CALIFORNIA, June 5: Facebook Inc on Friday suspended former U.S. President Donald Trump until at least January 2023 and announced changes to how it will treat world leaders who break the rules on its site.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7: Facebook said Tuesday it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group and a troll farm in Albania.

Facebook said on Monday it planned two new undersea cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America in a project with Google and regional telecommunication companies to boost internet connection capacity between the regions.

CALIFORNIA, March 15:  Facebook Inc, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms, said on Monday it has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the shots and will soon label all posts about the vaccines.

SYDNEY, Feb 26: Facebook Inc ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site on Friday and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers.

SINGAPORE, Feb 25: Facebook on Thursday said it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as pro-democracy demonstrators continued to stage rallies to protest the military seizing power.

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb 25: Australia’s laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws’ architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.

CANBERRA, Feb 23: Facebook said on Tuesday it will restore Australian news pages after negotiating changes with the government to a proposed law that forces tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms.

CANBERRA, Feb 23: Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck with Australia’s government on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.

SYDNEY, Feb 21: Australia’s government pledged a publicity campaign for its rollout of COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday - but not in Facebook advertisements, as a feud continues over the social media giant blocking news content from its platform in the country.

CANBERRA, Feb 20: Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news on its site in the country.

SYDNEY, Feb 18: Australians woke to empty Facebook news feeds on Thursday, after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise escalation of a dispute with the government, which could be a test for the future of online publishing worldwide.

CANBERRA, Feb 18: 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.

BAGLUNG, Feb 17: Police have arrested six individuals involved in defrauding a woman through electronic transactions.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Police have arrested two youths from Kirtipur on charges of online fraud through Whatsapp and Facebook.

SYDNEY, Dec 24: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has removed the page of Australian celebrity chef turned conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, the tech giant’s latest move to police false content about the pandemic.

Singer John Legend has warned netizens about a scam doing the rounds on Facebook using his name. The Grammy-winning star tweeted a warning to fans, after being contacted about the scam.

SYDNEY, Dec 16: An Australian regulator sued Facebook Inc on Wednesday accusing it of collecting user data without permission, building on government efforts around the world to rein in the social network.

TikTok overtook Facebook to become the most downloaded app globally in 2020, as per an industry report on mobile trends

CALIFORNIA, Dec 10: Facebook Inc said on Thursday some users were facing issues while sending messages on Messenger, Instagram and its office collaboration service Workplace.

WASHINGTON/PALO ALTO, Dec 10: Facebook Inc could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Ramro Nepali Vyakaran, written by Begendra Subba and Ramchandra Khanal, a government-prescribed textbook for lower secondary level defines a woman as a “helpless person”. The synonym has sparked outrage and debate after Laxmi Basnet, a Kathmandu-based journalist, noticed this on her fifth grader daughter's book and posted it on her Facebook on Saturday.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15: Facebook and Twitter cast doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, taking proactive steps to restrict dissemination of the story in the hours after it was published on Wednesday.

Are you worried that your children are getting bored and kind of depressed due to the current lock down situation? Then, how about letting your kids listen to fun stories online, where professionals such as teachers, writers, journalists and more come live on Storytime in Nepal's Facebook page at 3 pm.

Facebook is the biggest social media site, with more than two billion people using it every month. Around 65 million businesses are using Facebook Pages and more than six million advertisers are actively promoting business through Facebook.

MARCH 5: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday confirmed that a contractor at a Seattle office has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and the social media giant said it would close that location until March 9.

MILAN, Jan 24: Italy’s competition watchdog has launched proceedings against Facebook for non-compliance with a previous request it had made regarding improper commercial practices in the group’s treatment of user data, the agency said on Friday.

TOKYO, Jan 22: The challenge posed by Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency likely prodded major central banks to set up a new group to study the potential for issuing their own digital currencies, a former Bank of Japan executive said on Wednesday.

YANGON, Jan 19: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing for any offense caused.

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 9: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was making some changes to its approach to political ads, including allowing users to turn off certain ad-targeting tools, but the updates stop far short of critics’ demands and what rival companies have pledged to do.

Jan 7: Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

Facebook's social media dominance

December 17, 2019 10:29 am

Currently under investigation for possible antitrust violations, Facebook may be forced to move away from its plans to further integrate its family of social media apps, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.

LONDON, Dec 2: Facebook says it has removed a Conservative Party ad that used BBC news footage on the grounds that it infringed on intellectual property rights.

SINGAPORE, Nov 30 : Facebook (FB.O) said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user’s post at the request of the Singapore government, but called for a measured approach to the implementation of a new “fake news” law in the city-state.

SINGAPORE, Nov 29:  Singapore said on Friday it had instructed Facebook (FB.O) to correct a post on its social media platform under a new ‘fake news’ law, after a user declined a government request to do so.

WASHINGTON, Nov 22: Facebook Inc has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general’s office went to court this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for information in its privacy investigation.

Facebooks Keeps On Growing

November 5, 2019 00:00 am

Over 15 years ago, on February 4, 2004, then-19-year old Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, along with some of his classmates, launched a little website called the Facebook. "The facebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges", the original website greeted its visitors back then, explaining that it would enable them to "search for people at your school, find out who are in your classes [sic], look up your friends’ friends and see a visualization of your social network."

NEW DELHI, Oct 22: India’s government asked Facebook Inc on Tuesday to help it decrypt private messages on its network, citing national security requirements in a court hearing on privacy rights on social media platforms.

Facebook friend

October 17, 2019 12:04 pm

My time was stuck. As I was scrolling through, I found you waiting to be accepted as my friend. I never knew that friendship could wait for anyone, at that time. Waiting to be accepted is diluted the moment I accept you.

How safe is your data?

September 26, 2019 01:05 am

Data is becoming the new oil. Governments are under substantial pressure from the citizens to protect their data. Organizations such as Google, Facebook and Apple make daily headlines for manipulating data of the consumers by selling them to marketing agencies.

Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts”  into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn.

MOSCOW, Sept 9: Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Social media has become a new avenue for people to express their feelings without being judged or ostracized by others. Particularly, the 'confession' pages of some social media platforms are widely being used by the young people in Nepal. People express their feelings to a large group of unknown members. And many provide feedback and advice on such anonymous posts.

The return of black and white

September 8, 2019 01:05 am

If you haven’t heard it, here’s some bad news: The black and white worldview is back. Like all inestimable things, the extent of its spread cannot be quantified with precision. But a bird’s-eye view of opinions voiced in current-day Nepal certainly indicates that it is widespread, and already difficult, if not impossible, to contain.

Facebook Inc (FB.O) is launching its dating services in the United States, the social network said on Thursday, sending its shares up 2%.

The anatomy of envy

September 6, 2019 08:05 am

My day, like yours I’m going to assume here, starts in bed scrolling through Instagram or Facebook. For half an hour (on a good day, that is) before I get out of bed to go to the kitchen to make a strong cup of coffee, I consume endless posts on food, travel, love, and rituals that sometimes make me happy but more often than not fill me with wistful longing. And that’s really not a good mindset to start my day with. On bad days (days when I’m feeling particularly lazy or unmotivated), social media takes up an hour of my time in the morning, sometimes even more.

Sept 5: U.S. technology companies including Facebook Inc, Alphabet’s Google, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc met with U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday to discuss security strategies ahead of the November 2020 election.

WASHINGTON, Aug 28: Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists.

BERLIN, Aug 26: A German court on Monday issued an interim injunction suspending a cartel office decision in February which sought to restrict Facebook’s data collection practices in Germany.

Aug 21: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 21, 2019 18:00 pm

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