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In a statement e-mailed to AP, Facebook said it removed a network of accounts and pages that “used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people's content, impersonate users, re-share posts in groups to make them appear more popular than they were."(Reuters File Photo)

Uganda accuses Facebook of 'interfering' in tense polls

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Presidential spokesman Don Wanyama said that Facebook's action was evidence of what Ugandan authorities see as outside support of Bobi Wine, the leading opposition candidate in presidential elections.
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US President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington.(VIA REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington.(VIA REUTERS)

Donald Trump returns to Twitter as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bans him for ‘fanning the flames’

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Twitter unlocked the president’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, which has 88 million followers, after Trump removed three rule-breaking tweets. His first post back on the platform featured a video in which he said he was focused on a peaceful transition of power and which was viewed 1.4 million times within 15 minutes of posting.
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Mark Zuckerberg said the ban will last “for at least the next two weeks” but could remain locked indefinitely.(REUTERS)
Mark Zuckerberg said the ban will last “for at least the next two weeks” but could remain locked indefinitely.(REUTERS)

Facebook, Twitter shut down Prez

By Agencies | Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:14 AM IST
Facebook and Instagram will extend a ban on Trump’s accounts, chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said, saying risk of his posts is “too great”.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has decided to ban US president Trump from using the social media platfrom.(REUTERS)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has decided to ban US president Trump from using the social media platfrom.(REUTERS)

Trump faces Facebook ban. Read CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s full statement here

By hindustantimes.com | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:36 AM IST
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday released a statement saying that it is a matter of huge risk to allow the US president to use the social media platform.
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Facebook attacks Apple’s iOS changes in full-page newspaper ads

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The ads, slated to run in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, carry the headline “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.”
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Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, speaks during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit 2011 (VGGIS) at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.(REUTERS)
Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, speaks during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit 2011 (VGGIS) at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.(REUTERS)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani inspired me, says Mark Zuckerberg. Explains why

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Zuckerberg in an online event mentioned Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance’s late founder, who he said had envisioned phone calls in India as cheap as postcards, priced at less than a cent then. His son Mukesh Ambani’s ability to make that wish come true has inspired him, Zuckerberg said.
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“And our per capita income will go from USD 1,800-2,000 per capita to USD 5,000 per capita,” Mukesh Ambani said.(Reuters image)
“And our per capita income will go from USD 1,800-2,000 per capita to USD 5,000 per capita,” Mukesh Ambani said.(Reuters image)

India will grow to be among top 3 economies in 2 decades: Mukesh Ambani

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 01:24 PM IST
At a fireside chat with Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, he said India’s middle-class, which is about 50 per cent of the nation’s total number of households, will grow three to four per cent per year.
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Facebook is pushing hard to establish its presence in virtual reality because it represents a unique opportunity for the social media player to establish itself as the leader in the next state-of-the-art platform to deliver products and services to its users without relying on Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Apple Inc.(Reuters)
Facebook is pushing hard to establish its presence in virtual reality because it represents a unique opportunity for the social media player to establish itself as the leader in the next state-of-the-art platform to deliver products and services to its users without relying on Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Apple Inc.(Reuters)

Facebook accused of squeezing rival startups in virtual reality

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Facebook is the world’s biggest virtual-reality hardware maker thanks to its 2014 acquisition of Oculus for $2 billion. Its practices are now drawing the attention of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, which is talking to developers about their interactions with the company, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Republican lawmakers have consistently accused the companies of anti-conservative bias.(Reuters)
Republican lawmakers have consistently accused the companies of anti-conservative bias.(Reuters)

CEOs of Twitter, Facebook defend content moderation practices

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 03:14 AM IST
Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook defended their content moderation practices at a congressional hearing scheduled after the platforms decided to block stories from The New York Post that made claims about the son of then Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours called “Fleets” globally.(AP File Photo)
Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours called “Fleets” globally.(AP File Photo)

Twitter launches disappearing tweets called Fleets that vanish in a day

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New York
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Twitter tested the ‘Fleets’ feature in Brazil, Italy, India, and South Korea, before rolling it out globally.
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NPCI was incorporated in 2008 as an umbrella organisation for operating retail payment and settlement systems in India.(AFP)
NPCI was incorporated in 2008 as an umbrella organisation for operating retail payment and settlement systems in India.(AFP)

No fee will be charged for sending money via WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | California
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 09:15 AM IST
On November 5, the NPCI had stated that WhatsApp can expand its UPI user base in a graded manner starting with a maximum registered user base of 20 million in UPI.
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US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump leave after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally in Raymond James Stadium's parking lot October 29 in Tampa, Florida.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump and US first lady Melania Trump leave after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally in Raymond James Stadium's parking lot October 29 in Tampa, Florida.(AFP)

US early voting breaks records amid Facebook’s warnings of post-poll unrest

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:49 PM IST
Trump and his Democratic challenger Biden will campaign in Wisconsin and Minnesota, both battleground states. Biden will also be in Iowa, which he is hoping to flip, while Trump will visit Michigan, which he won in 2016.
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Jack Dorsey (left) Sundar Pichai (centre) and Mark Zuckerberg (right) said that their firms will be on guard against foreign meddling in US polls.(AP Photo)
Jack Dorsey (left) Sundar Pichai (centre) and Mark Zuckerberg (right) said that their firms will be on guard against foreign meddling in US polls.(AP Photo)

Twitter, Facebook, Google CEOs reject accusations of political bias

PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Testifying via video on Wednesday, the executives said they are taking several steps, including partnerships with news organisations, to distribute accurate information about voting.
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The Wall Street Journal report in August suggested Facebook was going easy on hate speeches by BJP members and triggered a controversy.(REUTERS File)
The Wall Street Journal report in August suggested Facebook was going easy on hate speeches by BJP members and triggered a controversy.(REUTERS File)

‘Demonstrate neutrality’: Congress welcomes Facebook’s India leadership change

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:38 PM IST
The Congress in August wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and called for an inquiry into a report suggesting the social media company was biased towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in censoring hate speech
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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg.(AP File Photo)
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg.(AP File Photo)

Republicans tell tech CEOs ‘free pass’ legal shield should end

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The tech executives, who all appeared remotely, began their testimony by explaining the importance of the rule for building their businesses.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)
Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)

Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Lawmakers of both parties are assessing the companies’ tremendous power to disseminate speech and ideas, and are looking to challenge their long-enjoyed bedrock legal protections for online speech.
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Twitter’s Dorsey will warn the committee that eroding the foundation of Section 230 could significantly hurt how people communicate online(Reuters photo)
Twitter’s Dorsey will warn the committee that eroding the foundation of Section 230 could significantly hurt how people communicate online(Reuters photo)

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before US Senate panel

By Reuters| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:00 PM IST
The hearing comes after Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for tech companies to be held accountable for allegedly stifling conservative voices
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file)

Imran Khan drags India into his letter to Facebook opposing Islamophobia

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Marginalisation of any community leads to extremism, said the Pakistani PM, adding this is “something the world does not need.”
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo)

US Elections 2020: Facebook prepares ‘emergency’ measures to calm possible violence

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Facebook is planning to deploy tolls have already been used in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. These allow holding back the spread of viral content and lower the threshold for the identification of potentially inflammatory posts.
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Imran Khan has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content(AP)
Imran Khan has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content(AP)

Pakistan PM writes to Facebook CEO seeking ban on Islamophobic content

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:33 AM IST
In the letter, shared by the Pakistani government on Twitter, Khan said that “growing Islamophobia” is encouraging extremism and violence “across the world” - especially through social media platforms such as Facebook.
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Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US on October 23, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US on October 23, 2019.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook, Twitter chiefs to testify before Senate on November 17

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Dorsey and Zuckerberg, who have been called to Washington to explain their content policies, are also due to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee next Wednesday, along with Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressing students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressing students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:50 AM IST
Senators also want information from the executives about their companies’ policies for moderating content “that may interfere” with federal elections.
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The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits has reached 898,000(AFP)
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits has reached 898,000(AFP)

US election 2020: Economy, unemployment and the impact on polls

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 09:29 PM IST
The US unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 per cent in early October. According to the country’s Labour Department, employers added just 661,000 jobs in September down from 1.5 million in August and 1.8 million in July.
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Ahead of Congressional hearings on election interference, Facebook ups that estimate, saying Russian ads fomenting political division potentially reached as many as 126 million users.(AP)
Ahead of Congressional hearings on election interference, Facebook ups that estimate, saying Russian ads fomenting political division potentially reached as many as 126 million users.(AP)

Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation

By Associated Press| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | San Francisco
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 10:18 PM IST
As the 2020 Presidential Election approaches Facebook is being confronted by misinformation and a deeply divided nation,are they ready to face their toughest challenge till date?
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Zuckerberg has offered multiple apologies over the years, as if no one could have predicted that people would use Facebook to live stream murders and suicides, incite ethnic cleansings, promote fake cancer cures, or attempt to steal elections(REUTERS)
Zuckerberg has offered multiple apologies over the years, as if no one could have predicted that people would use Facebook to live stream murders and suicides, incite ethnic cleansings, promote fake cancer cures, or attempt to steal elections(REUTERS)

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

By Associated Press| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | San Francisco
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 09:18 PM IST
While other platforms like Twitter and YouTube have also struggled with misinformation and hateful content,Facebook stands apart for its reach and scale and its slower response to the challenges identified in 2016
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Dozens of cardboard cut-outs of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sit outside of the US Capitol Building as part of an Avaaz.org protest in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Dozens of cardboard cut-outs of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sit outside of the US Capitol Building as part of an Avaaz.org protest in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Mark Zuckerberg donates $100 million more to help election offices

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Denver
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The contribution brings the total funding for the election from Zuckerberg and Chan to $400 million — the same amount that Congress allocated in March to help fund election offices as they dealt with the difficulties of adapting to new voting behavior during the coronavirus pandemic.
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FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File photo(REUTERS)

Facebook will ban Holocaust denial or distortion content: Mark Zuckerberg

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 08:50 PM IST
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said that he believes the new policy strikes the “right balance” in drawing the lines between what is and isn’t acceptable speech.
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At least three employees HT spoke to said they were worried that Facebook was monitoring their devices and scrutinising their comments on the internal messaging system.(Reuters file photo)
At least three employees HT spoke to said they were worried that Facebook was monitoring their devices and scrutinising their comments on the internal messaging system.(Reuters file photo)

Facebook set to tighten rules on what its staff can discuss

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 07:36 AM IST
The move comes days after employees have spoken up on Facebook’s internal discussion boards against the company’s policies, especially since charges of political bias emerged against Facebook India executives who are accused of favouring the ruling political party.
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Profiles can be created with college email and graduation year.(Reuters)
Profiles can be created with college email and graduation year.(Reuters)

Back to roots: Facebook starts app within app called campus

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 11:42 PM IST
The service, to be initially available at around 30 colleges and universities in the US, is a dedicated section within the Facebook app, with a campus profile that’s different from the main Facebook profile.
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The reversal of fortunes underscores the ephemeral nature of paper wealth, particularly in a lofty market that at times seems divorced from economic realities.(AFP)
The reversal of fortunes underscores the ephemeral nature of paper wealth, particularly in a lofty market that at times seems divorced from economic realities.(AFP)

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos lead tech wealth retreat as $44 billion erases

By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 11:24 AM IST
The industry’s 10 wealthiest people had $44 billion erased from their collective net worth as US equities tumbled the most in almost three months over investor concerns about frothy valuations.
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