China

Facebook apologises for rude mistranslation of Xi Jinping's name

Company blames technical glitch that 'caused incorrect translations' of Chinese leader's name from Burmese to English.

Facebook apologises for rude mistranslation of Xi Jinping's name

Opinion

Cambridge Analytica and the end of elections

The latest Cambridge Analytica leaks show just how compromised voting - one of the pillars of democracy - has become.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

AJ Impact

Firms sue Facebook in California for anti-competitive action

Four firms asked a US court to order Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to give up control of the company.

Firms sue Facebook in California for anti-competitive action

Opinion

It is time for Facebook to stop coddling the far right

The powerful social media platform is willingly enabling hate groups, white nationalists and far-right extremists.

David A Love

by David A Love

David A Love

AJ Impact

Facebook bans all ads that aim to limit US census participation

The census is used to determine each state's representation in the US Congress and to allocate federal funds.

Facebook bans all ads that aim to limit US census participation

AJ Impact

Australia threatens Facebook, Google with more competition rules

Australia has issued guidelines to ensure that technology companies do not lessen competition in media and advertising.

Australia threatens Facebook, Google with more competition rules

AJ Impact

Regulators take aim at 'Big Tech' over users' financial data

Financial security, data privacy and competition are key concerns facing digital payment services from tech firms.

Regulators take aim at 'Big Tech' over users' financial data

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

AJ Impact

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

AJ Impact

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

AJ Impact

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

AJ Impact

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'?

AJ Impact

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