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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.

Facebook says it’s better at detecting rule violations

Facebook said it’s making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.

Facebook says human rights report shows it should do more in Myanmar

Facebook Inc said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.

Facebook’s Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

A video link posted on Facebook on June 20 showed a man cooking human body parts in a pot over a wood fire.

Facebook tamped down on hoax sites, but polarisation thrives

In February, the YourNewsWire page on Facebook was at its peak popularity, boosted by its salacious post claiming that Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, was Fidel Castro’s love child.

Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after Reuters report

Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results.

The problem with social media is worse than Trump thinks: opinion

Donald Trump’s claim that Google’s search engine is biased against conservatives would be more interesting if it didn’t rest on the crazy view that most mainstream outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, sports channel ESPN or Business Insider are hotbeds of radicalised left-wing politics.

Facebook move on Myanmar raises thorny political questions

Facebook’s ban of Myanmar’s military leaders marks a new step for the leading social network against state “actors” – and raises thorny questions on how the company deals with repressive regimes using the platform.

Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, others in unprecedented move

Facebook said it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an Instagram account to prevent the spread of "hate and misinformation" after reviewing the content.

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

Several US students built a free online platform that makes big data analysis and visualisation easy to access and that helps track people and companies that have been sanctioned by the United States for crimes that include money laundering, corruption and terrorism.