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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

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Duke of Cambridge enjoys first pint ahead of pub reopening [Video]

Duke of Cambridge enjoys first pint ahead of pub reopening

The Duke of Cambridge revealed he was a cider man as he enjoyed a pint at The Rose & Crown in Norfolk ahead of pubs across the country reopening on Saturday, when Covid-19 lockdown measures..

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Businesses adapt to the post-lockdown "new normal" [Video]

Businesses adapt to the post-lockdown "new normal"

As businesses prepare to reopen across England from tomorrow, business owners and workers have adapted their business to the government's "Covid safe" guidelines with various creative solutions. Report..

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PM addresses public ahead of further lockdown easing [Video]

PM addresses public ahead of further lockdown easing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined the government's policy shift from "blanket, national measures to targetted, local measures", as the reopening of venues including pubs goes ahead this weekend..

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Esptein victims' attorney: Prince Andrew should come forward [Video]

Esptein victims' attorney: Prince Andrew should come forward

American attorney Gloria Allred has criticised the failure of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, to come forward for questioning about his connection to known sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Ms Allred..

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Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest "just the beginning" [Video]

Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest "just the beginning"

American attorney Gloria Allred says the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, a socialite with ties to known sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, on charges of sex trafficking and perjury is "just the beginning of..

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Metropolitan Police prepared for lockdown easing [Video]

Metropolitan Police prepared for lockdown easing

Metropolitan Police Commander Bas Javid says they will have extra officers working on the street from tomorrow, when the easing of lockdown will see pubs reopen. Mr Javid urged the public to take..

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Khan: Londoners shouldn't treat easing as NYE [Video]

Khan: Londoners shouldn't treat easing as NYE

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has joined the Metropolitan Police for a walkabout today, ahead of further easing of lockdown measures this weekend. Mr Khan warned Londoners that the opening of pubs..

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Sturgeon accuses government of "shambolic decision making" [Video]

Sturgeon accuses government of "shambolic decision making"

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has criticised the UK government's "shambolic decision making", explaining the Scottish government had been given "little or no notice" of airbridge proposals..

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Government to publish list of airbridge destinations today [Video]

Government to publish list of airbridge destinations today

Travellers have responded positively to news that the government has established airbridges with several nations, meaning people returning to England from several destinations will not have to..

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Dodds calls for "guarantees of delivery" from government [Video]

Dodds calls for "guarantees of delivery" from government

Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for "guarantees of delivery, not just warm words" from the government's Covid-19 economic recovery plan, claiming the Conservative party had a history of..

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Minister defends PM's dad in Greek travel row [Video]

Minister defends PM's dad in Greek travel row

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson, who travelled to Greece despite the barring of direct entry from the UK. Mr Shapps said that Mr..

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Shapps: Government being "very cautious" on airbridges [Video]

Shapps: Government being "very cautious" on airbridges

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the government are being "very cautious" about the introduction of airbridge arrangements, which allow travellers to move freely without quarantine restrictions..

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Facebook Tells Users To Wear Masks [Video]

Facebook Tells Users To Wear Masks

Facebook Tells Users To Wear Masks

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Principal left confused by school reopening plans [Video]

Principal left confused by school reopening plans

Birchwood High School’s principal, Chris Ingate, has said that he is confused about how to implement some of the plans that have been outlined by the government on how to get all pupils back to..

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Children will not be taught a 'watered-down curriculum' [Video]

Children will not be taught a 'watered-down curriculum'

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has insisted that children would not be taught a "watered-down curriculum" when they return to school in September. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer supports govt’s action on Hong Kong security law [Video]

Starmer supports govt’s action on Hong Kong security law

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that his party agrees with the course of action that the government has set out following the announcement of Hong Kong’s “shocking” security law. Report..

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Govt announces safety plans for return to schools in autumn [Video]

Govt announces safety plans for return to schools in autumn

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has unveiled the government’s safety plan for how to get all children in all year groups back to the classroom in September, after up to six months at home...

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Criminal phone system hack likened to ‘cracking enigma code' [Video]

Criminal phone system hack likened to ‘cracking enigma code'

The NCA’s director of investigations Nikki Holland has said her team described the infiltration of an encrypted communications network used by criminals as the equivalent of “cracking the enigma..

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Criminal communications system hack is a ‘game changer’ [Video]

Criminal communications system hack is a ‘game changer’

Police forces across the UK have been involved in a huge international operation against organised crime gangs after an encrypted communications network was infiltrated. Metropolitan Police..

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Prince Charles thanks TFL staff for keeping services running [Video]

Prince Charles thanks TFL staff for keeping services running

Prince Charles has visited a Transport for London training centre in London to thank staff for keeping the tube service running throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Patelr. Like us on..

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Williamson outlines Covid-secure measures for schools [Video]

Williamson outlines Covid-secure measures for schools

Gavin Williamson has told MPs that “education recovery is critical for this generation" of school children. In a statement to the Commons, the education secretary outlined some of the Covid-secure..

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Government will provide all schools with home testing kits [Video]

Government will provide all schools with home testing kits

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that schools will be provided with a "small number of home testing kits" which children with symptoms will be able to take home if they have difficulty..

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Hundreds arrested after criminal phone system is infiltrated [Video]

Hundreds arrested after criminal phone system is infiltrated

Law enforcement groups have made an "unparalleled victory against kingpin criminals" after taking down a military-grade encrypted global communication service. Thousands of officers from the NCA,..

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Nick Gibb: ‘We want schools to return to normal’ [Video]

Nick Gibb: ‘We want schools to return to normal’

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has said that the government’s desire for “schools to return to normal” means a “compulsory return” in September. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Grant Shapps discusses delay of air bridges announcement [Video]

Grant Shapps discusses delay of air bridges announcement

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has appeared to blame the devolved administrations for the lack of an announcement on air bridges. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Boogaloo crackdown: Facebook bans movement, gives it same designation as hate groups and terrorists

Facebook has removed accounts, groups and pages on Facebook and Instagram connected to the extremist movement that encourages violence in the U.S.
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Trump Campaign Has Spent $325,000 on Facebook Ads Featuring Brad Parscale’s Page

Mr. Parscale, the president’s campaign manager, is one of only three people whose Facebook and Instagram pages have been used by the campaign to display ads. The others are Donald Trump and Mike..
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Facebook to Ban Network With ‘Boogaloo’ Ties

The social network said it was designating the antigovernment movement as a dangerous organization.
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Done with Facebook? Consider MeWe, Parler or old standbys like LinkedIn

New rivals pale in size to the social network and stress their differences: freedom of thought and no spyware. But will you find your friends there?
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Texas Prosecutor Resigns Over Facebook Post About Nazi Germany

The post, shared last week by Kaylynn Williford, was criticized for appearing to equate protesters against racism and police brutality with Nazis who “tore down statues.”
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Facebook, social media under more pressure from brands over hate speech

Unilever, Coca-Cola, Hershey, Starbucks and Honda say they are pausing advertising on social media platforms including Facebook over hate speech.
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4 San Jose Officers Put on Leave Amid Probe Into Racist Facebook Posts

Officials are investigating inflammatory remarks, including anti-Muslim comments, by current and former police officers in a private Facebook group.
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Starbucks says it will pause advertising on social media platforms including Facebook

Starbucks is the latest company to announce it will pause advertising on all social platforms, which include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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Facebook advertising boycott list: Companies halting ads include Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon, Ben & Jerry's

Honda, Unilever and Coke are among the biggest brands to halt advertising on Facebook, part of a growing boycott organized by civil rights groups.
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Facebook to flag posts that break its rules

Facebook says it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians, including President Donald Trump, that may incite violence, suppress voting or break its other content rules. (June 26)  
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More companies halt ads on Facebook despite new plans to curb hate speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined steps the social network will take to combat hate speech as companies pull advertising from its platform.
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Facebook ad boycott for July connects with another big name: wireless giant Verizon

A growing #StopHateForProfit boycott of Facebook advertising in July continues to grow with the addition of telecom giant Verizon.
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Fact check: Police killed more unarmed Black men in 2019 than conservative activist claimed

A prominent conservative activist said in a Facebook video that police only killed eight unarmed Black men in the U.S. in 2019. That claim is false.
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👉 Facebook Removes Trump Political Ads With Nazi Symbol. Campaign Calls It An 'Emoji' via Hvper.com


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Trump ad removed from Facebook for violations of company's polices on 'organized hate'

The Nazis used the red triangle to mark political prisoners.  
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Facebook removes Trump campaign ad

Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners,..
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Nazis used red triangles to mark political prisoners. That symbol is why Facebook banned a Donald Trump reelection campaign ad.

Political prisoners filled Nazi concentration camps, and they were marked with red triangles. Learn the history of the symbol.
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Facebook Removes Trump Ads Displaying Symbol Used by Nazis

Nazis used a red triangle to classify political prisoners during World War II. The Trump campaign said the red triangle in its Facebook ads was associated with antifa, a claim experts rejected.
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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.
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France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

France's top court rejected most of a draft law that would have compelled social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter to remove any hateful content within 24 hours, it said on Thursday.
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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

France said a U.S. decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook was a "provocation" and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no..
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EU ready to go it alone on taxation of digital firms

The European Union is ready to go it alone with taxing digital services of firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple if there is no global deal on such a tax this year, European Economic..
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Republican Leaders Condemn a G.O.P. Congressional Candidate’s Racist Facebook Videos

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who won a primary on June 9, was criticized for comments she made in videos uncovered by Politico.
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Boycott Facebook: Civil rights groups call on big advertisers to yank ads over hate speech policies

Civil rights groups from the NAACP to the ADL are calling on advertisers to boycott Facebook in July to protest its failure to remove hate speech.
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Civil rights groups urge companies to pause ad spending on Facebook

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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Turkish ministers visit Libya, Tripoli government says

Turkish government officials including the foreign and finance ministers arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday to meet Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), the GNA said in..
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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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Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook

The change lets Facebook play both sides of the debate about political advertising on social media.
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Mark Zuckerberg: Historic Facebook campaign will boost voter registration, turnout and voices

I believe Facebook can strengthen democracy by maintaining as open a platform as possible, accompanied by ambitious efforts to lift voter participation.
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Facebook removes hundreds more accounts as right-wing violence spreads

Facebook on Tuesday removed almost 900 accounts associated with the far-right Proud Boys and American Guard, including those belonging to Proud Boys supporters who marched into a protest zone in..
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Detroit Popcorn Company has a new buyer after backlash over owner's Floyd-related Facebook post

Harris Financial Group said it intends to acquire Detroit Popcorn a week after one owner's controversial social media post kicked off a backlash.
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The Economy Is Reeling. The Tech Giants Spy Opportunity.

Many companies are retreating. But Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are placing bets to get even bigger.
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IndyCar flagman fired after online criticism of NASCAR policies addressing social justice

IndyCar flagman Brad Hockaday was fired after he criticized new NASCAR policies, including the banning of the Confederate flag, in a Facebook post.
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Fact check: U.S. didn't reject an earlier version of Statue of Liberty that honored slaves

A Facebook post says the U.S. rejected an earlier Statue of Liberty offered by France that was a tribute to former black slaves. This is false.
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Democratic candidate Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign published an open letter to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, calling for the company to fact-check politicians' ads in the..
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Fact check: 'Thousands' of doctors have not said hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19

A viral Facebook post misinterpreted data from a survey of doctors and misstates the protocol for approving vaccines.
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U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for genocide case

Lawyers bringing a case before the World Court accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority have asked a U.S. district court to order Facebook to release posts and communications..
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President of police union chapter in Florida suspended after 'despicable' Facebook post

A Facebook post by a Florida chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police recruited officers disciplined and charged in violent incidents.
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Florida chapter of Fraternal Order of Police tells disciplined, jailed cops 'we are hiring'

A Fraternal Order of Police chapter is being criticized for a Facebook post telling the "Buffalo 57" and "Atlanta 6" to join local police departments.
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Biden Pours Millions Into Facebook Ads, Blowing Past Trump’s Record

Joe Biden spent $1.6 million on Facebook last Thursday as his campaign capitalized on energy surrounding mass protests. That’s far more than President Trump has spent on the platform on a single day.
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Philippines probes proliferation of fake Facebook accounts after anti-terror law protest

The Philippines is investigating the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts using the identities of students, journalists and government officials, which appeared after an anti-terror law protest, the..
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Kazakh president's spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's spokesman has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, he wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday, adding that the president's health was not at..
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Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints.
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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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Syrian court orders Syriatel placed under judicial custody

A Syrian court has ordered that Syriatel, owned by prominent businessman Rami Makhlouf, be placed under judicial custody amid a high-profile dispute over arrears, according to a document posted on the..
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