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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

Opinion

Thank you, Mr Zuckerberg!

Thanks to your data-collecting and data-selling Facebook machine, I'm a happy man.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Counting the Cost

Facebook and the murky world of digital advertising

Why the new ad men dislike regulation, but like harvesting as much personal data as possible.

Facebook

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled during second hearing

CEO of Facebook admitted his profile was also among the data exposed in the Cambridge Analytica leak.

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled harder during second hearing

Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's Congress testimony: What he said

Facebook founder and chief executive answers questions about the company's use and protection of user data.

Mark Zuckerberg's Congress testimony: What he said

Facebook

What will Congress ask Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg?

Here are the questions the Facebook CEO will likely be asked as he makes his first appearance in Congress.

Counting the Cost

What will it take to close Britain's gender pay gap?

Pay data from over 10,000 organisations show that on average men are paid more than women at most UK firms.

Facebook

Up to 87 million people affected in Facebook scandal

Number of users whose data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica may be significantly higher than suspected, company says.