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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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Biden Escalates Attack on Facebook Over False Political Ads

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign sent Facebook a letter about a false video ad that a super PAC ran on the social network.
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In House Antitrust Hearing, Lawmakers Focus on Harms to Privacy

Members of Congress questioned whether the power of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon could hurt consumer privacy.
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Alaska: Fresh, Sustainable Seafood [Video]Alaska: Fresh, Sustainable Seafood

Wild Alaskan Company/Facebook The Wild Alaskan Company is a wild-caught, sustainable seafood delivery service founded by a member of a third-generation Alaskan fishing family. Its mission is to make..

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Premier League reinforces 'No Room for Racism' campaign [Video]Premier League reinforces 'No Room for Racism' campaign

Video launched on Friday shows stars including Raheem Sterling and Tammy Abrahams asking fans to drive racism from soccer

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Hundreds turn out to pay their respects to 100-year-old RAF veteran [Video]Hundreds turn out to pay their respects to 100-year-old RAF veteran

Members of the public gather as the coffin of former RAF serviceman Oswald Dixon, 100, arrives at Agecroft Crematorium, Swinton. Mr Dixon, who had no relatives in the UK, joined the Royal Air Force in..

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Senator Wyden Wants Facebook And Google To Suspend Micro Targeting Tools [Video]Senator Wyden Wants Facebook And Google To Suspend Micro Targeting Tools

Sen. Ron Wyden called on Facebook and Google to suspend micro-targeting on political ads. He said foreign government could take advantage of the tool to influence American elections. According to..

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Australia truck crash causes major beer spill [Video]Australia truck crash causes major beer spill

A truck carrying hundreds of cases of beer crashed on an Australia highway on Tuesday (October 8), causing beer to spill over the road. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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FBI's Wray warns Facebook could help predators [Video]FBI's Wray warns Facebook could help predators

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Friday that Facebook's proposal to encrypt its popular messaging program would turn the platform into a "dream come true for predators and child pornographers." Rough..

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The Facebook ruling that could affect global social media feeds: What do we know? | #TheCube [Video]The Facebook ruling that could affect global social media feeds: What do we know? | #TheCube

Facebook ruling that could affect feeds around the globe | #TheCube

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Five dead after plane crashes in Ukraine [Video]Five dead after plane crashes in Ukraine

A chartered plane has crashed near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, killing five people and injuring three, after apparently running out of fuel, authorities said. Infrastructure minister Vladyslav..

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U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption [Video]U.S., UK press Facebook to drop message encryption

The U.S. and UK are pressing Facebook to drop plans for encrypted messages, and have signed an agreement to fast track requests for information about messages sent by suspected criminals. Julian..

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Facebook can be ordered to remove content [Video]Facebook can be ordered to remove content

Europe's top court ruled Thursday that countries in the bloc can order Facebook to police and remove illegal content worldwide. Fred Katayama reports.

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Audio: Zuckerberg says Warren would 'suck' for tech [Video]Audio: Zuckerberg says Warren would 'suck' for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would "go to the mat" to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren's expected effort to break up the..

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Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech [Video]Zuckerberg says Warren as president would be bad for tech

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would “go to the mat” to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren’s expected effort to break up..

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Teenager shot in chaotic Hong Kong violence [Video]Teenager shot in chaotic Hong Kong violence

A teenage protester was shot in the chest by a police officer, as Hong Kong marked China's National Day with chaotic violence. David Doyle reports.

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O'Rourke Jokes About Animal Abuse [Video]O'Rourke Jokes About Animal Abuse

Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign has been struggling for months. He has polled between 1% and 0%, nationally and in state-by-state polling. He doesn't even poll in the top 8 in his own home state..

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No Good Deed? Woman Rescues 'Kitten' That's Something Entirely Different [Video]No Good Deed? Woman Rescues 'Kitten' That's Something Entirely Different

HuffPost reports that on September 20th, a Good Samaritan believed she had rescued a lost kitten. Tennessee resident Jill Hicks was driving to dinner when she rescued what she initially thought was a..

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Sheryl Sandberg Hears Civil Rights Leaders' Concerns [Video]Sheryl Sandberg Hears Civil Rights Leaders' Concerns

A diverse group of civil rights leaders sat down in Atlanta on Thursday for a town hall attended by Facebook officials, including Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, to discuss the matter of..

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Celebrating Alienstock at Area 51 [Video]Celebrating Alienstock at Area 51

Fans of life-forms from other planets turned out for AlienStock at Area 51 in Rachel, Nevada, following the internet's call to "storm Area 51", the secret U.S. military installation. Priscilla Huff..

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Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill [Video]Zuckerberg looks for friends on The Hill

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spending three days in Washington with lawmakers in an attempt to soothe ruffled feathers in the face of numerous government investigations. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Zuckerberg's Summer: Paddleboarding At $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound [Video]Zuckerberg's Summer: Paddleboarding At $59 Million Lake Tahoe Compound

Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of about $69 billion as of September 2019, making him the eighth-richest person in the world. He spent the summer traveling for a mix of business and pleasure. He went..

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Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week [Video]Facebook: Zuckerberg To Meet With Lawmakers This Week

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes his keynote speech during Facebook Inc's annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam WASHINGTON..

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Facebook and Instagram remove accounts of Italian neo-facist groups | #TheCube [Video]Facebook and Instagram remove accounts of Italian neo-facist groups | #TheCube

"Political parties and candidates, like all individuals and organizations on Facebook and Instagram, must adhere to our rules, regardless of their ideology."

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Watch: Facebook takes action on anti-vaccine misinformation [Video]Watch: Facebook takes action on anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook has pledged to curb anti-vaccine misinformation but does the social network's new policy go far enough? Alex Morgan from The Cube has the story.

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Facebook launches U.S. dating service [Video]Facebook launches U.S. dating service

Facebook has launched a dating service in the United States that will allow users to integrate their Instagram posts with their dating profiles. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids [Video]YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids

Google, which is owned by Alphabet and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal..

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Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through [Video]Bahamas in crisis after Dorian blows through

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and lined for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean..

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Facebook drops from ranks of top 10 brands

A series of scandals appear to be tarnishing the social media company's corporate reputation
CBS News - Published

Mark Zuckerberg defends policy to allow politicians to lie in campaign ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed the importance of freedom of expression Thursday, saying the social platform won't police political speech. The Washington Post tech reporter Cat Zakrzewski joins..
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Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not..
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Zuckerberg: Facebook might have prevented Iraq invasion

Facebook founder stands by the social media company's controversial policy of permitting lies in political ads
CBS News - Published

Mark Zuckerberg gives "unfiltered take" on freedom of speech

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday about the importance of freedom of expression. Nick Thompson, a CBS News contributor and the editor in chief of..
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Trump tweeted a photo of Pelosi, calling it a 'meltdown.' She made it her FB cover photo

A meeting on Turkey and Syria resulted in Democrats walking out after they claimed the president was “demeaning” toward Pelosi, and had a “meltdown.”
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Zuckerberg, Inflaming Debate, Asserts Facebook Stands for Free Expression

In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less — as his company has been assailed for allowing lies and falsehoods to appear.
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Facebook officially launches Libra despite defections

The social-media giant moved forward with its new digital cryptocurrency despite intense criticism from regulators
CBS News - Published

Firefighters let girl paint their nails after car crash

"This is how amazing our firefighters are," wrote the fire department on Facebook
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Facebook's digital currency Libra faces setbacks

In a draft report obtained by the BBC, a G7 taskforce warns banks of the potential risks of cryptocurrencies. That comes just days after major financial institutions began pulling support for..
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Pennsylvania middle school teacher placed on leave after racist rant in school parking lot

A teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School in Pennsylvania has been placed on administrative leave after she used racial slurs in a viral Facebook video.
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Major partners drop out, Warren fires back: Facebook's Libra faces a tough road ahead

The alternative currency plan proposed by Facebook could still launch, but the road to get there has just gotten way harder, according to analysts.
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Elizabeth Warren targets Facebook fact-checking policy with false ad saying Zuckerberg endorsed Trump

Elizabeth Warren's ad says, falsely, "Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump." The senator was targeting a Facebook policy.
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Warren Dares Facebook With Intentionally False Political Ad

The Democratic presidential candidate bought the ad to goad Facebook into removing misinformation in political ads, escalating her feud with the social network.
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Teacher Resigns After ‘Sniper Rifle’ Comment About Greta Thunberg

The Iowa educator was placed on administrative leave last week as the school district investigated his Facebook comment about the climate activist.
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Visa and eBay exit Facebook's Libra project

Facebook's plan for a global cryptocurrency faces growing scrutiny from skeptical policymakers and central bankers
CBS News - Published

A Spice Company Spent $92,000 on Pro-Impeachment Facebook Ads in a Week

A Wisconsin-based purveyor of pepper, paprika and poppy seeds spent more on impeachment-related Facebook ads than any entity besides President Trump.
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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie: "You are the target" of companies like Facebook

Data analyst Christopher Wylie exposed how Cambridge Analytica harvested information of millions of Facebook users during the 2016 campaign. Now he's out with a new book, "Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica..
CBS News - Published

Facebook still won't let you "friend" Christopher Wylie

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower remains banned from Facebook more than a year after revealing how the social media giant was used to manipulate voters
CBS News - Published

Facebook rejects Biden campaign's request to remove Trump ad

Facebook said it will not take down a campaign ad released by President Trump that accuses former Vice President Joe Biden of corruption. The social media company rejected a request from Biden's..
CBS News - Published

Facebook relaxes rules on political ads, drawing scrutiny

Facebook has recently relaxed its rules on political ads, making it easier for campaigns to post content with false or misleading claims. The move is drawing scrutiny as the 2020 race gains steam. Sara..
CBS News - Published

Neil deGrasse Tyson addresses sexual misconduct allegations: "The concept of personal space has evolved"

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is sharing his letter archive and revealing his thoughts on everything from the meaning of life, to the existence of Bigfoot. His new book, "Letters from an..
CBS News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Texas man robbed bank day before wedding to pay for ring, venue, sheriff says

The man's fiancée saw on Facebook that the sheriff's office had posted her betrothed's photo and texted him, asking if he had robbed a bank.  
USATODAY.com - Published

PayPal quits Facebook's Libra digital currency project

Social media giant's plan to develop an alternative payments system has drawn fire from regulators and Congress
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Facebook's encrypted messaging raises law enforcement concerns

The Justice Department is asking Facebook for access to encrypted messaging, raising privacy concerns. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with more on that controversy, plus the latest plans..
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Decades of Deceit

Can a Facebook-savvy investigator solve the case of a mom murdered two decades ago? "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts investigates. | Read story
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The government doesn't want Facebook to encrypt your messages: Here's why

Attorney General William Barr wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking Justice Department backdoor access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp.
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Facebook, ‘Joker,’ Rick Perry: Your Friday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
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Barr Pushes Facebook for Access to WhatsApp Messages

The Justice Department has long sought access to encrypted messages, alarming privacy advocates.
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Your Thursday Briefing

Adam Schiff, Facebook, Amber Guyger: Here's what you need to know.
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Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges

Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their platforms, a privacy advocacy group said on Tuesday.
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Facebook Encryption Eyed in Fight Against Online Child Sex Abuse

The debate over privacy in the digital age increasingly pits tech companies against law enforcement agencies as explicit imagery explodes.
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Harris leads U.S. Democrats in Facebook ads on impeachment; Biden absent

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is funding the most new Facebook ads calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment among the 19 Democrats seeking their party's nomination to face the Republican president..
Reuters - Published

Mark Zuckerberg slams Elizabeth Warren in leaked audio

Editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and CBS News contributor Nick Thompson joins CBSN to discuss the war of words between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The 2020 presidential..
CBS News - Published

Mark Zuckerberg tells employees Facebook will fight back against legal challenges

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees the company would fight back against critics, competitors and the U.S. government in a leaked audio recording published by The Verge on Tuesday. Zuckerberg..
CBS News - Published

How Elizabeth Warren Responded to Mark Zuckerberg’s Criticism, on Twitter

Wednesday: Mark Zuckerberg rails against Facebook’s critics and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Also: A decision in the Harvard admissions case, and a songstress on the L.A. Metro.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg said he will 'go to the mat' and fight breakup in leaked audio

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he will 'go to the mat' to fight against any proposed breakup of the company, according to a leaked audio.
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Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook employees against critics in leaked audio

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is rallying his employees against critics and the government in leaked audio published by The Verge today. Axios media reporter Sara Fischer joined CBSN with more on that..
CBS News - Published

Warren hits back at Facebook's Zuckerberg after he criticized her plan to break up big tech

In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would likely end up in a legal battle with United States government if Elizabeth Warren was elected president.
USATODAY.com - Published

10 people die from drug overdoses in 26 hours in one county

Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz confirmed the number of deaths in a Facebook post on Sunday
CBS News - Published

Civil rights leaders urge Facebook to further address hate speech at town hall

At a town hall with Facebook executives, civil rights leaders pressed the social media giant to further address hate speech. This comes just days after Facebook announced that it wouldn't block any..
CBS News - Published

Facebook experiments with hiding "like" counts

The social network is testing a feature that will hide likes, video view counts and other metrics in the news feed
CBS News - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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