Social Revamp: Facebook Tweaks Sorting, IG’s Reels Goes Full TikTok

Social media never rests: On Wednesday, Facebook revealed changes that give users more control over what they see in their feeds and homepages and who can comment, while Instagram’s Reels feature took another step toward becoming more like TikTok. On the main Facebook platform, users on Android or iOS can sort News Feed items by… Continue reading Social Revamp: Facebook Tweaks Sorting, IG’s Reels Goes Full TikTok

UK antitrust regulator prepares to investigate Facebook – FT

FILE PHOTO: A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo(Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator is set to begin an antitrust investigation into Facebook Inc in the next few months, after similar actions into Google and Apple early this year,… Continue reading UK antitrust regulator prepares to investigate Facebook – FT

Domestic abuse hotline masked as a make-up brand to save victims from violence

A woman from South Wales added a fake cosmetic item to her page to help victims of abuse get a welfare check. Emma Frawley, 27, decided she couldn't take any more of watching women be killed by their partners and did a small act that made a big change. She added a fake lipstick to… Continue reading Domestic abuse hotline masked as a make-up brand to save victims from violence

Former beauty queen, 28, dies two days after receiving Covid jab

A physical therapist in the United States has died two days after receiving a covid vaccine, believed to be either the Pfizer or Moderna variant. Haley Link Brinkmeyer, 28, from Indiana, died on January 21 two days after receiving the shot, according to the website "The Covid Blog". The blog is run by COVID Legal… Continue reading Former beauty queen, 28, dies two days after receiving Covid jab

Facebook NZ starts to dish out $400K in Covid grants – but not everyone happy

The good news: Facebook has started to distribute some $400,000 in support for New Zealand small businesses – as part of its US$100 million worldwide programme to give a leg-up to small companies hit by the pandemic, via a mix of cash grants and free ads. “We have distributed cash grants to all 60 qualifying… Continue reading Facebook NZ starts to dish out $400K in Covid grants – but not everyone happy

Meghan and Kate’s relationship ‘will never heal’ after Oprah interview

Meghan Markle’s “wrecking ball” interview with Oprah Winfrey has meant her relationship “will never heal” with Kate Middleton, a royal expert has claimed. ITV will show Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with US TV host Oprah Winfrey in full on Monday night and on ITV Hub, Courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS. Among a series of bombshell… Continue reading Meghan and Kate’s relationship ‘will never heal’ after Oprah interview

South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from South Africa’s Information Regulator (IR), the agency said on Wednesday.FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationIn… Continue reading South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information

Facebook Blocks Sharing Of News In Australia

Facebook has banned publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. The move, in response to Australia’s proposed new Media Bargaining law, escalates the social media giant’s standoff with the Australian government. The new media bill will require online platforms like Facebook and Google to pay local media outlets… Continue reading Facebook Blocks Sharing Of News In Australia

Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry after Australia row

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau(Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over paying… Continue reading Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry after Australia row

Bill Gates thinks Facebook 'should allow Trump to come back' after Capitol riot despite 'corrosive' election fraud posts

MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates had some sympathy for the former president, saying Facebook should let Donald Trump return to the platform despite his "corrosive" statements made during the Capitol riots. Gates made his views public when discussing Facebook's lifetime ban of Trump, saying the social media platform should eventually lift said ban. The philanthropist said… Continue reading Bill Gates thinks Facebook 'should allow Trump to come back' after Capitol riot despite 'corrosive' election fraud posts

Facebook shares dip as Wall Street ponders Australia news fallout

Facebook shares fall by 1% as the company pays the price for declaring war with Australia and blocking all news content Facebook shares have dipped as company faces fallout of Australian news   Shares dropped by one per cent as Wall Street assesses wider ramifications  #DeleteFacebook trending today after site blocked news content in the… Continue reading Facebook shares dip as Wall Street ponders Australia news fallout

Ex-Australian Facebook CEO urges users to ‘delete the app’ over news ban

More On: facebook Rush Limbaugh took jab at Biden in final Facebook post before his death Australia moves ahead with law to make tech giants pay for news despite Facebook blackout Facebook’s Australian news ban wreaks havoc on government pages Facebook blocks news-sharing in Australia The former chief executive of Facebook’s Australian business urged users… Continue reading Ex-Australian Facebook CEO urges users to ‘delete the app’ over news ban

Facebook blocks news from Australia, dozens of public information pages wiped

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australians woke to empty news feeds in their Facebook Inc accounts on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all local media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture… Continue reading Facebook blocks news from Australia, dozens of public information pages wiped

Facebook shuts popular stock trading group amid GameStop frenzy

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc took down a popular Wall Street discussion group, Robinhood Stock Traders, in a move that its founder on Thursday described as backlash for conversations buoying shares of GameStop Corp and other companies this week.FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado… Continue reading Facebook shuts popular stock trading group amid GameStop frenzy

Old Acquaintances Of U.S. Capitol Attackers Are Narcing On Their Worst Facebook Friends

A top FBI official said this week that the U.S. was “grateful” for Americans who made the tough decision to turn in friends and family members who took part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to keep then-President Donald Trump in power. “Some of you have recognized that this was such an… Continue reading Old Acquaintances Of U.S. Capitol Attackers Are Narcing On Their Worst Facebook Friends

Facebook Q4 2020 Tops Estimates, Worries Wall Street

According to Facebook earnings, released Wednesday after the market’s close, the pandemic has been very good to the company. But that didn’t appease Wall Street, which fretted over Facebook advertising, thanks to headwinds poised to bear down on the business. The fourth quarter, which covered the holiday season, juiced the social media giant’s business, sending… Continue reading Facebook Q4 2020 Tops Estimates, Worries Wall Street

Facebook to review Trump suspension as impeachment trial looms

San Francisco: Facebook has referred its decision to suspend Donald Trump to its independent Oversight Board, opening the possibility that the former president's ban could be overturned. The social media giant indefinitely blocked Trump's ability to post on Facebook and Instagram on January 7, after he used the service to praise the Capitol Hill attackers… Continue reading Facebook to review Trump suspension as impeachment trial looms

Facebook to review Trump suspension as impeachment trial looms

San Francisco: Facebook has referred its decision to suspend Donald Trump to its independent Oversight Board, opening the possibility that the former president's ban could be overturned. The social media giant indefinitely blocked Trump's ability to post on Facebook and Instagram on January 7, after he used the service to praise the Capitol Hill attackers… Continue reading Facebook to review Trump suspension as impeachment trial looms

U.S. judge in Facebook antitrust lawsuits sets March, April deadlines for responses

FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge overseeing separate lawsuits against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a big group of states set a March deadline for the social media company to respond, according to a court… Continue reading U.S. judge in Facebook antitrust lawsuits sets March, April deadlines for responses

Facebook can face broader watchdog action: EU court adviser

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/IllustrationBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The data protection agency in any EU country should be able to bring legal action even if they are not the lead authority, a senior adviser to the EU’s top court recommended… Continue reading Facebook can face broader watchdog action: EU court adviser

Dog has eyes removed after owners won’t pay for treatment then they abandon him

A blind dog whose owners had his eyes removed to skimp on treatment, has been abandoned in In "a case unlike any other seen". Louis the three-year-old labrador/shepherd mix is now waiting for his forever family to find him after being taken in by an animal rescue centre in late December. Helen Woodward Animal Center… Continue reading Dog has eyes removed after owners won’t pay for treatment then they abandon him

Bitcoin's Market Value Now Exceeds That of Facebook

The explosive surge in the rise of the price of bitcoin has propelled the market value of the leading cryptocurrency past that of social media giant Facebook. With a market value at this writing of $761.5 billion, bitcoin is now more valuable than all but six publicly traded companies, sitting between Tesla at $805.3 billion and… Continue reading Bitcoin's Market Value Now Exceeds That of Facebook

Facebook blocks Trump, Zuckerberg calls unrest 'an insurrection’

(Reuters) -Facebook Inc said it would block U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts for at least the next two weeks until the presidential transition is completed and perhaps indefinitely, the most significant sanction of the president by any major social media company. The decision by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg comes after Facebook announced on Wednesday… Continue reading Facebook blocks Trump, Zuckerberg calls unrest 'an insurrection’

Donald Trump blocked by Twitter and Facebook after US Capitol violence

US President Donald Trump has been blocked from social media for "contributing to the risk of ongoing violence". Twitter and Facebook have suspended the outgoing President's accounts following his messages to his supporters who raided the US Capitol and rallied outside. Four people died during the night of violence. But Trump told protesters online "I… Continue reading Donald Trump blocked by Twitter and Facebook after US Capitol violence