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Facebook removes massive QAnon group over hate and harassment claims 

Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon, a group with almost 200,000 members, after multiple posts reportedly violated polic…

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg joins centibillionaire club 

The 36-year-old follows Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates as fortune passes $100bn for first timeMark Zuckerberg’s fortune has passed $100bn (£76bn) for the first time, adding him to an exclusive club of the world’s centibillionaires, after Facebook’s shares surged on news it is to launch a rival to the video-sharing app TikTok.Facebook announced the US rollout of I […]

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Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021 

Facebook has joined Google in saying it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working […]

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Facebook moderators call for advertiser boycott to be extended 

Action needs long-term commitments to be is more than ‘PR stunt’, employees sayCurrent and former Facebook moderators have called for the unprecedented advertiser boycott of the site to be extended to prove that the action is more than a “PR stunt”.Speaking to the Guardian, one current moderator who asked to remain anonymous because they feared for their job […]

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At last, the tech titans’ nerd immunity shows signs of fading 

Congress grilled Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon last week, and their pitiful replies show Democrats may be set to curtail them at lastThe most striking thing about Wednesday’s congressional interrogation of the leaders of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon was the absence of deference to the four moguls. This was such a radical departure from previous pr […]

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Facebook set to add official music videos from artists to take on YouTube  

Facebook is taking on YouTube by adding official music videos to its platform in the US. The clips will be added to Facebook Watch, as well as the artists’ pages. The rollout is set for August 1.

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Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first 

Australia will force US tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world. The move comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering f […]

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Facebook, Google Will Need To Pay Australian Media For News Content, Or Risk Facing Hefty Fines Under New Law 

Tech giants like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) subsidiary Google will have to pay for news content gener read more

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‘Big companies aren’t bad’: Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs to testify in historic antitrust hearing 

Chief executives of Amazon, Google and Apple will also testify as part of a high-powered investigation of the tech industry“Companies aren’t bad just because they are big,” Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg is set to tell Congress on Wednesday, as the world’s most powerful technology companies face a historic investigation into their size and power.Zuckerbe […]

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Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove denial posts 

Holocaust survivors are lending their voices to a campaign targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site

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Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg and Pichai Face Lawmakers’ Antitrust Concerns 

Top executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will appear at a House antitrust hearing on Wednesday. They’re expected to face questions about whether their companies have become too powerful and dominant. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports. Photo composite: Sharon Shi

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Facebook says it will look for racial bias in its algorithms 

The news: Facebook says it is setting up new internal teams to look for racial bias in the algorithms that drive its main social network and Instagram, according to the Wall Street Journal. In particular, the investigations will address the adverse effects of machine learning—which can encode implicit racism in training data—on Black, Hispanic, and…

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Facebook introduces new privacy settings for Messenger 

Facebook Messenger will introduce new privacy controls that will give users the ability to limit who can send them messages. The app will soon begin testing new settings that will users “decide who can message or call you directly, who goes to your r…

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Disney cuts ad spend on Facebook as boycott grows 

Walt Disney has become the latest company to slash its advertising spending on Facebook as the social media giant faces an ad boycott over its handling of hate speech and controversial content, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Fauci takes aim at Trump administration, state lawmakers and young Americans: ‘You’re propagating the pandemic’ 

Anthony Fauci made his case to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as to why it’s time to change the approach to the coronavirus.

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