Companies are boycotting Facebook. But who is hurt more by the tactic?

Billions of dollars of its market value has disappeared, and its chief executive officer has been bumped down a notch in his place among the world’s wealthiest people. But despite these big losses, Facebook is unlikely to suffer significant damage from the growing ad boycott over its initial reluctance to prohibit hate speech in its advertisements, say some marketing […]

After ad boycotts, Facebook says it will label rule-breaking posts — including Trump's

Facebook said Friday that it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from U.S. President Donald Trump. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously refused to take action against Trump’s posts suggesting that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud, saying that people deserved to hear unfiltered statements from political leaders. […]

Facebook to change advertising policy as European giant pulls ads

Shares of Facebook and Twitter dropped sharply Friday after European giant Unilever, behind brands such as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Dove soap, said it will halt U.S. advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through at least the end of the year. In response, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company will change its policies to […]

Facebook employees stage virtual walkout in criticism of Zuckerberg

Facebook employees stage virtual walkout in criticism of Zuckerberg

Facebook employees critical of chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to act on U.S. President Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments about protests across the United States went public on Twitter, praising the rival social media firm for acting and rebuking their own employer. Some took part in a virtual walkout on Monday, abandoning their work-from-home desks […]

Hilarious Gun Store Ad Bypasses Facebook Censorship – Watch It Here!

Hilarious Gun Store Ad Bypasses Facebook Censorship – Watch It Here!

< ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?????> An Oklahoma gun store has released a witty advertisement circumventing Facebook’s ban on saying or showing pictures of “guns” in commercials. Murf’s Guns[1], out of Duncan, Oklahoma, released the ad on Tuesday and it has received over 100,000 views. To avoid breaking Facebook’s rules, the promotion bleeps out any mention of […]

Facebook buildings evacuated in California after nerve agent scare

Facebook buildings evacuated in California after nerve agent scare

A Facebook mail facility near company headquarters was evacuated Monday after a routine check found mail possibly containing the nerve agent sarin. Authorities put the site under quarantine as they conducted additional testing. Four buildings were evacuated and three have been cleared for people to come back in, said Facebook spokesperson Anthony Harrison in a statement. […]

Facebook, Google anti-trust woes erode $137B from stocks’ market values

Facebook, Google anti-trust woes erode $137B from stocks’ market values

A wave of antitrust probe headlines on Facebook and Google parent Alphabet just yanked about $ 137 billion (U.S.) from FANG (an acronym for four high-performing technology stocks in the market — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) stocks’ market values. Some $ 41 billion evaporated from Facebook on Monday as a person familiar with the […]

Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Instagram for hate speech

Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones banned from Facebook, Instagram for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned far-right figures Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars.  The latest bans apply to […]

'Privacy-focused' Facebook puts the spotlight on groups

'Privacy-focused' Facebook puts the spotlight on groups

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network — including a major redesign of Facebook’s app and website that is built around letting people connect with small groups. The new features are part of Zuckerberg’s strategy for batting […]

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