India needs Facebook, Twitter anti-fake tools
Trump and allies flooded social media on Wednesday with false claims of victory and unsupported allegations of voter fraud, testing Twitter’s and Facebook’s new rules on handling election-related misinformation.
Will free speech pay the price as governments across the world ask social media platforms to moderate content?
Some law- makers even wanted...
Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das quits after BJP bias allegation
Ankhi Das, a senior Facebook executive in India, is leaving the social m...
Data protection: Parliament's joint panel summons Facebook, Twitter
The joint committee led by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. The agenda of Friday's meeting read: "Oral evidence by the representatives of Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019."
Facebook India policy head Ankhi Das resigns weeks after hate speech controversy
The resignation comes weeks after Facebook and Ankhi Das faced questions internally from employees over how political content is regulated in its biggest market, India.
Centre backs Facebook in SC row with Delhi Assembly over summons
“Public order and police are not in their domain. Hence, it is beyond their jurisdiction,” SG Tushar Mehta told a bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, in a statement which seemed to back Facebook it its row with the Delhi government.
Facebook News to launch in UK next year
Facebook's director of news partnerships Jesper Doub said the company was "in active negotiations" to bring the feature to France and Germany.
Twitter tightens misinformation limits ahead of November 3 US election
The social platform will remove tweets that encourage violence or call for people to interfere with election results. Tweets that falsely claim a candidate has won will be labelled to direct users to the official U.S. election results page on Twitter.
View: Facebook controversy has shown that free speech just an excuse to polarise
Facebook has now become an uncontrollable Frankenstein, a gargantuan monster that is capable of slaying democracies, upending social behaviour, destroying fragile minds and creating a toxic addiction to screen time. The Social Dilemma documentary tries to capture the raging madness that has imperceptibly overwhelmed humanity.
Facebook to buy customer service startup Kustomer
Kustomer allows businesses to aggregate customer conversations from various channels into a single-screen, and also to automate some of the responses to buyers. The firm already offers its services on Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech
As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new and emerging tech and represent Facebook's position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.
Google, Facebook, Twitter to come under new I&B ministry regulations
The move coupled with the announcement on October 16 that FDI in digital media would be capped at 26% signals increasing government oversight on news dissemination through the digital route.
WhatsApp confirms disappearing messages features
Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp has confirmed its new exciting disappearing messages feature which, once enabled, will...
UK to set up watchdog to impose tougher rules on Google, Facebook
The Digital Markets Unit will be launched in April and could have powers to ‘suspend, block and reverse decisions of tech giants’, order them to take actions and impose fines.