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What is the impact of Apple's new ITP policies on journalism? Special

Apple is upsetting the applecart in such a way that journalists and media properties need to pay attention. Content will no longer be discoverable in the same way and that is set to have a big impact.

Facebook failing to stop political manipulation: fired employee

Washington - Facebook has fallen woefully short in stopping political manipulation of the platform by governments around the world, according to a data scientist fired this month by the social network.

Facebook nabs Russia-linked campaign to fuel US chaos

San Francisco - Facebook on Tuesday said that it caught a budding Russia-linked campaign to fuel political chaos in the US, working off a tip from the FBI in its latest take-down of coordinated inauthentic behavior at the leading social network.

Indian govt minister accuses Facebook of bias in deepening row

New Delhi - India's communications minister on Tuesday accused Facebook of bias against right-wing politics, even after fresh reports about claims that a high-ranking staffer at the social media giant supported the country's Hindu-nationalist ruling party.

Facebook removes accounts of 17-year-old arrested over US shootings

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday removed accounts of a teenager accused of a deadly shooting spree during protests in the US city of Kenosha, along with pages of a local militia.

Thailand to push for more restriction of online content: minister

Bangkok - Thailand is pushing for the removal of 1,000 online posts, videos and other content that "breaks the law", a minister said Wednesday, after Facebook vowed legal action over the censorship of a group discussing the monarchy.

Facebook vows legal action over forced removal of Thai group

Bangkok - Facebook said Tuesday it would file a legal challenge against a Thai government order to take down a group where pro-democracy activists held discussions about the monarchy, a taboo subject in the country.

Facebook says it's fielding questions by US regulators

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday said its executives are fielding questions from the US Federal Trade Commission on an antitrust fact-finding mission.

Facebook boots QAnon groups for ties to violence

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it has removed hundreds of groups tied to the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory and imposed restrictions on nearly 2,000 more as part of a crackdown on stoking violence.

Facebook in India storm after hate speech claims

New Delhi - Facebook is in the eye of a political storm in India after claims it failed to take action against hate speech posts by a Hindu nationalist lawmaker out of fear for its business interests.

Facebook, Twitter take aim at Trump 'misinformation'

San Francisco - Facebook and Twitter took aim at US President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday over a video post in which he contended that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus, a claim they said amounted to "misinformation.

Facebook removes Trump post over 'false' virus claims

San Francisco - Facebook said Wednesday it had removed a video post by US President Donald Trump in which he contended that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus, a claim the social network called "harmful COVID misinformation.

Australia unveils law forcing tech giants to pay for news

Sydney - Australia unveiled a draft law Friday to force Google and Facebook to pay news media for their content in a "world-leading" initiative sure to prompt a confrontation with the US digital giants.

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove genocide denial posts

New York - Holocaust survivors launched a campaign Wednesday in which they plan to upload daily videos to Facebook urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove posts from the site that deny the Nazi genocide of Jews.

TikTok faces US national security review

Washington - A US government national security review of the social media app TikTok is nearly complete and will deliver a recommendation to the White House this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.

Facebook ad boycott organizers say no progress on hate speech

Washington - Organizers of a Facebook ad boycott vowed to press on with their campaign, saying the social network's top executives had failed to offer meaningful action on curbing hateful content.

Facebook to advise use of masks amid latest virus spike

Washington - Facebook said Thursday it would offer reminders to its users to wear protective masks, responding to the latest surge in US coronavirus cases, which has sparked renewed fears of containing the pandemic.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb 'hateful content' in ads

Washington - Facebook said Friday it would ban a "wider category of hateful content" in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to widening protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.

Unilever pulls Facebook, Twitter ads in US over 'polarized' election

Den Haag - Consumer giant Unilever, home to brands including Ben and Jerry's and Marmite, said Friday it will stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the US until the end of 2020 due to the "polarized election period" there.

Unilever to stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in US

Den Haag - Consumer giant Unilever, home to brands including Ben and Jerry's and Marmite, said Friday it will stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the US until the end of 2020 due to the "polarized election period" there.

Verizon joins brands boycotting Facebook ads over hate speech

San Francisco - US telecoms giant Verizon joined the growing list of brands vowing to stop buying advertising on Facebook on Thursday over its perceived failure to crack down on hate speech and incitements to violence.

Facebook pulls Trump ads which used Nazi symbol

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump's campaign containing a symbol used by Nazi Germany, the latest move in a heated battle over inflammatory political content on social media.

Trump ads taken down over violation of Facebook hate policies

Facebook said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. The ads had red downward-pointing triangles associated with Nazi political prisoners.

Facebook says to block foreign state media ads for US election

San Francisco - Facebook says it will block ads from foreign state media during the US election, as well as allowing users to hide all paid-for political messages.

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Sydney - Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform.

China slams Facebook's state media rules

Bejing - China said Facebook was unfairly targeting its biggest media companies on Friday after the network began attaching disclaimers to pages run by the country's state-controlled news outlets.

Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

San Francisco - Facebook on Thursday began labelling media organizations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments and said ads from those outlets would be blocked later this year.

Facebook slams 'severe' Singapore misinformation law

Fpo - Facebook said Monday Singapore's use of an online misinformation law is "severe" and risks stifling free speech, after the company was again forced to block a page in the city-state.

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Sydney - Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal.The company's top executive in Australia said Google made barely Aus$10 million (US$6.

Facebook denies sidelining research on site's 'divisiveness'

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday defended itself against a report that it shelved internal research indicating that it was dividing people instead of bringing them together.
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