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Thai activist faces 5 years in prison for conducting Facebook poll

A Thai activist on Wednesday reported to police on a computer crimes charge for conducting a Facebook survey that suggested negative public opinion toward the military government.

Germany proposes crackdown on slander, fake news on social media

Social networking giants such as Facebook and Twitter could face fines of up to 50 million euros (53.15 million dollars) for failing to remove illegal posts aimed at incitement and slander, or disseminating fake news, under a possible new German crackdown.

German court rules against Syrian refugee in Facebook selfie case

Facebook does not have to seek and delete posts falsely linking a Syrian refugee to crimes committed by other migrants, a German court found on Tuesday.

Facebook to build data centre in Denmark

The Danish city of Odense and social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday the city was to host a new European data centre that would be powered by clean and renewable energy.

Facebook announces move to combat fake news in Germany

Facebook has launched a campaign to battle fake news in Germany, the social media platform announced on Sunday.

Facebook denies error in Safety Check tool for Bangkok bomb scare

Facebook on Wednesday denied the false crisis notification - the so-called Safety Check - for a Bangkok explosion the previous day was made in error.

German justice minister calls for judicial crackdown on fake news

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday called on prosecutors and the courts to pursue criminal investigations against those who disseminate fake news on the internet.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to share terrorist content database

Internet giants Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube plan to develop a shared database of deleted content deemed to promote terrorism.

Facebook accidentally deletes some of founder Zuckerberg's posts

The social media website Facebook accidentally deleted posts by its founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, including two messages he had posted concerning the spread of fake news on the website and their role in the US presidential elections.

Facebook to open new London headquarters, creating 500 jobs

Facebook will open a new headquarters in London next year and create 500 jobs in the British capital, the company announced on Monday.

Facebook's Zuckerberg calls for investment in connectivity

The international community needs to invest more in expanding connectivity worldwide to lift people out of poverty, argued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Saturday at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

"Terrible error" on Facebook "kills" Mark Zuckerberg and others

A glitch on Facebook briefly declared many of the social media site's users dead on Friday, including its founder Mark Zuckerberg, local media reported.

Zuckerberg: Fake Facebook news did not cause election result

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has rejected allegations that fake news stories on the social network were responsible for the outcome of the US presidential election.

Germany investigates Facebook's Zuckerberg over hate speech inaction

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and other company officials amid accusations of inaction over hate speech, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Friday.

Facebook offers Workplace app for businesses

Facebook's plan to shake up communications within businesses and organizations is ready for the market, the world's largest online social network said Monday.

Facebook ordered to delete Whatsapp data in Germany

Data privacy authorities in Germany on Tuesday ordered Facebook to delete data it has received on Whatsapp users in Germany.

Internet giants' tax records under scrutiny in Indonesia

Indonesia is examining the tax records of US internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, an official said Tuesday, according to media reports.

Facebook reinstates iconic Vietnam War photo after controversial ban

Facebook on Friday reversed its ban on a famous Vietnam War-era photo of a young girl running naked down a road after a napalm bombing, following widespread criticism of the social media giant's policy on nudity.

After Facebook deletes famous war photo, Norwegian daily fights back

Norway's largest newspaper accused Facebook of censorship on Friday after the social networking giant deleted a famous Vietnam War-era photo of a young girl running naked on a road after a napalm bombing.

WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook

The popular messaging service WhatsApp updated its terms and privacy policy Thursday, allowing owner Facebook access to more data, including users' phone numbers.

Facebook dismisses German complaints about cooperation on terrorism

Facebook on Monday dismissed complaints from German authorities that it doesn't adequately cooperate on terrorism and other serious crime investigations and urged police to better formulate their requests for information.

Facebook earnings nearly triple on strong advertising revenue

Strong advertising sales pushed Facebook to record high profit in the second quarter, the social networking company said Wednesday.

Facebook Messenger reaches the 1-billion-user mark

Facebook Messenger, the company's messaging app, has passed the 1 billion user mark, Facebook announced Wednesday.

Brazilian Supreme Court suspends order blocking WhatsApp

Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a lower court's order blocking WhatsApp, the latest reversal in an ongoing spat between the messaging service and authorities over access to encrypted data, Brazilian media reported.

Brazil again blocks WhatsApp in data dispute

A Brazil court blocked WhatsApp across the country Tuesday for the third time in a year in an ongoing spat between the messaging service and authorities over user records WhatsApp says it does not have, according to media reports.

Facebook's Zuckerberg latest high-profile hack victim

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's non-Facebook social media accounts were secure again Monday after being briefly hacked, Facebook said.

Microsoft, Facebook announce new subsea cable from US to Europe

Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook on Thursday announced a joint project to install what they said would be the highest capacity subsea cable yet to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Facebook denies suppressing conservative views in Trending Topics

Facebook on Tuesday said its guidelines for deciding what stories are cited as trending do not allow "the prioritization" of one viewpoint over another.

Opposition leader: President's conduct frivolous and irresponsible

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic on Thursday commented on his Facebook profile that "Mrs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's behaviour is frivolous and irresponsible."

Facebook sees three-fold profit increase in first quarter

Social media juggernaut Facebook had a banner first quarter, seeing a 52-per cent increase in gross revenue, and a three-fold increase in profit over the same period in 2015, it reported Wednesday.

Infographic reveals what happens in one single second on the Internet

How many posts per second do users "like" on Facebook? How many hours worth of YouTube videos do people watch worldwide?

German court says Facebook "Like" button violates privacy

A German court ruled on Wednesday that the transfer of data by e-commerce websites to Facebook through the "Like" button without the knowledge of consumers infringes German and EU privacy laws.

German anti-trust watchdog launches inquiry into Facebook user terms

Germany's anti-trust watchdog has launched an investigation into possible abuse of user data and violation of data protection laws by Facebook, the world's biggest social network.

Brazil arrests Facebook exec in stand-off with police

Brazilian authorities arrested a Facebook executive Tuesday for allegedly refusing to cooperate with law enforcement officials, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported.

"Wow!" Facebook expands "like" button with launch of Reactions

Facebook users will no longer need to be limited by the "like" button.

Couple on trial for murder of man who contacted daughter on Facebook

A couple have gone on trial in Germany for allegedly stabbing to death a man they believed to be a pedophile after he made contact with their 12-year-old daughter over the social network site Facebook.

French authorities warn Facebook on data collection

French data protection and competition authorities have called on Facebook to change the way it collects and regulates data of both users and non-users.

India regulator backs net neutrality in blow to Facebook

India's telecom regulator on Monday ruled against differential pricing for internet services, in a move that effectively bars Facebook's Free Basics initiative in the country.

Thai man gets nine years in prison for anti-monarchy Facebook post

A Thai man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for posting anti-monarchy messages on Facebook, his lawyer said.

Croatian govt's Facebook page 3rd most prolific in Europe in 2015

The Croatian government's public relations office on Monday published results for the Zoran Milanovic cabinet. Thus, over 1450,000 Facebook users follow the activities of the cabinet, and this number keeps growing, with 280,000 likes last year.

Facebook and Google agree to block hate speech in Germany

Germany has stricter controls on sedition than many other nations and allows no leeway on glorification of the Nazis, use of their swastika symbol or Holocaust denial.

EU joins forces with internet firms to fight terrorism, hate speech

They will discuss, among other things, how to protect the public from terrorist material and how to use the internet to challenge terrorist narratives and online hate speech.

President says can only respond to Minister Ostojic's statement with irony

Grabar-Kitarovic said on her official Facebook on Saturday that Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic admitted that the caretaker government was incapable of running the country