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Facebook, Inc. is an American social media conglomerate corporation based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with his fellow roommates and students at Harvard College, who were Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, originally as TheFacebook.com—today's Facebook, a popular global social networking website. Facebook is one of the world's most valuable companies. It is considered one of the Big Five technology companies along with Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Google.


Facebook's ultimatum will block Australians' news [Video]

Facebook's ultimatum will block Australians' news

[NFA] Facebook Inc on Tuesday said it would stop Australians from sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it pay local media outlets for their content becomes law, a sharp ultimatum..

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Facebook restricts ads posing as news articles [Video]

Facebook restricts ads posing as news articles

Just months before the presidential election, Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a new policy that would prevent U.S. publishers with political ties from running ads presented as news articles. Colette..

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Several U.S. civil rights groups have called upon some of the world's largest companies to pause advertising on Facebook Inc, saying the social network is not doing enough to stop hate speech on its..
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Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of U.S. presidential election

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company's election..
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Facebook limits spread of 'Boogaloo' groups amid protests

Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term "Boogaloo," which refers to a potential U.S. civil war or the collapse of civilization, the company said on Thursday.
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Facebook says it found no foreign interference targeting U.S. protests

Facebook Inc said on Friday it had seen no evidence of coordinated foreign interference on its platforms targeting U.S. anti-racism protests, after the U.S. attorney general said foreign groups were..
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China says social media firms should not selectively create obstacles for media

China said on Friday that social media companies should not selectively create obstacles for media agencies, responding to Facebook Inc's decision to start labeling state-controlled media..
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Facebook signs licensing deal with century-old Indian music label

Facebook Inc has signed a global licensing deal with one of India's largest music labels, allowing users to choose from a large catalogue of Bollywood music for their Facebook and Instagram posts, the..
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Facebook takes down white nationalist and fake antifa accounts

Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has suspended accounts associated with white nationalist groups after some advocated bringing weapons to the current wave of anti-racist protests.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends handling of Trump posts on protests

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has defended his controversial decision to leave up President Trump's posts about the Minneapolis protests.
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FBI head helped Facebook defend encryption he's now fighting

Christopher Wray, prior to becoming FBI director, argued on behalf of Facebook Inc in defense of encrypted communications as the company was being pressured by the U.S. Justice Department over the..
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Facebook removes anti-quarantine protest events in some U.S. states

Facebook Inc said on Monday that it has removed events in Nebraska, New Jersey and California promoting protests against stay-at-home measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.
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Washington AG sues Facebook over political ads

Washington state's attorney general filed a second lawsuit against Facebook Inc over political ads on Tuesday, saying the social media giant once again failed to make disclosures required under the..
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Facebook asks users about coronavirus symptoms, releases friendship data to researchers

Facebook Inc said on Monday it would start surveying some U.S. users about their health as part of a Carnegie Mellon University research project aimed at generating "heat maps" of self-reported..
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Facebook to award $100 mln in cash grants, ad credits to small businesses

Facebook Inc said Tuesday it plans to award $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries to address the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Facebook removes 203 accounts for foreign interference from Russia

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it removed a combined number of 203 Instagram and Facebook pages and accounts for engaging in foreign interference on its platforms from Russia, which targeted U.S...
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Facebook takes down Trump 2020 campaign's 'Census' ads

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was removing ads from President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that asked users to fill out an "Official 2020 Congressional District Census" because they violated..
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Facebook pulls out of South by Southwest festival over coronavirus fears

Facebook Inc is pulling out of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) music and tech festival over growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson for the company said on Monday.
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Facebook to ban misleading ads about coronavirus

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would ban advertisements referring to any cures or prevention around the coronavirus outbreak, and those that create a sense of urgency around the situation.
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Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee

A Tel Aviv court ordered Facebook Inc to unblock the private account of a worker at Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, and similar rulings are expected for other employees in the coming days, an..
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg gets engaged

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Monday announced her engagement to the head of a consulting firm.
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Facebook asks employees to put off non-essential travel to China

Facebook Inc has asked employees to suspend non-essential travel to mainland China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing..
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Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over materials to that state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer..
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Senate Democrats unveil privacy bill with fines for privacy violations

Democratic senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set penalties for online companies like Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if they mishandle users' personal data.
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Facebook signs lease for office space in Hudson Yards

Facebook Inc signed a lease for over 1.5 million square feet of office space across 30 floors and three buildings in New York City's Hudson Yards, according to a statement by the luxury and commercial..
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Facebook bars content claiming to name Trump impeachment whistleblower

Facebook Inc. is taking down any content that claims to name the anonymous whistleblower who ignited an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, the social network said on Friday.
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California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation

California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant in a court filing on Wednesday of hampering the investigation.
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California investigating Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents

California is investigating Facebook Inc's disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica and other partners, the state revealed on Wednesday in a court filing that demanded that the social media giant..
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Facebook probe by U.S. states expands to 47 attorneys general

A New York-led probe into allegations that Facebook Inc put consumer data at risk and pushed up advertising rates has expanded to include attorneys general from 47 U.S. states and territories, New York..
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India government, Facebook spar over decryption laws at top court

India's government asked Facebook Inc on Tuesday to help it decrypt private messages on its network, citing national security requirements in a court hearing on privacy rights on social media..
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State attorney general group probing Facebook could expand to 40: source

An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc, a source said on Monday, suggesting many more states want allegations of anticompetitive practices at the..
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Estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will join Facebook probe: source

An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc, a source said on Monday, which would be a big increase in the number of states joining the investigation.
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Facebook the focus of U.S. Justice Department and state AGs meeting

U.S. state attorneys general investigating Facebook Inc for alleged anti-competitive practices met on Monday with officials of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, New York Attorney..
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State attorneys general meet in Washington to discuss Facebook

U.S. state attorneys general investigating Facebook Inc met on Monday with officials of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, both of which are probing the social media giant.
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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.
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Facebook tightens rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 election

Facebook Inc is tightening its political ad rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday, requiring new disclosures for its site and photo-sharing platform Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential..
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Researchers studying Facebook's impact on democracy threaten to quit

A group of philanthropies working with Facebook Inc to study the social network's impact on democracy threatened on Tuesday to quit, saying the company had failed to make data available to researchers..
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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".
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Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their..
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New York Governor Cuomo orders probe into Facebook's advertising platform

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a..
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Facebook evacuates four buildings after possible sarin exposure

Facebook Inc evacuated four buildings and two people were being evaluated for possible exposure to the nerve agent sarin on Monday after a package at the social media company's Silicon Valley mail..
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Two possibly exposed to sarin at Facebook California facility: official

Two people were possibly exposed to the nerve agent sarin at a Facebook Inc mail facility in Silicon Valley which has been evacuated, a local fire official said on Monday.
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U.S. says accused Facebook fraudster Ceglia a fugitive after Ecuador freed him

U.S. prosecutors on Monday said the New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of that company is again a fugitive, after Ecuador's president turned..
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke with Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, inviting the social media tycoon to partner with him in a bid to promote universal internet..
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Ecuador president blocks extradition of man accused of Facebook fraud

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has blocked the extradition to the United States of a New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, a document obtained by Reuters..
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