Facebook, Twitter and Trump: The terrifying war on truth 

Facebook, Twitter and Trump: The terrifying war on truth 

Twitter walked headlong into a hail of rubber bullets last week, when it chose to “fact-check” two of President Trump’s tweets. The ensuing furore over censorship and free speech drew in Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who took a contrary stance to Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Private…

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

Facebook has taken down a post by President Trump containing false statements about children’s susceptibility to Covid-19. It’s the first time the company has enforced its rules that ban harmful speech on one of Trump’s posts. The post that Facebook removed is a Fox video…

Why the US government wants Facebook to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp

Why the US government wants Facebook to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp

On Wednesday, the United States Federal Trade Commission and 48 U.S. state attorneys general filed major lawsuits against Facebook claiming the social media giant is a monopoly whose anti-competitive practices hurt Americans. The two trials, which follow over a year of surveys, are the biggest…

Feds, States Sue to Break Up Facebook

Feds, States Sue to Break Up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, DC on October 23, 2019. (Erin Scott / Reuters) The Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, which, if successful, could lead…