Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook must accept some state regulation

February 15, 2020 at 11:10PM Co-founder says site sits between telephone company and newspaper as content provider Facebook must accept some form of state regulation, acknowledging its status as a content provider somewhere between a newspaper and a telephone company, its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. He also claimed an era of clean democratic elections,Continue reading “Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook must accept some state regulation”

‘Can you post a meme?’: Facebook changes ad rules after Bloomberg exploits loophole

February 14, 2020 at 07:21PM Policy change involves what Facebook calls ‘branded content’, sponsored items posted by ordinary users who are typically paid by companies Facebook decided on Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network’s rules governing political ads, in a reversal that highlights difficultiesContinue reading “‘Can you post a meme?’: Facebook changes ad rules after Bloomberg exploits loophole”

Facebook considered letting users make profiles for people without them knowing, book claims

February 13, 2020 at 02:55PM Feature would be used to encourage people to sign up to site Facebook considered letting users make profiles for people without them knowing, book claims … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook considered letting users make profiles for people without them knowing, book claims

Facebook Dating launch blocked amid concerns over people’s personal data

February 13, 2020 at 10:52AM Feature was supposed to arrive in time for Valentine’s Day Facebook Dating launch blocked amid concerns over people's personal data … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Dating launch blocked amid concerns over people's personal data

Facebook pulls out of major tech event amid coronavirus fears

February 11, 2020 at 04:38PM Social network joins many of the world’s biggest companies, including Amazon, Sony and LG Facebook pulls out of major tech event amid coronavirus fears … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook pulls out of major tech event amid coronavirus fears

Facebook under attack for plan to secure people’s private messages with encryption

February 06, 2020 at 05:31PM NSPCC and British home secretary suggest added security could protect child abusers Facebook under attack for plan to secure people's private messages with encryption … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook under attack for plan to secure people's private messages with encryption

Facebook Libra’s promise of financial inclusion ‘doesn’t sound right’, Mastercard CEO says

February 04, 2020 at 02:58PM ‘It went from this altruistic idea into their own wallet,’ says Ajay Banga Facebook Libra's promise of financial inclusion 'doesn't sound right', Mastercard CEO says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra's promise of financial inclusion 'doesn't sound right', Mastercard CEO says

Facebook Messenger update lets parents see who their children are talking to and pictures they have sent

February 04, 2020 at 11:19AM Tool lets parents see a wide variety of data about how their children are communicating Facebook Messenger update lets parents see who their children are talking to and pictures they have sent … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Messenger update lets parents see who their children are talking toContinue reading “Facebook Messenger update lets parents see who their children are talking to and pictures they have sent”

Facebook commitment to free speech will ‘piss people off’, Zuckerberg says

February 01, 2020 at 08:03PM CEO defended Facebook’s decision not to ban political ads and said company will ‘stand up for free expression’ Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, has unveiled a new approach to political advertising which he described as a stand for the principles of free speech, but also one that will “pissContinue reading “Facebook commitment to free speech will ‘piss people off’, Zuckerberg says”

Facebook will ban false coronavirus posts in major change of policy

January 31, 2020 at 09:35AM Site usually allows misinformation about health issues to remain visible Facebook will ban false coronavirus posts in major change of policy … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook will ban false coronavirus posts in major change of policy

Falling Facebook stocks suggest scandals may finally be taking toll

January 29, 2020 at 11:20PM Shares drop 7% after hours despite fourth-quarter earnings report showing $21bn in revenue Facebook’s stocks stumbled on Wednesday afternoon after it posted fourth-quarter earnings, suggesting continuing scandals and regulatory roadblocks may finally be catching up with the social media giant. Shares fell 7% in after hours trading despite a reportedContinue reading “Falling Facebook stocks suggest scandals may finally be taking toll”

Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ names human rights expert to lead oversight board

January 29, 2020 at 11:17AM Content moderation initiative criticised for limitations of its reach Facebook 'Supreme Court' names human rights expert to lead oversight board … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook 'Supreme Court' names human rights expert to lead oversight board

Facebook launches new tool allowing users to see what it has learnt about them from the rest of the internet

January 28, 2020 at 10:55AM Feature can be used to remove information collected on third-party sites Facebook launches new tool allowing users to see what it has learnt about them from the rest of the internet … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook launches new tool allowing users to see what it has learnt aboutContinue reading “Facebook launches new tool allowing users to see what it has learnt about them from the rest of the internet”

‘Authoritarian’ Zuckerberg intends to use Facebook to re-elect Trump, says Hillary Clinton

January 27, 2020 at 02:09PM President’s 2016 opponent compares tech giant to ‘a foreign power’ yet claims co-founder has been persuaded ‘not to cross’ president 'Authoritarian' Zuckerberg intends to use Facebook to re-elect Trump, says Hillary Clinton … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: 'Authoritarian' Zuckerberg intends to use Facebook to re-elect Trump, says Hillary Clinton

Facebook Libra: Vodafone joins exodus from cryptocurrency project

January 22, 2020 at 11:36AM Mastercard, PayPal, and Visa have already quit the digital currency Facebook Libra: Vodafone joins exodus from cryptocurrency project … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook Libra: Vodafone joins exodus from cryptocurrency project

Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse

January 21, 2020 at 09:54AM Company has received sustained criticism over misuse of its platform Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook to hire 1,000 new UK staff as it tries to crack down on spam and abuse

Trump’s greatest ally in the coming election? Facebook | John Harris

January 20, 2020 at 06:00AM The internet giant has exempted politics from regulations on falsehood. Good news for a candidacy built on lies If you want to know why the worst president in US history currently stands a very good chance of winning again, consider a few facts. Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is already inContinue reading “Trump’s greatest ally in the coming election? Facebook | John Harris”

Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg defends its decision to allow false political ads

January 20, 2020 at 04:14PM Banning misleading ads would be an ‘inappropriate power’ for the social network, former deputy prime minister says Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg defends its decision to allow false political ads … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook PR boss Nick Clegg defends its decision to allow false political ads

Facebook blames ‘technical error’ for Xi Jinping offensive name translation gaffe

January 19, 2020 at 02:30AM Problem arises in translation of leader’s name from Burmese Tech giant ‘sincerely apologises for offence this has caused’ Facebook has blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologising for any offence causedContinue reading “Facebook blames ‘technical error’ for Xi Jinping offensive name translation gaffe”

Hypocrisy is at the heart of Facebook’s refusal to ban false political advertising | John Naughton

January 18, 2020 at 04:00PM Executive Andrew Bosworth’s handwringing about the company’s stance should not blind us to the fact that doing nothing is extremely lucrative for it On 20 December last, Andrew Bosworth, a long-time Facebook executive and buddy of the company’s supreme leader, Mark Zuckerberg, published a longish memo on the company’s internalContinue reading “Hypocrisy is at the heart of Facebook’s refusal to ban false political advertising | John Naughton”

Facebook translating Chinese president Xi Xinping’s name to ‘Mr S***hole’

January 18, 2020 at 11:45AM ‘Mr Shithole, President of China, arrives at 4pm,’ the translation stated Facebook translating Chinese president Xi Xinping's name to 'Mr S***hole' … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook translating Chinese president Xi Xinping's name to 'Mr S***hole'