Opinion

Thank you, Mr Zuckerberg!

Thanks to your data-collecting and data-selling Facebook machine, I'm a happy man.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Syria's War

Fake videos on social media about strikes against Syria

Several fake videos are making the rounds on social media allegedly showing Saturday morning's air strikes on Syria.

Fake videos on social media about strikes against Syria

Facebook

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled during second hearing

CEO of Facebook admitted his profile was also among the data exposed in the Cambridge Analytica leak.

Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled harder during second hearing

Facebook

What will Congress ask Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg?

Here are the questions the Facebook CEO will likely be asked as he makes his first appearance in Congress.

Egypt

Egypt bans Blue Whale 'social media suicide game'

Although the game has existed for two years, evidence linking actual suicides to the game has yet to be produced.

Egypt bans Blue Whale social media game over suicide claims

Social media

What's behind Israel's Arabic social media accounts?

Israeli social media accounts in Arabic aim to normalise Israel's occupation and whitewash its image, Palestinians say.

Digital occupation: What's behind Israel's social media in Arabic

Facebook

Facebook removes 135 accounts linked to Russian troll farm

The move comes as the social media platform faces criticism because of alleged mishandling of data.

Facebook removes 135 accounts linked to Russian troll farm

Social media

Iran to block Telegram messaging app: reports

The app, used during last year's protests, will be replaced by a similar app built by the government, officials say.

Iran to block Telegram messaging app: reports

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg apologises with full-page newspaper ads

'This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time.'

Zuckerberg apologises with full-page newspaper ads

Facebook

Elon Musk deletes Facebook of SpaceX, Tesla

Musk acted on WhatsApp cofounder's request to #deletefacebook.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook of SpaceX, Tesla

Facebook

Facebook under scrutiny over Cambridge Analytica case

US privacy watchdog to investigate social media company over potential breach of user confidentiality as stock falls.

Facebook

Facebook loses $40bn in share value over user data scandal

Cambridge Analytica, a London-based political consultancy that is owned by a UAE-linked company, is accused of gaining unauthorised access to the data of 50 million Facebook users.

Facebook

EU to investigate alleged Facebook data breach

Probe comes just days after news broke about the alleged misuse of personal data of 50 million Facebook users.

Social media

Lawsuit filed against anti-Qatar propaganda website

Qatar communication office files law suit in New York court against campaign promoting 'anti Qatar' propaganda adverts.

Doha sues 'QatarExposed' for spreading false info

Social media

'Trump consultants harvested Facebook data of millions'

The New York Times and London Observer find the company illegally used data to craft ads supporting Trump and Brexit.

'Cambridge Analytica harvested data of 50 million Facebook users'