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Facebook Invests in New Partnerships With Argentine Press | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Social media giant Facebook will invest $1.5 million in Argentine media to train journalists and promote online development, a first in Latin America. The agreement signed last week with almost 150 media outlets will allow 3,000 journalists to be trained, while also helping Facebook develop commercial …

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Judge Dismisses Government Antitrust Lawsuits Against Facebook | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

A federal judge on Monday dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state attorneys general, dealing a significant blow to attempts by regulators to rein in tech giants. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Monday that the lawsuits were “legally insufficient” and …

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Facebook Won’t Remove Posts Claiming COVID-19 is Human-made | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Facebook says it will no longer remove claims that COVID-19 is human-made or manufactured “in light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts.” There is rising pressure worldwide to investigate the origins of the pandemic, including the possibility that it came from …

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Facebook Removes Ukraine Political ‘Influence for Hire’ Network | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Facebook has taken down a network of hundreds of fake accounts and pages targeting people in Ukraine and linked to individuals previously sanctioned by the United States for efforts to interfere in U.S. elections, the company said Thursday. Facebook said the network managed a long-running deceptive campaign across multiple social …

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Facebook Oversight Upholds Trump Ban Linked to Storming of US Capitol  | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Facebook’s oversight board on Wednesday upheld the social media company’s decision to ban former U.S. President Donald Trump from posting comments to his Facebook and Instagram accounts, a measure imposed after he posted incendiary remarks as hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The quasi-independent panel, …

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US Supreme Court Rules in Facebook’s Favor in Case About Unwanted Texting | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a lawsuit accusing Facebook Inc. of violating a federal anti-robocall law. The justices, in a 9-0 decision authored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, sided with Facebook in its argument that text messages the social media company sent did not violate a …

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Facebook, Google Announce Plans for Undersea Cables Joining Asia, North America | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

After canceling plans for undersea cables connecting the United States with Hong Kong because of U.S. government pressure, Facebook and Google now say they will run similar cables to Singapore and Indonesia. “Named Echo and Bifrost, those will be the first two cables to go through a new diverse route …

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Facebook Finds Chinese Hacking Operation Targeting Uyghurs | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts and impostor websites to try to break into the computers and smartphones of Uyghur Muslims, the social network said Wednesday. The company said the sophisticated covert operation targeted Uyghur activists, journalists and dissidents from China’s Xinjiang region, as well as individuals living in …

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US Judge Approves $650M Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in …

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Australia Approves Law to Make Facebook and Google Pay to Carry News Content | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Australia has become the world’s first nation to make digital companies such as Facebook and Google pay domestic news outlets for their content. Parliament approved the law Thursday that would allow a government arbitrator to decide the price a digital company should pay news outlets if the two sides fail …

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Facebook to Lift Block on Australian News Content after Agreement with Canberra | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

The Australian government says Facebook has agreed to allow Australians to resume viewing or sharing news content after the two sides reached an agreement over a proposal to make the digital giants pay domestic news outlets for their content. The two sides announced the deal Tuesday just hours before the …

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Facebook Blocks Australians From Accessing News on Platform | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism. Australian publishers can continue to publish news content on Facebook, but links and posts can’t be viewed or …

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Myanmar Internet Providers Block Facebook Services After Government Order | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

Internet providers in Myanmar, including state-owned telecom MPT, were blocking access to Facebook Inc.-owned services in the country on Thursday, days after military leaders seized power in a coup. A letter posted online by the Ministry of Communications and Information overnight said Facebook would be blocked until February 7 for …

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