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Facebook to offer 'watch videos together' feature

Facebook is testing a simultaneous co-viewing of videos feature that will be supplied via the Facebook Messenger application. The aim is to create greater community feel and engagement.

Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

San Francisco - Facebook announced Thursday it is creating an independent body to make potentially precedent-setting calls on what content should be yanked from the social network.

Facebook aims to quell new storm over Russian efforts, lobbying

Washington - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday sought to quell a new firestorm over the social network's handling of Russian misinformation efforts in 2016 and its hiring of a consulting firm that used questionable tactics to target the company's critics.

Facebook shuts more accounts aimed at political meddling

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

San Francisco - Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the US midterm election.

Facebook blocks 30 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

San Francisco - Facebook said Monday it had blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on photo-sharing social network Instagram over concerns they may be linked to foreign entities and aimed at interfering in US midterm elections.

Op-Ed: Facebook loses more users in Europe again this last quarter

Facebook finds its user base had gone down in Europe the company reported as it announced its third-quarter earnings. This is the second quarter in a row that the company has lost users in Europe.

Op-Ed: Facebook bans more accounts linked to Iranian influence campaign

After identifying more suspicious behavior linked to an ongoing Iranian influence campaign the company removed a combined 82 pages, groups and accounts that were pretending to be US and sometimes British citizens and organizations.

Facebook simplifies Messenger app

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users.

Op-Ed: WhatsApp undermines Facebook's war on election interference

Menlo Park - There is a conference room inside of Facebook's headquarters that is devoted to fighting election interference. Casey Newton a reporter with the Verge visited what is called the war room and wrote a recent article about the visit.

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

London - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures."I am delighted to be joining Facebook.

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

London - British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures."I am delighted to be joining Facebook.

Facebook launches 'war room' to combat manipulation

Menlo Park - In Facebook's "War Room," a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitors computer screens for signs of suspicious activity.

Facebook will now allow verified cannabis and marijuana searches

Just a few days ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook ended a months-long block on cannabis and related search results for pages on its platform.

Is Instagram about to give your location history to Facebook?

This won't be good news to those who value their privacy. Facebook is experimenting with a prototype that allows it to gather location data from Instagram posts.

Irish data authority probes Facebook over breach of 50 mn accounts

Dublin - Ireland's data protection authority launched an investigation into Facebook Wednesday, bringing stringent new European privacy laws to bear on the tech titan after a security breach exposed 50 million accounts.

Indonesians turn to Facebook in desperate hunt for loved ones

Jakarta - Indonesians desperate to trace loved ones missing in the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi are turning to social media sites like Facebook to aid their search.

Significance of Facebook data breach explained: Interview Special

Facebook has said that “almost 50 million” of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. Scott Grissom, VP of Product Leadership, Marketing, and Sales at LegalShield looks at the implications for Digital Journal readers.

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

Apo - 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.

Bangladesh professor held for Facebook comments on PM

Chittagong - A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

San Francisco - Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Apo - Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

EU tells Facebook 'patience at limit' on consumer rules

Apo - The EU warned social network Facebook on Thursday to bring its allegedly "misleading" consumer terms of service in line with the bloc's rules by the end of the year or to risk financial penalties.

Facebook building a 'war room' to battle election meddling

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.

Firefox's new tools seek to prevent Facebook tracking

Apple and Firefox have both announced plans to thwart the tracking of an individual's data by social media firms like Facebook. This is to prevent targeted adverts.

Facebook 'better prepared' for election meddling, Zuckerberg says

Washington - 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, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Dictators using Facebook against citizens? You don’t say?

Sydney - The dribbling madness of U.S. politics isn’t the only thing that happens on social media. Social media sufferers may not be too surprised that some governments and various other official criminals are using Facebook to kill their own people.

Facebook to launch video feature Facebook Watch globally

Facebook Watch is Facebook's option for original video content. The tab within Facebook linking to Watch was launched in the U.S. last August, and looks to compete with streaming platforms like YouTube.

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, top brass over rights abuses

Yangon - Facebook banned Myanmar's army chief and other top military brass on Monday after a UN investigation recommended they face prosecution for genocide for a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Alibaba defies market predictions and shows big growth

Leading social media sites saw unimpressive results during August 2018. These wobbles did not impact on Chinese firm Alibaba. Defying market forecasts, the ecommerce firm recorded 61 percent annual revenue growth.
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