Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...

Nov 20, 2016

Facebook tries to reduce problem of fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urged world leaders meeting in Peru on Saturday to help get more people online to improve global living standards while separately announcing new measures to cut down on fake news stories on the social network that some suggest could have ...

Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

Nov 15, 2016

Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

Facebook had a tool to weed out fake news circulating on the social network this year but declined to deploy it for fear of offending conservatives, a report said Monday. The report by the online news site Gizmodo comes with Facebook under fire for ...

Over 70 rights groups want Facebook to explain content-removal policy

Nov 1, 2016

Over 70 rights groups want Facebook to explain content-removal policy

More than 70 rights groups asked Facebook on Monday to clarify its policies for removing content, especially at the behest of governments, alleging the company has repeatedly censored postings that document human rights violations. In a letter sent to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, ...

Oct 12, 2016

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, and Twitter shut off ...