Social media

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Online abuse and harassment targeting women has lasting effects on victims, a survey by Amnesty International shows.

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Politics

Social media giants reveal Kremlin-backed posts in meddling probe

Lawyers from Facebook, Twitter and Google have revealed the social media posts they say Russia used to try to sway last year's US presidential election.

Facebook

US senators rips social media firms over Russian meddling

The lawyer for social media giant Facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on Russia-linked meddling in last year's US election, but emphasised that it represented a very small portion of News Feed content.

UpFront

Can Jimmy Wales 'fix the news'?

The Wikipedia founder discusses the threat of fake news and how his new WikiTribune project plans to fight back.

Human Rights

US targets anti-Trump activists' Facebook accounts

The warrants seek information from three accounts related to the massive Inauguration Day protests in February.

US targets anti-Trump activists' Facebook accounts

Opinion

Free Basics: Facebook's failure at 'digital equality'

Facebook's Free Basics app aimed at providing free online services in developing countries is not what it claims to be.

Njeri Wangari Wanjohi

by Njeri Wangari Wanjohi
- Kofi Yeboah

Njeri Wangari Wanjohi

Asia Pacific

Singapore threatens to sue grandson of founding father

Facebook post alleging stifling of free speech over Lee family feud prompts warning from attorney general's office.

Lee Kuan Yew's grandson faces threat of legal action

Counting the Cost

Google versus the European Union

We look at what's at stake for Google after it was charged with violating the EU's antitrust laws.

Science & Technology

Facebook now has two billion users

Five years after hitting the one billion mark, the social media giant - founded in 2004 - hit another milestone.

Facebook hits two billion user mark

Science & Technology

Facebook reveals AI use to block 'terrorist content'

US company says technology used to block child pornography pressed into service to address spread of propaganda online.

Facebook reveals AI use to block 'terrorist content'

The Listening Post

Facebook's status: Tech or media company?

A look into Facebook's double identity as technology giant and social media platform.

The Listening Post

Facebook and the ethics of moderation

We examine Facebook's challenge in moderating content. Plus, the people monitoring the social web.

Science & Technology

Facebook fined $120m over WhatsApp deal

European Commission says Facebook provided incorrect and misleading information during takeover of WhatsApp.

Facebook fined $120m over WhatsApp deal

Asia

Facebook blocks scores of pages in Thailand

Facebook blocks 178 pages deemed unlawful by the Thai criminal court, including some allegedly insulting the monarchy.

Facebook blocks scores of pages in Thailand

Europe

Facebook cracks down on fake news before UK election

The social network giant announces big overhaul in crackdown on fake news one month before UK general election.

Facebook deletes tens of thousands of accounts