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Facebook Had a Busy Weekend, From News Feed to Livestream Changes
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While millions of Americans were enjoying a warm spring weekend, Facebook employees were hard at work responding to an avalanche of news about their company. After an already busy week for the social media platform—including a lawsuit from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as a policy change regarding white nationalist and […]

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Instagram back up after several hours; Facebook still down for some
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(Reuters) – Instagram is back up after suffering a partial outage for over several hours, the photo-sharing social network platform said in a tweet, but its parent Facebook Inc’s app still seemed to be down for some users across the globe. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of […]

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The Pitfalls of Facebook Merging Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp Chats
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In an effort led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has plans to rearchitect WhatsApp, Instagram direct messages, and Facebook Messenger so that messages can travel across any of the platforms. The New York Times first reported the move Friday, noting also that Zuckerberg wants the initiative to “incorporate end-to-end encryption.” Melding those infrastructures would be […]

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Zuckerberg to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger: NYT
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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of the WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services and incorporate end-to-end encryption into these apps, the New York Times reported on Friday. WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. […]

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Exclusive: Facebook brings stricter ads rules to countries with big 2019 votes
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it would extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to India, Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection […]

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Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to woman charged by U.S.
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(Reuters) – A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a displayed Russian flag […]

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Facebook boots 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election after tip
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. FILE PHOTO: A man is silhouetted against a video screen […]

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At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman
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(Reuters) – Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed […]

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After Troubles in Myanmar, Facebook Charges Ahead in Africa
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Over the past year, Facebook has faced a reckoning over the way its plan to connect the next billion users to the internet has sown division, including spreading hate speech that incited ethnic violence in Myanmar and disseminating propaganda for a violent dictator in the Philippines. But even as the company admits that it was […]

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