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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 publicly track political sponsored content after Bloomberg's paid memes

Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

After Bloomberg memes, Facebook will publicly track political sponsored content

Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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Turkey blocks social media access for 16 hours after Syria airstrike | The Cube [Video]Turkey blocks social media access for 16 hours after Syria airstrike | The Cube

Turkey blocked access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after an airstrike killed at least 33 of its troops in Idlib, according to internet monitoring groups.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:03Published

Boris Johnson reassures public following virus death [Video]Boris Johnson reassures public following virus death

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reassured the public that the coronavirus is the government's top priority following the death of a Briton on board a cruise ship in Japan. Mr Johnson said the..

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Duke of Sussex joins Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios [Video]Duke of Sussex joins Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios

The Duke of Sussex has joined US rock star Jon Bon Jovi at the famous Abbey Road Studios in north London where they have recorded a charity single with the Invictus Games Choir. The choir sang Bon..

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Greta Thunberg rallies schoolchildren in Bristol [Video]Greta Thunberg rallies schoolchildren in Bristol

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has rallied schoolchildren to not be silent over climate change, warning politicians that "change is coming whether you like it or not". The Swedish teenager addressed..

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Prince Harry meets Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road [Video]Prince Harry meets Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road

Prince Harry has met Jon Bon Jovi at the famous Abbey Road Studios in west London to see a charity record being recorded by the US rocker and Invictus Games Choir. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:08Published

Greta Thunberg arrives in Bristol for climate protest [Video]Greta Thunberg arrives in Bristol for climate protest

Greta Thunberg arrives in Bristol to take part in a 'Youth Strike 4 Climate' demonstration with other schoolchildren. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Schools to remain open amid 'low risk' virus outbreak [Video]Schools to remain open amid 'low risk' virus outbreak

Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards, says schools should remain open during this latest Coronavirus outbreak as the situation at the moment is considered 'low risk', but the Government is..

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Schools minister: Children should not miss school to protest [Video]Schools minister: Children should not miss school to protest

Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards, says children should attend school instead of protesting on the issue of climate change. Mr Gibb argued students should focus on the sciences so they can find..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:14Published

PM praises his Welsh dog Dilyn at St David's Day reception [Video]PM praises his Welsh dog Dilyn at St David's Day reception

Boris Johnson hosted a St David's Day reception in Downing Street on Thursday, three days ahead of the day itself on Sunday. The prime minister began a speech to representatives from charities,..

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Facebook Cancels F8 Conference, Coronavirus Fears [Video]Facebook Cancels F8 Conference, Coronavirus Fears

Facebook has canceled its annual F8 conference over coronavrius concerns. In a statement, the company said: "In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we've made the difficult decision to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Hancock: Government doing everything to keep public safe [Video]Hancock: Government doing everything to keep public safe

Matt Hancock says the Government is "doing everything reasonably possible to keep the public safe." Speaking at the Nuffield Trust Summit in Windsor, the health secretary said he was chairing weekly..

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Coronavirus 'drive-through' facility to open in London [Video]Coronavirus 'drive-through' facility to open in London

Parsons Green Health Centre in London is to act as a "drive-through" swabbing hub to test people for coronavirus. The testing scheme will be rolled out across the UK at NHS sites. Report by Jonesia...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:49Published

PM: Numbers of rough sleepers 'way too high' [Video]PM: Numbers of rough sleepers 'way too high'

Boris Johnson says that the number of people sleeping rough in England is "way too high." Official figures released on Thursday showed that that 4,266 people were sleeping rough on a single night in..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:03Published

Gove: Canada-style FTA would be 'straightforward' for EU [Video]Gove: Canada-style FTA would be 'straightforward' for EU

The Government has published its negotiating mandate for trade talks with the European Union. The guidelines state the UK's intention to rely on World Trade Organisation terms under an arrangement with..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:51Published

Government will not appeal ruling on Heathrow third runway [Video]Government will not appeal ruling on Heathrow third runway

Grant Shapps says the Government will not appeal a court ruling against the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The transport secretary said the Conservative manifesto "made clear that..

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Reactions outside court as Heathrow lose third runway ruling [Video]Reactions outside court as Heathrow lose third runway ruling

Campaigners celebrated outside the High Court in London on Thursday after winning a Court of Appeal ruling over plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on environmental grounds. Shadow Chancellor..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:38Published

PM: No 'race to the bottom' in EU trade talks [Video]PM: No 'race to the bottom' in EU trade talks

Boris Johnson says that the Government will not engage in a "race to the bottom" in its trade talks with the European Union. The prime minister added that he wants to see "mutual recognition of each..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:38Published

Carney: Private finance role in reaching net zero 'critical' [Video]Carney: Private finance role in reaching net zero 'critical'

Mark Carney says that private finance will have a "critical role" to play in achieving a net zero carbon emissions economy. Speaking in the City of London at the climate finance strategy for COP26, the..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:30Published

COP26: Countries must commit to net zero as soon as possible [Video]COP26: Countries must commit to net zero as soon as possible

Business Secretary Alok Sharma says that all countries must commit to reach net zero carbon emissions "as soon as possible." The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties..

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Robert Jenrick: We want FTA with EU similar to Canada [Video]Robert Jenrick: We want FTA with EU similar to Canada

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick says that the Government wants a free trade agreement with the European Union "similar to that which Canada enjoys." The UK's negotiating mandate for trade..

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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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:40Published

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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:16Published

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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Facebook cancels F8 developers conference over coronavirus concerns

Facebook says it will cancel its annual F8 developers conference this year, citing concerns with the spreading coronavirus outbreak.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Reddit boss calls TikTok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws

reddit boss calls tiktok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws
The CEO of Reddit has criticised TikTok for being "fundamentally parasitic", claiming the viral video app abuses the privacy and personal data of its users. Steve Huffman, who also co-founded the..
WorldNews - Published

Shelling stops flights at Tripoli's Mitiga airport - statement

Shelling on Thursday morning forced a suspension of flights at Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, airport authorities said in a statement on Facebook.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Facebook would have to pay $3.50 per month to US users for sharing contact info

facebook would have to pay $3.50 per month to us users for sharing contact info
German Facebook users would want the social media platform to pay them about $8 per month for sharing their contact information, while US users would only seek $3.50, according to a study of how people..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Man streams suicide attempt live on Facebook, Kolkata Police comes to rescue

The incident took place near the Garfa Police station area in Kolkata.
DNA - Published

Meet the Lebanese student who decided to stay in Wuhan despite Covid-19

Lebanese student Adham Al Sayed is using Facebook to provide Arabic-speakers around the globe with a window into life under quarantine in Wuhan, the town in China at the heart of the Covid-19 epidemic.
France 24 - Published

Facebook ordered to shut down Australian blogger over posts critical of Singaporean government

Facebook says it was compelled to comply with the order to shut down an Australian man's page critical of the Singaporean government.
SBS - Published

Maha Shivratri 2020: WhatsApp, Facebook, SMS messages you can send on this day

Some Happy Mahashivratri quotes you can send to wish your loved ones on this auspicious.
DNA - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

'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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

Australian icebreaker crew member says she was told to delete anti-government post

Madeleine Habib wrote "On behalf of the penguins - we demand Climate Action Now!" on Facebook.
SBS - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Libya rebels claim to have ‘destroyed’ Turkish cargo ship in Tripoli

libya rebels claim to have ‘destroyed’ turkish cargo ship in tripoli
Armed rebels under the command of renegade general Khalifa Haftar in Libya claim they have destroyed a Turkish cargo ship carrying ammunition and weapons at the port of Tripoli. “The Turkish ship..
WorldNews - Published

EU threatens big tech companies with tougher rules on hate speech after Facebook meeting

A top EU official for digital policy warned Monday that big tech companies could face tougher rules and penalties in Europe if they failed to adequately curb hate speech and disinformation.
France 24 - Published

This may be the biggest ‘Facebook mistake’ that you need to stop doing

this may be the biggest ‘facebook mistake’ that you need to stop doing
When it comes to Facebook, you have little choice but be extra careful about what data you share on the platform. However, new reports claim that the data that you unknowingly share by simply following..
WorldNews - Published

EU industry chief tells Facebook to adapt to EU, not other way round

EU industry commissioner Thierry Breton said on Monday it was for Facebook to adapt to Europe's standards, not the other way round, as he criticized the U.S. social media giant's proposed internet..
Reuters - Published

EU industry chief warns of more onerous tech rules by year end

The European Union will decide by the end of the year whether to impose rules reining in the market power of U.S. tech giants, the bloc's industry chief said on Monday as he criticised Facebook's..
Reuters - Published

Facebook sees risks to innovation, freedom of expression ahead of EU rules

Facebook warned of threats to innovation and freedom of expression on Monday, ahead of the release of a raft of rules by the European Union this week and in the coming months to rein in U.S. and..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Mark Zuckerberg says social media firms should not decide what counts as legitimate free speech.
BBC News - Published

Facebook CEO says backs regulation of harmful online content

facebook ceo says backs regulation of harmful online content
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said harmful online content should be regulated, adding that his company should be treated with a framework in between those used for existing media and..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on..
Reuters - Published

Facebook allows U.S. political candidates to run sponsored content

Facebook Inc said on Friday it was allowing U.S.-based political candidates to run branded content on its social networking platforms, but the content would not be cataloged in its advertising library.
Reuters - Published

Zuckerberg ready for Facebook to pay more tax as welcomes rules review

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean it may have to pay more taxes in different countries, excerpts of a speech he is due to deliver in Germany on Saturday..
Reuters - Published

Zuckerberg accepts Facebook may pay more tax in different places: Politico

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg accepts that global tax reforms mean the social networking giant may have to pay more taxes in different countries, Politico reported, citing excerpts of a..
Reuters - Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax

facebook's zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax
"We also want tax reform and I'm glad the OECD is looking at this," Zuckerberg says in published extracts of a speech he will make in Germany on Saturday. "We want the OECD process to succeed so that..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook boss 'happy to pay more tax in Europe'

Mark Zuckerberg says he understands the "frustration about how tech companies are taxed in Europe".
BBC News - Published

Facebook and Twitter Fail to Comply With Russian Data Law, Fined Over $60,000

facebook and twitter fail to comply with russian data law, fined over $60,000
A Russian court fined social media company Facebook 4 million roubles ($62,922) for its failure to comply...
WorldNews - Published

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Facebook Dating delayed after row with regulator

Facebook planned to launch its European dating app ahead of Valentine's Day - before a row erupted.
BBC News - Published

Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

facebook dating launch blocked in europe after it fails to show privacy workings
Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its lead EU data regulator enough advanced warning —..
WorldNews - Published

400 million social media users are set to lose their anonymity in India

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok will have to reveal users’ identities if Indian government agencies ask them to, according to the country’s controversial new rules for social media companies..
IndiaTimes - Published

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.  
USATODAY.com - Published

WhatsApp Passes Two Billion Users and Pledges Support for Strong Encryption: 'A Necessity in Modern Life'

whatsapp passes two billion users and pledges support for strong encryption: 'a necessity in modern life'
Facebook-owned chat software WhatsApp has pledged to support strong encryption today while announcing that it now has more than two billion users. In a blog post, the company said end-to-end..
WorldNews - Published

Rose McGowan calls Natalie Portman a ‘fraud’ for wearing Oscars dress

rose mcgowan calls natalie portman a ‘fraud’ for wearing oscars dress
Activist and actor Rose McGowan has labelled Natalie Portman a “fraud” for wearing a dress to the Oscars embroidered with the names of female film-makers such as Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang who were..
WorldNews - Published

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