The Listening Post

Censored and Surveilled: The Digital Occupation of Palestinians

Squeezed between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is social media a safe space for Palestinians?

Social media

Facebook and Twitter remove hundreds of fake propaganda pages

The companies said the accounts belonged to Russian and Iranian actors and were aimed at 'coordinated manipulation'.

Media

Apple, Facebook ban content of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Programmes and pages removed from online platforms for hate speech and violation of policies, tech companies say.

US & Canada

Facebook suspends more fake accounts ahead of US midterms

Facebook says it has removed 32 pages believed to have been set up to influence the US midterm elections.

Counting the Cost

Unfriending Facebook? Internet giants and their earnings

As Facebook makes stock market history, we examine the concentration of big profits in a handful of companies.

United States

Facebook stock loses $120bn in value after scandals

The effect of fake news in the 2016 US election and user privacy concerns caused social media giant's shares to plunge by about 20 percent.

Facebook

Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones

The move comes as the social media platform announced it has deleted over 583 million fake accounts in three months.

Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones

The Far Right

Facebook pulls the plug on far-right Generation Identity

Facebook took the decision after the group violated the social media outlet's policies, according to the i Paper.

Facebook pulls the plug on far-right Generation Identity

Facebook

Instagram unveils new video service app

IGTV will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users.

Instagram unveils new video service app

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

Pacific nation says it will shut down the social media site as it identifies phoney accounts and blocks fake news.

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

Media

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled by EU Parliament over data scandal

Social network's boss met the European Parliament to explain how user data ended up in the hands of a consultancy.

Counting the Cost

GDPR: How Europe's new Internet rules could change your life

New data protection laws in the European Union mean the Internet is about to change for millions of users.

Special series

Unfair Game: How Trump Won

Big data politics and how the American public was tricked into opening the doors of the White House to Donald Trump.

Facebook

Company at centre of Facebook data row 'to close'

The announcement raised eyebrows with politicians and organisations involved in the investigation into the company.

Cambridge Analytica of Facebook controversy to shut

Facebook

Facebook user base and revenue jump amid scandals

Company sees number of monthly active users reach 2.2 billion while facing scrutiny over data breach and harvesting.

Number of active Facebook users increased despite scandals