Myanmar

Hate speech flourished on Facebook in Myanmar

Report says social media giant failed to prevent its platform from being used to incite hatred and fuel violence.

Facebook says human rights report shows should do more in Myanmar

The Listening Post

Brazil's elections: Is social media overtaking the mainstream?

Is social media driving the campaign of far-right frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro? Plus, online abuse of female journalists.

Al Jazeera Documentaries

Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network

From violence to hate speech, self-harm to child abuse, is Facebook putting profit before safety?

Facebook

Facebook says nearly 50 million user accounts breached in attack

The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media network.

Facebook says nearly 50 million user accounts breached in attack

US & Canada

Facebook, Twitter grilled over foreign influence in US elections

The social media giants have been warned that new laws could be on the way to stop them from being a platform for election fraud.

Counting the Cost

Social media influencers and those who pay them

Should online celebrities come clean about being paid to promote certain brands or services like plastic surgery?

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