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Facebook, Snapchat join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

2 June 2020, 1:35 AM

Facebook Inc and Snapchat developer Snap Inc became the latest US companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across major cities over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis last week.

Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Trump fight

29 May 2020, 3:27 AM

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg took pains to distance his company from Twitter and its fight with US President Donald Trump on Thursday, as the White House moved to scrap a law protecting social media companies.

Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

15 May 2020, 7:51 PM

Facebook Inc is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, Facebook said in a blog post on Friday.

Facebook could address some US antitrust concerns with new photo transfer tool

30 April 2020, 12:33 PM

Facebook Inc will allow users in the United States and Canada to transfer photos and videos to a rival tech platform for the first time – a step that could assuage antitrust concerns by giving users an option to easily leave the company’s services, the social media network said on Thursday.

Facebook sees ‘signs of stability’ in ad spending after coronavirus drop

30 April 2020, 2:53 AM

Facebook Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday and said it has seen “signs of stability” for sales in April after a plunge in March, in yet another signal that tech giants may weather the coronavirus-induced economic collapse better than other sectors.

Facebook to notify users who have engaged with harmful COVID-19 posts

17 April 2020, 5:14 AM

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it would start notifying users who had engaged with false posts about COVID-19 which could cause physical harm, such as drinking bleach to cure the virus, and connect them to accurate information.

Pan-Pan! Facebook plea gets Sri Lankan chef off Italy-bound cruise

8 April 2020, 5:02 PM

A Sri Lankan chef stuck aboard a cruise ship headed to Europe managed to get ashore in Colombo this week after issuing a social media plea for help from his government.

Facebook launches desktop version for Messenger as video calls surge

2 April 2020, 7:10 PM

Facebook Inc on Thursday rolled out the desktop version of its Messenger app for Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows to make video chats available on computer screens for Facebook users.

Facebook closes London offices until Monday due to coronavirus

7 March 2020, 5:45 AM

Facebook said on Friday it is closing its London offices until Monday after a visiting employee from Singapore was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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

16 February 2020, 9:48 AM

Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on Saturday.

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