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Media companies responsible for Facebook comments, Australian court rules

Media outlets are “publishers” of allegedly defamatory comments posted by third parties on their official Facebook pages, Australia’s highest court has ruled. The High Court...

Russian court fines Facebook for failing to remove banned content

Russian authorities have ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content. The move could be part...

German watchdog bans Facebook from processing WhatsApp data

A German privacy regulator has banned Facebook from gathering data on WhatsApp users, citing an update to its privacy policy that breaches stringent European...

US judge approves Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

A US federal judge has approved a 650 million dollar (£466 million) settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging...

Australia says Facebook will lift its Australian news ban

Australia’s government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation...

Myanmar’s military government blocks Facebook access as protests grow

Myanmar’s new military government has blocked access to Facebook as resistance to Monday’s coup surged with calls for civil disobedience to protest against the...

UN chief calls for international pressure to ensure Myanmar coup fails

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on international leaders to ensure Myanmar’s coup fails as police levelled their first formal charge against the country’s...

Facebook will stop political adverts in US after Election Day

Facebook will stop running political adverts in the US after polls close in the presidential election for an undetermined period of time. The social media...

Democrats call for Congress to rein in and break up Big Tech

US Democrats are calling for Congress to rein in several Big Tech companies, possibly forcing Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple to break up their...

Facebook critics form rival oversight board

A team of academics and civil rights activists have come together to scrutinise Facebook amid concerns about the upcoming US election and its handling...

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