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WASHINGTON — Republican senators on Tuesday attacked the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter for what they called censorship of President Trump and his allies during the US election while Democrats bemoaned the spread of misinformation on social media.
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. on Tuesday suspended several recently created and mostly right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested US election for violating their policies.
Social media platforms are highly influential during election campaigns, but online clout doesn’t necessarily translate into real-world results, according to Richard Heydarian, a public educator and academic.
A US House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smite rivals, charged exorbitant fees, and forced small businesses into “oppressive” contracts in the name of profit.
FACEBOOK has hit back at Netflix, accusing the The Social Dilemma documentary released earlier this year on the streaming platform of sensationalism.
LONDON — Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global...
President Rodrigo R. Duterte criticized Facebook Inc. for taking down accounts supposedly linked to the military and police, and questioned if it should continue...
FACEBOOK INC. said it detected and removed a small scale network of fake accounts aimed at distributing Chinese propaganda and disinformation across Southeast Asia and the US.
Facebook Inc. said Tuesday it had removed a network of inauthentic Chinese accounts that were interfering in Asian and American politics, including some that...
US COMPETITION enforcers are preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.
FACEBOOK has launched Messenger Kids in the Philippines, an app that allows children six to 12 years old to use video chat and messaging features in a parent-controlled environment, to provide children a safer avenue to communicate with their peers during the pandemic.
Facebook Inc. has flashed a warning to global regulators by taking a hardball stance against Australia’s plan to force it to pay media companies...
SYDNEY — Facebook, Inc. on Tuesday said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it pay local media outlets for their content becomes law, further escalating tension with the Australian government.
Google and Facebook Inc. dropped plans for an undersea cable between the US and Hong Kong after the Trump administration said Beijing might use the link to collect information on Americans.
BANGKOK — Facebook blocked access within Thailand to a group with 1 million members that has criticized the country’s king, but said it was planning a legal challenge to the government’s demand that it block the group.
Facebook Inc. will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home...
Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by US President Donald J. Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation...
MAJORITY or 64% of small businesses currently operating on the social media platform Facebook said they were optimistic they would grow despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kimberly Chao’s first date was canceled after he told her he might have caught the coronavirus. It took three negative tests and multiple video calls before he convinced her to finally meet in person—three months after they started chatting on a dating app.
Four Filipino social communities have been selected to be part of a training program by Facebook.
Internet companies are likely to be long-term winners from the pandemic as lockdown measures have now lasted long enough for changes in consumer behavior to become permanent, according to Credit Suisse.
China’s sweeping national security law has forced technology firms to reconsider their presence in Hong Kong. The nimblest among them—the city’s startups—are already moving data and people out or are devising plans to do so.
WASHINGTON/BERLIN — Finance officials from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies on Saturday vowed to resolve major differences over taxing big tech companies and reach a broad, consensus-based solution on international taxation this year.
Consumer complaints involving online transactions rose by 89.99% during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), shared the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
OAKLAND — Alphabet Inc.’s Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday.
Facebook and Google have for years operated like shop windows for news stories, plying their billions of visitors with free snippets and information from articles across the web. An antitrust tussle that’s coming to a head in Australia is set to change that.
Facebook Inc., Google Inc., and Twitter Inc. suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.
A growing list of Facebook Inc.’s advertisers is set to halt spending on social media, undermining the company’s sales outlook and putting its stock price under further pressure.
Facebook Inc. said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians.
Facebook Inc. said there’s no evidence yet that the proliferation of fake accounts in the Philippines over the weekend was coordinated.
THE Philippines is investigating the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts using the identities of students, journalists, and government officials, which appeared after an anti-terror law protest, the Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told Reuters on Monday.
Communities rely on news outfits to stay safe and informed. Facebook is helping these organizations stay afloat during the pandemic through a $2 million investment.
Digital bayanihan, in the time of COVID-19, is being manifested in all forms on Facebook.
Stay connected with the latest updates about COVID-19 straight from relevant health organizations while on Facebook’s family of apps.
Data from eToro shows that Google, Facebook, and Netflix—companies seeing record usage during the lockdown—are among the most popular investments for Filipinos in March.
“Community leaders in the Philippines often tell us that some of the biggest challenges they face are a lack of access, training, and funding. We are excited to continue to invest in and support them through the Community Accelerator.”
In the company’s first ever APAC press day, Facebook shared insights on the future of social commerce, why they’re honing in on Asia-Pacific to find their next billion users, and what that means for the small businesses that call their platforms home.
TOKYO — The challenge posed by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency likely prodded major central banks to set up a new group to study the potential for issuing their own digital currencies, a former Bank of Japan executive said on Wednesday.
Facebook Community Boost is a global initiative that aims to educate enterprises and organizations on their platform’s tools and learning resources, teaching how to best utilize them for optimal reach and growth.
WASHINGTON — Facebook, Inc., facing growing skepticism about its digital currency project Libra, on Sunday said the initiative could use cryptocurrencies based on national currencies such as the dollar, instead of the synthetic one it initially proposed.
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