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The chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Facebook will appear before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on July 27, the committee said in a statement on Monday.
Facebook will pin a box with information about voter registration on the top of the News Feed for every US user who is of voting age starting tomorrow, July 3rd, the company announced today.
Advertisements for more than 400 brands, including Coca-Cola and Starbucks, are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site.
Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.
Facebook on Thursday took down Trump campaign ads that featured a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, saying the posts breached the platform’s policy on hate.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on social media on Thursday, according to local media reports.
Facebook is making a major new push into e-commerce. The company today announced the launch of Shops, a way for businesses to set up free storefronts on Facebook and Instagram. The shops, which will be powered by third-party services, including Shopify, BigCommerce, and Woo, are designed to turn the social network into a top-tier shopping destination.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he is “worried” that other countries may be trying to imitate China’s approach to regulating the internet.
Facebook’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday.
Facebook is seeing an extreme spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company outlined in a blog post on Tuesday.
Twitter has removed several tweets by prominent accounts that made misleading claims about the novel coronavirus pandemic, as the company says it’s following a “zero-tolerance approach to platform manipulation and any other attempts to abuse our service at this critical juncture.”
With coronavirus disinformation campaigns already in full swing, Facebook has announced a partnership with the World Health Organization to fight back.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is to offer public support for international tax reform which would see technology giants pay more tax in Europe.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday backed moves by the OECD group of free-market economies to reform the way online giants are taxed worldwide, even if that means companies like his own paying more to national governments.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, warned that this year he will take strong, controversial positions on issues facing his company. He is making the change after being told that for the last decade, Facebook didn’t communicate its plans clearly because its management was too worried about offending people.
Professor Adeoti: Demonitization of politics, promotion of integrity prerequisite for national development
A Professor of Development Economics in the Economic Policy Research Department, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) Ibadan, Professor John Adeoti has said for Nigeria to tap into the gains of the 4th Industrial revolution, politics must be demonetized and the country must demonstrate to the young generations of Nigerians that values of integrity, hard work, risk taking and excellence are critical to creating businesses that would succeed and make global impacts. He also called for a declaration of state of emergency in the health and education sectors.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering asking a court to stop Facebook from moving ahead with plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger subsidiaries, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Facebook is developing a new feature for Messenger which would allow you to share content to a limited circle of close friends.
Congolese investigators arrived in Goma on Thursday to try to clarify the circumstances in which the Italian ambassador, his guard - a carabinieri - and a driver working for the World Food Program were killed earlier this week.g
The Zamfara Government has confirmed the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata-Mafara Local Government area of the state.
“Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate past Chief Justice of High court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.”
Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.
Ayodeji Emmanuel, the 24-year-old son of a poultry farmer kidnapped on Monday in his father’s farm at Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, has regained freedom.
Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chapman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), on Friday, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that his leg might be amputated if not granted bail to have adequate medicare.
Prosecutors in Malta charged two men on Wednesday with supplying the bomb used to kill journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, in Abia State have rescued a teenage girl from Umuokoro Obinkita in Arochukwu Local Government Area, simply identified as Ada who was chained by the neck and limbs and locked away in their house by her mother.
Following the Non-Inclusion of Chief Nwaeze Prince among stakeholders for board appointment in Ebonyi state, the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain has written to the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party.
A 73-year-old man identified as Madumeye has been arrested by operatives of the Delta State Police Command for allegedly defiling a seven-year-old girl in Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South Area of the state.