Just weeks after banning several high-ranking Myanmar military officials, Facebook is hiring a director of human rights to address how it could be contributing to human rights abuses.
Two-thirds of American adults get at least some of their news from social media, even though many are skeptical about the accuracy of that information, a survey showed Monday.
Significant shares of Facebook users in the USA have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship with the social media platform, with 26 per cent deleting the app from their phones, according to a survey by the Pew Research Centre.
Facebook on Thursday said it will invest over $1 billion to build a data centre in Singapore, its first in Asia, powered by renewable energy and adapted to the city-state’s tropical climate.
Twitter does not operate on the basis of “political ideology,” chief executive Jack Dorsey said Wednesday, rejecting claims of bias against conservatives.
Twitter was “unprepared and ill-equipped” for the vast campaigns of manipulation that affected social media in the past few years, chief executive Jack Dorsey told lawmakers Wednesday.
The lawsuit comes just months after BlackBerry sued Facebook, alleging that the social media company and its WhatsApp and Instagram subsidiaries infringed on BlackBerry messaging app patents.
Facebook needs to narrow its “sweeping” definition of terrorism to stop governments arbitrarily blocking legitimate opposition groups and dissenting voices.
More critics of US Donald Trump found themselves unblocked from his Twitter account on Wednesday, in keeping with a court ruling that he can’t shut out opposing viewpoints.
The UN human rights chief urged Facebook Wednesday to more proactively address hate speech but warned against excessive regulation, after US President Donald Trump accused tech giants’ platforms of bias against him.
Months after reports emerged about the role Facebook’s platform has played in inciting ethnic hatred in Myanmar, the company announced it has banned several Myanmar military officials in an effort to “prevent the spread of hate and misinformation.”
There is little evidence to back up Donald Trump’s persistent claim that social media firms “silence” or “censor” conservatives, but the notion has nonetheless gathered widespread acceptance among his considerable following.
U.S. President Donald Trump criticized social media companies on Friday for silencing “millions of people” in what he called an act of censorship.
World Impact Development Foundation has advised parents, guardians and school teachers to teach and guide teenagers on the dangers associated with the use of social media.
Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared.
Facebook said Tuesday it stopped stealth misinformation campaigns from Iran and Russia, shutting down accounts as part of its battle against fake news ahead of elections in the United States and elsewhere.
Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a positive note on Tuesday with Nestle leading the price gainers.
A complaint has been filed with the US government accusing Facebook and 10 other companies of using the platform's job ad targeting system to discriminate on the basis of gender.
Gemade, a national chairman of the PDP, was among the 14 senators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in July. His defection comes barely eight weeks after he joined the party.
Togo, ruled by Africa's longest serving political dynasty and rocked by months of anti-regime protests, will hold legislative and local elections in December as well as a referendum on constitutional reforms, the national poll body said on Tuesday.
In a landmark move, the Indian government on Wednesday approved a ban on triple talaq (instant divorce), a prevalent practice of instant divorce common among the country’s minority Muslims, by passing an executive order.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian author, says men have a higher rate of dying by suicide as opposed to women.
The National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress, Chief Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not a member of the party.
England manager Gareth Southgate believes Marcus Rashford should be given time to flourish despite clamour for the Manchester United forward to be given more minutes at club level.
Ahead of his formal defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), this Saturday, immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Hon. Moshood Salvador, has directed his followers to urgently register with the ruling Party in their various wards across the state.
Former Minister of State for Health and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, has taken a swipe at the current nation’s education system, lamenting that it was in a state of crisis.