Platform News: Facebook usage

Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

Late last week Facebook verified it had been temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and some other new bands in the run-up to tomorrows hotly contested US pre...

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Tech CEO’s to defend key law in front of US Senate panel

The CEO’s of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will inform US lawmakers in a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is essential to free expressio...

Zuckerberg and Chan

Zuckerberg and Chan donate $100 million more to US election infrastructure

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, have stated that they will donate an extra $100 million to support election officials and fina...


Facebook bans ‘militarized’ calls for poll watching

Facebook has prohibited calls for poll watching that use “militarized language” as it tightened a slew of restrictions before US elections next month amid mounting alar...


Organisers of the Facebook ad boycott ask EU businesses to join campaign

Organisers of a Facebook advertising boycott stated on Thursday the effort would”not go away” until their concerns were addressed and they would request advertisers in ...

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook fails to protect civil rights, audit says

Facebook’s decisions to allow controversial posts by President Donald Trump established a “terrible precedent” that could allow the platform to be “weaponiz...

Roger Stone

Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone

Facebook has removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to US President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook ad boycott organizers see ‘no commitment to action’ in Zuckerberg meeting

Organisers of a growing Facebook advertising boycott said they saw “no commitment to action” after meeting with Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US platform chiefs to testify before House antitrust panel later this month

The Chief Executive Officers of some of the worlds leading platform businesses,  Amazon.com, Apple Inc, Google and Facebook will appear before a US House of Representatives panel o...

Platform News: Facebook usage

P&G says will not disclose advertising decisions as Facebook ad boycott grows

Procter & Gamble will not make any announcements about its activities on advertising platforms, in response to a question about whether it will join the growing ad boycott agai...

Platform News: Facebook meeting

Facebook will label newsworthy posts that break rules as ad boycott widens

Facebook has said it will start labelling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authori...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of US election

Facebook has said it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company’s ...

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg promises a review of content policies after backlash

Facebook’s Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said he would consider changes to the policy that led the company to leave up controversial posts by President Trump during rec...

Mark Zuckerberg

Early Facebook staffers denounce Zuckerberg stance on Trump posts

Nearly three dozen former employees from Facebook’s early days have blasted founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to act against controversial posts by US Pres...