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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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Jan 09, 2019 - 8:22 PM

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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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Nov 22, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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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


Duterte on dynasty and dark skin, shrinking fish in the market, Mark Zuckerberg | Midday wRap

Oct 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

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Several Facebook investors back proposal to oust Zuckerberg as chairman

Oct 18, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The proposal asks that Zuckerberg be removed as chairman, and make the position independent from his role as CEO

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Facebook unveils upgraded wireless Oculus headset in VR push

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:21 AM

'This is the wireless virtual reality experience we have been waiting for,' says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

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Sep 14, 2018 - 3:31 PM

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Facebook 'better prepared' for election meddling, Zuckerberg says

Sep 13, 2018 - 11:28 PM

Zuckerberg, posting on his Facebook page, outlines a series of steps the leading social network has taken to protect against misinformation and manipulation campaigns aimed at disrupting elections.

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify following a break during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee joint hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Facebook chief says internet firms in 'arms race' for democracy

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:01 AM

A day before the tech hearings, Mark Zuckerberg chimes in

ZUCKERBERG. In this file photo, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a family picture with guests of the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP


Facebook 'terrorism' definition 'overly broad' – UN expert

Sep 03, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Facebook's definition, says UN rights expert Fionnuala Ni Aolain, equates all non-state groups that use violence in pursuit of any goals or ends to terrorist entities

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 thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:12 AM

(UPDATED) Facebook removes more than 650 pages, groups, and accounts identified as 'networks of accounts misleading people about what they were doing,' according to chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture shows a person posing during a photo session showing the social platform Facebook logo reflected on April 25, 2018, in Paris. File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Rappler Talk: Peter Pomerantsev on Facebook, truth, and the crisis of democracy

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Maria Ressa talks to Peter Pomerantsev about the weaponization of social media

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Jul 27, 2018 - 2:35 PM

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Facebook, Ford, Mattel shares dive on Nasdaq after results

Jul 26, 2018 - 10:42 PM

Facebook falls nearly 20%, while Ford sinks 4.1% and Mattel sheds 4.4%

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Jul 26, 2018 - 1:10 PM

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Facebook sets up China subsidiary

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The company, called Lianshu Science & Technology (Hangzhou), is established with $30 million of registered capital, according to China's corporate record database. Lianshu literally means 'face' and 'book.'

FACEBOOK'S CHINA SUBSIDIARY. 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

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Jul 20, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Zuckerberg says during a podcast interview that while Facebook was dedicated to stopping the spread of fake news, certain beliefs that were sincerely held would not be taken down. He eventually backtracks on the remarks.

ZUCKERBERG'S NEW TROUBLES. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. File photo by Charles Platiau/AFP

The scandals bedevilling Facebook

May 23, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Here's a roundup of the scandals hounding the social media behemoth

CHARMING EUROPE. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for a family picture with guests of the 'Tech for Good' Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 23, 2018. Photo by Charles Platiau/ AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 - 11:42 AM

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'I'm sorry,' Facebook boss tells European lawmakers

May 23, 2018 - 1:58 AM

Mark Zuckerberg says it has become clear in the last two years that Facebook executives 'haven't done enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm'

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses the European Parliament on May 22, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Zuckerberg testimony to EU Parliament to be livestreamed

May 22, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Following criticism on closed-door meetings, the Facebook CEO and the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani switch gears

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Global South coalition tells Facebook: Be fair, accountable

May 20, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Commitments and apologies will no longer cut it and these specific demands are merely the first steps in holding Facebook accountable for its actions,' says a coalition from the Global South

ACCOUNTABILITY. A coalition, composed of representatives from the global south, calls for parity, transparency, and accountability on the part of Facebook, after failing to address issues it has emboldened in Third World nations.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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May 17, 2018 - 9:14 PM

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Zuckerberg agrees to closed-door talks with European lawmakers

May 17, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Closed-door talks are confirmed but other members of European Parliament demand a public hearing

QUESTIONING. Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the US Senate, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. The CEO has now agreed to talks with European authorities. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/AFP


How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news

May 05, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Facebook could use its partnerships with news organizations and volunteers to train AI, continually tweaking the system to respond to propagandists’ changes in topics and tactics

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Facebook's artificial intelligence learns to see thanks to Instagram hashtags

May 03, 2018 - 2:15 AM

Facebook director of AI and machine learning Srinivas Narayanan says the company used 3.5 billion public Instagram photos in thousands of hashtagged categories to improve a machine learning algorithm's ability to categorize images for itself

IMAGE RECOGNITION. Facebook's director of AI and machine learning, Srinivas Narayanan, explains artificial intelligence as it relates to image recognition and categorization. Screenshot from Facebook livestream.

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

May 03, 2018 - 12:31 AM

Zuckerberg unveils the plans as he addressed Facebook's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California -- emphasizing that the focus would be on helping people find long-term partners

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen with digital bunny ears on-screen during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 01, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

The top announcements on day 1 of Facebook's F8 2018 conference

May 02, 2018 - 5:01 AM

Facebook announces new dating service, downvote button, and the launch of the Oculus Go at their annual developer conference

FACEBOOK DATING. The new service draws some cheers at Facebook's F8 2018 event. All screenshots from Facebook

Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Apr 18, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Everyone – no matter where they live – will be asked to review important information about how Facebook uses data and make choices about their privacy on Facebook,' says a statement from chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer.

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. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Cambridge Analytica used other quiz apps to harvest Facebook data, says ex-employee

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:21 PM

New information coming out of a UK committee investigation suggests other quiz apps used by the research firm may have compromised far more than the 87 million Facebook users estimated

BRITTANY KAISER. Brittany Kaiser, former Director of Program Development at Cambridge Analytica at a press briefing by the "Leave.EU" campaign group in central London on November 18, 2015. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Facebook beyond Zuck

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Even if Facebook hired millions of content moderators, they are no match to the vetting capacity and breadth of its very capable and knowledgeable users, who should now engage Facebook more aggressively and intelligently