Facebook, Google Battle Australia Over Proposed Revenue-Share Law

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 15:01:35 +0530 - social

Facebook said it will block news sharing on its platforms in Australia if the government goes ahead with a law to force it, and Alphabet's Google, to pay local media outlets for featuring their content on its platforms.

Facebook Improving Hate Speech Detection Ahead of Myanmar Election

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:29:45 +0530 - social

Facebook said on Tuesday that it was preparing for Myanmar's general election in November by improving the detection and removal of hate speech and content that incites violence and preventing the spread of misinformation.

Facebook Partners With External Researchers to Study Its Impact During US Election

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:40:45 +0530 - social

Facebook said on Monday it is partnering with external researchers to examine the impact of the social media site on society during the 2020 US presidential election.

Facebook's Failure to Remove 'Kenosha Guard' Militia Page an 'Operational Mistake': Zuckerberg

Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2020 10:44:06 +0530 - social

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took responsibility and faulted his company for not removing the page and event for a militia group before two people were killed at a protest in Kenosha, saying it was "largely an operational mistake".

Facebook Removes Kenosha Guard Page, Accounts of 17-Year-Old Arrested Over US Shootings

Posted on Thu, 27 Aug 2020 11:20:26 +0530 - social

Facebook on Wednesday removed accounts of a teenager accused of a deadly shooting spree during protests in the US city of Kenosha, along with pages of a local militia.

Facebook Officials to Be Summoned by Delhi Panel as Proceedings Begin on ‘Hateful Content’ Issue

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:33:32 +0530 - social

Delhi Assembly panel on peace and harmony decided on Tuesday to summon Facebook officials as it initiated proceedings over complaints about the social media giant's alleged "deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content" in India.

Facebook Shares Data on International Crimes in Myanmar With UN Investigators

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 11:14:56 +0530 - social

Facebook says it has shared data with United Nations investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence.

Facebook News Planned for Launch in India, Brazil, France, Germany, the UK

Posted on Wed, 26 Aug 2020 10:51:39 +0530 - social

Facebook said on Tuesday it plans to launch its news service in India, Brazil, France, Germany, and the UK in the coming months, after having introduced the feature in the United States last year.

Facebook to Pay More Than $110 Million in Back Taxes in France

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:41:10 +0530 - social

Facebook's French subsidiary has agreed to pay more than EUR 100 million ($118 million) in back taxes, including a penalty, after a ten-year audit of its accounts by French tax authorities, the company said on Monday.

Delhi Panel to Initiate Proceedings on Facebook's 'Inaction on Hateful Content' on Tuesday

Posted on Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:44:21 +0530 - social

A Delhi Assembly committee on peace and harmony will initiate on Tuesday proceedings in connection with complaints about the Facebook's alleged "deliberate and intentional inaction to contain hateful content" in India, according to an official statement issued on Monday.

Twitter Attaches Disclaimer on Trump's 'Mail Drop Boxes' Tweet

Posted on Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:57:47 +0530 - social

Twitter on Sunday placed a disclaimer on US President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing the promotion of drop boxes by Democrats as an option for voters, saying the tweet violated the company's "civic and election integrity" rules.

Facebook Denounces Hate and Bigotry, Its India Chief Says Amid Content Row

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:19:29 +0530 - social

Facebook is a non-partisan platform which denounces hate and bigotry, the company's India head said on Friday, amid a controversy over how the US social media giant regulates political content in its biggest market by number of users.