Facebook

Facebook deletes 783 'inauthentic' pages, accounts tied to Iran

Social media company says removed accounts were part of an Iranian campaign targeting people in more than 20 countries.

Facebook deletes 783 'inauthentic' pages, accounts tied to Iran

Privacy & Surveillance

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use

A Facebook research app privacy guidelines by collecting private data like internet history, location data and messages.

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use

Facebook

WhatsApp limits forwards to 5 recipients to check fake news

WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, expands five-recipient limit first enforced in India where fake news led to mob lynchings.

WhatsApp limits forwards to 5 recipients to check fake news

Media

Facebook gives Netflix and Spotify access to users' messages: NYT

Facebook gave large tech companies access to users' data, including private messages, New York Times reports.

Facebook gives Netflix and Spotify access to users' messages: NYT

Asia Pacific

Facebook removes hundreds of pages linked to Myanmar's army

Social media giant has faced intense criticism for ineffective response to malicious posts against Rohingya minority.

Facebook removes hundreds of pages linked to Myanmar's army

Europe

France to impose new tax on internet and tech giants

Paris estimates it will make $570m in 2019 by introducing a new levy on large internet and tech firms from January 1.

France to impose new tax on internet and tech giants

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli PM's son gets brief ban on Facebook

Facebook account of Benjamin Netanyahu's son blocked for 24 hours after message calling for expulsion of Palestinians.

Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli PM, gets brief ban on Facebook

The Listening Post

What happened to Zuckerberg's 2018 resolution to 'fix Facebook'?

Multiple scandals have exposed the business calculations the company has made, which contradict its feel-good image.

The Listening Post

Resolutions vs reality: Facebook's disastrous 2018

Facebook's end-of-year wrap glossed over most of its own bad news. Plus, US immigration raids caught on camera.

UpFront

Would Donald Trump be president without Facebook?

Author and tech pioneer Jaron Lanier explains how social media can feed into people's insecurities.

Would Donald Trump be president without Facebook?

UpFront

Is Facebook ruining the world?

We challenge visionary Jaron Lanier on why he thinks we all need to delete our social media accounts immediately.

Is Facebook ruining the world?

UpFront

Will Saudi Arabia execute one of its top clerics?

We talk to the son of cleric Salman al-Awdah and debate the danger of social media with tech pioneer Jaron Lanier.

Facebook

Social media critic Jaron Lanier: Zuckerberg should step aside

Computer scientist calls on Facebook CEO to resign saying 'it would be good for the world'.

Social media critic Jaron Lanier: Zuckerberg should step aside

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.