Facebook: News

Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, fellow Harvard students and his college roommates on February 4th, 2004, Facebook has now grown to 1.94 billion monthly active users as of March 2017. Facebook is the most popular social media site worldwide and also owns other popular social media sites such as Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger. This multi-billion dollar company has its headquarters in Menlo, California, USA.

08 Jun 2023


Meta Verified launched in India: Check subscription price and benefits

Meta Verified, the paid verification program from Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram's parent company, has reached India.

22 May 2023


EU data regulator fines Meta record-breaking $1.3 billion: Here's why

Meta has been slapped with the biggest fine under Europe's data protection regime.

17 May 2023


Meta India's partnership head Manish Chopra quits the company

Manish Chopra, who led Meta's partnership efforts in India for four-and-a-half years, has decided to step down from the company.

27 Apr 2023


Upcoming WhatsApp features for Android: Lock chats, privacy checkup, more

Imagine if you could lock your chats on WhatsApp and they could only be accessed using a passcode. The app might soon allow you to do that. This option has been spotted in testing on the beta channel.

27 Apr 2023


Meta's Q1 earnings aren't too exciting but road ahead is

Meta has had a tumultuous time over the past year. Falling revenue, multiple rounds of layoffs, and restructuring defined a frenzied year for the firm.

19 Apr 2023


Meta's efficiency drive may see another 4,000 employees getting fired 

Social media giant Meta is set to begin a new round of layoffs today. The job cuts are part of Mark Zuckerberg's quest to make 2023 the "year of efficiency," one that involves a broader restructuring of the organization.

11 Apr 2023


Lotus drummer Chuck Morris, son's bodies found after a month

Bodies of Lotus drummer Chuck Morris and his son Charley, who went missing last month while kayaking, were found on Monday. Per reports, the bodies of the deceased were found in a lake in Arkansas. They went missing almost a month ago, on March 16.

30 Mar 2023


Here's how much Instagram, Facebook blue tick cost in India

Meta Verified, the subscription service from the Facebook and Instagram parent, was first launched in February. The company has now opened the waiting list for Meta Verified in India.

29 Mar 2023


After two massive layoff rounds, Meta now lowers staff bonuses

Meta terminated the services of 10,000 employees earlier this month. Now, Facebook's parent company has decided to reduce bonus payouts to certain staff and conduct employee performance assessments more frequently.

24 Mar 2023


United Airlines trans stewardess dies after sharing emotional post

A transgender woman flight attendant, who gained popularity after appearing in a commercial for United Airlines, was allegedly found dead in her Colorado home on Monday, reported The Independent.

22 Mar 2023


Is Meta doing enough to fight sex trafficking and exploitation

Few Meta shareholders have filed a lawsuit against CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives for not doing enough to stop sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation on Facebook and Instagram.

18 Mar 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is 'BACK' on Facebook, YouTube after 2 years

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump has returned to Facebook and YouTube over two years after he was banned from the platforms.

07 Mar 2023

Malayalam Movies

Malayalam actor Bala Kumar hospitalized due to liver-related ailments

Actor Bala, popularly known for playing supporting roles in films such as Big B, Veeram, and Lucifer was hospitalized on Tuesday following liver-related ailments.

28 Feb 2023


Mammootty, Lijo Jose Pellissery land in plagiarism controversy, details inside 

Indian director Halitha Shameem, who has predominantly worked in Tamil cinema, has recently accused Malayalam filmmaker and actor Lijo Jose Pellissery of plagiarizing the aesthetics of her film Aelay in Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam.

20 Feb 2023


Everything to know about Meta Verified: Requirements, perks, and availability

After Elon Musk's Twitter, Meta has decided to launch its own subscription service. Dubbed 'Meta Verified,' the service will provide users with a blue badge and several other benefits.

17 Feb 2023

Rajasthan Police

Cow vigilantism: Bajrang Dal leader linked to killing Muslim men

Rajasthan Police on Friday charged five persons, including a leader of the right-wing Bajrang Dal, with kidnapping and killing two Muslim men, nearly 100 kilometers from Delhi, NDTV reported.

12 Feb 2023


Meta bracing for another round of layoffs, organizational restructuring

Meta is reportedly planning to further reduce its headcount in the coming weeks.

10 Feb 2023

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is back on Facebook, Instagram after 2 years

Two years after he was suspended, Meta has restored Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts. The tech giant suspended him from its platforms in the wake of the Capitol Hill insurrection on January 6, 2021.

02 Feb 2023


Meta surprises with better-than-expected quarterly results; focus on improving efficiency

Meta aims to make 2023 "the year of efficiency," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said while announcing the company's fourth-quarter earnings report.

29 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Swedish woman flies to India to marry Uttar Pradesh man

A woman from Sweden reportedly traveled to India to get married to a man she met online, setting a new example of how love knows no boundaries!

26 Jan 2023


Meta to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts 

Two years after suspending him from Facebook and Instagram, Meta announced that it will reinstate Donald Trump's accounts on the social media platforms in the coming weeks.

24 Jan 2023


Zara model Jeremy Ruehlemann dies at 27, industry mourns loss

The fashion industry mourned the death of young model Jeremy Ruehlemann. The news of the passing away of the 27-year-old model was announced by his friend Gianni Simpson on Facebook, reportedly.

21 Jan 2023

Central Government

Centre endorses revenue-sharing model for tech giants, news publishers  

The Centre on Saturday said that news publishers must get a "fair share" of revenue from the big tech companies for content.

13 Jan 2023

Social Media

Here are 5 ways you can overcome social media addiction

This one's for those glued to their screens all the time.

05 Jan 2023


EU ruling could change how Meta serves Facebook, Instagram ads

The days of targeted advertising are possibly nearing their end in Europe. At least, that's what an EU regulator's ruling on targeted ads by Facebook and Instagram suggests.

22 Dec 2022


Year in review: Meta's highs and lows in 2022

With 2023 fast approaching, it is a good time to take a step back and look at how our favorite companies fared this year.

07 Dec 2022


WhatsApp Avatars launched with billions of customizations: How to use

WhatsApp has just gained Meta's signature "Avatars" feature. This option, inspired by Bitmojis, is already available on Facebook and Instagram.

06 Dec 2022


Why is Meta threatening to remove news content in US

If there is one issue that gets Meta riled more than Apple's privacy updates, it is governments asking the company to compensate news organizations for news content.

OTT players must compensate telcos for using infrastructure: COAI

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has suggested charging over-the-top (OTT) players for using telecom services in a letter to the telecom secretary.

29 Nov 2022


Meta fined €265mn over Facebook data breach by Irish watchdog

Last year, over half a billion Facebook users' personal information was leaked online courtesy of a data breach. The issue was investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC).

22 Nov 2022


Meta tightens privacy settings for teens on Instagram and Facebook

Meta has announced a new set of privacy updates on Facebook and Instagram aimed at teens.

20 Nov 2022

Jeff Bezos

'Postpone large purchases': Amazon founder Jeff Bezos warns of recession

Billionaire entrepreneur and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has warned of economic recession in the world.

14 Nov 2022


'PS-I' actor Karthi's Facebook hacked; superstar trying to retrieve account

South Indian actor Karthi's Facebook account has run into massive trouble.

14 Nov 2022


Who is Nishad Singh, the Indian-origin executive who ran FTX?

FTX, once the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, and its talismanic leader Sam Bankman-Fried have fallen from the upper rungs of the crypto universe.

01 Nov 2022


Meta India removed 3.37cr 'harmful' Facebook, Instagram posts in September

In September, Meta took action against 3.37 crore Facebook and Instagram posts, according to the company's monthly transparency report.

31 Oct 2022

Social Media

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is digital will and how to make one?

Would it be far-fetched to say that we live half our lives offline and the other half in a virtual world?

25 Oct 2022


Facebook threatens Canada of blocking news over proposed legislation

Facebook users in Canada may soon find their Feeds without news from local news outlets.

22 Oct 2022


Meta updates Facebook Groups: Reels, Admin Assist, and more features

Meta has announced a range of new features for Facebook Groups as part of its sixth Facebook Communities Summit event.

11 Oct 2022


These apps can steal your Facebook password, warns Meta

Remember downloading an app that didn't work at all? Well, it is possible that the app's sole purpose was to steal your Facebook password.

06 Oct 2022


Facebook introduces new feature that lets you customize your feed

Meta has been working on perfecting its algorithms to show users only relevant content. Content that they are interested in.

05 Oct 2022


Meta says goodbye to Bulletin newsletter service amid restructuring efforts

Things are changing in Meta's empire. As the company continues its restructuring effort to tackle various issues, no one is safe.

28 Sep 2022


You can now switch between Facebook and Instagram with ease

Social media companies seem to think up creative features at the drop of a hat.

27 Sep 2022

Garena Free Fire MAX

Free Fire MAX's September 27 codes: How to redeem them?

Playing a battle royale game is always a thrilling experience. However, you need to make use of various tools and strategies to compete on the battlefield.

26 Sep 2022

Garena Free Fire MAX

How to redeem Garena Free Fire MAX's September 26 codes?

Garena's Free Fire MAX game features engaging graphics and animations, which have helped it build a strong user base within a year of its release.

24 Sep 2022


Facebook users sue Meta for snooping on iOS through workaround

Another day, another lawsuit against a tech giant for alleged snooping. This time, it's Meta which is the culprit.

16 Sep 2022

Garena Free Fire MAX

How to redeem Free Fire MAX codes for September 16?

Your game-handling tactics decide your chances of winning and climbing the leaderboard rankings.

07 Sep 2022


Twitter will permit users to edit their tweets 5 times

Twitter announced earlier this month that it would soon permit users to edit their tweets.

01 Sep 2022


Meta removed 2.7cr Facebook, Instagram posts in India in July

In July, Meta took action against 2.7 crore Facebook and Instagram posts, according to the company's monthly transparency report.

24 Aug 2022

Social Media

Bizarre Facebook glitch allows users to write on celebrity pages

Popular social media platform Facebook suffered an outage at around 11:30 am (IST) today.

13 Aug 2022


Free Fire MAX's August 13 codes: Here's how to redeem

Garena's Free Fire MAX is a multiplayer battle royale game that lets players purchase additional in-game supplies using real money or via redeemable codes.

11 Aug 2022


Here's how to redeem Free Fire MAX's August 11 codes

Garena's Free Fire MAX is a free-to-play multiplayer battle royale game where the creators introduce redeemable codes on a daily basis as a token of appreciation.

10 Aug 2022


Free Fire MAX: How to redeem the August 10 codes?

Garena's Free Fire MAX has managed to amass a large fanbase in India due to its high-resolution graphics as well as free rewards scheme.

09 Aug 2022


How to redeem Garena Free Fire MAX's August 9 codes?

Garena's Free Fire MAX is a multiplayer battle royale game that allows players to purchase additional in-game supplies using real money as well as redeemable codes.

08 Aug 2022


Vladimir Putin's statue in NYC shows him playing war games

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been making headlines for quite some time, over declaring war and destroying Ukraine.

08 Aug 2022


Garena Free Fire MAX: How to redeem August 8 codes?

Garena's Free Fire MAX is a free-to-play multiplayer battle royale game that is available in India via Google Play Store.

29 Jul 2022


Sarath Chandran, Malayalam actor of 'Angamaly Diaries' fame, found dead

Malayalam actor Sarath Chandran (37) was reportedly found dead on Friday.

28 Jul 2022


Facebook, WhatsApp's parent company reports revenue decline for first time

Meta, the owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has announced its Q2 earnings report, and it is not pretty.

25 Jul 2022

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Man gets father murdered by hiring killer on Facebook

In a shocking incident, a man got his 59-year-old father murdered for money in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district by hiring an assassin on Facebook.

23 Jul 2022


Garena Free Fire MAX's July 23 codes: How to redeem?

Garena's Free Fire MAX is an online battle royale game that is available in India. It can be accessed on Android devices and is free to play.

22 Jul 2022


Garena Free Fire MAX: How to redeem July 22 codes?

Garena's Free Fire MAX is an action-adventure battle royale game where the players enter the battlefield with the goal of dominating the leaderboard and climbing the rankings.

21 Jul 2022


Garena Free Fire MAX's July 21 codes: How to redeem?

Garena's Free Fire MAX is a multiplayer battle royale game that has amassed a sizable fan base in India.

20 Jul 2022


Garena Free Fire MAX: How to redeem July 20 codes?

Garena's Free Fire MAX is a free-to-play online battle royale game that is available in India on Android devices.

09 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees official residence amid protests

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa allegedly abandoned his official residence in Colombo on Saturday as demonstrators broke into the house, AFP reported.

03 Jul 2022


How to redeem Free Fire MAX codes for July 3

Free Fire MAX is a multiplayer battle royale game that has recently achieved a huge fan base in India.

03 Jul 2022


Gmail, Hotmail users beware! This fake email steals Facebook details

Gmail and Hotmail users are being advised to be on the lookout for a scam email disguising as a message from the Facebook Support team.

30 Jun 2022


Social Media Day: How communication has developed virtually

Living in the 21st century, nobody can deny the immense power of social media.

29 Jun 2022


Facebook is testing new Discord-like features on Groups

Meta is testing some new features on Facebook Groups, including a new sidebar and Channels. What's interesting is that these new features evoke a familiar Discord vibe.

25 Jun 2022


Ghaziabad fashion blogger pushed from balcony by estranged husband, dies

In a harrowing piece of news from Agra, a fashion blogger named Ritika Singh died after being "thrown off [her] building" by her estranged husband.

22 Jun 2022


Garena Free Fire codes for June 22: How to redeem

Free Fire by Garena is one of the world's most popular multiplayer battle royale games for mobiles.

16 Jun 2022

Data privacy

Facebook collects personal data on abortion seekers: Report

A latest investigative report found that Facebook uses data to influence and target people on the web on topics related to abortion.

06 Jun 2022


Death threat issued to Salman Khan, security beefed up

Security has been beefed up for Bollywood actor Salman Khan by the Maharashtra Home Department after a letter containing death threat was sent to him and his father Salim Khan on Sunday.

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