Facebook, Google, Twitter Lawsuits Over San Bernardino Shooting Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook, Google and Twitter liable to victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California for letting Islamic State flourish on... Read more »

Facebook’s Leaked Content Moderation Documents Reveal Serious Problems

Facebook’s thousands of content moderators worldwide rely on a bunch of unorganised PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets to decide what content to allow on the social network, revealed a report. These guidelines,... Read more »

Facebook ‘Life Events’ Feature Redesigned, Rolling Out to Mobile and Desktop in Coming Days

Facebook is redesigning its “Life Events” feature with useful updates that can help users spruce up the posts marking the important moments that they want to remember and share. Facebook introduced the “Life... Read more »

Internal Facebook Emails Show How Company Burnt Rivals, Struck Deals Over Data

Internal emails at Facebook, including those involving Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, were published online by a committee of U.K. lawmakers investigating social media’s role in the spread of fake news. The... Read more »

Facebook Has a ‘Black People Problem’: Ex-Employee Spotlights Race Issues in Public Memo

Mark Luckie, a digital strategist and former journalist, says he accepted the job offer from Facebook reluctantly. At first, he didn’t want to move to Silicon Valley from Atlanta, where he had... Read more »

WhatsApp Testing In-Notification Video Playback on iPhone

WhatsApp recently made iOS beta app available to the public, and now the company is said to be testing a new feature that will enable iPhone users to view videos sent on... Read more »

Facebook’s Outgoing Communications Chief Takes Fall for Hiring PR Firm Definers

The outgoing head of Facebook’s communications team on Wednesday took responsibility for the controversial hiring of a conservative consulting firm accused of using “black ops” style techniques, acknowledging critics including investor George... Read more »

Facebook Messenger Goes Down in Several Parts of the World

Several users in the US and Europe late on Monday, and on Tuesday, reported that Facebook Messenger was not working for them. According to DownDetector.com, a portal that tracks when outages happen... Read more »

China Scours Social Media Erases Thousands of Accounts

China’s top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet, it said late on Monday.... Read more »

Facebook Says Removed 14 Million Terror-Related Piece of Content So Far

Facebook has removed more than 14 million “pieces of terrorist content” on its platform till September this year that was related to the Islamic State (IS), Al Qaeda and their affiliates. In... Read more »