• 09 December, 2022
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Facebook owner Meta briefly blocks hashtags tied to Bucha killings

By Katie Paul (Reuters) - Facebook owner Meta Platforms briefly restricted hashtags related to civilian deaths in northern Ukraine, where bodies of people shot at close range were found in…

Twitter, Facebook remove Russian embassy tweet on Mariupol hospital bombing

By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) - Twitter Inc and Meta Platform's Facebook have removed posts from the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom about the bombing of a children's hospital in…

Meta to bar Russian state media from running ads, monetizing on platform

(Reuters) - Meta Platforms Inc is barring Russian state media from running ads or monetizing on its platform anywhere in the world, the parent company of social media giant Facebook…

India strikes hard on Pakistani Fake News Factories, Ministry of I&B blocks Pakistan funded fake news networks

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has ordered blocking of 35 YouTube based news channels and 2 websites which were involved in spreading anti-India fake news in a coordinated manner…

Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Facebook has paid 17 million roubles ($229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday,…

Analysis-Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook a ‘wake-up call’ for social media

By Rina Chandran and Avi Asher-Schapiro BANGKOK/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, is a "wake-up call"…

Belarusian KGB set up fake social media accounts to inflame migrant crisis, Meta says

By Matthias Williams KYIV (Reuters) - Facebook's parent company Meta has linked the Belarusian KGB to the setting up of dozens of fake social media accounts of people posing as…

Australia calls for global action to fight online misinformation

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday called for governments around the world to agree on "rules of the road" to fight the spread of misinformation and state-backed…

Exclusive: Facebook unblocks ‘#saltbae’ hashtag after Vietnamese minister’s golden steak

By James Pearson HANOI (Reuters) - Facebook's parent company said on Tuesday it had unblocked the hashtag for celebrity chef Nusret Gokce's nickname '#saltbae', having found the tag had been…

Beefed up EU tech rules could be global standard, says Facebook whistleblower

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's draft rules requiring tech firms to do more to tackle illegal online content could become a global gold standard for a safer…

U.N. investigator ‘hopeful’ Facebook will hand over more Myanmar information

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of a U.N. team of investigators on Myanmar said on Friday he is hopeful that Facebook will hand over more information…

Digital rights activists accuse Facebook of anti-Palestinian bias

By Zainah El-Haroun RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian activists contended Facebook and other social media platforms have censored criticism of Israel in response to government pressure and launched a…