Facebook Defends Hate-Post Rule in Merkel-Refugee Photo Suit

February 7, 2017

Facebook told a German court that it can’t monitor all of its customers’ posts for racist language in a dispute over whether the company has to block a photo showing chancellor Angela Merkel and a refugee that has been misused in several hate-speech postings. “There are billions of postings each day,” said Martin Munz, a […]

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Facebook Messenger for Android Gets Multiple Account Support

February 21, 2016

Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy. The update announced Friday initially will only be available on devices running on Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Facebook didn’t set a timetable for making similar changes to its […]

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Facebook Rolls Out Suicide Prevention Tool to the UK

February 20, 2016

After a successful trial in the US and Australia, social media giant Facebook has rolled out its suicide prevention tool in Britain that allows users to notify it if a friend is in distress. Created in consultation with British charity Samaritans, the tool will allow users to report content to Facebook or reach out to […]

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Facebook Live Video Rolling Out Globally; Messenger Tipped to Get Ads

February 19, 2016

Facebook last month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to all iPhone users in the US region. The content sharing feature, which was previously limited to select users and celebrities, has now started rolling out to other countries as well. A separate report adds that Facebook might soon start injecting ads in to […]

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Facebook Nude-Painting Case Can Face Trial in France

February 18, 2016

If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in France, after an appeals court there ruled that an aggrieved user can sue the social network over the issue. Five years ago, Facebook suspended the account of Frederic Durand-Baissas, a 57-year-old Parisian […]

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