Facebook and Twitter will appear before US Congress to testify into Russian interference during the 2016 US presidential election while Google was yet to confirm.
Facebook Messenger Lite is a standalone, slimmed down version of the original Messenger app that offers core features of Messenger for places with slower than average Internet speeds.
Ireland’s High Court today ruled that the Court of Justice of the European Union must decide the rules on the transfer of data from European Facebook users to the US “to ensure consistency”.
False news that erroneously named a suspect in the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday spread on Google and Facebook before the services removed the posts in question, the two companies acknowledged Monday.
Technology giants Google, Facebook and Twitter failed miserably to stop publishing fake news related to Las Vegas massacre in which at least 59 people died and over 400 injured, media reported on Tuesday.
Some 470 accounts spent a total of approximately $100,000 between June 2015 to May 2017 on ads that touted fake or misleading news or drove traffic to pages with such messages, a Facebook official said.
Facebook said in a statement that it used modeling to estimate how many people saw at least one of the 3,000 ads.
Facebook Inc said it plans on Monday to turn over to the US Congress copies of some 3,000 ads that the social network says were bought on Facebook likely by people in Russia in the months before and after the 2016 US election.
Reportedly, Facebook is also working towards rolling out a video chat device that can recognise users’ faces.
The government-issued warrants, initially served to the social media giant in February just after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, pinpoint three specific users whose lawyers say are considered activists critical of the current administration.
The European Union on Thursday gave an ultimatum to Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies to rid their platforms of hate speech or face legal consequences.
Facebook is making it easier to find blood donors on its platform. Starting October 1 which is National Blood Donor Day, users in India will be able to sign-up to be blood donors.
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg responded to President Donald Trump’s accusation of bias, saying both sides of the political spectrum criticized the social network in the same ways.
Facebook said on Wednesday its efforts to fight fake news during Germany’s national elections included taking down tens of thousands of fake profiles in the final month of the campaign.
In a big win over business communication service rivals like Google’s Slack and Microsoft’s Team, Facebook’s Workplace has now signed up global retail giant Walmart as its customer.