LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Continue reading
With a second brutal murder broadcast live on Facebook in as many weeks, the social media giant faces scrutiny. But with over 1.9 billion users, there is little the company can do to better police the content users upload, according to social media experts.
Police in Thailand say they will discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will keep ‘doing all we can to prevent tragedies’ like the Cleveland murder posting from happening. Continue reading
Cleveland police are on the lookout for a suspect who they say broadcast video of himself on Facebook while killing a person and claiming that he had murdered others.
Chicago authorities have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl by multiple young men that was seen on Facebook Live in March. Linda So reports. Continue reading
European consumer protection authorities are taking aim at media companies Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter, asking them to amend their terms of service or possibly face fines. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading
Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a vision of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism. As Ciara Lee reports, he’s written a letter to users saying the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. Continue reading
A German court holds its first hearing in the case of a Syrian refugee who is suing Facebook after the social networking site declined to remove posts linking him to crimes and militant attacks.
Ugandan authorities order the closure of a chain of Bridge International Schools, a for-profit international chain of schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over concerns about poor sanitation and curriculum.