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Facebook to update its policies on handling satirical content

Facebook said that it will add information to the Community Standards that makes it clear "where we consider satire as part of our assessment of context-specific decisions.

India 2nd to US in asking Facebook for user data in H2 2020

The restricted access was due to violating Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, including content against security of the state and public order.

Study examines social network’s relation to binge drinking among adults

Along with colleagues at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Indiana University researcher Hank Green examined how neighbourhood and social network characteristics were related to adult binge drinking.

Signal reveals how FB, Instagram collect your data for ads

"They collect everything they can from FB, Instagram, and WhatsApp in order to sell visibility into people and their lives," Signal said in a blog post late on Tuesday.

Facebook to use your feedback to rank content in News Feed

Over the next few months, we'll test new ways to get more specific feedback from people about the posts they're seeing, and we'll use that feedback to make News Feed better," said Aastha Gupta

Facebook announces new corporate human rights policy

The new policy sets out the human rights standards Facebook will strive to respect as defined in international law including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

US court approves $650 million facebook privacy lawsuit

According to a report in The Verge, judge James Donato of the Northern District of California approved the settlement in the Facebook privacy lawsuit that was filed in the state of Illinois in 2015.

Facebook Oversight Board seeks public feedback on Trump ban

The two Trump posts in question include the one-minute video he posted to his account on January 6 as rioters were still present in the Capitol and backup law enforcement personnel were en route.

Facebook says ‘configuration change’ logged out some users

"On January 22, a configuration change caused some people to be logged out of their Facebook accounts. We investigated the issue and fixed it. We're sorry for the inconvenience," Facebook said

Oversight Board to examine Trump ban on Facebook, Instagram

A decision by the board on this case will be binding on Facebook, and determine whether Trump's suspension from access to Facebook and Instagram for an indefinite amount of time is overturned.

Anti-Facebook platform MeWe soars, adds 2.5 million users in 1 week

The 'Anti-Facebook' and privacy-first MeWe is touted to be the ad-free future of social networking.

Facebook hits back, says US lawsuits ‘revisionist history’

Jennifer Newstead, Vice President and General Counsel at Facebook, said late on Wednesday that the company looks forward to its day in court, "when we're confident the evidence will show that Facebook, Instagram

Facebook slams Netflix over The Social Dilemma

Facebook has come down heavily on the leading content streaming platform, saying it has buried the substance in sensationalism.

‘I selfie, therefore I am’: Instagram 10 years on

Ten years on from its launch, Instagram has evolved far beyond selfies, as it redefines "experiences" and blurs the lines between reality and someone's carefully curated personal brand.

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