SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Drops ‘Likes’ Button From Public Pages

MILAN - - Facebook Inc has dropped the 'likes' button from its redesigned public pages used by artists, public figures and brands, the social media company said on Wednesday. Facebook Pages will only show followers and have a dedicated News Feed where users can join conversations, interact with peers and engage with fans, the company … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Drops ‘Likes’ Button From Public Pages

BUSINESS | U.S States Plan To Sue Facebook Next Week: Sources

WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. states led by New York is investigating Facebook Inc. for possible antitrust  violations and plans to fill a lawsuit against the social media giant next week, four sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The complaint would be the second major lawsuit filed against a Big Tech company … Continue reading BUSINESS | U.S States Plan To Sue Facebook Next Week: Sources

BUSINESS | Facebook Cryptocurrency Libra To Launch As Early As January But Scaled Back

MILAN - - Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is readying to launch as early as January, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing three unidentified people involved in the project. The Geneva – based Libra Association that will issue and govern Libras plans to launch a single digital coin backed by the dollar, the FT said, citing … Continue reading BUSINESS | Facebook Cryptocurrency Libra To Launch As Early As January But Scaled Back

NEWS ALERT | Twitter, Facebook Face Labeling Test On Trump’s Election Posts

MILAN - - Facebook and Twitter flagged some of President Donald Trump’s posts on the U.S. election as votes were still being counted, in a real-time test of their rules on handling misinformation and premature claims of victory. The two companies have been under fierce scrutiny over they police rapidly spreading false information and election-related … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Twitter, Facebook Face Labeling Test On Trump’s Election Posts

SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

LONDON – Facebook’s Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promotes a product on Instagram. In what the CMA described as an … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Instagram Agrees Curbs On Paid Influencers, Says U.K. Watchdog

NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

MILAN – Facebook Inc and Twitter took action on post from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for violating their rules against coronavirus misinformation by suggesting the COVID-19 was just like flu. Facebook took the post down but not before it was shared about 26,000 times, data from the company’s metric tool CrowdTangle showed. ‘We … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it recently removed a small network of accounts operating from Romania that had been promoting President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign with stories about his support from conservatives, Black Americans, Christians and followers of the QAnon web of baseless conspiracy theories. Many of the 35 Facebook and … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Removes Small Pro-Trump Network Based In Romania

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Posts Over Coronavirus Misinformation

MILAN | ITALY – Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are ‘almost … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Posts Over Coronavirus Misinformation

BUSINESS | Facebook Takes EU To Court For Invading Privacy: FT

MILAN – Facebook Inc. has taken the Europe Union to court for invading the privacy of its employees, the Financial Times reported on Monday citing two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The social media company claims EU regulators have asked broad questions beyond the scope of two ongoing antitrust probes, and it has … Continue reading BUSINESS | Facebook Takes EU To Court For Invading Privacy: FT

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Takes Down Accounts And Pages Of Trump Ally Roger Stone

MILAN – Facebook Inc on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week. The social media platform said Stone and his associates, including a prominent supporter of the right-wing Proud Boys group in Stone’s home state Florida, … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook Takes Down Accounts And Pages Of Trump Ally Roger Stone