Facebook is moving away from being a “digital town square” to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday as he outlined a broad vision for transforming the world’s biggest social network.
Companies like Facebook were also using their size to bully smaller firms that relied on social media platforms to reach customers.
Sputnik attacked the Fackebook for the decision it said was political and amounted to censorship of seven Facebook pages belonging to its news hubs in neighbouring countries.
From January, Emmanuel Macron’s administration will send a small team of senior civil servants to the company for six months to verify Facebook’s goodwill and determine whether its checks on racist, sexist or hate-fuelled speech could be improved.
Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly 50 million user accounts in its worst security breach ever given the unprecedented level of potential access, adding to what has been a difficult year for the company’s reputation.