Facebook has developed censorship software in an effort to get China to lift its seven-year ban on the world’s largest social network, according to reports.
While Facebook battles with its fake news problem, Twitter is dealing with a different problem: fake accounts set up by the alt-right.
Twitter has suspended the accounts of a number of American “alt-right” activists hours after announcing a renewed push to crack down on hate speech.
The challenge of fake and misleading news has come to the fore in the wake of the US presidential election.
Facebook is facing increasing pressure to improve the way it deals with fake news in the wake of the shock 2016 US presidential election result, amid reports that even some of its own staff have formed an unofficial task force to address the problem.
Rumors of Mark Zuckerberg’s death may have been greatly exaggerated – but by his own billion-plus user website, as a glitch on Friday afternoon led Facebook to declare two million users, including Zuckerberg himself, prematurely dead.
Facebook has agreed to “pause” its plan to use data from UK users of messaging service WhatsApp for advertising and product improvement purposes across the rest of its business, after an intervention from the UK information commissioner.
A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups have written to Facebook demanding that the company clarifies its policies for removing content and alleging that it has repeatedly removed posts documenting human rights violations.
The closure of the video-sharing app Vine was met with sadness but some amount of inevitability by an elite group of social media stars who found their six seconds of fame on the app.