Facebook

Facebook issues post 'correction' after Singapore's demand

The November 23 post contained accusations about the arrest of a supposed whistle-blower and election rigging.

Facebook issues post 'correction' after Singapore's demand

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Unliked: Singapore orders Facebook to correct user's post

Order made under Singapore’s new 'fake news' law which critics say could undermine internet freedoms across region.

Unliked: Singapore orders Facebook to correct user's post

Asia Pacific

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Nguyen Nang Tinh denies the charges, saying the Facebook account posting 'anti-state' material belonged to someone else.

Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

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Instagram to remove 'like' counts for some US users

Amid humane tech movement, company is testing out functionality to make the social media platform feel less competitive.

Instagram to remove 'like' counts for some US users

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California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

The social network is under fire in the US state for giving third parties data access and not disclosing its practices.

California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

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Social media firms may face 'negative content' fines in Indonesia

Google, Facebook and Twitter are among the companies that will be invited to talks with the communications ministry.

Social media firms may face 'negative content' fines in Indonesia

The Bottom Line

Is there any way to combat fake news and misinformation online?

Can the free flow of opinion and information be guaranteed on the Internet while clamping down on 'influence campaigns'?

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US allies' government officials hacked via WhatsApp: Report

Victims are spread across at least 20 countries on five continents, sources close to the investigation told Reuters.

US allies' government officials hacked via WhatsApp: Report

All Hail the Algorithm

'Like me' - The popularity and power of big tech

Data empires: Is big tech colonising the internet?

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Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform

Platform's CEO says 'reach' of social media raises 'significant risks' to politics, raising pressure on Facebook to act.

Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform

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Facebook tops expectations with more than $6bn in profit

Shares of the world's largest social network rose on Wednesday but the company remains under pressure from regulators.

Facebook tops expectations with more than $6bn in profit

India

Facebook a 'megaphone for hate' against India's minorities

Campaign group accuses Facebook of failing to rein in hate speech inflaming ethnic tensions in India's Assam.

Facebook a 'megaphone for hate' against India's minorities

Africa

Facebook suspends Russia-linked accounts for meddling in Africa

Company says accounts targeted people in Madagascar, CAR, Mozambique, DRC, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Sudan and Libya.

Facebook suspends Russia-linked accounts for meddling in Africa

Facebook

Facebook unveils News Tab, plans to pay selected publishers

Social media giant launches a news section and announces plans to pay some media organisations for headlines.

Facebook unveils News Tab, plans to pay selected publishers

AJ Impact

Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers over Libra

Zuckerberg tells US lawmakers Facebook won't back any move by Libra until it has satisfied all US regulatory concerns.

Zuckerberg grilled by US lawmakers over Libra