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Zuckerberg and Trump clash over Facebook

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump."

Kenyan woman killed by her Facebook date

Police in Kenya have arrested a man who allegedly murdered his 26-year-old date she met on Facebook, the Daily Nation reports. The suspect, Richard Nyakina, was arrested in Kisii on Friday after he disclosed the exact place he committed the…

Facebook introduces new video service

Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks. Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded by the social network.

Facebook to pay 110m euro fine for deceit

European Union (EU) antitrust regulators on Thursday said they would fine Facebook 110 million euros (122.4 million dollars) for providing misleading information over its purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Calling it a…

Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers

Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press. The ads, in papers including The Times, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph, carry a list of 10 things to look out for when deciding…

Thai man commits suicide after killing baby on Facebook Live

A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument…

Gunman’s video prompts Facebook rethink

Facebook has launched a review of how it deals with violent content on its network. The announcement came after a video showing a killing was posted to Facebook on Sunday and remained there for more than two hours. “We know we need to do…

Egyptian lawyer jailed 10 years for posts on Facebook

An Egyptian lawyer has been jailed on charges of using Facebook to disturb the peace of the country. The criminal court sentenced the rights lawyer, Mohamed Ramadan to 10 years in prison and will also serve five years of house arrest.…

Social media ‘increases loneliness’

Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone, according to US psychologists. A report suggests that more than two hours of social media use a day doubled the chances of a person experiencing…