Facebook confirms it pulled the accounts of Capitol suspect Noah Green

Facebook confirms it pulled the social media accounts of Noah Green, 25, who mowed down two Capitol cops and was then shot dead The social media giant said it had suspended Green’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram under its policy around dangerous individuals and organization ‘After this horrific event, our thoughts are with the Capitol […]

Mass Killings Put Myanmar Coup Back on International Media Agenda

The deaths of at least 114 people on Saturday has put the crisis in Myanmar back on the front pages of media around the world. But the country’s government is trying hard to prevent such coverage. The country’s military seized power on Feb. 1 in a coup that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi […]

NBCU, Facebook Strike E-Commerce Partnership

NBCUniversal and Facebook unveiled a new partnership that will put e-commerce pitches from the TV company’s clients on Facebook and Instagram, part of an ongoing bid by the Comcast media conglomerate to cultivate a new set of advertising clients. Under the new pact, NBCUniversal e-commerce clients will be able to make outreach to users on […]

Facebook Reaches $650 Million Settlement in Facial Recognition Lawsuit

The deal is “a major win for consumers in the hotly contested area of digital privacy,” Judge James Donato says Alexander Koerner / Getty Images Facebook, following a San Francisco federal judge’s approval on Friday, will pay $650 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its facial recognition technology, used to tag photos, infringed […]

Boris Johnson blasts Facebook over Australian news blockade saying t

Boris Johnson blasts Facebook over Australian news blockade saying the UK will be ‘robust in defending free speech in journalism’ as Matt Hancock backs making social media giant pay for publishing links to stories in Britain UK’s culture secretary ‘to have meeting with Facebook this week over news row’ Oliver Dowden ‘sees Facebook blocking news […]

Facebook flexes its muscles but will Australia flinch?

Australia’s Facebook users woke yesterday to a very different newsfeed. In response to the Morrison government’s proposed media bargaining laws, Facebook banned all publishers and users in Australia from viewing or sharing any news articles on its platform. The bargaining code, which passed through the House of Reps on Wednesday evening, will require big digital […]

Facebook plays hardball rather than play fair with news organizations

More On: facebook Facebook-Australia dispute shows power struggle between governments and corporations Facebook to start directing climate news readers to visit its ‘Information Center’ A slap in the Facebook: Aussie PM rips ‘arrogant’ social network over news ban Facebook faces boycott campaign after banning news in Australia Facebook’s scorched-earth campaign to pressure Australia’s Parliament to […]