Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech

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Facebook is launching a UK initiative to train and fund local organisations to combat extremism and hate speech. It comes a week after the social network announced steps of its... Read More

Facebook reveals measures to remove terrorist content

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Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content. The move comes after growing pressure from governments for technology companies to do more to take down... Read More

Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'

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How Facebook censors what its users see has been revealed by internal documents, the Guardian newspaper says. It said the manuals revealed the criteria used to judge if posts were... Read More

Facebook prunes 'shocking' news feed posts

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Websites that harbour “disruptive, shocking or malicious” adverts will appear less frequently on user’s news feeds, Facebook has said. The social network is tweaking the algorithm that picks posts for... Read More

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

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Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press. The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph,... Read More

Facebook nears two billion monthly users

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Facebook’s profits have jumped in the first three months of the year, as the social network closes in on two billion users, according to its latest results. The number of... Read More

Facebook hires 3,000 to review content

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Facebook is hiring 3,000 people for its “community operations team”, to help stop hate speech, child abuse and self-harm being broadcast on the website. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it... Read More

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

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Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $ 100m (£77m) scam. In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an... Read More

Facebook 'observed propaganda efforts' by governments

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Facebook has admitted that it observed attempts to spread propaganda on its site, apparently orchestrated by governments or organised parties. The firm has seen “false news, disinformation, or networks of... Read More

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

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A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a... Read More