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5.8 Million FB Users Have VIP Pass That Exempts Them From Harsh Action

The tech giant is using a programme that whitelists millions of VIP users from the company's standard content moderation practices.

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Bhubaneswar: Woman Creates Fake Facebook Account To Dupe Men In Odisha, Arrested

Odisha Police have arrested a woman on charges of duping numerous people by creating various fake social media accounts on Facebook and WhatsApp.

Twitter Launches Communities, An Alternative To FB Groups

Twitter Community will have its own moderators who are able to set rules and invite or remove people.

FB Releases Shelved Report About Most-Viewed Posts After Criticism

After facing criticism, Facebook has finally released a report about its most-viewed posts for the first quarter of 2021 that might have reflected poorly on the social networking giant for its handling of Covid misinformation on its platform.

Facebook Now Reveals Most-Viewed Content In News Feed

Fewer than 13 per cent of content views were on posts with links, and the top-viewed news domains account for only 0.31 per cent of all content views in News Feed.

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Taliban Slam Facebook For 'Blocking Freedom Of Speech'

Facebook has been criticised by the Taliban for blocking freedom of speech in Afghanistan as a result of the crackdown by the US firm

Facebook Bans Taliban Supporting Content
Afghan Crisis: Facebook Bans Taliban Supporting Content

Facebook announced that it has banned the Taliban and all content supporting the insurgents from its platforms as it considers the group to be a terrorist organisation.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger on smartphone
Facebook Messenger Updates End-To-End Encrypted Chats With New Features

End-to-end encryption is already widely used by apps like WhatsApp to keep personal conversations safe from hackers and criminals.

WhatsApp Rolls Out New Feature
WhatsApp Rolls Out Much-Awaited Feature For Chat Transfer

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday announced a new feature that will allow users to take their WhatsApp chat history with them when they change mobile operating systems.

Facebook Redesigns 'Settings' Menu For Easy Access

Settings are now grouped into six broad categories, each containing several related settings -- Account, Preferences, Audience and Visibility, Permissions, Your Information, and Community Standards and Legal Policies.

FB Plans To Invest $1 Bn To Empowering Creators

Facebook has announced that it is planning to invest over $1 billion in programmes that give creators new ways to earn money for the content they create on Facebook and Instagram.

WhatsApp Soon To Allow Users To Choose Video Quality Before Sending

Choosing the video quality before sending is useful as it means that you can pick the right option to either save bandwidth or share the video without heavy compression.

Google, Facebook Publish First Compliance Report; IT Minister Says Big Step Towards Transparency
Google, Facebook Publish First Compliance Report; IT Minister Says Big Step Towards Transparency

The publishing of compliance reports by Google, Facebook and Instagram is bound to turn up the heat on Twitter, which has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules.

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Twitter, Google, FB Pledge To Protect Women Online

Tech firms like Twitter, Google, Facebook and TikTok have committed to tackle online abuse and enhance security for women on their respective platforms.

Facebook Launches 'Bulletin' For Independent Writers

With an aim to promote independent writers, Facebook has announced a set of publishing and subscription tools -- Bulletin -- to support these creators in the US.

Facebook, Google Officials Depose Before Parl Panel, Told To Comply With New IT Rules, Court Orders
Facebook, Google Officials Depose Before Parl Panel, Told To Comply With New IT Rules, Court Orders

The agenda of the parliamentary panel meeting was to safeguard citizens' rights and prevent the misuse of social/online news media platforms.

Facebook To Publish Interim Compliance Report As Per IT Rules On Jul 2, Final Report On Jul 15

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday said it will publish an interim report on July 2 as mandated by the IT rules, and provide information on the number of content it removed proactively between May 15-June 15.

Facebook & Google
Parliamentary Committee On IT Summons Google, FB On June 29

Parliament Standing Committee on Information Technology (I&T) has issued summons to Facebook India and Google India asking them to send their representatives to appear before it on Tuesday to hear their views on safeguarding citizens' rights and prevention of misuse of social online news media platforms.

Instagram May Soon Allow Users To Post From Desktop

Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram added the ability to view Stories on the web in 2017 and added direct messaging to desktop late last year.

WhatsApp & FB
HC Refuses To Stay CCI Notice To Facebook, Whatsapp In Privacy Policy Matter

The Delhi High Court has refused to stay the Competition Commission of India (CCI) notice asking Facebook and WhatsApp to furnish certain information in relation to a probe ordered by it into the instant messaging app's new privacy policy.

FB fraud
Man Dupes Woman of Rs 2.5 Cr After Befriending Her On FB

Rajasthan Police have arrested a man for duping a woman of Rs 2.5 crore after befriending her on Facebook as a foreign woman.

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Facebook Expands Affordable, Fast Internet Access In India

In a bid to expand affordable internet access for the public, Facebook India on Tuesday announced new partnerships with internet service providers (ISPs) D-Vois and Netplus.

FB To Show Creators How Much Money They Pay To Apple, Google

As Apple presented its flagship WWDC21 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network will show creators how much money Apple and Google are actually taking from them via their respective app stores.

Facebook Makes Its Best Tool Available For Better Translation

In a bid to help build better translation systems, Facebook has open-sourced FLORES-101, a first-of-its-kind, many-to-many evaluation data set covering 101 languages from all over the world.

Facebook Suspends Donald Trump's Accounts For 2 Years Under New Rules

Facebook suspended the US former President Donald Trump for two years, the maximum penalty under a newly revealed set of rules for suspending public figures, from its former indefinite ban set on January 7, 2021.