Tag Archives: Criticism of Facebook

03Nov/17

Facebook investigating WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Trump, Zuckerberg face-off ahead of Russia hearing

President Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg face off online as the social media giant prepares to hand congressional investigators 3,000 political ads that it says were likely purchased by Russian entities during and after last year’s presidential contest. Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Continue reading

07Sep/17

Facebook discovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign

Facebook says that is has uncovered a Russian-funded campaign to spread divisive social and political messages over its network. Continue reading

10Jul/17

U.S. judge dismisses Facebook tracking lawsuit

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses it of tracking users’ browsing activities even after they’ve logged out of their Facebook accounts. According to the judge, plaintiffs could have kept their online activity private but chose not to. Continue reading

26Apr/17

Little Facebook could do amid rise in live murders – expert

With a second brutal murder broadcast live on Facebook in as many weeks, the social media giant faces scrutiny. But with over 1.9 billion users, there is little the company can do to better police the content users upload, according to social media experts.
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18Apr/17

Zuckerberg vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will keep ‘doing all we can to prevent tragedies’ like the Cleveland murder posting from happening. Continue reading

06Feb/17

German court hears Syrian’s ‘selfie with Merkel’ case against Facebook

A German court holds its first hearing in the case of a Syrian refugee who is suing Facebook after the social networking site declined to remove posts linking him to crimes and militant attacks.

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06Feb/17

Mobile ads power Facebook’s growth

The social networking company’s profit more than doubled on surprisingly fast growth of its mobile ad business. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

08Oct/15

Facebook’s “Like” button set to get more emotive

Facebook launches a pilot test of “Reactions”, which will allow users to express a range of emotions, instead of just “Like”.

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