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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.


Keeping Zuckerberg safe now costs an extra US$10mil a year

It costs a lot to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe.


Facebook shares plunge as growth stalled by scandal, regulation

Facebook Inc’s scandals are finally hitting the company where it hurts: growth.


Zuckerberg’s Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward and eyebrow-raising attempt this week to explain where Facebook draws the line illustrates the complexities social media platforms face as they take on the unwanted role of referee in this age of online misinformation, manipulation and hate speech.


Facebook CEO walks back defence of Holocaust deniers

Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg walked back comments that appeared to defend Holocaust deniers, after trying to explain how careful the social-media giant tries to be before kicking people off the social network. He ended up using as an example a group that garners little sympathy.


The online battle for the truth

False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on powerful social networks.