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Facebook bans Rohingya group’s posts as minority faces ‘ethnic cleansing’

As hundreds of thousands flee a brutal campaign by the Myanmar military, the social media company labels an insurgent group a dangerous organizationAmid international accusations that Myanmars military is engaging in ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Facebook designated a Rohingya insurgent group a dangerous organization and ordered moderators

Facebook admits industry could do more to combat online extremism

Admission comes as British PM and French president propose fining firms that move too slowly to remove extremist contentFacebook has conceded that technology companies could do more to counter online extremism after Theresa May and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, Kent Walker, Googles general counsel, said the larger problem is

May calls on internet firms to remove extremist content within two hours

Prime minister to meet Google, Facebook and Microsoft executives during UN summit as concerns grow about easy availability of terrorist content onlineTheresa May is to urge internet companies to take down extremist content being shared by terrorist groups within two hours, during a summit with the French president and the

Mark Zuckerberg tried to suck up to the president of China and it didn’t go well

The Zuck wanted some suggestions from President Xi who apparently wasn't too thrilled.Image: Manu Fernandez/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/REX/ShutterstockFacebook founder and all-around bossman Mark Zuckerberg was apparently so eager to get Facebook accessible in China, where it has been blocked since 2009, that he tried to chat up Chinese president Xi

How Facebook helped elect Trump: a timeline

Donald Trump fields a question during the first Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News and Facebook.Image: scott olson/Getty ImagesFacebook played a vital role in the outcome of the 2016 election—ask any digital director on one of the presidential campaigns, or maybe some Russian propagandists. News that Facebook took

Facebook is now using Instagram to push Stories on more people

Image: lili sams/mashableFacebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app, so much so that the social network is now turning to Instagram to see if its teen-friendly app can get the feature to finally stick.  Instagram is testing a new feature that allows people to share

Facebook removes posts made by people smugglers aiming to lure migrants

Social media content painting a positive picture of risky Mediterranean sea crossings is removed after Guardian highlights nature of materialFacebook has removed several posts made by people smugglers openly advertising to attract migrants seeking passage to Europe. Written in Arabic, many of the posts were accompanied by videos and testimonials