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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company. It is 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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No one reported New Zealand mosque shooting livestream as it happened, Facebook says

Facebook said a livestream video broadcast by the gunman who killed 50 in New Zealand on Friday was also viewed fewer than 200 times.
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New Zealand shooting: Facebook faces advertising boycott over live-stream

Business groups say Facebook must take steps to prevent more live-streamed carnage
CBS News - Published

Videos for Facebook

New Zealand PM Criticizes Facebook After Mosque Shooting [Video]New Zealand PM Criticizes Facebook After Mosque Shooting

New Zealand's prime minister is putting pressure on social media companies after parts of a deadly mosque attack were livestreamed on Facebook.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Wall St. Up Ahead Of Fed Policy Meeting [Video]Wall St. Up Ahead Of Fed Policy Meeting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Banks and tech helped lead Wall Street higher on Monday, while Boeing and Facebook were a drag and investors eyed this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for affirmation of its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Youtube, Facebook Remove Millions Of NZ Mosque Shooting Videos [Video]Youtube, Facebook Remove Millions Of NZ Mosque Shooting Videos

According to Gizmodo, Youtube scrambled this weekend to remove horrific videos of a gunman opening fire in two mosques in New Zealand. The alleged shooter is now in custody after he killed at least 51..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Wall Street rises ahead of Fed meeting [Video]Wall Street rises ahead of Fed meeting

Wall Street edged higher on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve policymakers meeting this week. Boeing and Facebook were a drag. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Strange ‘Whirlpool Holes’ In The Sky Spotted Over Oman [Video]Strange ‘Whirlpool Holes’ In The Sky Spotted Over Oman

Locals were mystified after strange “whirlpool holes” in the sky appeared over UAE and Oman this weekend. Images and videos posted to Twitter and Facebook show a large circular patch in the sky,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Dead Whale Found With Over 80 Pounds Of Plastic Bags In Stomach [Video]Dead Whale Found With Over 80 Pounds Of Plastic Bags In Stomach

Marine biologists were stunned to find that a dead male Cuvier’s beaked whale that washed up in the Philippines had ingested more than 80 pounds of plastic bags. The D’Bone Collector Museum in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

New Zealand Mosque Attacks Death Toll Reaches 50 [Video]New Zealand Mosque Attacks Death Toll Reaches 50

Authorities say they're working to confirm identities and causes of death "as quickly and as sensitively as possible."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

New Zealand deems sharing of attack video an 'offense' [Video]New Zealand deems sharing of attack video an 'offense'

New Zealand says that any possession or sharing of a video showing an attack at a mosque that killed at least 50 people, has been classed as an offence. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:28Published

Facebook Removes 1.5M Versions Of Attack Video [Video]Facebook Removes 1.5M Versions Of Attack Video

New York (CNN Business ) Facebook and other social media companies fought to stop videos of the New Zealand mosque attacks from spreading on their sites. Facebook said Sunday that it removed 1.5..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Facebook Board Member Denies He Met Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower [Video]Facebook Board Member Denies He Met Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

According to Business Insider, a prominent Silicon Valley investor and Facebook board member has denied claims that he met with a Cambridge Analytica representative as early as 2016. The Observer..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours [Video]Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours

Facebook said on Saturday night that within 24 hours of a horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on March 15, it had blocked..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Cambridge Analytica Academic Sues Facebook For Making Him Their 'Scapegoat' [Video]Cambridge Analytica Academic Sues Facebook For Making Him Their 'Scapegoat'

Aleksandr Kogan created an app that enabled Cambridge Analytica to collect personal details of millions of Facebook users. Now, he's suing Facebook for defamation for when it said he lied about how the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Australia Bans Milo Yiannopoulos [Video]Australia Bans Milo Yiannopoulos

The career of Milo Yiannopoulos took another hit on Saturday when the Australian government canceled a visa it had granted just a week ago to the heavily indebted right-wing troll for a speaking tour..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Social Media Giants Criticized For Slow Response To Viral New Zealand Video [Video]Social Media Giants Criticized For Slow Response To Viral New Zealand Video

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, global leaders criticized social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google over their handling of extremist content on their platforms, after video footage..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims [Video]New Zealand starts to bury mosque attack victims

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country’s gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Extremism of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Amplified Online [Video]Extremism of New Zealand Mosque Shooting Amplified Online

The shooting of two New Zealand mosques is the latest attack to spread violence and extremism online.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:06Published

Dozens Killed In Shooting Attacks On New Zealand Mosques [Video]Dozens Killed In Shooting Attacks On New Zealand Mosques

According to Reuters, a gunman shot dead 49 people and wounded more than 40 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday, as the gunman livestreamed online some of the killings. The gunman broadcast footage of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Facebook Announces New Tools to Combat 'Revenge Porn' [Video]Facebook Announces New Tools to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

In a press release, Facebook said it's introducing technology to help prevent sharing of intimate images without consent.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Social Media Firms Face Scrutiny After NZ Shooting Footage Goes Viral [Video]Social Media Firms Face Scrutiny After NZ Shooting Footage Goes Viral

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, social media firms are facing scrutiny over extremist content on their platforms after video footage of mass shootings in New Zealand was live streamed and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

New Zealand mosque attack began and ended online [Video]New Zealand mosque attack began and ended online

Online accounts linked to gun attacks that killed 49 people and wounded at least 20 at two New Zealand mosques on Friday had in recent days circulated white supremacist imagery and extreme right-wing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Gunman Livestreams Mass Execution Of Muslim Worshippers In New Zealand [Video]Gunman Livestreams Mass Execution Of Muslim Worshippers In New Zealand

A gunman livestreamed on social media the murders of 49 people and wounding of more than 40 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand Friday. Reuters reports Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the murders..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

NYSE pauses for NZ massacre victims [Video]NYSE pauses for NZ massacre victims

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange paused for a moment's silence on Friday morning, for victims of the two mosque shootings in New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead and wounded more than 40..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:37Published

Pompeo: U.S. condemns 'hateful assault' in N.Z. [Video]Pompeo: U.S. condemns 'hateful assault' in N.Z.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the United States condemns the 'hateful assault' on two New Zealand mosques and is ready to offer any assistance to New Zealand after the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

 

Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election

Facebook plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the European Parliament election in May and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost its fact-checking, a senior executive..
Reuters - Published

Facebook, Instagram posts could affect your Social Security disability claim

The agency now uses social media to investigate fraud, but soon it may expand that to evaluate disability applicants
CBS News - Published

Facebook struggles to police content on its platform

A new cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek explores Facebook's struggle to keep up with disinformation, hate speech and violent content on the platform. Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos of..
CBS News - Published

Facebook under fire for New Zealand mosque shooting video

Facebook said it took down 1.5 million videos related to the New Zealand mosque shootings. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the social media giant could do more. Brian Barrett of Wired joined CBSN to..
CBS News - Published

New Zealand firms consider pulling ads from social media after mass shooting

Some New Zealand companies are weighing whether to advertise on social media, as two industry groups urged them not to in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Christchurch that was livestreamed on..
Reuters - Published

Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of New Zealand terror attack

Social media company also said it prevented 1.2 million copies of the videos from being uploaded to its platform
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.comReuters

Mulvaney defends Trump's response to New Zealand attack

"Donald Trump is no more to blame for what happened in New Zealand than Mark Zuckerberg is because he invented Facebook," said Mulvaney
CBS News - Published

NZ Prime Minister wants to discuss live streaming with Facebook

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has sent condolences over the shootings at two mosques that killed 50 people, some of which were..
Reuters - Published

Academic Behind Cambridge Analytica Data Mining Sues Facebook for Defamation

Aleksandr Kogan, a former psychology professor, said Facebook defamed him when it claimed he lied about how the data was going to be used.
NYTimes.com - Published

New Zealand mosque shooting: Are social media companies unwitting accomplices?

Alleged gunman livestreamed the rampage on Facebook and Twitter, and posted hateful manifesto online.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook, social media criticized as slow to stop New Zealand video

Global leaders criticized social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google over their handling of extremist content on their platforms on Friday, after video footage of mass shootings at two mosques..
Reuters - Published

17 minutes of carnage: how New Zealand gunman broadcast his killings on Facebook

A gunman who killed 49 people at two New Zealand mosques live-streamed the attacks on Facebook for 17 minutes using an app designed for extreme sports enthusiasts, with copies still being shared on..
Reuters - Published

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google faced scrutiny over extremist content on their platforms on Friday after video footage of mass shootings in New Zealand was live streamed and widely shared..
Reuters - Published

2 key Facebook execs depart amid new focus on privacy

Facebook has announced two key departures: chief product officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp head Chris Daniels will be leaving the company, shortly after CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a shift to a..
CBS News - Published

Facebook launches AI tool to remove "revenge porn"

Users currently must report inappropriate images, which slows the process of pulling them off the site
CBS News - Published

Facebook, YouTube trying to rein in footage of New Zealand mosque shooting

Unverified footage as well as posts of praise or support for the crime are being removed from Facebook and other social media sites
CBS News - Published

Social media platforms say they are taking action to remove NZ shooting content

Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter said on Friday they would take down content involving mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed at least 49 people and wounded more than 20.
Reuters - Published

Your Friday Briefing

New Zealand, North Korea, Facebook: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Christchurch gunman livestreamed his attack in 17-minute Facebook video

A gunman who opened fire inside a New Zealand mosque on Friday livestreamed his attack in a 17-minute video.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook loses 2 executives amid series of scandals

Facebook said its chief product officer Chris Cox is leaving, along with Chris Daniels, who heads Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp
CBS News - Published

Facebook outage aftermath: Time off from the social network 'was like a nice short vacation'

There were some benefits to Facebook going down. People got work done, received phone calls.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook's data-sharing deals reportedly under criminal investigation

According to The New York Times, Facebook's data-sharing partnerships with some of the worlds largest tech companies are now under investigation. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Facebook blames server configuration for longest-ever outage

Confronted with the loss of Facebook, Instagram and other apps, users lit up Twitter to air frustrations, witticisms
CBS News - Published

Facebook and Instagram are officially back and blaming server configuration change for outage

The company said it has resolved the issue, which affected millions of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users starting Wednesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook reportedly faces criminal investigation over data sharing with Amazon, Apple and more

A New York grand jury is looking into the deals Facebook made with other tech companies over sharing of users' data, according to The New York Times.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp somewhat restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history

After a long delay, the social network began coming back to life Wednesday night. Facebook never said what caused the outage.
USATODAY.com - Published

What to do when Facebook and Instagram go down? Head to Twitter to tweet #FacebookDown

As with nearly every Facebook outage, users headed to Twitter Wednesday with the hashtag #FacebookDown quickly becoming the top trending topic.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook was down for hours on Wednesday, including Instagram and Messenger

Facebook was partially down in the United States on Wednesday. In many cases, the platform wasn't working at all. BBC News' Dave Lee reports from San Francisco.
CBS News - Published

Facebook family of apps experiencing issues

Tracking website Down Detector showed outages across the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia and Asia
CBS News - Published

How to protect your Facebook credentials

Updating your password and making it unique is the first step, followed by adding two-factor authentication, say security experts.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook, Instagram go down around the world in an apparent outage

Having trouble accessing Facebook or Instagram Wednesday afternoon? You weren't alone.
USATODAY.com - Published

Amazon Pulls 2 Books That Promote Unscientific Autism ‘Cures’

The online retailer’s move follows recent efforts by Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to limit the availability of anti-vaccination and other pseudoscientific material.
NYTimes.com - Published

Amazon removes books with vaccine misinformation

Amazon joins Facebook in trying to crack down on the spread of misinformation about vaccines
CBS News - Published

Zuckerberg could face Canadian subpoena if he turns down meeting

The Facebook founder is already promised a summons should he ever step food in England
CBS News - Published

Inside the Facebook VR lab building 3D video chat

Facebook says it is developing the next step in the future of communication with a new virtual reality platform that creates life-like replicas of real people. But it involves the mass collection of..
CBS News - Published

Facebook is creating a 3D video chat -- but is there a "dark side"?

"You can both sort of say, 'let's meet at the Eiffel Tower' and suddenly you materialize there"
CBS News - Published

Principal in PJs reads bedtime stories to kids on Facebook Live. 'This is just more love'

The first-year Texas principal said she wanted to show her elementary school children she cared. She started the Facebook Live stream in December.
USATODAY.com - Published

Breaking up Big Tech: Advocates spar over how to trim sails of technology giants at SXSW

Elizabeth Warren talked about her plan to bust up Facebook, Apple and Google. Others questioned her idea, nobody suggested remaining totally hands off.
USATODAY.com - Published

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are 'buzzer' battlegrounds as elections loom

Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko..
Reuters - Published

Principal reads kids bedtime stories on Facebook Live

This school principal virtually tucks her students in every Tuesday night by reading them bedtime stories in her pajamas.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook sues hackers who stole info through personality quizzes

The scheme affected 63,000 users from 2016 to 2018, primarily targeting Russian social media users
CBS News - Published

Teacher reads bedtime stories to students on live stream

This elementary school principal from Texas reads children's books on a Facebook livestream so all of her students have bedtime stories and know they're loved.
CBS News - Published

Facebook sues hackers for allegedly using quizzes to steal user data

Facebook filed a lawsuit against two Ukrainian hackers, alleging they used a series of online quizzes to steal data from users. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to explain the alleged..
CBS News - Published

Facebook temporarily removes Elizabeth Warren ads about breaking up big tech

Facebook pulled, then reinstated some of Sen. Warren's Facebook ads on her plan to break up big tech companies, after a Politico report on the action.
USATODAY.com - Published

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