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UK calls for tighter regulation of 'digital gangster' Facebook

Legislators in the UK claim Facebook intentionally and knowingly violated the country's privacy and competition laws.


Facebook's convergence conundrum

Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram is a risky gamble and there isn't a good enough reason to do so.

7 Feb

AFP to combat fake news in North Africa

The international news agency's fact-checking operations expand to North Africa and the Middle East, in a new contract with Facebook.

5 Feb

Facebook, African NPOs partner for Safer Internet Day

The social network teams up with over 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies across Africa as part of Safer Internet Day 2019.

28 Jan

Facebook to integrate Messenger with WhatsApp, Instagram

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly wants to integrate the messaging services of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

Jan 18, 2019

Facebook pulls Russian-linked fake accounts

The social network removes hundreds of accounts and pages, saying they engaged in co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour.

Jan 17, 2019

How Facebook can become a better public forum

Researchers from the University of Oxford and Stanford University argue Facebook should make changes to aid democracy and free speech.


Fraudsters use social media to target SASSA beneficiaries

The agency warns that a fake ad is making the rounds on Facebook, claiming to sell the new modernised social grant payment cards.


Excessive social media use similar to drug addiction

Around one-third of people on the planet are using social media, and some display excessive use tendencies towards social media sites, a study reveals.

Jan 10, 2019

Data breaches affect over 1bn users in 2018

Facebook, Google, Twitter and Liberty were among companies subjected to major data breaches in 2018.

Jan 2, 2019

Facebook promises stronger controls after scandal-ridden 2018

Mark Zuckerberg pledges to prevent election interference, stop the spread of hate speech and misinformation this year.

Dec 28, 2018

Instagram 'back to normal' after bug triggers temporary change to feed

The photo-sharing network says it has fixed a bug that led to a temporary change in the appearance of its feed for a large number of users.

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