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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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Facebook to ban misleading ads about coronavirus

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would ban advertisements referring to any cures or prevention around the coronavirus outbreak, and those that create a sense of urgency around the situation.
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Thai PM, army deny campaigns on social media to target political opponents

Thailand's prime minister and the army denied on Wednesday opposition accusations in parliament that the military targets political opponents and rights activists with online propaganda campaigns run..
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Prolific Author, Maritime Historian Clive Cussler Dead At 88 [Video]Prolific Author, Maritime Historian Clive Cussler Dead At 88

Renowned author and sea explorer Clive Cussler has died. He was 88. According to CNN, his family made the announcement on Monday, in a Facebook post. Cussler had a Ph.D. in maritime history. He was..

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of hiding from flood-hit areas [Video]Jeremy Corbyn accuses PM of hiding from flood-hit areas

Jeremy Corbyn began PMQs on Wednesday by criticising the prime minister's absence from flood-hit communities across the UK. The Labour leader asked: "When is the government going to stop hiding and..

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Government approves £35m to support WHO in tackling Covid-19 [Video]Government approves £35m to support WHO in tackling Covid-19

The International Development Secretary says she has approved £35 million to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) in tackling the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking after a Cobra..

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Coronavirus travel advice from Simon Calder [Video]Coronavirus travel advice from Simon Calder

Travel expert Simon Calder urges people not to avoid travel because of fears of contracting the Coronavirus but says people can take sensible precautions like using contactless instead of cash and..

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Duke of Cambridge visits homeless project in Mansfield [Video]Duke of Cambridge visits homeless project in Mansfield

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Beacon Project day centre for homeless and vulnerable people in Mansfield on Wednesday. Prince William spoke with service users and volunteers on his second engagement..

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Homes evacuated along the River Severn [Video]Homes evacuated along the River Severn

Homes in the Shropshire town of Ironbridge have been evacuated as the River Severn continues to rise, compromising flood defences. Homes have also been evacuated further down the river in the..

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Covid-19: 'No need to close' schools while pupils are tested [Video]Covid-19: 'No need to close' schools while pupils are tested

Matt Hancock updated MPs on the spread of the coronavirus in a statement in the Commons on Wednesday. The health secretary said there was "no need to close" schools whilst pupils who have returned from..

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Duke of Cambridge visits Tarmac's new centre near Mansfield [Video]Duke of Cambridge visits Tarmac's new centre near Mansfield

The Duke of Cambridge visited Tarmac's National Skills and Safety Park in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday to meet the company's young apprentices and formally open the centre. Report by Jonesia. Like us..

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Duchess of Cambridge sprints and spars at SportsAid event [Video]Duchess of Cambridge sprints and spars at SportsAid event

The Duchess of Cambridge takes to the racetrack and tries her hand at sparring during a visit to the London Stadium in Stratford. Kate was attending an event hosted by SportsAid where she was also..

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‘Brave’ Duffy praised for revealing rape on Instagram [Video]‘Brave’ Duffy praised for revealing rape on Instagram

Women Against Rape have praised Duffy for posting a message on Instagram revealing that she had been raped. Nicola Mann, a spokesperson for the campaign group said the Welsh singer had been..

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Eustice: PM flood visit would not have made 'any difference' [Video]Eustice: PM flood visit would not have made 'any difference'

George Eustice has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision not to visit flood-hit areas of the UK, saying it would not have made "any difference at all." The environment secretary added:..

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Duke of Sussex introduced on stage as just Harry [Video]Duke of Sussex introduced on stage as just Harry

The Duke of Sussex was introduced on stage at a Travalyst event in Edinburgh on Wednesday as just Harry, rather than Prince Harry. The Duke had asked the eco-tourism conference host Ayesha Hazarika to..

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Patel praises police chiefs for county lines crackdown [Video]Patel praises police chiefs for county lines crackdown

Home Secretary Priti Patel has praised the police crackdown on county lines drug gangs in a speech at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. The police operation Project Medusa has seen 11 raids..

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Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for PMQs [Video]Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street on Wednesday for PMQs in the House of Commons. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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County lines arrests made in police raids operation [Video]County lines arrests made in police raids operation

Dozens of arrests have been made across the north of England and Scotland as part of Project Medusa - a police operation aimed at disrupting the movements of county lines drug gangs. The operation by..

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 'Dear Evan Hansen' [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at 'Dear Evan Hansen'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were full of praise for the cast of 'Dear Evan Hansen' last night, after attending a gala performance of the hit musical at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's west..

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Labour: average life expectancy for poorest women 'shameful' [Video]Labour: average life expectancy for poorest women 'shameful'

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has called a report on health inequality in the UK "a shameful indictment of austerity. " It showed that life expectancy for women living in the poorest..

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MI5 officers speak out about life in the security services [Video]MI5 officers speak out about life in the security services

Two MI5 officers have spoken anonymously to ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme about life in the security services. Investigator ‘Karina’ and agent runner ‘Rob’ reveal that despite the demands of..

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MI5 Director: Cyber space needs regulating to prevent harm [Video]MI5 Director: Cyber space needs regulating to prevent harm

Sir Andrew Parker, MI5 Director General, has said that the cyber space needs to be as regulated as the 'physical world'. Mr Parker also called on companies to do more to prevent 'most serious harm'..

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Cabinet arrivals [Video]Cabinet arrivals

Senior government ministers arrive in Downing Street for this week's Cabinet meeting. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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The Queen visits the MI5 HQ in London [Video]The Queen visits the MI5 HQ in London

The Queen has visited the headquarters of the UK's intelligence service MI5 in central London, as its director general Sir Andrew Parker prepares to step down. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook..

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UK taking a "belt and braces approach" to fight coronavirus [Video]UK taking a "belt and braces approach" to fight coronavirus

Matt Hancock has said the government is committed to combating the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, while urging the public to take similarly strident measures, describing it as a "belt and braces..

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Government accused of 'dog-whistle politics' on immigration [Video]Government accused of 'dog-whistle politics' on immigration

Labour has accused the Government of "dog-whistle politics" following Home Secretary Priti Patel's statement on the new points-based immigration system. Shadow Immigration Minister Bell Ribeiro-Addy..

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Priti Patel makes statement on new immigration system [Video]Priti Patel makes statement on new immigration system

Home Secretary Priti Patel has made a statement in the House of Commons on the UK's new points-based immigration system. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Severe 'danger to life' flood warning for Shrewsbury [Video]Severe 'danger to life' flood warning for Shrewsbury

A severe flood warning is in force for Shrewsbury as the River Severn is expected to reach its highest level in 20 years. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Armenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports

Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
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Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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U.S. Attorney General questions need to shield big tech from liability for user posts

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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'Mr. Bob,' 88-year-old hero crossing guard, dies saving two kids from a speeding car

"To Mr. Nill, our heartfelt gratitude for your selfless act in protection of our children," Kansas City, Kan. Mayor David Alvey said on Facebook.
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Due to coronavirus complications in China, Facebook's Oculus Quest even more backlogged

Coronavirus concerns complicate Facebook's efforts to get Oculus Quest headsets made. Best way to buy it now: third-party sellers like eBay and Amazon.
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George Soros calls for Zuckerberg, Sandberg to step down from Facebook in scathing letter

Facebook continues to run political advertising on its platform, stating that it should not litigate the legitimacy of claims made in campaign ads.
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Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee

A Tel Aviv court ordered Facebook Inc to unblock the private account of a worker at Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, and similar rulings are expected for other employees in the coming days, an..
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Facebook clashes with election officials behind the scenes over policies, misinformation

Behind the scenes at election offices, Facebook has sparred with authorities over control of voting information and claimed final say.
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In further bid to silence media, Somalia harassing journalists online: Amnesty

Amnesty International has accused Somalia's government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook's standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and..
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Russian court fines Facebook $63,000 over data law breach: RIA

A Russian court fined social media company Facebook 4 million roubles ($62,922) on Thursday for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported.
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Funeral home let 11-year-old girl's remains rot for weeks before memorial, family says

Her mother posted a video Friday morning on Facebook from outside the funeral home detailing the unrecognizable state in which she found her daughter.  
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Facebook says it dismantles Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

Facebook on Wednesday said it had suspended a network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence to seed false narratives online targeting Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe.
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Cisco, Facebook, Sprint pull out of Barcelona meet over coronavirus fears

Cisco Systems Inc , Sprint Corp and Facebook Inc on Tuesday became the latest U.S. technology companies to pull out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Facebook's 'double-edged sword' in Thai carnage

Facebook celebrity doctor Parkphum Dejhutsadin said his phone suddenly started pinging on Saturday - scores of his two million followers in Thailand were desperate and they needed his help.
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'Even Facebook is hackable': Social networking website's Twitter page was compromised

OurMine is known for breaking into social networking accounts belonging to celebrities and media companies. I
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Pelosi Clashes With Facebook and Twitter Over Video Posted by Trump

The video was edited to appear as if Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ripping a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address while he honored a Tuskegee airman and military families.
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Soldier kills 20 in shooting rampage in Thailand's northeast

A Thai soldier killed at least 20 people in a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand on Saturday, posting messages on Facebook during the attack, and was holed up in a shopping mall nine hours after..
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Facebook says removed account of gunman in Thai shooting

Facebook said on Saturday it had removed the account of the man suspected of a mass shooting in northeast Thailand and would remove any content related to the attack that violated its policies.
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Trump celebrates, Pelosi fumes as Facebook and Twitter refuse to take down altered video

Facebook, Twitter refuse to remove Trump video that makes it appear that Nancy Pelosi ripped up speech when president was saluting a Tuskegee airman.
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Tech Companies Detect a Surge in Online Videos of Child Sexual Abuse

In a first, videos outnumbered photos in reports to the authorities last year. Facebook found the most imagery, the bulk of it on its Messenger app.
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'A floating prison': Diamond Princess cruise passengers on two-week coronavirus quarantine

"It's not going to be a luxury cruise; it's going to be like a floating prison," one quarantined Diamond Princess cruise guest wrote on Facebook.
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Andrew Yang doubles down on criticism of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.


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Child-Welfare Activists Attack Facebook Over Encryption Plans

The social network is facing criticism for how encryption can allow child exploitation to flourish undetected on its services.
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Missing kayaker found in Florida Everglades

A Virginia man who went missing while kayaking in the Florida Everglades was found alive Monday, officials said. A helicopter crew spotted Mark Miele, 67, and led a marine unit to him, the Collier..
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Stephen King quits Facebook over the 'flood of false information' in political ads

Stephen King announced on Twitter Friday that he's "quitting Facebook" over "false information that's allowed in its political advertising."
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg gets engaged

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Monday announced her engagement to the head of a consulting firm.
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Sheryl Sandberg Announces Engagement to Tom Bernthal

“You are my everything. I could not love you more,” Ms. Sandberg said in a Facebook post.
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Ready to rock? Facebook to air its first-ever Super Bowl commercial tonight

The high-profile clip is the company's latest attempt to win over consumer sentiment after being rocked by controversies.
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U.S. sets meeting on liability for posts on Facebook, other platforms

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it will hold a public meeting on Feb. 19 to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material..
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Gunman fires at Indian protesters after threatening 'final journey' live on Facebook

A gunman went live on Facebook to warn he was taking his "final journey" before firing at a protest against India's new citizenship law in Delhi on Thursday, wounding a student.
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On Politics: Where Are the Candidates Going?

Strategic Iowa trips, a Sanders cash haul, Facebook ads: This is your morning tipsheet.
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Facebook agrees to $550 million settlement in facial recognition class action lawsuit

Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for you: He doesn't care if you like him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent a message to the public Wednesday: 'My goal for the next decade isn't to be liked but to be understood.'
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Italian far-right leader says terrorized by online stalker

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, told a court on Wednesday she feared for her three-year-old daughter after an online stalker claimed on Facebook that the child was his.
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Stores closed, employees evacuated, travel restricted as coronavirus spreads

Companies around the globe from Facebook to Japan's Nippon Steel have restricted travel to China, as the outbreak of a new coronavirus, which has killed over 100 people and infected more than 4,000 in..
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This is how you will appeal to Facebook's 'Supreme Court' when your post is taken down

Facebook outlined how users will be able to contest decisions to remove posts on Facebook and Instagram by appealing to a 'Supreme Court' or oversight board.
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Facebook asks employees to put off non-essential travel to China

Facebook Inc has asked employees to suspend non-essential travel to mainland China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Facebook should ban Holocaust denial to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

A 'Holocaust Revisionism' group promotes a 'Holocaust Deprogramming Course' to counter 'Holo-brainwashing.' This is anti-Semitism, not misinformation.
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Elections have changed. So has Facebook.

Since 2016 we've made large investments in teams and technologies to better secure our elections.
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Will Smith, Reba take on Dolly Parton's 'LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder' challenge

Dolly Parton is a trendsetter, not only in the music world but on social media. The country icon has sparked one of 2020's first viral challenges.
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Facebook, government urge court to approve $5-billion FTC settlement

Facebook and DOJ on Friday urged a federal judge to approve a $5 billion deal struck with the FTC in July over Cambridge Analytica privacy complaints.
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People are really selling iguana meat dubbed 'chicken of the trees' on Facebook

Iguana meat is listed on Facebook Marketplace for $1.
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What will it take for the government to protect your privacy?

Are Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon – and the government – doing enough to protect your privacy? Is 2020 the year we'll see a federal privacy law?
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We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg..
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Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to be Facebook's friends. Things have changed.
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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing..
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