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Facebook admits it poses mental health risk but says using site more can help

Company acknowledges passive consumption of material can make people feel worse but argues more engagement could improve wellbeingFacebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platforms effect

EU warns tech firms: remove extremist content faster or be regulated

European commission tells Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and others that legislation is being considered if self-regulation continues to failThe European Commission has warned Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and other internet technology companies that they must do more to stem the spread of extremist content or face legislation. Growing pressure from

Conservative Weekly Standard to aid in Facebook fact-checks, prompting outcry

Magazine dubbed serial misinformer becomes first explicitly partisan organization to aid in task, fueling concerns over rightwing influence at siteA conservative news organization has been approved to partner with Facebook to fact-check false news, drawing criticisms that the social media company is caving to rightwing pressures and collaborating with a

Are media giving neo-Nazis the oxygen of publicity or exposing ugly truth?

A recent New York Times profile of a Holocaust denier was criticised as overly sympathetic but journalists face tough decisions when covering the far rightWhen Alfred Mnzer, a 76-year-old Holocaust survivor, read a major newspaper profile of a young Nazi sympathizer next door, he was shaken. The Charlottesville, Virginia, in