Facebook suspends Trump campaign data firm Cambridge Analytica
Facebook says it has suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm hired by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, after reports it harvested the profile information of millions of US voters without their permission.
French court throws out Facebook 'censorship' case
A French court on Thursday dismissed a case brought by a French teacher who wanted to sue the US social media giant over his claims that his page was censored when he posted a nude painting by Gustave Courbet.
Blackberry Sues Facebook Over Messaging Apps
Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry has sued Facebook accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps. BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications and is seeking an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given. Facebook and its wholly-owned…
EU aims to tax internet giants at 'two to six percent
The EU will soon unveil a plan for taxing major internet companies like Amazon and Facebook by imposing a levy of two to six percent on revenues in every country where they operate, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. "The range will be from two to six percent; but closer to two than…
Prehistoric 'Venus" Statue Too Hot For Facebook
The prehistoric "Venus of Willendorf" figurine, considered a masterpiece of the palaeolithic era, has been censored by Facebook, drawing an indignant response from the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where it is on display. The tiny statuette of a voluptuous naked woman, which is some 30,000 years old, was discovered in the Austrian village of…
Facebook jobs service spreading to more countries
Facebook on Wednesday announced that its year-old job-hunting service is expanding to dozens more countries, aiming to connect members with local work.Facebook vice president Alex Himel described the move into more than 40 countries as a "new stage of the diversification of the social network."
Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU
The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook users may soon be able to thumbs-down posts
As if to provide an alternative to the thumbs-up button, Facebook has confirmed it is testing a new ‘downvote’ button. The button will let people hide comments on their Facebook pages and also provide feedback about them. The feature is only for use in the US at the moment. The move has long been anticipated…
Facebook reports revenue growth for Nigerian SMEs on platform
Social media giant, Facebook has stressed the importance of digital platforms for the growth of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. It claimed in that the platform has increased profit for users. This is even as the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo met with Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, at the…
Facebook acknowledges social media's risks to democracy
Facebook acknowledged Monday that widespread use of social media can be harmful to democracy, while pledging to work to minimize these risks. The world's biggest social network's comments were the latest response to persistent criticism for its role in allowing the spread of misinformation, reinforcing "filter bubbles" and facilitating harassment of dissidents and activists. "Now,…
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube were pressed in Congress Wednesday over their reliance on artificial intelligence and algorithms to keep their powerful platforms clear of violent extremist posts.