call.
7 months ago
Facebook vulnerability reported through bug bounty program
7 months ago

Facebook extends temporary ban on all political ads

Facebook announced Wednesday it is continuing its "temporary pause" on all ads about politics and social issues in the U.S.
7 months ago
Facebook extends temporary ban on all political ads
8 months ago

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.
8 months ago
Republicans attack Twitter, Facebook CEOs on moderating content
8 months ago

Liability protection for tech companies

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are testifying for Section 230 reform.
8 months ago
Liability protection for tech companies
8 months ago

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

Facebook demands NYU halt collection of data on political ads targeting site.
8 months ago