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Facebook denies 'censoring' 19th-century vagina painting

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:45 AM

This comes after Facebook fought for 5 years to avoid being taken to court in France over the case

FACEBOOK. How can you protect yourself online? File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Leaked Facebook files: Crucial numbers to know

May 23, 2017 - 8:14 PM

These figures show you the enormity of the task that the house that Zuckerberg built now faces

CENTER OF ATTENTION. Mark Zuckerberg and his company face new pressure to implement more effective changes immediately or else, inch closer to external regulation.

Uncovered moderation guidelines show Facebook in quagmire

May 22, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The Guardian shows the complexity Facebook faces in moderating sensitive content

IN VIEW. Uncovered Facebook moderation guidelines show how the social network processes flagged or reported content. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP


Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China – report

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:13 AM

The tool is part of the social network s attempt to reenter China where it has been banned since 2009

Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone (R), and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union. The premier social network underlined London's status as a global technology hub at a British company bosses' summit where Prime Minister Theresa May sought to allay business concerns about Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

Facebook makes changes to avoid political bias

May 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

These changes include clearer guidelines refresher training and more oversight

epa05130276 (FILE) A file picture dated 04 April 2013, shows Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pausing during an event at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Smartphone advertising fueled record earnings on 27 January 2016 for Facebook, as the company reported more than 1 billion US dollar in quarterly income for the first time - more than double the year before. Facebook netted 1.56 billion US dollar for 2015's fourth quarter, up 125 percent from 701 million for the same period in 2014. Revenues rose 52 percent year-on-year to 5.84 billion US dollar. The world's largest internet social network reported 3.69 billion US dollar in net income for the full year, up from 2.94 billion for 2014. Advertising accounts for nearly all of Facebook's revenue, and 80 percent of ad revenue came from adverts on Facebook's mobile sites. As of the end of 2015, Facebook had 1.59 billion active users worldwide, the company said, an increase of 40 million over the previous quarter. More than nine out of 10 users accessed Facebook via smartphones and tablets. Facebook has recently made changes to the way ads appear - between posts on user feeds, rather than to the side - to a noticeable spike in sales. EPA/PETER DaSILVA

Zuckerberg to meet with conservatives on bias claims

May 16, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Political commentator Glenn Beck and talk show host Dana Perino are among those invited to the meeting with Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg

epa04460916 A handout picture made available by Tsinghua University on 24 October 2014 shows Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a Q&A at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, 22 October 2014. EPA/TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Facebook denies anti-conservative bias, censorship

May 11, 2016 - 9:40 PM

We take these reports extremely seriously and have found no evidence that the anonymous allegations are true says Facebook executive Tom Stocky

epa04901364 (FILE) A file picture dated 28 November 2013 shows a man using the social networking site Facebook on his phone at a cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam. More than one billion people logged into the social media network Facebook in one day, marking a new record for the company, said Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on 27 August 2015. The 31-year-old entrepreneur said the milestone was the 'beginning of connecting the whole world,' according to a message on his Facebook site. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH