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

New Zealand attack

Christchurch attacks: Should Facebook be commended or condemned?

Following the attacks in Christchurch that claimed 50 lives, Facebook has faced widespread criticism for allowing the grim livestream of the attacks for 17 minutes.

New Zealand attack

New Zealand PM to discuss attack's livestreaming with Facebook

A livestream of Friday's massacre was available to watch on various social media platforms hours after the incident.

New Zealand PM to discuss attack's livestreaming with Facebook

Social media

Global outrage over Facebook service outage

More than two billion people, around a quarter of the world's population, use Facebook.

Inside Story

Is enough being done to stop misinformation online?

Social media firms are under pressure to halt the spread of fake content on their platforms.

India elections 2019

'Fake news' on India-Pakistan crisis raises fears before election

Experts say India will be the biggest misinformation challenge among a host of closely-watched elections this year.

'Fake news' on India-Pakistan crisis raises fears before election

Indonesia

Facebook bans foreign political ads ahead of Indonesia elections

As scrutiny grows, the social media giant says its move is aimed at safeguarding 'election integrity' on its platform.

Facebook bans foreign political ads ahead of Indonesia elections

Social media

Is there a war on truth? Conversation with Maria Ressa

Renowned journalist, a TIME magazine 'Person of the Year', joins The Stream to discuss her fight for press freedom.

Is there a war on truth? Conversation with Maria Ressa

Russia

Russia's RT slams Facebook for blocking popular page

RT's subsidiary project that failed to disclose its Russian funding to visitors didn't violate rules, TV channel says.

Russia's RT slams Facebook for blocking 'wildly popular' page

Witness

Maria Ressa: War on Truth

In an era of disinformation, the CEO of Rappler takes on forces that she believes are undermining world democracies.