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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.

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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

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Hundreds turn out to pay their respects to 100-year-old RAF veteran [Video]Hundreds turn out to pay their respects to 100-year-old RAF veteran

Members of the public gather as the coffin of former RAF serviceman Oswald Dixon, 100, arrives at Agecroft Crematorium, Swinton. Mr Dixon, who had no relatives in the UK, joined the Royal Air Force in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Senator Wyden Wants Facebook And Google To Suspend Micro Targeting Tools [Video]Senator Wyden Wants Facebook And Google To Suspend Micro Targeting Tools

Sen. Ron Wyden called on Facebook and Google to suspend micro-targeting on political ads. He said foreign government could take advantage of the tool to influence American elections. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Australia truck crash causes major beer spill [Video]Australia truck crash causes major beer spill

A truck carrying hundreds of cases of beer crashed on an Australia highway on Tuesday (October 8), causing beer to spill over the road. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

FBI's Wray warns Facebook could help predators [Video]FBI's Wray warns Facebook could help predators

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday that Facebook's proposal to encrypt its popular messaging program would turn the platform into a "dream come true for predators and child pornographers." Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

The Facebook ruling that could affect global social media feeds: What do we know? | #TheCube [Video]The Facebook ruling that could affect global social media feeds: What do we know? | #TheCube

Facebook ruling that could affect feeds around the globe | #TheCube

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Five dead after plane crashes in Ukraine [Video]Five dead after plane crashes in Ukraine

A chartered plane has crashed near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, killing five people and injuring three, after apparently running out of fuel, authorities said. Infrastructure minister Vladyslav..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption [Video]U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption

The U.S. and UK are pressing Facebook to drop plans for encrypted messages, and have signed an agreement to fast track requests for information about messages sent by suspected criminals. Julian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Facebook can be ordered to remove content [Video]Facebook can be ordered to remove content

Europe's top court ruled Thursday that countries in the bloc can order Facebook to police and remove illegal content worldwide. Fred Katayama reports.

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Audio: Zuckerberg says Warren would 'suck' for tech [Video]Audio: Zuckerberg says Warren would 'suck' for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would "go to the mat" to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren's expected effort to break up the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech [Video]Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would “go to the mat” to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s expected effort to break up..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:02Published

Teenager shot in chaotic Hong Kong violence [Video]Teenager shot in chaotic Hong Kong violence

A teenage protester was shot in the chest by a police officer, as Hong Kong marked China's National Day with chaotic violence. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

O'Rourke Jokes About Animal Abuse [Video]O'Rourke Jokes About Animal Abuse

Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign has been struggling for months. He has polled between 1% and 0%, nationally and in state-by-state polling. He doesn't even poll in the top 8 in his own home state..

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No Good Deed? Woman Rescues 'Kitten' That's Something Entirely Different [Video]No Good Deed? Woman Rescues 'Kitten' That's Something Entirely Different

HuffPost reports that on September 20th, a Good Samaritan believed she had rescued a lost kitten. Tennessee resident Jill Hicks was driving to dinner when she rescued what she initially thought was a..

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Sheryl Sandberg Hears Civil Rights Leaders' Concerns [Video]Sheryl Sandberg Hears Civil Rights Leaders' Concerns

A diverse group of civil rights leaders sat down in Atlanta on Thursday for a town hall attended by Facebook officials, including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, to discuss the matter of..

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Celebrating Alienstock at Area 51 [Video]Celebrating Alienstock at Area 51

Fans of life-forms from other planets turned out for AlienStock at Area 51 in Rachel, Nevada, following the internet's call to "storm Area 51", the secret U.S. military installation. Priscilla Huff..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill [Video]Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spending three days in Washington with lawmakers in an attempt to soothe ruffled feathers in the face of numerous government investigations. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Zuckerberg's Summer: Paddleboarding At $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound [Video]Zuckerberg's Summer: Paddleboarding At $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound

Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of about $69 billion as of September 2019, making him the eighth-richest person in the world. He spent the summer traveling for a mix of business and pleasure. He went..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week [Video]Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam WASHINGTON..

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Facebook and Instagram remove accounts of Italian neo-facist groups | #TheCube [Video]Facebook and Instagram remove accounts of Italian neo-facist groups | #TheCube

"Political parties and candidates, like all individuals and organizations on Facebook and Instagram, must adhere to our rules, regardless of their ideology."

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:49Published

Watch: Facebook takes action on anti-vaccine misinformation [Video]Watch: Facebook takes action on anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook has pledged to curb anti-vaccine misinformation but does the social network's new policy go far enough? Alex Morgan from The Cube has the story.

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Facebook launches U.S. dating service [Video]Facebook launches U.S. dating service

Facebook has launched a dating service in the United States that will allow users to integrate their Instagram posts with their dating profiles. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids [Video]YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids

Google, which is owned by Alphabet and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through [Video]Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and lined for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

France Says Social Media Pledge Has Been Delayed [Video]France Says Social Media Pledge Has Been Delayed

France said it was optimistic about social media platforms signing a pledge to fight online hate speech. According to Reuters, the country wants them to sign “Charter for an Open, Free, and Safe..

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Teenagers find unexpected guest in CA home [Video]Teenagers find unexpected guest in CA home

Surveillance video shows a bear making itself at home on Saturday in Truckee, California, helping itself to a snack from the fridge and wandering around the living room. Two teenagers encountered the..

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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

Russia says Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day

Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity.
Reuters - Published

'BBQ protest' to take place outside a Perth vegan's house has been axed

A Facebook post inviting meat lovers to protest outside the home of a Perth vegan who took neighbours to court over barbecue smells 'won't come to fruition'.
SBS - Published

Ukraine president's office says no prisoner swap with Russia yet

The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said no prisoner swap had taken place with Russia yet and the process was ongoing, after an earlier Facebook post by Ukraine's general..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine official says Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors

Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar jails filmmaker for Facebook posts critical of military

A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced a prominent filmmaker to one year in prison with hard labor for Facebook posts that criticized the military.
Reuters - Published

Brazilian women must be ashamed of Bolsonaro for mocking my wife, says Macron

Brazilian women are probably ashamed of President Jair Bolsonaro, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, hitting back after the Brazilian leader mocked Macron's wife on Facebook.
Reuters - Published

'Case-by-case': Minister rules out blocking Facebook amid terror content crackdown

The Christchurch terror attack in March sparked a global backlash after live footage from the accused gunman's massacre spread online.
The Age - Published

France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge

France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.
Reuters - Published

YouTube finds influence campaign tied to Hong Kong protests

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests, days..
Reuters - Published

Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over 'inauthentic behavior'

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio signals imminent end of government, thanks Conte

Luigi Di Maio, head of the ruling 5-Star Movement, signaled the imminent demise of Italy's coalition government on Tuesday with a Facebook post thanking Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
Reuters - Published

China cries foul over Facebook, Twitter block of fake accounts

China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Track Facebook's fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Twitter, Facebook find China-backed interference in Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

'Lots of memes and jokes': high school students turning to Facebook to get a taste of university

When Sean Torban was trying to narrow down which university he wanted to go to, he turned to groups and society pages on Facebook to see what life at each institution was really like.
The Age - Published

Vietnam says Facebook steps up local content restrictions

Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the internet.
Reuters - Published

Our Facebook friends are virtually useless

We share cat memes en masse but our souls with only a few, and there’s no substitute for real-life, face-to-face contact.
The Age - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport reopens to air traffic after shelling

Libya's Mitiga airport reopened to air traffic on Saturday after being closed for several hours following shelling, the airport authority said on its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport halts air traffic following air strike

Libya's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Saturday after it was hit by air strikes, the airport authority said on its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Ugandan academic jailed for 18 months for criticizing Museveni on Facebook

A Ugandan court jailed a prominent academic on Friday for 18 months on cyber harassment charges stemming from a Facebook post that included sexually explicit criticism of long-ruling President Yoweri..
Reuters - Published

Rights activists criticize Uganda for academic's conviction

Rights activists on Friday accused the Ugandan government of using electronic communications laws to stifle dissent, after a prominent academic was convicted for cyber-harassment over a Facebook post..
Reuters - Published

Social media sites block satirical rap video in Singapore after government complaint

Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the wealthy city-state's government requested the removal of content it said could fan racial..
Reuters - Published

Facebook takedowns of 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' in 2019

Facebook said on Thursday it had dismantled a network of fake accounts and pages it said were run by people connected to the government of Saudi Arabia, the company's latest action to combat..
Reuters - Published

Facebook says it dismantles covert influence campaign tied to Saudi government

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on..
Reuters - Published

Call for better digital literacy after report on tech giants

A landmark inquiry into digital platforms will shake up the way Google and Facebook operate in Australia and could improve the news media landscape.
SBS - Published

Better digital literacy needed: Labor

A landmark inquiry into digital platforms will shake up the way Google and Facebook operate in Australia and could improve the news media landscape.
SBS - Published

Australian government to better protect personal data on Facebook, Google

The competition watchdog has urged action on digital platforms to protect Australians' privacy and give media companies more bargaining power.
SBS - Published

Libya's Mitiga airport re-opens after air strike: statement

Mitiga airport in Libya's capital Tripoli re-opened to air traffic on Tuesday after an air strike, according to a post on the its Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike: airport statement

The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Thursday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authority's Facebook page.
Reuters - Published

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