Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
Twitter says it’s testing tweets that are as long as 280 characters with a random sample of users. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading
Facebook says that is has uncovered a Russian-funded campaign to spread divisive social and political messages over its network. Continue reading
A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses it of tracking users’ browsing activities even after they’ve logged out of their Facebook accounts. According to the judge, plaintiffs could have kept their online activity private but chose not to. 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