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ILLUSTRATION - Facebook wants in: The invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse has made waves in recent months with a platform that allows users to listen to or join conversations in audio chat "rooms". Photo: Zacharie Scheurer/dpa

Facebook announces its own Clubhouse-style audio chat ‘rooms’

The recent success of the Clubhouse social media app appears to have impressed Facebook enough into creating its own version of the audio...
FILED - A demonstrator holds a portrait of George Floyd while raising his fist during a march against police brutality amid Derek Chauvin's trial in the downtown of Minneapolis. Photo: Henry Pan/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Facebook cautious ahead of Derek Chauvin trial verdict

Facebook on Monday said it is preparing for potential violence ahead of the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who...
FILED - Days after the phone numbers of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were discovered on a hacker forum, many users in Europe have been inundated with text messages for a package delivery scam. Photo: Till Simon Nagel/dpa

Facebook leak shows the danger apps pose to your personal data

(dpa) — The phone numbers and email addresses of hundreds of millions of Facebook users were recently discovered on a hacker forum. According to the...
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Facebook spent US$23 million on Mark Zuckerberg’s security in 2020

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Facebook’s own annual records presented to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shows that the tech giant spent more than $23 million on...
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Mark Zuckerberg’s annual salary remains US$1, but compensation tops US$25 million

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The basic salary of Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2020 was US$1, but his total compensation for the year rose by 8%,...
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Facebook removes another 16,000 groups dealing with fake reviews

(dpa-AFX) - The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in Britain said Facebook has now removed a further 16,000 groups that were dealing in fake...
FILED - A massive data leak of email addresses and phone numbers from Facebook will make it easier for email scammers to pretend to be someone you know, internet security experts fear. Photo: Uli Deck/dpa

Facebook refuses to notify 530 million users about data leak

(dpa-AFX) - Social networking behemoth Facebook Inc. (FB), on Wednesday, said it will not notify the 530 million users about the data breach of...
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Facebook now lets you turn off its controversial newsfeed algorithm

(dpa) - Facebook is making it easier to choose what we see in our newsfeeds and says it is allowing users to quickly switch...

Meet Clinton Ikechukwu: The young Nigerian literary genius tipped to be the next Chinua...

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By Dela Ahiawor Long before he dived into the digital ocean of the internet to share his musings-young Nigerian literary talent, Clinton Ikechukwu used...

Facebook and News Corp reach media deal in Australia

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dpa/GNA - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it has reached a three-year deal with Facebook in Australia which will see the social media...

Facebook strikes landmark deals with Australian media companies

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Social media giant Facebook has struck deals with Australia's two largest media companies, News Corp and Nine Entertainment Co. to pay for their news,...
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Ugandan president castigates Facebook over alleged bias

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at Facebook, saying the tech giant is biased after it closed several accounts of government supporters alleging...
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Facebook to reverse Australian news ban following agreement

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Social media giant Facebook will end its ban on Australian news after the government agreed to amendments to its media bargaining code. ...
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Facebook removes page run by Myanmar armed forces

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dpa/GNA - Hours after protesters were killed during rallies against the military coup in Myanmar, Facebook removed a page run by...
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Facebook blocks news in Australia

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Social media giant Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing or accessing news on the platform. As of Thursday the Facebook accounts of Australian publishers ranging...
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WhatsApp delays privacy policy update after user backlash

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dpa/GNA - The Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp on Friday announced it would delay a planned privacy policy update after receiving negative feedback from users...
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Facebook, Google and Microsoft halt political contributions after U.S. Capitol riot

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Facebook, Google and Microsoft announced Monday that they're freezing political contributions from their political action committees (PAC) in the wake of last week's riot...
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Facebook bans Trump from access to accounts indefinitely

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dpa/GNA - Facebook banned President Donald Trump from his accounts indefinitely on Thursday, one day after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building. "The shocking events...
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Twitter and Facebook suspend Trump’s account over policy violations

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Both Twitter and Facebook removed content from the account of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and suspended his account after he continued posting...
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US government, states file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

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A group of US states led by New York and the federal government on Wednesday filed separate antitrust lawsuits against Facebook that could potentially...
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Facebook’s Oversight Board Begins Accepting Appeals

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The Oversight Board has announced that Facebook and Instagram users can now submit appeals on content removal to the Oversight Board for an independent...
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Facebook bans Holocaust denial, citing rising anti-Semitism

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Facebook is banning Holocaust denial on its platform, with the social media giant saying it is concerned by rising anti-Semitism, in the latest move...
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I Support Candace Owens’ Actions Against Facebook

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Facebook has for sometime been noticed to be very bias against conservatism, capitalism, red and the right’s ideologies, a worrying situation consistently being openly...
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Ukraine receives assistance from 30 countries during COVID-19 pandemic

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During the coronavirus pandemic, Ukraine has received humanitarian aid from 30 countries and nine international organizations, Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzheppar said...
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SMBs are very optimistic about the future of their businesses despite COVID-19 pandemic...

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According to Global State of Small Business Report,69% of Ghanaian SMBs on Facebook remain optimistic and resilient about the future of their businesses despite...
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Nigerian trader charged for impersonating three Ministers on Facebook

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A Nigerian trader accused of impersonating three Ministers of State to defraud victims of monies of over GHC10,000.00 has appeared before an Accra...
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Facebook to pay over US$50 million to graphic reviewers for psychological trauma

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Facebook has agreed to pay 52 million U.S. dollars to its content moderators who have developed psychological trauma from their jobs by viewing and...
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Ghanaian Joins Board Members For New Global Independent ‘Oversight Board’ For Facebook And Instagram...

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...And Will Make Binding And Transparent Decisions On Content Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei, a human rights lawyer and Program Manager at the Open Society Initiative...
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Facebook invests US$100 million in journalism amid COVID-19 crisis

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Facebook on Monday announced 100 million U.S. dollars in investment to support the news industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The investment includes...
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WHO launches COVID-19 Health Alert via WhatsApp

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, launched a messaging service with WhatsApp and Facebook partners, to keep people safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. It...