This video of a woman begging in the streets of Varanasi has gone viral on Social Media.
According to the company, it has heard concerns from experts that targeting options like these could be used in ways that lead to negative experiences for people in underrepresented groups.
Of the total volume, the US continues to submit the largest number of requests, followed by India, Germany, France, Brazil and the UK.
The name "Facebook" doesn't fully encompass everything the company does now, and is still closely linked to one product, he added.
While Facebook is also allowing group admins to set up free subgroups, the paid version of the feature is the company's latest effort to create subscription-based products, the report said.
10 publishers including Breitbart, Russia Today, and Media Research Center are responsible for spreading most climate change misinformation on Facebook, according to a new report by UK-based Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH).
The newly-constituted Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology will meet on November 16 and it is likely to call the Facebook whistleblower on hate content to depose personally as the present laws do not permit via video conferencing.
The Committee was constituted after the Northeast Delhi riots took place between anti and pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters.
Facebook will also remove any claim that Covid-19 vaccines can kill or seriously harm kids, that they are not effective for children at all, and that anything other than a Covid-19 vaccine can inoculate children against the virus.
In response, a group of local Facebook users collectively filed for a damage relief process with the PIPC in April, seeking financial compensation and the disclosure of information on which personal data were leaked and to whom, from the operator of Facebook.
Facebook Inc. will now be called Meta, company founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while announcing rebranding of the social media giant at the company’s Connect 2021 presentation held virtually on Thursday.
According to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, it is mandatory for social media intermediaries like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.
The tech giant said it will add a new "Flagged by Facebook" feature that shows group administrators content that's been flagged for removal.
WhatsApp has also been working on multi-device support 2.0, which will bring an iPad app and let users connect to the app even without an internet connection with their phones or with it off.
In a bid to make it simpler for public figures and creators to build a community and achieve their business objectives, Facebook on Friday rolled out a new Page design in India.
Facebook, battered by a whistleblower's serious accusations in the US against its "toxic" and "divisive" algorithms, allegedly did not take action on fear-mongering and hate content related to India because of "the lack of Hindi and Bengali classifiers".
Telegram experienced a record increase in user registration and activity amid the massive Facebook outage
Netizens and social media users in Odisha expressed their resentment over the development even though the three social media platforms reconnected to the global internet early on Tuesday morning.
Last evening, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down for a few hours across many parts of the world. The rare global outage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp which lasted for six hours cost the owner Mark Zuckerberg a whopping $6 billion.
The outage appeared to affect Facebook's internal websites as well, famed developer Jane Wong noted in a tweet.
Many other users have also reported that other Facebook-owned services like Instagram, Messenger and its own social media platform are all experiencing this issue. Users worldwide have taken to their Twitter handles to share their views on this issue.
In a blog post, Facebook Vice President and Head of Research, Pratiti Raychoudhury dismissed the WSJ's assessment of internal research as not accurate and denied the claims that Instagram was toxic for teenage girls.
Rajiv Aggarwal, a former IAS officer is now appointed as the Head of Public Policy to lead the policy development initiatives for the social media engagements in India.
The tech giant is using a programme that whitelists millions of VIP users from the company's standard content moderation practices.
Odisha Police have arrested a woman on charges of duping numerous people by creating various fake social media accounts on Facebook and WhatsApp.