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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Facebook acquires 9.99% equity stake in India’s Jio Platforms for $5.7 billion

Facebook Inc has announced a $5.7 billion investment in India’s Reliance Industries Ltd’s telecom unit. The social media giant’s investment will translate to a 9.99 per cent equity stake in Jio Platforms on a fully diluted basis, Jio said in a statement. Facebook on Wednesday said it would focus on collaborating its messaging platform WhatsApp with […]

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Mark Zuckerberg has staff blow-dry his armpits, book claims

Mark Zuckerberg has his communications staff blow-dry his armpits before big events and speeches, a new book on the Facebook founder and CEO claims. The 35-year-old had become famous for his perspiration during a 2010 televised interview when he became visibly nervous and started sweating profusely. Technology journalist Steven Levy, in his book ‘Facebook: The […]

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Business

Facebook changes branding for its products and services to FACEBOOK

Facebook introduces new branding for its products and services in an attempt to distinguish the company from its familiar app and website. Instagram and WhatsApp are among the services that will carry the new FACEBOOK brand in the next few weeks. The main Facebook app and website will retain its familiar blue branding. The new […]

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Payment giants withdraw from Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project

Mastercard, Visa, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra. The latest withdrawal comes after PayPal decided to withdraw last week. The withdrawal is a huge blow to the social network’s plans to launch its very own global currency. The project has drawn severe criticism and scrutiny from regulators and […]

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Facebook Messenger Bug Exposes Who You Chat With

A day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed plans that Facebook was moving towards a more privacy driven company. A cybersecurity company, Imperva, released details about the Facebook Messenger bug that allows potential hackers to learn who you were talking to on the popular chatting application. The bug was discovered last year, and exposed who […]