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House panel questions Facebook officials over algorithms promoting hate speech

The parliamentary panel on information technology led by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor questioned officials from Facebook regarding allegations by whistleblowers that the social media company’s algorithms promoted hate speech in India. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 06:34 AM IST

What FB got right and what it didn’t in the 2019 elections

As the polls scheduled to begin in April 2019 drew close, Facebook (now Meta Platforms) added resources to monitor and manage information flow through its platform.
Published on Nov 27, 2021 08:10 AM IST

FB whistleblower offers to testify before House panel

Facebook whistleblower Sophie Zhang is keen to appear before India’s parliamentary committee on information.
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 04:54 AM IST

Shreya Ghoshal shares sweet post about son along with adorable pictures

One of the pictures Shreya Ghoshal posted on Facebook.
Published on Nov 23, 2021 01:03 PM IST

Driver promises free rides to passengers who answer his GK questions

The Facebook user shared an image of the e-rickshaw driver from West Bengal.
Published on Nov 23, 2021 10:25 AM IST

Facebook lobbied over poll rules: Papers

These details are from disclosures made to the Securities and Exchange Commission and to the US Congress in a redacted form by Frances Haugen’s legal counsel.
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 07:13 AM IST

Submit data on complaints: Delhi assembly panel to Facebook

Raghav Chadha, who heads the Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony Committee, at the deposition. (Amit Sharma)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 01:01 PM IST

Delhi Assembly panel asks Facebook to submit records on complaints on 2020 riots

Damaged vehicles that were set fire during the northeast Delhi riots in February 2020 seen dumped inside a parking lot six months after the incident, at Shiv Vihar, in New Delhi.
Published on Nov 18, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Delhi riots: FB officials to depose before Assembly panel on November 18

The panel is conducting an inquiry into the communal riots that hit Delhi in February last year, killing 53 people and injuring over 400 others. (AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 02:40 AM IST

Facebook says Pak hackers targeted Afghan users amid govt collapse: Report

Facebook logo 
Published on Nov 16, 2021 07:48 PM IST

Mark Zuckerberg reacts to Iceland tourism’s ‘Icelandverse’ ad inspired by Meta

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta. 
Published on Nov 15, 2021 06:29 PM IST

Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg, seeks internal inquiry on ‘fake news’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Published on Nov 13, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Indian-American man hires woman to slap him every time he uses Facebook

Maneesh Sethi had credited Kara with helping him up his productivity rate by slapping him every time he got distracted. (Twitter)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 10:38 PM IST

Facebook's work app Workplace to integrate with Microsoft Teams: Report

Facebook's work app Workplace to integrate with Microsoft Teams: Report (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 09:54 PM IST

Facebook to charge 2% fee from UK sellers using Marketplace. Details here

The delivery service is intended to give buyers more choice while using Marketplace and it will also enable the sellers to reach more customers.
Published on Nov 06, 2021 03:53 PM IST

Facebook ‘knew what it was doing’: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 
Published on Nov 05, 2021 08:54 AM IST

Facebook to shut down its facial recognition system

Facebook last week changed its name to Meta Platforms Inc to reflect its focus on building the "metaverse". (REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 03, 2021 12:15 AM IST

Facebook's ‘metaverse’ can take up to 15 yrs, says senior executive 

Facebook last week changed its name to Meta Platforms Inc to reflect its focus on building the "metaverse"
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 10:21 PM IST

‘Step down and allow change’: Facebook whistleblower urges Mark Zuckerberg

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool via REUTERS
Published on Nov 02, 2021 07:44 AM IST

Facebook rebranding: WhatsApp, Instagram now show 'from Meta' for beta users

 Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook,
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 04:16 PM IST

Taslima Nasreen alleges her Facebook account banned for a week

Taslima Nasreen has alleged her Facebook account has been banned. 
Published on Nov 01, 2021 11:04 AM IST

Amazon’s Diwali ad on unsung Covid heroes leaves people emotional. Watch

Diwali 2021: The image is taken from the viral video by Amazon.
Published on Oct 31, 2021 02:00 PM IST

Peace panel summons Facebook reps for Nov 2 hearing on Delhi riots

The panel is headed by Rajendra Nagar MLA and senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Raghav Chadha. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 04:39 AM IST

Facebook rebrands to Meta. What has changed, what hasn’t

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta. 
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 11:47 AM IST

Leaked photo shows Meta's rumoured smartwatch with front-facing camera

A man stands in front of a sign of Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook,
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 12:11 PM IST

Facebook to be called Meta in nod to its 'metaverse' vision

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new name reflects that over time, users will not need to use Facebook to use the company's other services.
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 12:28 PM IST

UK lawmakers to grill Facebook, Google, Twitter, and TikTok over online safety

The UK's online safety bill calls for a regulator to ensure tech companies comply with rules requiring them to remove dangerous or harmful content 
Published on Oct 28, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Facebook removes Jair Bolsonaro video linking Covid-19 shots to AIDS

Facebook, which took down the comments late Sunday or early Monday, has removed Bolsonaro posts in the past.
Published on Oct 26, 2021 07:40 AM IST
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