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Facebook (FB) is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing..
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Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on..
Reuters - Published

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Americans Don't Want To Impose Tariffs On France [Video]Americans Don't Want To Impose Tariffs On France

The U.S. threatened to levy tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion worth of French products. According to Business Insider, the threat happened after Frances passed a tax on digital services. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Labour deputy leadership hopefuls go head to head [Video]Labour deputy leadership hopefuls go head to head

The Labour deputy leadership candidates have gone head to head in the first hustings of the campaign. Dawn Butler, Angela Rayner, Rosena Allin-Khan, Richard Burgon and Ian Murray battled for..

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Labour leadership hopefuls clash over handling of antisemiti [Video]Labour leadership hopefuls clash over handling of antisemiti

The Labour leadership candidates have clashed over their personal records on antisemitism as they went head to head in the first hustings. Jess Phillips appeared to suggest other candidates had..

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Labour leadership hopefuls call for unity in first hustings [Video]Labour leadership hopefuls call for unity in first hustings

The Labour leadership hopefuls have called for unity of the party and its membership in the first hustings of the campaign. The event in Liverpool saw the candidates battle for dominance in the..

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Khan: Nothing keeps me awake more than knife crime [Video]Khan: Nothing keeps me awake more than knife crime

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has described knife crime as one of the biggest things to keep him up at night. Speaking to the Fabian Society's new year conference in London as he prepares to fight for..

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Ashworth: Leadership candidate Nandy is breath of fresh air [Video]Ashworth: Leadership candidate Nandy is breath of fresh air

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth has thrown his support behind Lisa Nandy in the Labour leadership contest. Mr Ashworth says the candidate is a "breath of fresh air" and is "determined" to..

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Sadiq Khan 'fed up' of Labour losing general elections [Video]Sadiq Khan 'fed up' of Labour losing general elections

Sadiq Khan admits he is yet to decide who to back in the Labour leadership contest, however says his decision will hinge on how candidates address two issues: the reason behind Labour's defeat in the..

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Khan: Government needs to wake up to climate change [Video]Khan: Government needs to wake up to climate change

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the government needs to "wake up" to the threat of climate change, adding it was in everyone's interests to tackle the crisis. Mr Khan has pledged to make London..

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Khan will 'make London carbon-neutral by 2030' if re-elected [Video]Khan will 'make London carbon-neutral by 2030' if re-elected

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed to make the capital carbon-neutral by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor. The Labour politician’s “green new deal” will include a 10-point plan that will be..

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Emily Thornberry launches her Labour leadership campaign [Video]Emily Thornberry launches her Labour leadership campaign

Emily Thornberry launches campaign for Labour leadership in her hometown of Guildford. She reflects on her upbringing and on her decision to run. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

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Saracens facing relegation over salary cap breach [Video]Saracens facing relegation over salary cap breach

Reigning Rugby Premiership champions Saracens train in Hendon as they face relegation if found to have breached the salary cap rules. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

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Keir Starmer visits Batley nursery [Video]Keir Starmer visits Batley nursery

Keir Starmer talks about his desire for Labour's future, whether a woman should be the next leader, and his views on the criminality of abortion. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

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Ministers pursue “accountability, transparency and justice" [Video]Ministers pursue “accountability, transparency and justice"

Ministers from five countries who lost citizens in the passenger jet shot down over Tehran have called on Iran to accept "full responsibility" and compensate the victims' families. A statement issued..

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Prince Edward departs Criterion Theatre [Video]Prince Edward departs Criterion Theatre

Prince Edward has left the Criterion Theatre in central London where he attended a lunch and performance of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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Adam Hills talks about beard conversation with Prince Harry [Video]Adam Hills talks about beard conversation with Prince Harry

Adam Hills spoke about his conversation with the Duke of Sussex at Buckingham Palace ahead of the draw for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Prior to the draw, Prince Harry met the comedian and TV..

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The Earl of Wessex arrives at the Criterion Theatre [Video]The Earl of Wessex arrives at the Criterion Theatre

Prince Edward has arrived at the Criterion Theatre in central London where he will attend a lunch and performance National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Foreign ministers pay respects to Iran plane victims [Video]Foreign ministers pay respects to Iran plane victims

Dominic Raab and foreign ministers from Canada, Ukraine, Sweden and Afghanistan lit candles and observed a silence to remember the 176 people who died when a passenger plane was shot down in Iran on..

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Prince Harry meets budding Rugby League players [Video]Prince Harry meets budding Rugby League players

The Duke of Sussex has met with young Rugby League players in the garden of Buckingham Palace today, ahead of the 2021 World Cup draw. This is his first public engagement since the Sussexes announced..

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Buckland: Cameras in court will ‘increase confidence’ [Video]Buckland: Cameras in court will ‘increase confidence’

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has said television cameras in Crown courts will “increase confidence” in the justice system. New legislation will allow cameras to film sentencing proceedings for..

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Louisville Kentucky Teen Expelled For Photo Of Rainbow Shirt And Cake At Her Birthday [Video]Louisville Kentucky Teen Expelled For Photo Of Rainbow Shirt And Cake At Her Birthday

Huffpo reports Kayla Kenney is a freshman at Whitefield Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. Kenney wore the rainbow shirt to a restaurant for her birthday and had a cake topped with rainbow icing. After..

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Boxer Amir Khan says he feels for Harry and Meghan [Video]Boxer Amir Khan says he feels for Harry and Meghan

After a rough week for the Royals, Amir Khan said he felt for the family during William and Kate's visit to his friend's restaurant in Bradford. The two-time world professional boxing champion said,..

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Tank driven through London to highlight pothole problem [Video]Tank driven through London to highlight pothole problem

Today is National Pothole Day and to highlight the growing problem campaigner Mark Morrell, also known as ‘Mr Pothole’, drove a tank through central London. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at..

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Mark Hamill quits Facebook over political ads controversy [Video]Mark Hamill quits Facebook over political ads controversy

Mark Hamill has deleted his Facebook profile and blasted company founder Mark Zuckerberg after it was announced political advertisements will not be fact checked before going live.

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Corbyn and Johnson clash over NHS spending at PMQs [Video]Corbyn and Johnson clash over NHS spending at PMQs

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today attacked the Government for NHS A&E waiting times and missed cancer treatment targets. Responding to the criticism Prime Minister Boris Johnson joked that Mr Corbyn..

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Roof blown onto Slough high street by Storm Brendan [Video]Roof blown onto Slough high street by Storm Brendan

A section of roof was blown from a block of flats in Slough by Storm Brendan overnight. Local resident Sajid Khan described hearing a ‘really sharp metal sound’ before seeing the roof landing on..

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Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over materials to that state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer..
Reuters - Published

Facebook blocks the Spinner's 'brainwashing' tech

Social network orders the Spinner to stop targeting its users with "disguised" ads.
BBC News - Published

Tax social media giants to fund research into suicide, psychiatrists urge

'We will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use unless the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram share their data with researchers.' - report co-author says
Independent - Published

Nancy Pelosi isn't accepting Facebook's friend request, slams company for 'shameful' behavior

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's not so friendly remarks ratcheted up already fraught tensions between Facebook and the Democratic leadership.
USATODAY.com - Published

Harvey Weinstein jury selection: bias, big data and 'likes'

When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a..
Reuters - Published

Facebook to help Pakistan fight polio after being accused of hindering efforts

facebook to help pakistan fight polio after being accused of hindering efforts
Islamabad — Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed antivaccine content posted in 2019 on the social network site for a leap in the number of..
WorldNews - Published

TikTok downloaded more than Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in 2019

tiktok downloaded more than facebook, messenger, and instagram in 2019
TikTok got over 700 million downloads globally last year, according to data from Sensor Tower. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images TikTok, the China-born social media video app, was the..
WorldNews - Published

Nazi Sympathizer Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill Hispanics

Eric Lin, who claimed that President Trump would start a “racial war,” sent a barrage of gruesome Facebook messages to a Florida woman.
NYTimes.com - Published

Thousands of tradies offer services for free to help bushfire-affected communities

A Facebook group created for tradies willing to help people in bushfire-affected communities has reached nearly 10,000 members.
SBS - Published

Makar Sankranti, Pongal: SMS, WhatsApp status, Facebook messages you can send your loved ones

Here are a few suggestions you can send to your friends, family, and loved ones on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to celebrate the occasion of Makar Sankranti & Pongal.
DNA - Published

Eastern Libyan forces says ready and determined to achieve victory: website

Eastern Libyan forces, which have been trying to seize the capital Tripoli held by the internationally recognized government, said they are "ready and determined" to achieve victory, the forces'..
Reuters - Published

Mark Hamill quits Facebook, citing patriotism as a reason

mark hamill quits facebook, citing patriotism as a reason
He’s turning off his R-2 unit and following his instincts. Mark Hamill, who famously played Luke...
WorldNews - Published

Tradies pitch in to help bushfire victims

A Facebook group created for tradies willing to help people in bushfire-affected communities has now reached almost 9000 members.
SBS - Published

Star Wars star Mark Hamill quits Facebook, accuses Mark Zuckerberg of putting profits over 'truthfulness'

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, says he quit Facebook because it allows political ads to spread misinformation and falsehoods.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook: Star Wars' Mark Hamill deletes account over political ads

Mark Hamill accuses the social network of putting profits before truthfulness.
BBC News - Published

No, these photos do not show American soldiers going off to war with Iran

Two Facebook pages posted a series of photos claiming to show American troops saying tearful goodbyes to their families before heading off to war with Iran. The images were shared thousands of times,..
France 24 - Published

Cambridge Analytica and big tech’s history of manipulating elections

cambridge analytica and big tech’s history of manipulating elections
A longtime Facebook executive has admitted the company’s platform helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election, and it may happen again this year. In an internal memo, Facebook Vice President Andrew..
WorldNews - Published

Ukraine demands punishment, compensation for airliner downed by Iran

ukraine demands punishment, compensation for airliner downed by iran
Kiev: President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded Saturday that Iran punish those responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner and pay compensation. “We expect Iran... to bring the guilty to the..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook's stock hits record high, signaling recovery after extended historic slump

Shares of Facebook , which have been doggedly crawling their way back from a historic slump after lapses in users' privacy sparked fears of lower profits, on Friday struck an intra-day record high for..
Reuters - Published

Lohri 2020: SMS, quotes, Facebook, WhatsApp messages to send to your loved ones

Lohri commemorates the passing of winter solstice and is thus celebrated on the shortest day of the year. Do not forget to send your warm wishes to your near and dear ones on this festive day...
DNA - Published

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
Reuters - Published

Facebook tweaks ad policy but still allows political lies in U.S. campaign 2020

Facebook Inc announced limited changes on Thursday to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but defied critics' demands that it bar politicians..
Reuters - Published

College fires professor for joking on Facebook that Iran should make a list of U.S. targets to bomb

Babson College professor Asheen Phansey was fired for a Facebook post suggesting that Iran's supreme leader list American cultural sites to attack.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges for a look at 2020 and beyond

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced his five goals for the decade, abandoning his tradition of annual challenges.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones
SAN FRANCISCO — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook will give users the option to see fewer political ads

facebook will give users the option to see fewer political ads
Responding to popular demand, Facebook Inc will soon give users the option to see fewer political and social issue advertisements in their feed. This new setting, which will also be available in..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook will still allow political ads but give users options on what they see

Facebook is sticking by its decision to not limit online political advertisements, but will soon offer users more control over the ads they watch.
USATODAY.com - Published

Fake Trump video? How to spot deepfakes on Facebook and YouTube ahead of the presidential election

Deep fake videos could be used to spread disinformation and mislead voters about Donald Trump or a Democratic challenger in the presidential election
USATODAY.com - Published

A smart solution: how RIFT protocol protects data in the blockchain

We live in a world where information security is becoming more of a necessity. When we put our personal files in the cloud, we want them to be safe. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a few major..
WorldNews - Published

Searching for information on Iran's missile strike? Google, YouTube lean on trusted sources; Facebook doesn't

While Google and YouTube mostly turned to networks we know, Facebook pointed users to unknown sources after Iran missile attack in Iraq.
USATODAY.com - Published

Suleimani’s Killing Creates New Uncertainty for Trump Campaign

The campaign by one count has run nearly 800 distinct Facebook ads highlighting the killing, but no one is sure what the political impact will ultimately be.
NYTimes.com - Published

What Google and Facebook owe to a 19th-Century machine

Often called the "new oil", data is immensely valuable - but only if processed in the right way.
BBC News - Published

Days After Suleimani Killing, Trump Campaign Promotes It on Facebook

The Trump campaign’s digital ads herald the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian commander. They then direct voters to the “Official Trump Military Survey.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Jammu man arrested for sharing vital information on Facebook


IndiaTimes - Published

Pelosi spokesman dismisses Facebook decision to remove some manipulated videos

A spokesman for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Facebook's announcement that it would remove deepfakes and some other manipulated videos from its platform as inadequate..
Reuters - Published

Facebook says it's cracking down on deepfakes, manipulated media

Facebook says it will remove manipulated media including deepfakes as questions linger over how it will control the spread of misinformation.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media

facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media
Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated and/or synthesized media content, such as AI-generated..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook to ban 'deepfakes'

The company says it will remove videos that are generated by artificial intelligence.
BBC News - Published

Facebook defies China headwinds with new ad sales push

Facebook Inc is setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on its lucrative China advertising business, according to three people familiar with the effort, even as chief executive Mark..
Reuters - Published

Crafting a snuggly response to Australia's bushfire crisis

A Facebook crafting group has become the driving force behind a nationwide effort to care for Australia’s wildlife amid the bushfire emergency.
The Age - Published

Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

Facebook Inc said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation..
Reuters - Published

CES 2020: Intel, Facebook working on AI chip

ces 2020: intel, facebook working on ai chip
The chips are Intel's gambit to retain hold of a fast-growing segment of the artificial intelligence computing market but will face competition from similar chips from Nvidia Corp and Amazon.com Inc's..
WorldNews - Published

Iran abandons nuclear deal over slaying of general

iran abandons nuclear deal over slaying of general
Defense Iran abandons nuclear deal over slaying of general The announcement came after another Iranian official said it would consider taking even-harsher steps. Flag draped coffins of Gen. Qassem..
WorldNews - Published

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