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.

15 Jun 2024

Apple

EU may charge Apple, Meta for breaching tech regulations

Apple is under scrutiny by the European Commission for potential violations of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), according to Financial Times.

11 Jun 2024

Europe

Meta to use European social media content to train AI

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, has announced its intention to utilize publicly shared social media content from Europe to train its artificial intelligence models.

AI image of disabled veteran sparks viral reaction on Facebook

An image of a young woman, dressed in military attire and seated in a wheelchair, has gone viral on Facebook.

03 Jun 2024

Bombay High Court

Ex-BrahMos engineer gets life sentence for spying for Pakistan

A former engineer at BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, Nishant Pradeepkumar Agrawal, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Nagpur court on Monday for spying for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

01 Jun 2024

Meta

Meta AI is providing peculiar summaries of Facebook comment section

Meta AI has been actively participating in the Facebook comment section lately, offering unique summaries of user discussions.

16 May 2024

Meta

EU investigates Meta's role in child protection and mental wellbeing

The European Commission has initiated a formal investigation into Meta.

15 May 2024

Meta

How to protect yourself from scams on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook's Marketplace, boasting over 250 million shops and more than one billion purchases every month, has unfortunately become a hotbed for scam activity.

15 May 2024

Instagram

Facebook and Instagram hit by major outage

Facebook and Instagram, two of the world's leading social media platforms, are currently grappling with significant technical issues.

09 May 2024

Canada

Nijjar murder suspect entered Canada on student visa: Report 

Karan Brar, an Indian citizen and suspect in the assassination of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, reportedly entered Canada using a study permit.

08 May 2024

Taylor Swift

Facebook under fire for inaction on Taylor Swift ticket scam

Facebook is facing criticism from users who claim their accounts were hacked, and used to sell counterfeit tickets for Taylor Swift's UK concerts.

29 Apr 2024

BBC

BBC presenter's image unwittingly used in AI-driven ad scam: Report

BBC wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin found her face being misused in an online ad campaign for an insect repellent spray.

29 Apr 2024

Meta

Meta's AI ad platform is glitching, overspending on budgets

Meta's automated advertisement platform, Advantage Plus shopping campaigns, is facing criticism for overspending on ad budgets and underdelivering on sales.

27 Apr 2024

David Fincher

Is Aaron Sorkin penning the 'Social Network' sequel? He confirms

Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin recently hinted at a potential sequel to his 2010 blockbuster, The Social Network.

19 Apr 2024

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX unveils redeem codes for April 19

Garena Free Fire MAX, the upgraded version of the popular mobile battle royale game, Garena Free Fire, has released its redeem codes for April 19.

18 Apr 2024

Meta

'Black Mirror': Meta AI says it has an academically-challenged kid 

A recent incident involving Meta's AI chatbot, called Meta AI, has caused confusion in a large New York City-based Facebook group for parents.

16 Apr 2024

Meta

Zuckerberg dodges personal liability in Meta addiction lawsuits in US

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms Inc., has successfully avoided personal liability in approximately two dozen lawsuits.

09 Apr 2024

Relationships

Gypsy Rose Blanchard officially files for divorce 

Gypsy Rose Blanchard—convicted in the murder of her abusive mother—has officially filed for divorce from her husband, Ryan Scott Anderson, after less than two years of marriage.

02 Apr 2024

Apple

Garena Free Fire MAX codes for today: How to redeem

Garena Free Fire MAX, the revamped version of the previously banned Garena Free Fire, has released its redeem codes for April 2, 2024.

28 Mar 2024

Meta

Meta enabling anti-transgender hate speech on its platforms, says GLAAD

GLAAD, a prominent global LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization, has accused Meta of facilitating the spread of anti-transgender hate speech across its platforms.

27 Mar 2024

Meta

Facebook's secretive 'Project Ghostbusters' exposed: Here's everything we know

In 2016, Facebook embarked on a secretive mission dubbed "Project Ghostbusters."

27 Mar 2024

Meta

Meta urged to reassess 'shaheed' moderation policy by Oversight Board

The Oversight Board has called on Meta, the umbrella company of Facebook and Instagram, to reassess its moderation policy concerning the Arabic term 'shaheed.'

26 Mar 2024

Florida

US Governor DeSantis mandates parental consent for kids on internet

Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis, has put into effect House Bill 3 (HB 3), a law that tightens the rules around social media use for those under 16 years of age.

Facebook's algorithm is promoting AI-generated spam and scams, reveals study

Facebook's recommendation algorithms are boosting AI-generated images posted by spammers and scammers, reveals a study by Stanford and Georgetown University researchers.

19 Mar 2024

Meta

Meta proposes lower subscription fees for ad-free Facebook, Instagram 

Meta is planning a significant reduction in its monthly subscription charges for Facebook and Instagram in response to privacy and antitrust regulator concerns.

AI-generated breastfeeding images used to circumvent Facebook's content moderation policy

A shocking revelation has come to light, about a Facebook page's attempt to circumvent the platform's strict rules on nudity.

15 Mar 2024

Meta

Critics miffed as Meta restricts access to content monitoring tool

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has announced plans to replace its data tool, CrowdTangle, with a new one named Meta Content Library this August.

05 Mar 2024

Meta

Facebook, Instagram, and Threads face global outage

Meta's popular platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, are facing technical glitches, leaving many users unable to access their accounts.

01 Mar 2024

Meta

Meta to stop paying news publishers on Facebook: Here's why

Meta has revealed plans to phase out the Facebook News tab in the US and Australia by April 2024.

21 Feb 2024

Meta

Fake funeral livestream scams are duping loved ones on Facebook

Scammers are creating fake funeral livestreams on Facebook, targeting grieving friends and family members, according to a 404 Media investigation.

16 Feb 2024

Meta

Meta charging 30% fee on boosted posts in iOS apps

Meta has announced that starting later this month, advertisers will face a 30% fee when boosting the visibility of their posts, on Facebook and Instagram's iOS apps.

11 Feb 2024

Meta

Instagram, Threads to soon limit political content recommendations

American technology conglomerate Meta has announced that Instagram and Threads will no longer suggest political content to users unless they specifically choose to see the same.

09 Feb 2024

Mumbai

Who was 'Mauris Bhai'? Man who shot Shiv Sena leader

Abhishek Ghosalkar, former corporator of Shiv Sena (UBT), was shot dead in Mumbai during a Facebook live on Thursday, allegedly by his old rival Mauris Noronha, who later shot himself fatally.

07 Feb 2024

Meta

Meta to label AI-generated images across Facebook, Instagram, and Threads

Meta is stepping up its game to help users spot AI-generated images on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Threads.

26 Jan 2024

Garena Free Fire MAX

Free Fire MAX codes for January 26: How to redeem

Garena Free Fire MAX, a widely embraced battle royale game, has received praise for its lively graphics and captivating gameplay.

25 Jan 2024

Meta

Meta introduces new safety measures for minors on Instagram, Facebook

Meta is taking steps to enhance the safety of young users on Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

22 Jan 2024

Meta

Meta to let EU users unlink Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger

Meta is making some changes for European Union (EU) users ahead of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) implementation in March.

19 Jan 2024

Meta

100K children being sexually harassed daily on Facebook, Instagram

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is facing allegations that around 100,000 children using its platforms encounter online sexual harassment daily.

18 Jan 2024

Meta

Sheryl Sandberg steps down from Meta's board after 12 years

Sheryl Sandberg, who held the position of Meta's Chief Operating Officer (COO) for 14 years and served as a board member for 12 years, has decided to step down from the company's board of directors.

10 Jan 2024

Meta

Lawsuit alleges Meta runs content sexualizing minors besides corporate ads

Facebook and Instagram are facing accusations of profiting from corporate ads placed next to content, that may promote child sexual exploitation.

04 Jan 2024

Hollywood

'The Social Network' to 'Unfriended': Hollywood movies on social media

In the world of ever-evolving sources of communication and connectivity, Hollywood has embraced the pervasive influence of social media, weaving captivating narratives around the digital age.

13 Dec 2023

Meta

How Meta's fact-checking program will work on Threads

Meta is gearing up to launch its fact-checking program on the Threads platform, ahead of the major elections in the US and India next year.

09 Dec 2023

Indian Government

Over 36,800 URLs blocked by Indian government since 2018

Over the past five years, the Indian government has blocked a whopping 36,838 URLs, as revealed by Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

07 Dec 2023

Meta

Your Facebook Messenger chats are now end-to-end encrypted

Meta has started introducing end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Facebook users.

05 Dec 2023

Meta

Disinformation researcher accuses Harvard of firing her on Meta's orders

Dr. Joan Donovan, a well-known disinformation expert, has accused Harvard University of ending her project and forcing her out to protect its ties with Facebook's parent company, Meta.

03 Dec 2023

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to soon let users share statuses directly to Instagram

WhatsApp has constantly been exploring innovative methods for users to share status updates on various platforms.

02 Dec 2023

Meta

Meta platforms failing to stop child abuse content, says report

Meta has reportedly dedicated months to addressing child safety issues on its platforms, Instagram and Facebook. However, it is still encountering challenges in preventing its own systems from promoting an extensive network of accounts associated with pedophilia.

26 Nov 2023

Meta

Meta accused of targeting under-13s, deceiving public about age-verification measures

A freshly unsealed complaint in a lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has claimed it knowingly allowed and even pursued children under 13 to use its platforms.

13 Nov 2023

Meta

How to stop auto-sharing of Threads' posts to Instagram, Facebook

Meta has introduced a new option for Threads users to prevent their posts from being automatically shared on Instagram and Facebook.

07 Nov 2023

Meta

Meta restricts generative AI ad tools for political campaigns

Meta, Facebook's parent company, has decided to prohibit political campaigns and advertisers from utilizing its upcoming generative AI advertising tools, according to Reuters.

06 Nov 2023

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX redeem codes for November 6

Garena Free Fire MAX players can now get free pets and skins using redeem codes.

02 Nov 2023

Meta

Meta's new API makes sharing Facebook stories effortless

Meta launched a new API, enabling creators to produce and share Facebook Stories straight from third-party desktop or web apps.

30 Oct 2023

Meta

Meta launches paid ad-free subscription for Facebook, Instagram in Europe

Meta has unveiled a new subscription plan that eliminates ads on Facebook and Instagram for users in the European Union, EEA, and Switzerland.

16 Oct 2023

Israel

UP cop suspended over pro-Palestine post on social media

A cop in Uttar Pradesh was reportedly suspended on Monday over his pro-Palestine social media post as the war between Israel and Palestinian terror outfit Hamas continues.

03 Oct 2023

Meta

Meta's paid plan will remove ads from Instagram and Facebook 

Meta Platforms is said to be considering ad-free subscriptions for Instagram and Facebook users in Europe, with a price tag of around $14 (nearly Rs. 1,165) per month.

30 Sep 2023

Apple

Apple might remove Facebook, X/Twitter from App Store in China

Due to new regulations, Apple might soon be required to remove several popular social media apps from its App Store in China.

29 Sep 2023

Meta

Meta's AI assistant trained on public Instagram, Facebook posts

A top executive at Meta has revealed that the company's new Meta AI assistant was trained using public Facebook and Instagram posts while steering clear of private posts and chats to respect user privacy.

25 Sep 2023

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX: Redeem codes for September 25

Garena Free Fire MAX, a popular multiplayer battle royale game, allows players to obtain in-game items such as diamonds, pets, skins, and special outfits for free using redeem codes.

24 Sep 2023

Garena Free Fire MAX

Garena Free Fire MAX September 24 codes: How to redeem

Garena Free Fire MAX has introduced a new event called Guild Battle, available on the Indian server from September 21 to October 10.

22 Sep 2023

Meta

Facebook allowing users to make five profiles using one account

Facebook has unveiled a new multi-profile feature, allowing users to create up to four additional profiles on the platform, besides their existing one.

20 Sep 2023

Meta

Meta now offers a paid verification badge for business accounts

Meta has announced the expansion of its Meta Verified program to businesses, following its initial launch for creators in March.

03 Sep 2023

Meta

How to stop Meta from using data in AI training

Meta, Facebook's parent company, has been under fire for using data scraped from third-party websites to train its AI algorithms.

22 Aug 2023

Meta

Meta releases chronological feed for Instagram Reels, Stories in Europe

Meta is updating its recommendation algorithms for European Facebook and Instagram users in response to the EU's Digital Services Act (DSA).