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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...

Facebook launches climate science information centre to combat misinformation

Facebook has launched a new information centre aimed at providing users with accurate content about climate science in its latest response to online misinformation. The...

Facebook challenges DPC decision over data transfer to US

Facebook has significant concerns about its ability to deliver its services to 400 million European users after the Data Protection Commissioner's decision on the...

Facebook blocks man’s planned end-of-life broadcasts

Facebook has blocked live broadcasts from a chronically-ill man who appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron for a medically-assisted death and who wanted to...

Facebook removes Russian-based fake accounts targeting UK politics

Facebook said it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages originating in Russia which targeted political debate in the UK and...

Facebook blocks group that discusses Thai monarchy

Facebook has blocked in Thailand a group with more than a million members that engages in open discussion about the Thai monarchy. The Facebook group,...

Facebook to pay 106 million euros in back taxes to France

Facebook’s French subsidiary has agreed to pay 106 million euros (£94 million) in back taxes and penalties following persistent government efforts to get online...

Facebook to pay 106 million euros in back taxes to France

Facebook’s French subsidiary has agreed to pay 106 million euros (£94 million) in back taxes and penalties following persistent government efforts to get online...

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China promises market opening amid technology push

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