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Facebook estimates hate speech seen in 1 out of 1000 views on its platform

Facebook for the very first time on Thursday revealed numbers on the incidence of hate speech on its stage, stating that from every 10,000 content viewpoints in the third quarter, ...


Instagram pauses ‘recent’ search listings on US site to stop fake election news

Facebook-owned Instagram has said that it had been making adjustments to its image sharing platform for US users to prevent the spread of misinformation round the November the 3rd ...


Irish regulator probes handling of children’s data on Instagram

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two queries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social system titans handling of children’s perso...


UK watchdog: Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers

Facebook-owned Instagram has consented measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its own photo and video platform, the UK’s Competition and Mar...


Explainer: Facebook and TikTok’s tense history

Facebook’s just escalated a fight with TikTok with yesterdays official launch of its new short-video feature Reels, a service embedded within ultra popular Instagram app.


Facebook launches its TikTok-like product inside Instagram

Facebook has rolled out its version of social networking TikTok in over 50 other countries, including the United States. The new short-form video service named Reels sits within th...

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Facebook smashes revenue estimates amid pandemic

Facebook beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue and forecast similar growth ahead, as businesses tapped its digital ads tools despite an unprecedented boycott and the...

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UK criticises Twitter and Instagram for being slow to remove anti-Semitic posts

UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel said on Sunday she had requested Twitter and Instagram for a full explanation of why comments made by rap artist Wiley remained on the media platform...


News Short: Instagram rolls out shopping feature in US

Instagram has said it was launching a new feature that will allow users to browse and buy products from brands and creators without leaving the app.


Canadian banks join the boycott of Facebook platforms

Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed that they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc begun by US civil rights groups seeking to pressure the world’s largest soc...


Verizon suspends advertising on Facebook, joins the growing boycott

Verizon Communications said it was pausing advertising on Facebook, in support of a campaign that called out the social media giant for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its ...


German court reimposes data curbs on Facebook

Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the US social net...

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Patagonia joins The North Face in Facebook ad boycott

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia will pause its ads on Facebook and Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, making it the latest company to join a boycott campaign organised ...


Facebook removes hundreds more accounts as right-wing violence spreads

Facebook has removed almost 900 accounts associated with the far-right Proud Boys and American Guard, including those belonging to Proud Boys supporters who marched into a protest ...