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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Amazon, Apple, and Google.

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Factbox: Track Facebook's fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
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Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

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Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests [Video]Facebook, Twitter spot fake posts on HK protests

Twitter and Facebook say they've dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Sanders tells Cardi B, Sanders tells Cardi B, "Trump is an overt racist"

Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders tells rapper Cardi Be that it's time to 'get rid of Donald Trump' because he's a racist. The New Yorkers also discussed immigration, wages, health care..

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Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs' [Video]Boris Johnson holds first 'People's PMQs'

Boris Johnson held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street on Facebook. The Prime Minister addressed questions on Brexit, mental health, knife crime and the Union during the 12-minute..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published

Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government [Video]Facebook suspends fake accounts tied to Saudi government

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East [Video]Facebook Deletes Hoards Of Accounts From Middle East

Facebook removed lots of fake accounts originating from the middle east, says DigitalTrends. Many are from United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Saudi Arabia and have “coordinated inauthentic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Billionaire Tom Steyer Begs For Cash [Video]Billionaire Tom Steyer Begs For Cash

Billionaire Tom Steyer is begging voters for money. Steyer posted a Facebook ad for his presidential campaign. His ad asked potential voters "Can you contribute even one dollar?” Steyer is spending..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Australia to crack down on Facebook and Google [Video]Australia to crack down on Facebook and Google

Australia says it will set up the world's first office dedicated to policing Facebook and Google, part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants. Eve Johnson reports.

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S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs [Video]S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record closing highs Wednesday after reassuring comments from Texas Instruments about global chip demand blunted the impact of weak earnings reports from Boeing and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB) [Video]The Department of Justice just filed a new lawsuit against Facebook accusing it of failing to protect your privacy (FB)

Facebook settled ongoing privacy probes with the FTC and SEC over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Yet the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice is now filing a lawsuit against..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Wall Street gains on rate cut hopes [Video]Wall Street gains on rate cut hopes

The S&P 500 ended higher on Monday, supported by expectations of lower interest rates, while investors awaited quarterly earnings from marquee companies Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon this week. Fred..

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Thousands in San Juan demand governor's resignation [Video]Thousands in San Juan demand governor's resignation

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan on Monday morning demanding that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello resign over offensive chat messages, a day after the governor said he..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Police To Criminals: Knock It Off Until It Cools Down, Please [Video]Police To Criminals: Knock It Off Until It Cools Down, Please

Police officers from Braintree, Massachusetts posted a cheeky Facebook post on Sunday. Given the extreme temperatures, they asked that criminals refrain from committing crimes until it cools off on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

G7 ministers reach consensus on taxing digital giants [Video]G7 ministers reach consensus on taxing digital giants

The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

Breastfeeding Woman Asked To Cover Up On KLM Plane [Video]Breastfeeding Woman Asked To Cover Up On KLM Plane

Last month, a woman named Shelby Angel took a Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) plane with her 1-year-old daughter. They were traveling from from San Francisco to Amsterdam. When she started breastfeeding her..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

World policymakers voice concern over Facebook cryptocurrency [Video]World policymakers voice concern over Facebook cryptocurrency

G7 finance ministers and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday all added to the chorus of concerned voices about Facebook's new cryptocurrency. Jane Lanhee Lee reports

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Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency? [Video]Who Will Regulate Facebook Crypto Currency?

Business Insider reports that David Marcus, head of Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra, testified in front of the Senate on Thursday. Marcus stated that the Libra Association will oversee Libra and be..

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Bitcoin Tumbles [Video]Bitcoin Tumbles

Bitcoin has plunged 16% after a bruising day in Congress for Facebook's digital coin, Libra. "Facebook has burned down the house over and over and called every arson a learning experience," Sen...

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Senator John Kennedy Questions Facebook's Values [Video]Senator John Kennedy Questions Facebook's Values

Sen. John Kennedy recently talked about Facebook at the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. According to Business Insider, he suggested Facebook was undermining effective..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

IG UH OH: Instagram Down For Thousands Of Users [Video]IG UH OH: Instagram Down For Thousands Of Users

Instagram is down for thousands of users around the world, according to website-outage trackers. Many on Twitter also posted that they were experiencing issues with Instagram. Facebook, Instagram, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Disney Heiress Went Undercover At Disney And Discovered Work Conditions [Video]Disney Heiress Went Undercover At Disney And Discovered Work Conditions

Disney heiress Abigail Disney recently went undercover to Disney parks and found workers struggling. According to CNN, she was inspired to go undercover after a worker sent her a Facebook message...

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A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency [Video]A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency

Facebook will be defending its new cryptocurrency Libra before Congress as more voices join the chorus of opposition. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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As ties Russia deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall [Video]As ties Russia deteriorate, Georgia tourist numbers fall

Facebook campaign to draw other tourists to Georgia hatched as Russian arrivals slow.

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U.S. may bite back after France taxes tech firms [Video]U.S. may bite back after France taxes tech firms

France has voted to put an extra 3% tax on tech firms, and Washington is already thinking about whether to retaliate. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court [Video]Tommy Robinson jailed for nine months for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months at the Old Bailey for contempt of court over a video he broadcast on Facebook which featured defendants in a criminal trial.

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Twitter, Facebook find China-backed interference in Hong Kong protests

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
Reuters - Published

Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, comes out as gay

Elizabeth Smart's father, Ed Smart, came out as gay and announced his divorce in a since-deleted Facebook post.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Vietnam says Facebook steps up local content restrictions

Facebook is restricting access to increasing amounts of content in Vietnam, a government official said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up a campaign to tighten access to the internet.
Reuters - Published

U.S. congressman joins international Facebook investigation

An international committee investigating disinformation and "fake news" on social media has announced its first American member, Democratic Rep. David Cicilline. CBS News investigative reporter Graham..
CBS News - Published

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio

A new report says that Facebook paid outside contractors to transcribe users' personal audio clips without their knowledge. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with the latest.
CBS News - Published

Facebook contractors listened to Messenger chats

Facebook said it's ended the practice of having contractors listen to and transcribe the recordings
CBS News - Published

Break up Google, Facebook and Amazon? Smaller companies will do the same: Today's talker

Big tech isn't the problem; it's allowing any company to scoop up large volumes of data to make a buck. Give individuals control over their data.
USATODAY.com - Published

How Flat Earthers Nearly Derailed a Space Photo Book

What a photographer’s struggle to raise money for his book of images tells us about Facebook and conspiracy theorists.
NYTimes.com - Published

His Only Relative Was Killed in the El Paso Massacre. He Has Invited the City to Her Funeral.

Antonio Basco said he would welcome anyone at his wife’s funeral services this week. A Facebook post with the open invitation has generated thousands of shares and condolences.
NYTimes.com - Published

Jada Pinkett Smith speaks to her 20-year-old self, talks new movie and "Red Table Talk"

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is the creator of “Red Table Talk,” a show that streams on Facebook Watch. On “Red Table Talk,” Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow, and her mother Adrienne..
CBS News - Published

Facebook shuts down suspected Saudi propaganda campaign

Facebook confirms it has taken steps to shut down a propaganda campaign orchestrated by people linked to the Saudi government. The company says it has removed more than 350 fake accounts that published..
CBS News - Published

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