Facebook has said it will move to block the sharing or viewing of news links on its platform in Australia in response to a proposed law compelling tech giants to pay for journalism.
Facebook has announced it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.
Parler, the right-wing friendly social network which was forced offline following the US Capitol attack, said it is relaunching.
Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism.
Swansea midfielder Yan Dhanda says Facebook’s decision to keep open the account of the person who racially abused him on social media has provided “more fuel for hate”.
Swansea have criticised Facebook’s response to the racist abuse experienced by Yan Dhanda.
Facebook says the person who racially abused Swansea’s Yan Dhanda will only be temporarily blocked from sending Instagram messages and not have their account shut down.
Facebook is working to catch child sexual exploitation content it may have missed as a result of a technical issue after changes the firm made late last year.
Priti Patel has told tech giants they have a social responsibility to take down anti-vaccination content and wider misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
Social media companies have become “havens for abuse” and must introduce measures to prevent offenders operating anonymously on their platforms, football’s leaders have said.
Facebook’s proposed move to a privacy model of end-to-end encryption “poses an existential threat to child protection”, a senior National Crime Agency (NCA) official has claimed.
A mass legal action has been launched on behalf of at least one million UK Facebook users over claims that the social media giant failed to protect their personal data.
Facebook is to start helping people find out where and when they can get vaccinated against coronavirus.
Teenager Molly Russell engaged with tens of thousands of social media posts in the six months before she died, including content which “raised concerns”, a coroner has heard.
Myanmar’s new military authorities appear to have cut most access to the internet as they face a rising tide of protest over the coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected civilian government.
Military authorities in charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week’s coup and shut Twitter and Instagram, as residents in the nation’s biggest city again banged pots and plastic bottles to show their opposition to the army takeover.
Facebook’s supreme court has flexed its muscles for the first time, overturning four of five decisions the social network made on contentious posts.
Facebook capped a tumultuous 2020 with soaring earnings in the final quarter, but the company has forecast challenges in 2021 that include a coming privacy update by Apple that could limit the social network’s ad targeting capabilities.
Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people.
Newspaper bosses have called for media organisations to receive a larger portion of the profits their content generates on online platforms.
The Conservative Party’s collection of the personal data of 10 million voters around their ethnicity and religion was illegal, the Information Commissioner has told MPs.
The European Union has called on Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news that is eating away at Western democracies.
Facebook News, the social network’s new section dedicated to personalised news content, has launched in the UK.
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A fake Elgin City football account has surfaced on Facebook.
Google has threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.
Facebook’s “supreme court” has been asked to decide whether Donald Trump should remain suspended indefinitely after the Capitol riots which led to a social media backlash against the former US president.
Facebook’s revelation that it expects reports of child sexual abuse to drop once its controversial encryption plans go ahead have been branded a “remarkable admission” by the NSPCC.
Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross invited the public to grill him live on Facebook this evening and ended up answering a number of unexpected questions.
Twitter failed to move fast and aggressive enough to tackle conspiracy theories before the US Captiol riots, a senior executive for the social network has told MPs.