Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies.
Facebook will no longer ban posts suggesting COVID-19 was man-made amid mounting calls to further investigate the pandemic’s origins, marking a reversal for the social media giant.
The company explained that the company was looking for more ways to give people control over their experience.
A member of Facebook's Oversight Board criticized the platform in the wake of its indefinite ban on former President Donald Trump, saying Facebook's rules are in "shambles" and that the company "exercises too much power."
Facebook said Monday it will add labels to all posts about COVID-19 vaccines containing “credible information” from the World Health Organization.
Illinois Facebook users may be entitled to at least $345 each after a federal judge approved a $650 million settlement in a lawsuit over Facebook's photo-tagging technology dating back to 2015.
Anyone who searches on Facebook for terms related to the Holocaust or Holocaust denial will see a message labeled “Learning about the Holocaust,” which includes a link to read credible information about the Nazi genocide.
The social network said it will remove any Facebook or Instagram posts with false information about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts.
Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions of reality.
Facebook says the new policy “is supported by the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people.”
Mark Zuckerberg says data shows an increase in anti Semitic violence.
“This is, I think, the most deep and subtle issue of our time ... I believe it’s actually an existential threat to democracy."
Celebs are taking part in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” to protest against the failure of Facebook to stop hateful content and curb election misinformation.
Facebook announced a new research partnership to study the role its social media platforms have on society during elections.
The Australian measure would require Facebook to compensate media organizations for its use of their stories.
The platform had temporarily banned ads and listings for hand sanitizer and wipes to help protect against inflated prices and hoarding amid the pandemic.
The country’s leading infectious disease expert is slated to talk with the social media CEO during a July 16 chat on Facebook.
The social media giant announced the ban on June 30.
Facebook said Friday that it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump.
The outdoor gear company Patagonia is the latest company to announce an advertising boycott of Facebook and its Instagram app for the month of July — or longer — saying the social media giant has failed to take steps to stop the spread on its platform of “hateful lies and dangerous propaganda.”