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

Counting the Cost

The rise of the tech titans

A look at the tech giants' earnings as they are positioning themselves for greater influence over our digital lives.

Opinion

Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit support for oppression

Facebook's censorship and information sharing policies reveal a persistent pro-Israeli bias.

Nadim Nashif

by Nadim Nashif

Nadim Nashif

Europe

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Draft law wants social networks to remove fake news and abusive posts within a week or face $53m fines.

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

United States

US police probe gang rape streamed on Facebook

Teenage victim may have known her attackers, who are believed to be all minors who 'terrorised' her neighbourhood.

US police probe gang rape streamed on Facebook

Asia

Pakistan vows punishment for online blasphemy

Blasphemy is punishable by death in Pakistan, but critics say it is being used to muzzle government critics.

Pakistan to meet Facebook over 'blasphemy' posts