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After removing supermodel Bella Hadid’s Instagram post, Facebook apologies

Instagram apologised to Palestinian-Dutch supermodel Bella Hadid after the social media platform removed a post she shared that showed a picture of her father’s passport with his birthplace listed as Palestine. According to Page Six, Instagram’s parent Facebook said the post shouldn’t have been removed. “To protect the privacy of our community, we don’t allow […]

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Facebook takes down Trump ads for violating policy against organized hate

In its online salvo against antifa and “far-left mobs,” President Trump’s reelection campaign displayed a marking the Nazis once used to designate political prisoners in concentration camps. A red inverted triangle was first used in the 1930s to identify Communists, and was applied as well to Social Democrats, liberals, Freemasons and other members of opposition […]

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Tech

European Union want monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation

The European Union wants social media platforms to submit monthly reports on how they’re handling misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The new guidelines were unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday and apply to companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter that have signed up to an existing EU code of conduct on disinformation. World health […]

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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram disables Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking […]

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Tech World

Facebook to start labeling pages and posts from state-controlled media

Facebook will start labeling the pages, posts and advertisements of state-controlled media outlets, the company announced Thursday. The labels will immediately start appearing on pages belonging to outlets such as state-run Russia Today and China’s Xinhua. Starting next week, users in the United States will start to see the label appear on these outlets’ individual […]

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Tech

Mark Zuckerberg faces angry employees in 90-minute video call

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a companywide meeting that he won’t change his mind about a decision to leave up posts shared by U.S. President Donald Trump last week that many workers felt violated the company’s policies against violent rhetoric. At an all-hands meeting via video chat on Tuesday, Zuckerberg […]

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World

Facebook employees angry with Zuckerberg for leaving up Trump’s ‘looting … shooting’ post

Facebook employees have spoken out in anger after CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he planned to take no enforcement action against a post by President Donald Trump following the killing of George Floyd. The staffers said the post has no place on Facebook, adding that they’re “disappointed” and “gravely concerned” it has not been removed. At […]

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World

Donald Trump spoke to Mark Zuckerberg hours after Twitter fact-checked Trump’s tweet

President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke on the phone Friday last week, CNN reported on Sunday. In a public Facebook post Friday, Zuckerberg explained why Facebook didn’t take action on Facebook and Instagram posts in which Trump threatened “looting” in Minneapolis would lead to “shooting.” “I’ve been struggling with how to respond […]

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Tech World

Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

United States President Donald Trump has escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order on Thursday challenging the liability protections in US law that serve as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. The move followed Twitter’s decision to apply fact checks to two of his tweets about voting. Trump said […]

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Social media companies shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called out Twitter for adding a fact-check to a tweet from President Trump. On Tuesday, Twitter added a fact-check label to Mr. Trump’s tweet about mail-in voting, along with a link directing users to information debunking the president’s false claims about mail-in voting fraud. In an interview with Fox News’ Dana […]

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Court orders grandmother to delete pictures of grandchildren posted on Facebook

A Dutch court has ordered a woman to remove photos of her grandchildren from Facebook, after she posted the images without permission from the children’s mother. The woman had been asked by her daughter to take down the pictures from Facebook and Pinterest several times, but she did not respond — so the family dispute […]

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Business

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Inc’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. The independent board, which some have dubbed Facebook’s “Supreme Court,” will be able to overturn decisions by the company and […]