Facebook Sued By Muslim Civil Rights Group Over Hate SpeechA civil rights group filed a lawsuit against Facebook Thursday, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made "false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the social media site he founded removes hate speech and other rule-breaking materials.
Google Makes Publisher Deals With Australia But Facebook BalksGoogle struck a deal with the government of Australia to pay for journalism this week while Facebook began restricting news sharing on its site as Australian lawmakers moved forward to make digital giants pay for their use of news stories.
Zuckerberg, 24 Others Help Start $100M 'California Black Freedom Fund'More than two dozen philanthropic organizations and corporations on Thursday launched the California Black Freedom Fund, a $100 million, five-year initiative that they say will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state that are seeking to eradicate systemic racism.
UPDATE: Twitter Unlocks Trump Account; Facebook, Instagram Account Lockouts ExtendedWhile President Donald Trump regained access to his Twitter account Thursday, Facebook said it was extending a block of his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely.
San Francisco Supes Vote 10-1 To Condemn SF General Name ChangeSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 10-1 to pass a resolution condemning the naming of San Francisco General Hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Facebook For Predatory, Monopolistic BehaviorCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced that the state has joined a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by purchasing emerging competitors to maintain a monopoly.
Trump Administration Accuses Facebook Of Discriminating Against US Workers, Favoring Those With H-1B VisasThe Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs.
Twitter, Facebook CEOs Defend Actions On Election Disinformation Before Senate Judiciary CommitteeThe CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are being summoned before Congress to defend their handling of disinformation in the 2020 presidential election, even as lawmakers questioning them are deeply divided over the election’s integrity and results.
Mark Zuckerberg: Steve Bannon's Beheading Comments Aren't Enough To Ban Him From FacebookFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a company meeting on Thursday that Steve Bannon suggesting that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded was not enough of a violation of Facebook's rules to permanently suspend him.
Twitter, Google, Facebook CEOs To Face Grilling From Republican SenatorsLess than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to be grilled by Republican senators making unfounded allegations that the tech giants show anti-conservative bias. Democrats want to expand the discussion to include issues such as the companies’ impact on local news.
Senate Republicans Order Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To TestifyThe GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas.
Facebook's Oversight Board Finally Hearing Cases, 2 Years After Being First AnnouncedFacebook's court-like Oversight Board for appealing content decisions will now begin receiving cases, officials of the social media giant headquartered in Menlo Park said Thursday.
Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $100M More to Help Election OfficesFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to local election offices to help them prepare for November as some conservatives stepped up their efforts to stop the funds from being used.
Facebook Will Ban Holocaust Denial Posts Under Hate Speech PolicyFacebook is expanding its hate speech policy to include content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust."
Facebook To Reject Ads That Spread Doubt On Election Results, MethodsFacebook said Wednesday it will not accept ads that seek to delegitimize the results of the 2020 US election or that speculate voting will lead to illegitimate outcomes.