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Zuckerberg holds firm on stance to allow false political ads on Facebook

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes people should judge for themselves what politicians are saying

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. File photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Facebook slammed by own employees for political ad policy

Oct 29, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Facebook's policy which lets politicians lie in ads is 'a threat to what FB stands for,' says an employee letter signed by hundreds of Facebook workers

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


[EDITORIAL] Bibliya ng Facebook: OK lang magsinungaling, basta may K ka

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:12 AM

A new world order is emerging where a social media platform like Facebook is king. And who checks Facebook? No one.

IFCN explains Facebook's 'partnership' with right-wing-funded site

Oct 25, 2019 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) The right-wing site, the Daily Caller, is not an IFCN signatory and IFCN does not appoint Facebook's fact checkers

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Facebook's Zuckerberg open to scaling back Libra plan

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:36 AM

(UPDATED) The Facebook CEO says it's willing to scale back plans for its digital coin Libra if it cannot win regulatory approval as a new currency for global exchanges

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on "An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP


Facebook 'big' project on journalism set for this week

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Facebook is set to make a 'big announcement' this week aimed at supporting news and journalism, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on "An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019.  Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


Facebook says it will deliver News Corp stories

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Articles by News Corp, which includes titles like The Wall Street Journal, can be found in a tab separate from Facebook's trademark news feed

FACEBOOK. A picture taken on August 28, 2019 shows the logo of US online social media and social networking service, Facebook. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

Zuckerberg defends Facebook's hands-off policy for politicians

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:43 AM

The CEO says Facebook still may remove content from political leaders or others when it may lead to 'harm'

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


Group behind Facebook's Libra coin announces 21 founding members

Oct 15, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Libra initially hopes the number of companies backing it would increase from an initial 28 to 'well over 100.' Instead, the list has shrunk following criticism from regulators.

Facebook chief hosts conservative guests amid bias debate

Oct 15, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Zuckerberg confirms hosting a series of dinners with right-wing figures amid accusations that the social media platform stifles conservative voices

ZUCKERBERG. This file photo taken on June 24, 2016 shows Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


U.S., allies push Facebook for access to encrypted messages

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Facebook's plan to roll out encryption on its platforms may risk weakening law enforcement's ability to detect criminal acts, including child pornography and terrorism

Zuckerberg discusses Twitter, TikTok, Big Tech breakup in leaked audio

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:08 PM

A two-hour audio recording of the Facebook CEO at internal meetings comes out

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Zuckerberg meets Trump, senators; nixes breaking up Facebook

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The world's biggest social network is facing a myriad of regulatory and legal questions surrounding issues like competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency in political advertising

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to a meeting with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) on September 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg also met with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to discuss internet regulation. Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFP Zach Gibson / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Zuckerberg sets talks in Washington on 'future regulation'

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The news comes with federal and state anti-trust enforcers looking into potential anti-competitive actions by Facebook, and with US lawmakers debating national privacy legislation

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo taken on May 24, 2018 Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Zuckerberg says new Facebook panel can overrule him

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

The 'independent oversight board' will have the final say on these matters of what belongs on the social platform

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


Facebook hiring journalists to curate its new News Tab

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg has said he wanted 'to make sure that to the extent that we can, we're funding as much high-quality journalism as possible'

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


U.S. slaps $5 billion fine, curbs on Facebook in privacy probe

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation

Zuckerberg says U.S. government inaction allowed fake news to spread

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Mark Zuckerberg calls on governments to further regulate private data, political advertising and step up efforts to prevent state actors from interfering in US elections

POINTING BLAME. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Facebook says CEO did not ignore personal data issues

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:40 AM

'We have fully cooperated with the FTC's investigation to date and provided tens of thousands of documents, emails and files,' says a Facebook spokesperson.

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


No special treatment: fake video of Zuckerberg stays on Instagram

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'We will treat this content the same way we treat all misinformation on Instagram,' says an Instagram spokesperson

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. File photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch in 2020 – BBC

May 24, 2019 - 7:53 PM

'GlobalCoin' would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, BBC says on its website

Breakup isn't the answer, Facebook's Zuckerberg says

May 24, 2019 - 10:35 AM

He argues that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


Break up Facebook, says company's co-founder

May 10, 2019 - 2:21 PM

In an editorial published in The New York Times, Chris Hughes says Mark Zuckerberg's 'focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks'

BREAK UP FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Federal regulators want to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s privacy lapses

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The Federal Trade Commission in past investigations have spared Zuckerberg, but this could soon change

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


No plans to delay Facebook livestreams despite New Zealand massacre – Zuckerberg

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Mark Zuckerberg, in an interview with ABC's 'Good Morning America' on April 4, also says he had confidence in measures put in place by Facebook to prevent interference in next year's US presidential election

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. File photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Facebook’s week: On disappearing posts, internet regulation, and livestream restrictions plans

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Five major Facebook stories broke last week. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

ZUCKERBERG AND FACEBOOK. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Facebook wants 'more active' government regulation

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:41 AM

In the Philippines, Vice President Leni Robredo pushes for laws against the 'deliberate, organized, and large-scale distribution of fake news on social media'

RULES NEEDED. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says regulation needs to be updated for the internet. File photo by Luis Gene/AFP

Zuckerberg sees Facebook future in private, small-scale messaging

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Zuckerberg's announcement is a strategic shift for Facebook as it seeks to navigate a drawn-out crisis over privacy and data protection

ZUCKERBERG. This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows the CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. AFP file photo   Facebook was confronted on September 9, 2016 with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE


Bezos, Gates and Buffett still top the world's ultra rich – Forbes

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:14 PM

According to the list by Forbes, the riches of Jeff Bezos, 55, have swelled by $19 billion in one year and he is now worth $131 billion

TOP 3. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, followed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Bezos file photo by David Ryder/AFP; Gates file photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock; Buffett file photo by AFP

UK Parliament calls Facebook 'digital gangsters' which violated privacy laws

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:02 PM

(UPDATED) British lawmakers' 18-month investigation into disinformation and 'fake news' also accuses Facebook of failing to faithfully fight Russia's alleged attempts to influence elections

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on March 28, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon for the social networking app Facebook on a smart phone screen. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

New York Times pokes Zuckerberg with anniversary video

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

'Happy Birthday, Facebook! 15 years today -- and what a rollercoaster it has been,' reads the message released

15 YEARS. The New York Times takes a dig at Facebook's problems. Screenshot from video.

As Facebook turns 15, Zuckerberg sees it as a 'positive' force despite firestorm

Feb 05, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Even as Facebook is facing a wave of criticism over issues of manipulation, misinformation, abuse and other social ills, Zuckerberg said it would be a mistake 'to overly emphasize the negative' impacts of social media and the internet

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg still sees the positives in social media and Facebook in particular. File photo from Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile

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Jan 25, 2019 - 8:57 PM

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'We don't sell people's data,' says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The CEO argues that targeting ads based on interests was different from selling people's data

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Facebook's recent anti-election meddling efforts

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Is Facebook better prepared to combat election meddling in 2019?

WAR ROOM. Will the 'War Room' be reactivated for the Philippine elections? The room was the nerve center for the fight against misinformation and manipulation of the largest social network by foreign actors trying to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere. Photo by Noah Berger/AFP


[OPINION] What's the right thing to do? #DeleteFacebook

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Facebook will not change unless we change

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Mark Zuckerberg challenges himself to host discussions on tech in 2019

Jan 09, 2019 - 2:14 PM

A new year, a new Mark Zuckerberg resolution

ZUCKERBERG'S RESOLUTIONS. This file photo taken on February 21, 2016 shows the CEO and co-founder of the social networking website Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a press conference in Barcelona. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Will Facebook's 2019 continue the failings of 2018?

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Zuckerberg's promise this year? To keep working on the unfinished business of 2018

Zuckerberg sees 'progress' for Facebook after tumultuous year

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the platform has become more 'proactive' in dealing with issues facing the communities this year through various initiatives

TOUGH YEAR. Earlier this year, Zuckerberg was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign. File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

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Dec 06, 2018 - 12:25 PM

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Zuckerberg defends Facebook in new data breach controversy

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:56 AM

A British parliamentary committee investigating whether the social media behemoth was being used to manipulate the results of elections publishes 250 pages of internal Facebook documents

Facebook was warned of alleged Russian meddling back in 2014

Nov 28, 2018 - 7:47 AM

Internal Facebook emails show the company's engineers telling management in October 2014 that Russian IP addresses were accessing 3 billion data points a day

MIA. A demonstrator wearing a mask of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg poses outside Portcullis house in London to question the refusal of Zuckerberg to give evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee investigation into disinformation and €˜fake news€™ at the Houses of Parliament in London on November 27, 2018. AFP Photo/Gabriel Sainhas/UK Parliament


UK Parliament seizes internal Facebook documents on privacy, data handling

Nov 26, 2018 - 2:42 PM

The internal documents are said to include emails between senior Facebook staff, and express the decisions they made prior to the Cambridge Analytica breach, as well as what Facebook higher-ups knew about the company's privacy policies

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Facebook's Zuckerberg says he is not considering resigning

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'That's not the plan,' Zuckerberg tells CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman

FACEBOOK'S CHAIRMAN. In this file photo, the chief executive officer and founder of Facebook attends the fourth day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 14, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:49 AM

An independent body to be constituted in the coming year will act as a 'higher court' of sorts, considering appeals of content removal decisions made by the social network, Zuckerberg says


Facebook aims to quell new storm over Russian efforts, lobbying

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 AM

A new report claims that the social network employed a firm that used smear tactics to fight back against critics, opponents

FACEBOOK. Facebook said Thursday, November 15, 2018 it was severing ties with a political consultancy that sought to discredit critics of the social networking giant using questionable campaign-style tactics. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP


Facebook is least trusted tech company by Americans when it comes to data – study

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Other companies included in the survey are Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018, 100 cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, put up by protesters. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


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