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CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing
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CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google face Senate hearing

Big tech seeks to retain 230 protections and defend content moderation
28 Oct 2020
Facebook Campus allows students to connect with classmates
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Facebook Campus allows students to connect with classmates

New Facebook feature allows students to create and join campus groups, discussions and more
11 Sep 2020
Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech
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Facebook Oversight Board: Excessive social media regulations could impact freedom of speech

Helle Thorning-Schmidt said, “we have to be a little bit careful than just demanding regulation”
4 Sep 2020
Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure
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Apple delays iOS 14 privacy changes after Facebook pressure

The social network complained that limiting the potential to target iOS users would see developers’ revenues collapse
4 Sep 2020
Facebook unveils new vulnerability disclosure policy
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Facebook unveils new vulnerability disclosure policy

The company will publish all flaws it discovers within 21 days, if third-party developers don’t respond to communication
4 Sep 2020
Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election
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Facebook will ban new political ads leading up to the presidential election

No new ads will be approved the week before the election
3 Sep 2020
The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book
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The House of Lords will never bring tech giants to book

The multiple ways politicians have tried to regulate social media are uniformly daft
8 Aug 2020
Twitter, Facebook remove Trump posts containing misinformation
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Twitter, Facebook remove Trump posts containing misinformation

President Trump falsely claims children are “almost immune” from the coronavirus
6 Aug 2020
Big tech antitrust investigation report expected by early fall
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Big tech antitrust investigation report expected by early fall

Report will detail antitrust allegations and contain recommendations on reigning in market power
24 Jul 2020
Facebook Messenger now features its own lock
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Facebook Messenger now features its own lock

Now you can lend your phone without worry about someone snooping through your Messenger app
22 Jul 2020
Stop Hate for Profit calls on Facebook to address hate on the platform
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Stop Hate for Profit calls on Facebook to address hate on the platform

Leaders of ad boycott call on Facebook to hire a C-suite executive with civil rights expertise
6 Jul 2020
Facebook flaw gave 5,000 developers access to users' data
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Facebook flaw gave 5,000 developers access to users' data

Information from users' profiles was accessible after the 90-day time limit had expired
2 Jul 2020
Facebook bans “violent” boogaloo network
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Facebook bans “violent” boogaloo network

Firm removes 200 accounts and 106 groups associated with the “anti-government” network
1 Jul 2020
Facebook ad boycott is ready to go global
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Facebook ad boycott is ready to go global

“The next frontier is global pressure,” says Jim Steyer, chief executive of Common Sense Media
29 Jun 2020
Verizon joins Facebook advertising boycott
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Verizon joins Facebook advertising boycott

Verizon takes a stand against Facebook, puts advertising campaigns on hold
26 Jun 2020
Facebook Forecast app can predict the future
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Facebook Forecast app can predict the future

Speculation on everything from COVID-19 to celebrity baby names is all in one app
25 Jun 2020
Trump tweet hit with a manipulated media warning label
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Trump tweet hit with a manipulated media warning label

Twitter and Facebook take action against social media posts from President Donald Trump
19 Jun 2020
Facebook buys street-level mapping start-up Mapillary
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Facebook buys street-level mapping start-up Mapillary

The social network plans to take on Apple and Google in ground-level mapping
19 Jun 2020
Civil rights groups call for a Facebook advertising boycott
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Civil rights groups call for a Facebook advertising boycott

Civil rights groups are urging major advertisers to boycott Facebook in July to help stop hate speech.
18 Jun 2020
Facebook to share more about privacy updates and changes
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Facebook to share more about privacy updates and changes

“Our work on privacy is never finished,” says chief privacy officer Michel Protti
18 Jun 2020
Biden campaign publishes an open letter to Facebook
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Biden campaign publishes an open letter to Facebook

Campaign urges Facebook to take action and “ensure we have a fair election this November”
15 Jun 2020
Study calls for Facebook to stop outsourcing content moderation
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Study calls for Facebook to stop outsourcing content moderation

Study also urges Facebook to double number of moderators and hire a content overseer
9 Jun 2020
Facebook launches Manage Activity for archiving and deleting old posts
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Facebook launches Manage Activity for archiving and deleting old posts

New Facebook feature allows users to manage their digital footprint
3 Jun 2020