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Mexico’s Senate majority leader puts forward legislation to regulate Facebook, Twitter

MEXICO CITY - A prominent senator from Mexico's ruling party has proposed regulating major social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook, in a draft...

Facebook faces US lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

WASHINGTON/PALO ALTO — Facebook Inc. could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the US Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay.

Irish regulator probes Facebook’s handling of children’s data on Instagram

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into Facebook Inc. after concerns were raised about the social network giant’s handling of children’s personal data on Instagram.

Social media abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — poll

LONDON — Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global...

Dog influencers take over Instagram after pandemic puppy boom

MOCHI has an eager smile, an enviable wardrobe, and some killer dance moves. He hangs out at the pool a lot and sometimes takes trips to local vineyards, all of which he documents for his 8,000 Instagram followers. He is also a dog, one of the many new canine users on the platform.

Facebook will label newsworthy posts that break rules, as ad boycott...

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 compiles platform-specific tools to fight the COVID-19 infodemic

Stay connected with the latest updates about COVID-19 straight from relevant health organizations while on Facebook’s family of apps.

Instagram covers celebrity video costs — if they avoid politics

INSTAGRAM IS willing to pick up the tab for some celebrities’ video production costs. As long as they don’t film anything about politics or elections.

Instagram adds verified accounts to ‘stop bad actors’

SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram on Tuesday set out to thwart duplicity with an option to authenticate high-profile accounts at the Facebook-owned image or video sharing social network.

With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube.

The woman behind the question ‘Masarap Ba?’

By Joseph L. Garcia, Reporter I WISH I had 176,000 followers on Instagram, with the list brimming with food writers and Manila’s most famous chefs...

The boundless opportunity of e-commerce

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer The invention of the Internet is now long past, and the world with regards to connectivity is now...

What you may gain when you quit social media: Career, friends,...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman While Paraguay champions positivity and Papua New Guinea is best known for propagating diversity, the “International Number Ones: because...

‘Instagramable’ parties

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter PARTIES — OF ALL SORTS — can now ascend to whole new “Instagram-able” levels as London-based party supplies and stationery...

Fashion’s holy grail would be an Instagram ‘Buy’ button

AS FASHION month drew to a close, with Paris the last stop, there was only one talking point: which designers would follow Burberry and...