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    Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune surpasses $100 billion

    The staggering numbers have put Big Tech under increased scrutiny, with Zuckerberg, Bezos, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Alphabet Inc. head Sundar Pichai testifying before Congress last month to defend allegations that their power and influence are out of control.

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg skewered with damaging internal emails during antitrust hearing

    The House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel appeared to draw on a rich trove of Facebook company emails, releasing numerous screenshots of correspondence from Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives. Using the exchanges, lawmakers got Zuckerberg to acknowledge that he saw photo-sharing app Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp as competitors when Facebook acquired them.

    The Indian tycoon Zuckerberg backed threatens to topple him on global rich list

    A strong rally in the shares of RIL has lifted promoter Mukesh Ambani to the fourth spot in the list of world's top billionaires, right behind Zuckerberg.

    US coronavirus response disappointing: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg

    "It's really disappointing that we don't have adequate testing, that the credibility of top scientists and the CDC are being questioned," Zuckerberg said in an interview with Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert. "I strongly agree that we need something of a reset here."

    Mark Zuckerberg becomes a centibillionaire as anticipation grows over TikTok rivalry

    Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth passed $100 billion for the first time Thursday after Facebook Inc. hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, reports Bloomberg. The 36-year-old joins fellow tech titans Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates as the only people in the world who currently have centibillionaire status, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Zuckerberg’s fortune is largely derived from his 13% stake in Facebook.

    Mark Zuckerberg comes clean, says he has 'no deal of any kind' with US Prez Donald Trump

    The comments come with Facebook under intense pressure from advertisers.

    US lawmakers, united in their ire, lash out at Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai

    It was the first hearing for some time where Dems and Reps acted as if they had a common foe, though for different reasons. Dems criticized the tech cos for buying startups to stifle them and for unfairly using data to clone and kill off competitors, while Reps questioned whether the platforms had muzzled conservative viewpoints and were unpatriotic.

    Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as firms boycott Facebook ads

    Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a flurry of companies pulled advertising from Facebook Inc.’s network.

    Mark Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

    The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed at quelling anger inside the company that was so severe it prompted some to quit. The outrage was sparked when Zuckerberg said Facebook would not remove or flag Trump's recent posts that appeared to encourage violence against those protesting police racism.

    Facebook ad boycott sinks stock, raises pressure on Mark Zuckerberg

    Shares plunged 8.3% on the news, eliminating $56 billion in market value.

    Mark Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter

    While Facebook does apply labels to misleading posts, it exempts from review posts by politicians, a decision that some lawmakers and presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden say helps lies to flourish online. Unlike Twitter, Facebook outsources its fact checking to media partners and says it takes no stance itself.

    Apple, Amazon and Google are all bulletproof, nothing in this world can challenge them

    Tackling companies with combined annual revenue of $782 billion, more than the gross domestic product of Switzerland, is a huge challenge, meaning competition authorities benefit from the work that’s already been done elsewhere.

    Facebook, Google bet on Jio pact to tap into opportunities in India; plan to take solutions global

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the partnership "will be to wire up and get thousands of kiranas, small businesses across India, onboarded onto WhatsApp to do commerce there". In the investor call of Alphabet, its chief Sundar Pichai said the company has announced a 'Google for India' Digitisation Fund to help Indian Internet users.

    Rights activists rip Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg over Donald Trump comments

    Social platforms have faced calls to label or remove Trump's comments which warned against fraud in mail-in voting, and which appeared to encourage violence against those protesting the police killing of a black man in Minnesota.

    Facebook set to expand WhatsApp's commerce partnerships in India, then take it global

    In April, Facebook announced investments of $ $5.7 billion in Jio Platforms Limited, part of Reliance Industries Limited, making Facebook its largest minority shareholder. The deal with Jio allowed WhatsApp's integration with JioMart to enable people to connect with businesses, shop and ultimately purchase products in a seamless mobile experience.

    Facebook workers criticize Mark Zuckerberg’s inaction over Donald Trump

    It’s rare for Facebook employees to speak publicly about internal activity unless they have permission from the communications team. The company in the past has punished and discouraged leaking. Now, Facebook has changed that approach.

    TikTok CEO blasts Zuckerberg attacks ‘disguised as patriotism’

    Zuckerberg’s testimony, published in advance, focused on the broader danger of allowing tech firms from the world’s No. 2 economy to dominate the online sphere.

    Antitrust hearing: 4 Big Tech CEOs take heat during US Congress grilling on market power, influence

    Four Big Tech CEOs - Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple - are testifying on their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. Critics question whether the companies, grown increasingly powerful after gobbling up scores of rivals, stifle competition and innovation, raise prices for consumers and pose a danger to society.Antitrust hearing: 4 Big Tech CEOs take heat during US Congress grilling on market power, influence

    Zuckerberg, Bezos, Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook getting heat from US Cong on competition

    The four tech CEOs command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions or even billions of customers, and a combined value greater than the entire German economy. One of them, Bezos, is the world's richest individual; Zuckerberg is the fourth-ranked billionaire.

    Bezos, Zuckerberg and Musk have made $115 billion this year

    The mind-boggling accumulation of money underway in technology is unrivaled in speed and scale. No other group of executives has prospered to such a degree. Indeed, the world’s richest people are growing even richer, even faster, as the coronavirus pandemic upends the global economy and drives ever more activity online.

    Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon Chiefs to testify their 'success stories' in US Congress hearing

    The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world will testify remotely at the hearing, which comes less than 100 days before the US election.

    Facebook delays second-quarter results as Zuckerberg set to appear before Congress

    The hearing, which will also include heads of Alphabet Inc's Google, Inc and Apple Inc , is scheduled for July 29.

    Strengthening cybersecurity: Government to write a code for apps to run on

    The exercise is likely to be done in consultation with the ministries of home, electronics and IT and I&B besides the department of telecommunications (DoT), sources said.

    Mukesh Ambani is world’s fifth-richest person with $77 billion fortune

    Ambani cracked the group of the 10 richest people just last month. Two weeks ago, he surpassed Warren Buffett, now ranked No. 6. He overtook Elon Musk and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page days later.

    Mark Zuckerberg 'confident' Facebook can stop US election interference

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg described preventing electoral interference as a "little bit of an arms race" against countries such as Russia, Iran and China.

    Coronavirus threatens the luster of superstar cities but there's a silver lining too

    COVID-19 is not the deadliest disease to have ravaged cities through the ages. But it is showing us that they might not be as essential as they once were. Economists though still mostly expect them to bounce back, once there is a vaccine, a treatment or a successful strategy to contain the virus’s spread.

    Now more than ever, Facebook is a ‘Mark Zuckerberg production’

    Since the day he coded the words “a Mark Zuckerberg production” onto every blue-and-white Facebook page, he has been the singular face of the social network. But to an extent not widely appreciated outside Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg has long been a kind of binary chief executive — extraordinarily involved in some aspects of the business, and virtually hands-off in areas that he finds less interesting.

    Facebook's decisions were ‘setbacks for civil rights,’ audit finds

    Facebook has to decide whether its approach to hateful speech and noxious content — which was to leave it alone in the name of free expression — remains tenable. And that decision puts pressure on Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, who has repeatedly said that his company was not an arbiter of truth and that it would not police politicians’ posts.

    Facebook fails to appease organizers of ad boycott

    Rivals like Twitter and Snap have moved to label or play down untruthful or incendiary posts from Trump on their platforms, but Facebook has resisted labeling his posts as hate speech or taking them down. Zuckerberg has defended the hands-off approach by stressing the importance of free speech and arguing that Facebook is not an arbiter of posts.

    Mukesh Ambani-Mark Zuckerberg partnership will upend payments sector: Experts

    The Reliance Jio-Facebook partnership is expected to upend the digital payments sector, crowd out small players and drive consolidation, fintech experts said.

    Watch: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Reliance Jio deal

    US tech titan Facebook has acquired a 9.99 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani’s digital operation Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), for USD 5.7 billion (about Rs 43,574 crore), in a deal that puts the pre-money enterprise value of Jio Platforms at Rs 4.62 lakh crore."Facebook is teaming up with Jio Platforms. We're making a financial investment, and more than that, we're committing to work together on some major projects that will open up commerce opportunities for people across India", says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Watch: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Reliance Jio deal

    For Mukesh Ambani and Mark Zuckerberg, small business is good business

    India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is bullish on small businesses and on Wednesday, he took it a step further by inking a deal with social media giant Facebook. Ambani, who wants to wield the power of his telecommunication company Jio, does not want to reinvent the wheel. In some cases he prefers to buy a stake in a startup that can play a part in his larger vision, and at other times collaborating with established companies to reach out to small businesses.

    Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

    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.

    Scrolling through Facebook at night to get simpler. Social network bringing Dark Mode to app

    The mobile version will cut down on glare, particularly in low-light settings.

    Facebook adds labels for some posts as advertisers pull back

    Facebook said it would attach labels to all posts across its network that discuss the subject of voting, in a move intended to hamper any disenfranchisement of voters in the November election. The labels will direct users to accurate voting information, the company said.

    Facebook says it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians, including President Trump

    Facebook says it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians, including, that may incite violence, suppress voting, or break its other content rules. (AP)Facebook says it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians, including President Trump

    Facebook will prompt users when they try to share links created over 90 days ago

    The prompt will make users rethink if the content will be relevant to their friends.

    Donald Trump's H-1B move will hit US companies

    “Trump’s proclamation will hurt the US economy and destroy jobs," said Alex Nowrasteh, director of immigration studies at the Cato Institute's Centre for Global Liberty and Prosperity. BSA Software Alliance, which counts Microsoft, IBM and Intel among its members, also said the move would harm the US economy.

    What’s Facebook’s deal with Donald Trump?

    Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, pulled together the dinner on Oct. 22 on short notice after he learned that Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, would be in Washington for a cryptocurrency hearing on Capitol Hill, a person familiar with the planning said. The dinner, the person said, took place in the Blue Room on the first floor of the White House.

    View: Covid is making the technology go viral

    Covid-19 has dramatically accelerated tech trends that were already, subtly, reshaping our lives

    Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

    The company said in a statement Thursday that the ads violated "our policy against organized hate." A Facebook executive who testified at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday said the company does not permit symbols of hateful ideology "unless they're put up with context or condemnation.''

    WhatsApp launches payments service, 2 yrs after it began testing in India

    WhatsApp has been testing its payments service in India - based on UPI - with about a million users.

    Sudhir Krishnaswamy, ex-PM of Denmark among members of Facebook's Oversight Board, can override Mark Zuckerberg

    Brent Harris, Facebook’s director of governance and global affairs had stated in January that the company has been laying the groundwork for a new independent organisation, the Oversight Board, to review cases and make binding content decisions.

    WhatsApp gets a raw deal from India in payments

    WhatsApp needs a nod from the National Payments Corporation of India to throw open the switch.

    Mark Zuckerberg just gave Asia's richest man a sorely needed win

    Reliance Industries’ market value surged about $11 billion on the deal.

    Snapchat won't promote Donald Trump's posts after Twitter placed fact-check warnings on his tweets

    Trump's account will remain active on Snapchat, and visible to people.

    Zuckerberg defends hands-off approach to Trump’s posts

    Facebook’s principles and policies supporting free speech “show that the right action where we are right now is to leave this up,” Zuckerberg said on the call, referring to Trump’s posts.

    Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

    Twitter's decision to step in, at a time of racially charged civil unrest in cities across the United States, escalates a feud between Trump and tech companies.

    Should be fearful of Trump’s threat to crack down on social media: Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales

    Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hit out at US President Donald Trump on his plans to regulate social media companies, stating that while social media must be careful about information on their platforms, it's not a good idea for governments to threaten them. In an exclusive interview to ET NOW, he also spoke about fighting fake news in India and tackling misinformation arising out of the Covid19 crisis.Should be fearful of Trump’s threat to crack down on social media: Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales

    Should be fearful of Trump’s threat to crack down on social media: Wikipedia Founder

    ‘The Federal Government is very powerful and they may have a lot of levers’

    Facebook allows employees work from home permanently

    Through a live-streamed town hall, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that many of the employees of the tech giant will be allowed to work from home even after COVID-19 crisis. According to TechCrunch, the move comes after Twitter announced a permanent work from home for its employees and many other tech companies like Spotify following the same partially or completely.Facebook allows employees work from home permanently

    Facebook, Amazon chiefs see wealth balloon amid pandemic: Report

    The more than 600 billionaires in the United States became even richer as tech stocks rose during virus lockdowns, an analysis of data by two think-tanks. Between March 18 and May 19, their total net worth increased by $434 billion while the coronavirus pandemic caused job losses and economic agony for tens of millions of Americans.

    Facebook is planning to do permanent WFH, salaries will be based on employees' locations

    Zuckerberg has said that within a decade as many as half of the company’s employees would work from home.

    Facebook locks horns with Zoom, launches rival Messenger Rooms, supports up to 50 participants

    The app can be used by anyone, irrespective of whether they have a Facebook account or not.

    Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp Pay in 6 months

    FB looks to roll out payments in many countries even as licence application remains stuck in India.

    Epic, virtual party in times of coronavirus: Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Rihanna go online clubbing

    As the world practices social distancing, many have been looking for ways to hang out virutally.

    Facebook aims to extend products, tech built with Jio to other markets

    "All the products and technology that we're building to enable that partnership (with Jio) are going to be things that we want to do around the world. So, we're excited about working with them to drive this vision forward and then extending it everywhere over the coming months and years," Zuckerberg said during an investor call.

    How Facebook’s Reliance deal upends a $1 trillion digital arena

    Reliance and Facebook know a friction-less payments service is key to successful online commerce — but so are mom and pop shops. JioMart and WhatsApp’s embryonic Mumbai service is intended to first get Indians accustomed to messaged transactions with local businesses known as kirana: the tiny neighborhood stores where most Indians buy daily essentials.

    Facebook Q1 results: Firm sees 'signs of stability' in ad spending after coronavirus drop

    Revenue growth was 18% in the first quarter, Facebook's slowest ever by a wide margin, although it beat analysts' expectations for growth of 16%, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

    Facebook takes aim at Zoom with video chat upgrade

    Facebook on Friday unveiled a new video chat service with virtual "rooms" where people can pop in to visit friends, aiming at users turning to the popular Zoom platform during the pandemic.

    How Facebook is logging into the Reliance Jio ecosystem

    The Reliance-Facebook deal has ensured the creation of yet another high-powered ecosystem.

    Opinion: News producers can’t keep incurring the costs while digital platforms drain away profits

    Facebook and Google cornered nearly 70 per cent (Rs 11,500 crore) of online ad revenues from India in 2018-19, a market pegged at Rs 28,000 crore by 2022. The Government of India must resist a digital colonisation, where the sweat and toil of Indians is drained out of the country while local communities and businesses are destroyed.

    RIL shares rises 7.5% after Facebook deal

    Shares of Reliance Industries on Wednesday jumped 7.5 per cent after Facebook announced an investment of USD 5.7 billion (Rs 43,574 crore) to buy a 10 per cent stake in Jio Platforms.RIL shares rises 7.5% after Facebook deal

    Facebook investment to accelerate Jio's digital monetisation drive: Analysts

    "RIL had restructured its digital business into one consolidated wholly-owned subsidiary - Jio Platforms - which would host all the digital initiatives of the firm, including Jio digital services (mobile, broadband), apps, tech capabilities (AI, Big Data, IoT) and investments (like Den, Hathway)," Credit Suisse said in a note.

    Deal with Zuckerberg may have put Ambani in line for India grocery crown

    The deal is likely to give Ambani's ambitious online grocery venture, JioMart, a huge lift. As part of the deal, JioMart will now team-up with WhatsApp to increase its outreach.

    Watch: Statement by Mukesh Ambani on Facebook-Reliance Jio deal

    US tech titan Facebook has acquired a 9.99 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani’s digital operation Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), for USD 5.7 billion (about Rs 43,574 crore), in a deal that puts the pre-money enterprise value of Jio Platforms at Rs 4.62 lakh crore. Here’s the video statement by Chairman & Managing Director Sh Mukesh D. Ambani.Watch: Statement by Mukesh Ambani on Facebook-Reliance Jio deal

    Facebook acquires 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio for Rs 43,574 crore

    US tech titan Facebook has acquired a 9.99 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani’s digital operation Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), for USD 5.7 billion (about Rs 43,574 crore), in a deal that puts the pre-money enterprise value of Jio Platforms at Rs 4.62 lakh crore.Facebook acquires 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio for Rs 43,574 crore

    Facebook buys 9.99% stake in Reliance Jio for Rs 43,574 crore

    Facebook will invest Rs 43,574 crore, largest FDI in India's technology sector.

    Facebook displayed warnings on 40 million posts related to Covid-19 in March

    Facebook said that when people saw those warning labels, 95% of the time they did not go on to view the original content. To date, the social media giant also removed hundreds of thousands of pieces of misinformation that could lead to imminent physical harm.

    Twitter's Jack Dorsey pledges $1 bn for COVID-19 relief effort

    Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey said Tuesday he was committing $1 billion of his personal fortune to coronavirus relief through his philanthropic fund. Dorsey said in a series of tweets that he would transfer his equity in his digital payments group Square to his limited liability corporation Start Small, contributing around 28 percent of his overall wealth.

    Covid-19: Facebook scrambles as use soars in time of isolation

    Facebook has said it would place "authoritative" coronavirus content at the top of user feeds as it scrambled to keep up with increased usage and stem the flow of misinformation on its platform and WhatsApp messaging.

    Facebook says no to fake news, joins hands with WHO to combat misinformation about coronavirus

    The tech company had previously taken other measures to fight virus hoaxes and misinformation on the platform.

    Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died

    Welch transformed GE from a maker of appliances into an industrial and financial services powerhouse.

    Friends no more! Dorsey unfollows Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter, makes dislike for Facebook clear

    Twitter and Facebook’s rivalry just became a lot more intense.

    Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

    "Right now there are two frameworks that I think people have for existing industries - there's like newspapers and existing media, and then there's the telco-type model, which is 'the data just flows through you', but you're not going to hold a telco responsible if someone says something harmful on a phone line," Zuckerberg said at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

    Donald Trump: I'm 1st, Prime Minister Modi 2nd on Facebook

    In a recent tweet a week ahead of his visit, Trump said: "Great honor, I think?A Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that "Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.

    Trump trumps Modi: US President quotes Zuckerberg, says he is number 1 on FB, ahead of India visit

    Donald Trump cited Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg in the tweet.

    Facebook's Zuckerberg wants 'new framework' for digital tax

    Washington has slammed the move as discriminatory, but both sides agreed last month to pursue a global framework under the aegis of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with Paris suspending its collection of the tax until December 2020.

    Facebook to Pay $550 million in biometric privacy accord

    Facebook will pay $550 million to resolve claims it collected user biometric data without consent in one of the largest consumer privacy settlements in US history.

    Jay Parikh signs out of Facebook

    Parikh joins a long list of execs who have left the company over the last few years.

    Facebook's engineering VP Jay Parikh leaves firm

    Parikh was considered to be instrumental to creating the data center infrastructure on which the company builds its numerous apps and services.

    Facebook gears up for marketing push in India

    The plan, sources told ET, is to enhance user engagement across the suite of apps – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The move comes at a time when Chinese video-sharing networking service TikTok is adding users in India. The Menlo Park-based social network, owned by tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, has hired Avinash Pant to head the marketing function.

    4 tech cos sue Facebook for anti-competitive behaviour

    Facebook was sued by four potential competitors who accuse it of anticompetitive behaviour and who asked a judge to order chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to give up control of the social media behemoth.

    Quantum Leap: Pedagogy gets a reboot with Artificial Intelligence

    AI-enabled technologies are changing the one-size-fits-all model of classrooms. The world’s top technology billionaires are betting their philanthropic dollars on personalised learning. Smart education and learning market is in high demand globally and is forecasted to reach $423 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research.

    World's richest gain $1.2 trillion as bizarre fortunes flourish in 2019

    Emergence of atypical fortunes underscores how much money the uber-rich accumulated in 2019.

    Big tech is coming for banking: Experts predict fintech’s 2020

    Memorably, in 2019 Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook Inc.’s plan to overhaul the world banking system in front of Congress. Our experts think there’s plenty more government scrutiny ahead for financial technology players.

    Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's future is privacy focused

    Facebook shares rose 0.7 percent on Wednesday. Shares in Snap Inc, which owns messaging app Snapchat, ended down more than 2 percent.

    Unprofitable WhatsApp may hit Facebook's profitable apps: Mark Zuckerberg

    WhatsApp remains unprofitable five years after it was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion.

    Facebook says AI getting better at spying unwanted content

    People at Facebook continue to try to share video of a horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, with social network systems blocking 95 per cent of those attempts, according to executives.

    Why Facebook passed on buying the predecessor to TikTok

    TikTok ran afoul of regulators in 2019, but for different reasons than Facebook originally feared. The U.S. government has launched an investigation into whether ByteDance’s acquisition of two years ago to merge it with TikTok posed a national security risk.

    ‘Delete Facebook’, thunders WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton; reiterates his stand on deleting the app

    It seems like Acton is still standing by his last year’s war cry, ‘#DeleteFacebook’.

    Fact or fiction? Experts say spotting fake news on Facebook is not that easy

    In 2016, Facebook incorporated fact-checking into its platform.

    Google Considers Changes to Political Ad Policy

    Managers at Google are considering changing policies on political advertising in the midst of a raging public debate on the topic, according to a person familiar with the company's plans.

    Facebook cannot guarantee interference-free EU elections: Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook says it has ploughed resources and staff into safeguarding the May 26 EU vote.

    WhatsApp fallout: Govt flags risks to payments through social media companies

    Centre reaching out to RBI, NPCI to discuss safety features, delaying WhatsApp payment feature launch.

    "We intend to launch Facebook News outside US, but no upcoming markets selected yet": FB

    Facebook has tied up with 200 media outlets to launch a dedicated news tab on its platform that will highlight the most important national stories of the day in the US.

    Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

    Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeted that political advertising on Twitter is an effective way to influence followers, yet poses significant risks of misinformation that could mislead on a massive level. On the other hand, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports free campaigning through online platforms, letting the netizens decide for themselves.

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