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UN urges social media, investors to promote human rights in Myanmar

Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on March 5, suggesting Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.

Go-Jek begins services in Thailand, says Philippine launch to be ‘pretty fast’: CEO

Indonesia's Go-Jek has begun services in Thailand and is working toward entering the Philippines, founder and chief executive Nadiem Makarim said on Feb 27, as the ride-hailing firm continues to up its game against regional market leader Grab.

Facebook meeting shows challenges ahead for proposed ‘oversight board’

Facebook's new effort to bring outside experts into its content review process promises to be complicated and possibly contentious, if discussions this week at a meeting in Singapore are any indication.

WhatsApp reportedly bans about two million accounts monthly

WhatsApp is reportedly using machine learning to identify "troublemakers" before they even get accounts. Overall, about two million accounts are banned on the platform each month.

Facebook removes 783 fake pages, accounts tied to Iran

Facebook says it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it calls "coordinated inauthentic behaviour." That's the social network's term for fake accounts run with the intent of disrupting politics and elections.

WhatsApp limits message forwards in attempt to fight fake news

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging service has begun to globally restrict the number of people a message can be forwarded to, in an attempt to fight fake and misleading information from going viral on its platform.

Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos.

Facebook kicks Myanmar military-linked pages off platform

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said Dec 19, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.

Who would think we needed an app for lawn care? This guy

After interviewing enough tech startups in San Diego, a pattern has emerged around the male founder archetype. He is usually the graduate of a prestigious university, a confident and charismatic speaker and a devoted networker.

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov’t

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India’s government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years.