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Whistlblower claims Facebook used by authoritarian regimes like China

Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, testified before the US Senate on Tuesday, claiming that the social media platform is "definitely" being used...

Social media giants face million-dollar fines in Russia

Western social media giants Telegram, Facebook and Twitter will be called into a Moscow court this month where they will face fines of nearly $1 million...

Irish body fines WhatsApp $267M for failure to disclose how it...

An Irish watchdog on Thursday said it has levied a record fine against WhatsApp - close to $270 million - for failing to disclose...

US trade body files new anti-monopoly case vs Facebook

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an amended its anti-monopoly complaint against Facebook on Thursday, accusing it of a "buy-or-bury" scheme against competitors to...

Instagram, Facebook can soon have option to hide ‘like’ counts

The tiny red hearts that appear under Instagram photos of kids, kittens and sandwiches can be a source of stress for many users, an...

Facebook to allow users to ask for takedown of flagged content

Facebook on Tuesday announced a change that will allow users to petition its Oversight Board to have flagged content removed from the social platform.   Previously,...

US judge approves Facebook’s $650-M settlement over photo face-tagging suit

A US federal judge on Friday approved a $650-million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric...

Facebook plans $1-billion investment to support news industry

Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, said it plans to invest $1 billion to “support the news industry” over the next three years. The social networking giant,...

Facebook to take action vs wrong information, news on Covid vaccine

Facebook announced on Monday that the company would take action against users and groups on Facebook and Instagram that spread misinformation about the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine...

US oversight board overturns Facebook’s removal of four posts

An United States oversight board composed of experts outside Facebook announced on Friday its first rulings on the company's removal of posts, reversing the social media company's decisions...
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