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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Facebook says it’s going all in to block the spread of bogus vaccine claims. In practice, that means the social network plans to ban a new bunch of false claims in addition to the old bunch of false claims about vaccines or COVID-19 that it has already banned. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook says it will choose which publishers it will support

  • Feb 25, 2021

 

FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. Facebook said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, it lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban

Proposed legislation would make digital giants pay for journalism

  • Feb 23, 2021

 

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Facebook’s blocking news links in Australia ‘irresponsible’: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says Facebook won’t intimidate Canada out…

 

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference Thursday June 18, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

No longer sustainable for social media giants to self-police on content: Facebook

No longer sustainable for social media giants to self-police on content: Facebook

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is seen during a news conference Thursday June 18, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans on Aug. 11, 2019. Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jenny Kane
An iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans on Aug. 11, 2019. Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jenny Kane
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook says it will ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations and will run an information campaign to encourage people to get their flu shots. Unpaid posts by people or groups that discourage vaccinations will still be allowed — the new policy only includes paid advertisements. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts

Unpaid posts by people or groups still allowed

  • Oct 14, 2020
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook says it will ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations and will run an information campaign to encourage people to get their flu shots. Unpaid posts by people or groups that discourage vaccinations will still be allowed — the new policy only includes paid advertisements. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress
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Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

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Verizon has joined the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter, in a July 2, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts

Verizon’s decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks…

  • Jul 2, 2020
Verizon has joined the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter, in a July 2, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A pinch where it hurts: can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

A pinch where it hurts: can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

Lawsuit accuses property managers of ageist Facebook ads

Lawsuit accuses property managers of ageist Facebook ads

Lululemon, MEC, Arc’teryx and Moosehead Breweries join Facebook ad boycott

Lululemon, MEC, Arc’teryx and Moosehead Breweries join Facebook ad boycott

Lululemon, MEC, Arc’teryx and Moosehead Breweries join Facebook ad boycott

Lululemon, MEC, Arc’teryx and Moosehead Breweries join Facebook ad boycott
Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts - even Trump’s

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts – even Trump’s

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts - even Trump’s

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts - even Trump’s
The Competition Bureau said Facebook gave the false impression that its privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access their personal information, in a May 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Facebook pays $9.5 million to end Competition Bureau’s probe into privacy claims

TORONTO — Facebook will pay $9.5 million to settle a Competition Bureau…

The Competition Bureau said Facebook gave the false impression that its privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access their personal information, in a May 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Facebook, Google and Twitter are introducing stricter rules, altered algorithms and thousands of fact checks to stop the spread of bad misinformation online about the virus, in an April 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Facebook to warn users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoaxes

Facebook will soon let you know if you shared or interacted with…

  • Apr 17, 2020
Facebook, Google and Twitter are introducing stricter rules, altered algorithms and thousands of fact checks to stop the spread of bad misinformation online about the virus, in an April 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Facebook, Google and Twitter are introducing stricter rules, altered algorithms and thousands of fact checks to stop the spread of bad misinformation online about the virus, in an April 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Facebook to warn users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoaxes

Warning labels stopped 95 per cent of users

  • Apr 17, 2020
Facebook, Google and Twitter are introducing stricter rules, altered algorithms and thousands of fact checks to stop the spread of bad misinformation online about the virus, in an April 16, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Facebook has demanded New York-based Clearview AI, a facial recognition company, stop accessing or using information, in a Feb. 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Facebook, YouTube: Firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Facebook joined YouTube, Twitter and payment service Venmo on Wednesday in demanding…

  • Feb 6, 2020
Facebook has demanded New York-based Clearview AI, a facial recognition company, stop accessing or using information, in a Feb. 5, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

NEW YORK — Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting…

  • Sep 29, 2018
Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach
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How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

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Facebook gives Russia-linked ads to Congress

Facebook gives Russia-linked ads to Congress

WASHINGTON — Facebook announced Monday that it is planning more measures to…

  • Oct 2, 2017
Facebook gives Russia-linked ads to Congress