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Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban, calls for more review

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban, calls for more review

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld the platform's ban on former US president Donald Trump but called for a further review of the case within six months.

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook , Twitter and Alphabet Inc's Google about clamping down on Covid misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral, a senior administration official said.

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation

Australia's political opposition will support proposed legislation that would force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content, two sources briefed on the matter said.

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook to shut down dissent as West increases pressure

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook to shut down dissent as West increases pressure

Myanmar's junta blocked Facebook and other messaging services in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday as they consolidate power following a coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Texas, nine US states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law

Texas, nine US states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law

Texas and nine other states sued Google on Wednesday, accusing it of working with Facebook Inc in an unlawful manner that violated antitrust law to boost its already-dominant online advertising business.

Facebook faces US lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook faces US lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the US Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state filed lawsuits against the social media company ...

WhatsApp takes on Google, Alibaba in India's phone payment battle

WhatsApp takes on Google, Alibaba in India's phone payment battle

WhatsApp on Friday entered an increasingly tense battle between multinational giants such as Google and Alibaba for a chunk of India's fast growing digital payments market.

Twitter removes virus 'misinformation' video posted by Trump

Twitter removes virus 'misinformation' video posted by Trump

Twitter said Tuesday it had withdrawn a video retweeted by President Donald Trump in which doctors made allegedly false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, after Facebook took similar action.

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform.

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal.

Facebook rolls out Messenger Kids to 70 new countries

Facebook rolls out Messenger Kids to 70 new countries

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out its Messenger Kids application to 70 new countries, saying it can help children deal with the challenges of distance learning and isolation during the virus lockdowns.

Australia tells Facebook, Google to pay up for news content

Australia tells Facebook, Google to pay up for news content

Digital giants Google and Facebook will be forced to pay millions of dollars for news content under a landmark plan by the Australian government to support the ailing local media ...