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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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We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg..
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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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Dunn family say Foreign Secretary is 'batting for Harry' [Video]Dunn family say Foreign Secretary is 'batting for Harry'

The family of teenager Harry Dunn are 'satisfied that the foreign secretary is batting for Harry' after meeting with Dominic Raab ahead of the US Secretary of State Mike Pomeo's visit to the UK. The..

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Holocaust survivors [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Holocaust survivors

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Holocaust survivors ahead of the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in London. The event also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of..

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Boris: We’re doing everything to reassure those in Wuhan [Video]Boris: We’re doing everything to reassure those in Wuhan

Boris Johnson says government is doing everything they can to screen people coming into the UK who may have been exposed to Corona virus. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris: I respectfully disagree with the Taoiseach [Video]Boris: I respectfully disagree with the Taoiseach

Boris Johnson has said he ‘respectfully disagrees’ with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s comments on Brexit. Johnson believes that the negotiations could be completed by the end of 2020...

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Thomas Markel: I feel very sorry for the Queen [Video]Thomas Markel: I feel very sorry for the Queen

Thomas Markel has commented on Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family. Markel said ‘they knew what they were getting themselves into’ and that he is..

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Starmer: Leadership is ‘not the job of one person’ [Video]Starmer: Leadership is ‘not the job of one person’

Sir Keir Starmer says Labour leadership ‘is not the job of one person’. The shadow Brexit secretary and leadership hopeful went on to defend Jeremy Corbyn’s premiership saying we need to..

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Coronavirus: 'Be concerned but not alarmed' says professor [Video]Coronavirus: 'Be concerned but not alarmed' says professor

Peter Openshaw, Professor of Medicine at Imperial College London has said people in the UK should be "conerned but not alarmed" about the coronavirus reaching the UK. Report by Khanomh. Like us on..

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Queen attends Sunday Service at Sandringham after illness [Video]Queen attends Sunday Service at Sandringham after illness

The Queen attended the Sunday service at Sandringham after missing her local Women's Institute meeting as she was suffering from a cold. Her Majesty, who joined the WI in 1943, attends the event..

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Queen attends Sunday Service at Sandringham after Illness [Video]Queen attends Sunday Service at Sandringham after Illness

The Queen attended the Sunday service at Sandringham after missing her local Women's Institute meeting as she was suffering from a cold. Her Majesty, who joined the WI in 1943, attends the event..

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Barclay: 'Opportunity now to do trade deals with the world' [Video]Barclay: 'Opportunity now to do trade deals with the world'

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has said leaving the EU next Friday provides the UK the opportunity to do trade deals with Europe and the rest of the world. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at..

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David Attenborough warns politicians on climate change [Video]David Attenborough warns politicians on climate change

Sir David Attenborough has warned politicians may not be making enough long-term plans to tackle climate change. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

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Long-Bailey 'best place' to win back Labour heartland [Video]Long-Bailey 'best place' to win back Labour heartland

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey explains why Rebecca Long-Bailey is the best person to lead the Labour party. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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Deputy Labour leadership hustings take place in Leeds [Video]Deputy Labour leadership hustings take place in Leeds

The Labour deputy leadership hustings, which involves Leeds East MP Richard Burgon, as well as Angela Rayner, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Dawn Butler and Ian Murray, took place today in Leeds. Report by..

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Coronavirus in France 'does not change anything' [Video]Coronavirus in France 'does not change anything'

In the UK, authorities are trying to track down 2,000 people who have travelled from Wuhan - where the virus is thought to have originated. France is the first country in Europe to announce three..

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Prince Charles attends events in Jerusalem and Bethlehem [Video]Prince Charles attends events in Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Prince Charles has visted Bethlehem in his first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. As part of his visit The Prince of Wales met with President Mahmoud Abbas at his official..

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McCluskey: Unite the Union backs Rebecca Long-Bailey [Video]McCluskey: Unite the Union backs Rebecca Long-Bailey

Len McCluskey has announced that Unite the Union will back Rebecca Long-Bailey in the Labour leadership race. The General Secretary of Unite added that they will strongly support whoever Labour members..

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Prof. Whitty: 'Fair' chance of coronavirus cases in the UK [Video]Prof. Whitty: 'Fair' chance of coronavirus cases in the UK

Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty has discussed the outcomes of today's emergency COBRA meeting and the UK government's strategies for handling the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Whitty said there..

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Matt Hancock on coronavirus: Risk to the public remains low [Video]Matt Hancock on coronavirus: Risk to the public remains low

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the risk surrounding the spread of the coronavirus remains low. Mr Hancock also said that the Chief Medical Officer will be making a "full statement" later today...

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Ambassador: Chinese government 'determined' to stop virus [Video]Ambassador: Chinese government 'determined' to stop virus

Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, has said that the Chinese government is "very determined" to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at..

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Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10 [Video]Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10

Boris Johnson participated in a lion-awakening ritual by "painting" the eyes of Chinese lion performers outside Number 10 as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Report by Czubalam. Like us on..

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Government holds COBRA meeting over coronavirus outbreak [Video]Government holds COBRA meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Ministers have arrived for a meeting of its emergency committee COBRA in Whitehall to discuss the outbreak of the coronavirus. An update is expected after the meeting has concluded. Report by..

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Prince Charles delivers a speech in a Bethlehem church [Video]Prince Charles delivers a speech in a Bethlehem church

The Prince of Wales delivered a speech at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as part of his first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at..

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Long-Bailey and Nandy arrive at TUC [Video]Long-Bailey and Nandy arrive at TUC

Labour leader candidates Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy arrive at TUC headquarters in London. Unite the Union is set to declare which candidate they will support in the Labour leadership race...

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Len McCluskey on Labour leadership contest and Jeremy Corbyn [Video]Len McCluskey on Labour leadership contest and Jeremy Corbyn

Len McCluskey has said Unite the Union will reveal later today which candidate they will back to be the next leader of the Labour Party. The General Secretary of the union also praised Jeremy Corbyn,..

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George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together [Video]George Soros Thinks Trump And Facebook Are Working Together

Billionaire George Soros thinks Facebook and President Donald Trump are conspiring. According to Business Insider, he said they are working together for Trump to win the 2020 presidential election. Yet..

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Tunisia PM-designate submits government to president: presidency office

Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli has submitted a proposed cabinet to President Kais Saied, the office of the presidency said on Wednesday on its Facebook page without giving details.
Reuters - Published

'Who knows what to expect': Pauline Hanson sets up lonely hearts phone-in

Senator Pauline Hanson is using her Facebook page to reach out to any lonely people who want someone to tell their troubles to on the last night of the year.
SBS - Published

Hanson sets up lonely hearts phone-in

Senator Pauline Hanson is using her Facebook page to reach out to any lonely people who want someone to tell their troubles to on the last night of the year.
SBS - Published

Bauer, Seven West Media and Daily Mail fight Facebook defamation case

A trio of media outlets including magazine publisher Bauer Media has intervened in a defamation case about the liability of organisations for readers' Facebook comments.
The Age - Published

Singapore 'fake news' law ensnares government critics

A Singapore opposition politician was asked to correct a Facebook post criticizing state education spending on Monday, the fourth use of a new "fake news" law that has been used against government..
Reuters - Published

Anthony Albanese takes aim at Facebook in effort to shore up quality political debate

Labor leader Anthony Albanese will use a speech in Sydney on Saturday to call for a higher quality of political debate and integrity reforms.
SBS - Published

Australia to probe foreign interference through social media platforms

Australia on Thursday established an investigation into potential foreign political interference through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WeChat.
Reuters - Published

Britain's Johnson backs digital tax despite Trump's ire

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would press ahead with new taxes on U.S internet giants like Facebook and Google, putting him at odds with U.S. President Trump who has threatened..
Reuters - Published

UK Conservatives ramp up Facebook election ads

Britain's governing Conservative Party has ramped up its campaigning efforts on social media platform Facebook with a surge of ads highlighting policy areas to younger voters.
Reuters - Published

Britain's electoral law not fit for purpose, says regulator

Laws governing the upcoming British election are not fit for purpose and steps by Facebook and Google to increase transparency around digital adverts are not a substitute for reform, the Electoral..
Reuters - Published

Singapore tells Facebook to correct user's post in test of 'fake news' laws

Singapore instructed Facebook on Friday to publish a correction notice on a user's social media post under a new 'fake news' law, raising fresh questions about how the firm will adhere to government..
Reuters - Published

Vietnam jails three more activists in crackdown on Facebook posts

Vietnam has jailed three more people for anti-government posts on social media platform Facebook deemed to defame the ruling Communist Party and the government, state media and police said on Thursday,..
Reuters - Published

Blogger tests Singapore's fake news law by rebuffing correction order

A blogger said on Thursday he would not comply with a Singapore government order to correct a Facebook post in the first test of the city-state's new 'fake news' law.
Reuters - Published

Vietnam jails another Facebook user as dissent crackdown intensifies

A court in Vietnam sentenced a Facebook user to six years in prison on Tuesday for a series of posts he made on the social media platform that the Southeast Asian country's government said were..
Reuters - Published

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post

Singapore political figure Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment firms following a government request, in the first use of the country's new..
Reuters - Published

Singapore issues first correction request under 'fake news' law

Singapore former opposition politician Brad Bowyer on Monday corrected a Facebook post questioning the independence of state investment funds following a government request, in the first use of a new..
Reuters - Published

Students become 'white hat hackers' in national cyber security project

Isabella Hogan, 13, doesn't use Snapchat, Facebook or Twitter and has recently cut back on how much she uses Instagram, for safety reasons.
The Age - Published

Vietnam jails music teacher for 11 years over 'anti-state' Facebook posts

A court in Vietnam jailed a music teacher for 11 years on Friday for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were "anti-state".
Reuters - Published

Facebook says doctored UK election clip wouldn't break its ad rules

Facebook said on Thursday that a doctored video shared by Britain's governing Conservatives would not have broken its rules on political advertising if it had run as a paid-for ad, and suggested the..
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Instagram picking wrong side in the war on sex

Tech companies are punishing women for speaking out about experiencing sexual harassment.
The Age - Published

Facebook isn't defending free speech, it's assaulting the truth

In the week Twitter banned political advertising, the screenwriter pens this open letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over the 'crazy lies' his ads carry.
The Age - Published

Feel as if your TV knows what you're watching? Well it almost does

Ever had a conversation about something, only to see ads for that exact something turn up on Facebook? It's not a coincidence.
The Age - Published

Russian operatives sacrifice followers to stay under cover on Facebook

Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media ahead of next year's U.S. elections are undermining their ability to gain followers and spread divisive political messages, a..
Reuters - Published

High social media use linked to poorer sleep in teens

Spending more than three hours scrolling through apps like Instagram and Facebook a day could be negatively affecting teenagers' sleep.
The Age - Published

India government, Facebook spar over decryption laws at top court

India's government asked Facebook Inc on Tuesday to help it decrypt private messages on its network, citing national security requirements in a court hearing on privacy rights on social media..
Reuters - Published

Four killed in Bangladesh over Facebook post

At least four people were killed and about 50 injured on Sunday in clashes with police in Bangladesh over a Facebook post that offended Muslims, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not..
Reuters - Published

LNP senator slammed for sharing photo of dead cockatoo caught in his roof rack

James McGrath took to Facebook to share the image of the bird alongside the caption 'Car 1. Flock of cockatoos 0.'
SBS - Published

Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges

Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their platforms, a privacy advocacy group said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Australian Facebook users will no longer see like-count

Facebook users in Australia will soon no longer see the like counts on other's posts in a world-first trial.
SBS - Published

Australian Facebook says goodbye to like counts

Facebook users in Australia will soon no longer see the like counts on other's posts in a world-first trial.
SBS - Published

Facebook tightens political ad rules in Singapore as election looms

Social media giant Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had implemented new rules for political advertisements in Singapore ahead of an election in the city-state expected within months.
Reuters - Published

Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
Reuters - Published

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules.
Reuters - Published

Facebook fact-checker finds UK Conservatives ran ads with altered BBC headline

One of Facebook's third-party fact-checkers accused Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday of misrepresenting a BBC News article in its ads on the social media platform.
Reuters - Published

EU antitrust chief Vestager gets another five-year term with more powers

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will retain her job for another five years but with more powers to go after Facebook, Apple and Amazon and their massive hoovering up of consumer data.
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Instagram close accounts of Italian neo-fascist groups

Facebook and Instagram on Monday blocked the social media accounts of two Italian neo-fascist groups and some of their activists because they had violated the platforms' policies against spreading..
Reuters - Published

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