Science & Technology

Zuckerberg meets Macron to tackle online hate speech

French officials recommend that the government work with Facebook to remove dangerous material.

Facebook's Zuckerberg discusses hate speech with Macron

Facebook

Facebook cofounder says it's time to break up company

In an opinion piece, Chris Hughes writes that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sacrificed 'security and civility for clicks'.

Facebook cofounder says it's time to break up company

The Far Right

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

The social media company also bans Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.

Facebook

Facebook broke Canada privacy laws: Watchdog

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien pledges to seek a court order to force Facebook to change its practices.

Facebook broke Canada privacy laws: Watchdog

Facebook

Facebook bans UK far-right groups

Tech giant says it will also ban content that 'expresses praise or support' for far-right individuals and groups.

Facebook bans UK far-right groups

Social media

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Social media sites were inaccessible to many users across the globe on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

About $20m went towards security for Mark Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9m the prior year.

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

India

Facebook says has made headway against abuses before India polls

US-based social media giant acknowledges, however, that gaps remain in its 'election integrity' efforts.

Facebook says has made headway against abuses before India polls

Science & Technology

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Bill would require social media sites to carry warnings on posts the government deems false and remove certain comments.

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

India elections 2019

Facebook removes dozens of Indian pages ahead of polls

Total of 805 pages, accounts linked to Indian opposition party, Pakistani military removed for 'inauthentic behaviour'.

Facebook removes dozens of Indian, Pakistani pages

Facebook

'Long overdue': Facebook bans white nationalism on its platforms

Social network extends ban on hate speech to prohibit promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.

Europe

EU backs copyright reforms in blow to big tech

Reforms will force Google to pay publishers for use of their content, a move critics say threatens the free internet.

EU backs copyright reforms in blow to big tech

New Zealand

French Muslims sue Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) says the companies disseminate materials that encourage terrorism.

French Muslims sue Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage

Social media

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

Security website's report forces social media giant to admit its servers stored millions of passwords in plain text.

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords without encryption

New Zealand attack

PM Ardern vows never to say gunman's name

Attacker Tarrant's desire for infamy made clear by his 74-page manifesto and move to live stream Friday's attack.

NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform