Beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex question: Do the protections carved out for companies 25 years ago make sense when some of them have become global powerhouses?
Facebook's most prominent critics — including misinformation researchers, academics and activists — are notably missing from the roster of their oversight board.
By upholding the suspension, the board has sided with Facebook for just the second time in the last six cases -- but said Facebook must reassess the decision within six months of the panel's decision.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a communications platform, which will eventually give him the ability to communicate directly with his followers, after months of being banned from sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook’s oversight board said it will rule on Wednesday morning whether former President Donald Trump’s social media accounts can be reinstated after an indefinite suspension.
The companies said the lawsuit is the first of its kind for Facebook and Gucci. It aims to serve as “a clear signal to those who would seek to engage in similar abuses that this behavior will not be tolerated.”
The Silicon Valley company that popularized the "poke" is helping people get a much sought-after poke in the arm with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available to download for free on a website frequented by low-level hacking enthusiasts.
Facebook said Monday it will add labels to all posts about COVID-19 vaccines containing “credible information” from the World Health Organization.
Illinois Facebook users may be entitled to at least $345 each after a federal judge approved a $650 million settlement in a lawsuit over Facebook's photo-tagging technology dating back to 2015.
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.
Facebook has announced it's cracking down on misinformation false claims about the coronavirus and vaccines.
More than two dozen philanthropic organizations launched the California Black Freedom Fund, a $100 million initiative that will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state.
Facebook's Oversight Board is calling for public input regarding the indefinite suspension of former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board issued its first rulings on Thursday, overturning four out of five decisions by the social network to take down questionable content.
Anyone who searches on Facebook for terms related to the Holocaust or Holocaust denial will see a message labeled “Learning about the Holocaust,” which includes a link to read credible information about the Nazi genocide.
Facebook has reportedly sent out an internal memo about employee safety, warning staff to avoid wearing or carrying company branded items in public.
One Twitter wag joked about lights flickering on and off at the White House being Donald Trump signaling to his followers in Morse code after Twitter and Facebook squelched the president for inciting rebellion.
Citing fears of further violence, social media platforms are temporarily blocking posts by Donald Trump.
Ann Rubin reports.