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Horrific pro-Trump ‘coup’ at US Capitol spurs Twitter, FB to

Social media giants rose as one Wednesday to collectively bar U.S President Donald Trump’s incendiary speech on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the wake of the armed ‘supporter’ riots that stunned the country as lawmakers moved ahead to affirm President-elect Biden’s electoral win at the country’s Capitol. Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers set […]...Read More

Facebook Gaming to empower Black content creators on platform

Facebook Gaming announced a new initiative this week to empower the Black communities on the platform with the inclusive ‘Black Gaming Creator Program.’ The company says it plans to pour in $10 million over the next two years to empower the streamers, who if selected, receive incentives such as the Facebook Gaming partnership, early product […]...Read More

Thousands of ‘QAnon-ists’ pulled off Facebook, Instagram

In an update to a blog post discussing Facebook’s Dangerous Individuals and Organisations policy, the platform this week dropped the figures associated with QAnon, a far right, extremist conspiracy network, and the removal of all accounts linked with the ideology. According to policy, the company has removed 1,700 Pages, 5,600 Groups and around 18,700 Instagram […]...Read More

Pak PM warns Facebook of ‘hate against Islam’, calls for

Pakistan’s prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the Pakistani government on Twitter, Imran Khan said that “growing Islamophobia” is encouraging extremism and violence […]...Read More

Facebook Dating set to pitch its flag in Europe

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it is launching its dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was delayed earlier this year due to regulatory concerns. The social media company had postponed the rollout of Facebook Dating in Europe in February after concerns were raised by Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the main regulator […]...Read More

‘Unbelievable’: Facebook shuts down NZ’s conspiracist political party mid-broadcast for

Facebook shut down the page of conspiracy-embracing political party Advance New Zealand on Thursday just two days out from a general election, accusing it of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. “We don’t allow anyone to share misinformation on our platforms about Covid-19 that could lead to imminent physical harm,” a spokesperson for the social media […]...Read More