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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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NYC's Little Sri Lanka reacts to no social media

Sri Lanka's abrupt shutdown of social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram and others in the wake of the string of deadly Easter terror attacks left worried friends and relatives in places like..
USATODAY.com - Published

Witness to Sri Lanka bombings describes chaos in aftermath

A witness to one of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka says the government has blocked Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, leaving people confused in the chaos. Asela Waidyalankara tells CBSN what..
CBS News - Published

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Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media Following Terror Attacks [Video]Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media Following Terror Attacks

The Sri Lankan government blocked access to popular social networks following Sunday’s terror attacks that killed more than 290 people. A temporary shutdown of sites like Facebook and Instagram aims..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media After Easter Bombings [Video]Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media After Easter Bombings

According to Gizmodo, Sri Lanka's government is in the process of blocking access to Facebook, after at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more wounded by a series of bombs at Easter..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

200 Killed In Sri Lankan Bombings, Social Media Suspended [Video]200 Killed In Sri Lankan Bombings, Social Media Suspended

The Sri Lankan government has reportedly blocked access to various social media sites after a wave of bombings left over 200 dead across the country. Although there is no known direct connection..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Explosions hit two Sri Lankan churches, two hotels [Video]Explosions hit two Sri Lankan churches, two hotels

Two Sri Lankan churches and two hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, wounding several people, police sources said. No reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Facebook A 'Public Health Risk' [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Facebook A 'Public Health Risk'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed on the podcast "Skullduggery" and asked if she's worried about the possible negative effects of social media on public health. Ocasio-Cortez revealed that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Facebook 'Unintentionally' Uploaded Users' Email Contacts [Video]Facebook 'Unintentionally' Uploaded Users' Email Contacts

A Facebook spokesperson said the issue started when the company changed the verification process users go through when signing up for a new account.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users [Video]Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook said on Wednesday it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Interest high in Pinterest with $19 share price [Video]Interest high in Pinterest with $19 share price

Ahead of Thursday's IPO, social media site Pinterest set its share price at $18, suggesting investors have shrugged off Lyft's poor performance and are ready to dive back in to public markets.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Pictures and podcasts: royal fans old and new await baby Sussex [Video]Pictures and podcasts: royal fans old and new await baby Sussex

From Boston to Karachi, Britain's royal family draws fans around the world, eagerly following special occasions, their outings, their outfits, and their new arrivals. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Trump's Campaign And It's Main Target Demographic [Video]Trump's Campaign And It's Main Target Demographic

According to Business Insider, data from Bully Pulpit Interactive shows that the Trump campaign is spending nearly half (44%) of its Facebook ad budget to target users who are over 65 years old, as..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

UK Floats Ban on Facebook Likes, Snapchat Streaks for Minors [Video]UK Floats Ban on Facebook Likes, Snapchat Streaks for Minors

The U.K.'s data privacy watchdog is suggesting a ban on certain social media features for minors in order to protect kids' privacy online.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Why Did Ocasio-Cortez Just Quit Facebook? [Video]Why Did Ocasio-Cortez Just Quit Facebook?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's prolific use of social media helped her amass a national profile. However, according to CNN, the congresswoman has quit Facebook. ---"I personally gave up Facebook," the New..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

EU Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms [Video]EU Approves Controversial Copyright Reforms

In a vote Monday, 19 EU countries backed the reforms that aim to make sure copyright law is enforced on the internet.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Facebook Wants More Censorship After Christchurch Massacre [Video]Facebook Wants More Censorship After Christchurch Massacre

According to Business Insider, "Facebook is going to stop users from posting live videos if they have broken the company's community guidelines in the past... The change... follows the Christchurch..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages [Video]Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

Facebook Inc's social networking site was inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Facebook Gets $50 Fine From Russia For Breaking Data Law [Video]Facebook Gets $50 Fine From Russia For Breaking Data Law

A Moscow courtroom ruled that Facebook violated a local data law. The law requires service provides to store Russian users’ data on servers physically located within Russian borders. According to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. bill tackles social media 'dark patterns' [Video]U.S. bill tackles social media 'dark patterns'

Two U.S. senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data. Freddie Joyner reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:05Published

Man gets caught up in dust whirlwind at US skate park [Video]Man gets caught up in dust whirlwind at US skate park

The city of Fairfield in the US state of California posted CCTV footage to Facebook of a dust whirlwind at one of its skate parks.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

LeBron's streak comes to an end this postseason [Video]LeBron's streak comes to an end this postseason

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons, forcing the NBA to look elsewhere for superstars to draw ratings and to compete with the two-time..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

Facebook Is Taking New Steps to Stop Misinformation [Video]Facebook Is Taking New Steps to Stop Misinformation

For starters, the platform's adding more fact-checkers, a Verified Badge for Messenger and a "Group Quality" feature.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

YouTube Disables Livestream Chat During Hate Crime Hearing [Video]YouTube Disables Livestream Chat During Hate Crime Hearing

​YouTube disabled comments on the House Judiciary Committee's hearing after many racist and anti-Semitic comments were posted.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Netanyahu Takes To Social Media On Election Day [Video]Netanyahu Takes To Social Media On Election Day

Reuters reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out directly to voters on social media on Tuesday, with broadcast and traditional media outlets off-limits for campaigning on election..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Facebook And Google Will Be Grilled By Congress Today On White Nationalism [Video]Facebook And Google Will Be Grilled By Congress Today On White Nationalism

Facebook and Google are back in Congress this week facing tough questions. The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee will reportedly grill executives from Facebook and Google on Tuesday about..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Canada May Regulate Social Media Sites Ahead of Election [Video]Canada May Regulate Social Media Sites Ahead of Election

Canada's upcoming federal election is in October.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

 

Social media blocked in Sri Lanka after attacks

Following a series of bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the government blocked apps like Facebook and WhatsApp to stem the spread of misinformation. Jennifer Grygiel, an assistant professor of..
CBS News - Published

Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.

Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.
NYTimes.com - Published

Airport in Libya's Tripoli re-opens, authorities say

Libya has reopened Tripoli's only functioning airport, according to a posting on the airport authorities' Facebook page on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Friends of man missing in NYC use social media to track his final steps

Google, Facebook and Instagram provide clues to mystery of Joey Comunale's disappearance
CBS News - Published

FBI arrests member of armed civilian group that detained migrants

The group declared an "emergency" on their Facebook page, stating that their commander had been arrested and asking for donations.
USATODAY.com - Published

Gaming Instagram for fun & profit in expose

Social media's credibility took another hit this week with Mueller report, latest Facebook apology and new expose on how easy it is to game Instagram
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook reveals 'millions' of Instagram passwords were stored insecurely, not thousands

Facebook has added new information to an old Newsroom post, revealing that millions of Instagram user passwords were stored in a “readable” format.
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be held accountable in FTC settlement, report says

The FTC is considering whether to hold CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable for privacy lapses in how Facebook handles people's data.
USATODAY.com - Published

Farmville game spam battle couldn't stop Words with Friends maker Zynga

Zynga survived a Facebook algorithm change by focusing on the hits and updating them, while bringing in acquisitions for new games.
USATODAY.com - Published

EU parliament votes to fine internet firms for not removing extremist content quickly

The European parliament voted on Wednesday to fine firms like Facebook, Google and Twitter up to 4 percent of their turnover if they persistently fail to remove extremist content within one hour of..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar President Win Myint pardons 9,500 prisoners; two Reuters reporters still in prison

The Facebook page of the Office of President Win Myint said he signed a pardon for 9,551 prisoners, including 16 foreigners.
USATODAY.com - Published

Viral video brings to light struggles of American dairy farmers

Dairy farmer Mark Berg went on Facebook​ last week to vent his frustration bordering on desperation
CBS News - Published

Facebook is testing new feature that combines stories and news feed post

While Facebook’s stories feature isn’t the most popular or used, this doesn’t mean the social network isn’t trying to change that. Veuer's Natasha Abellard
USATODAY.com - Published

9 Takeaways From the Biggest Reveal of the 2020 Money Race So Far

Bernie Sanders is the money leader. Elizabeth Warren is spending big. Pete Buttigieg emerged out of nowhere. And (almost) everyone is buying gobs of Facebook ads.
NYTimes.com - Published

Teenage Social Media Users in the UK Could Be Banned From ‘Liking’ Posts

teenage social media users in the uk could be banned from ‘liking’ posts
by Simon Baxendale - There have been recent moves made in UK law to try and make social media more accountable for the data and information shared on such platforms. It is all in the name of..
One News Page Staff - Published

Country singer Hal Ketchum has Alzheimer's disease, performed 'as long as it was possible'

Hal Ketchum's wife, Andrea, revealed her husband's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in a Facebook post over the weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ocasio-Cortez gives up Facebook, calls social media a 'public health risk to everybody'

Ocasio-Cortez, who has 3.9 million Twitter followers, said social media causes "increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism."
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online after major outage

All three social media platforms were affected, particularly in the Northeast U.S., Europe and the Philippines
CBS News - Published

Facebook, lose my digits: Here's how to unlist your phone number

A phone number can mean much more when it’s stored on Facebook’s servers – even if you only provided it to help secure your account.
USATODAY.com - Published

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