Facebook apologises for overstating key ad metric


Facebook Inc on Friday apologised for an error in the way it measured a key metric of video viewership that significantly amplified users' viewing times on its platform.

Instagram says advertisers more than double in six months

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Thursday its advertising base more than doubled to exceed 500,000 in the last six months.

Tech, 22 Sep 2016

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3 billion to fight disease

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime."

World, Tech, 22 Sep 2016

Facebook, Twitter join network to tackle fake news

NEW YORK Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc have joined a network of over 30 news and technology companies to tackle fake news and improve the quality of information on social media, the group said on Tuesday.

Tech, 14 Sep 2016

Instagram launches new tool to monitor offensive comments

Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc on Monday launched a keyword moderation tool to allow its users to control the comments posted on their pictures.

Tech, 13 Sep 2016

Social media heeding most Israeli calls to delete "incitement" - minister

JERUSALEM Facebook, Google and YouTube are complying with up to 95 percent of Israeli requests to delete content that the government says incites Palestinian violence, Israel's Justice Minister said on Monday.

Tech, World, Israel 12 Sep 2016

Facebook announces payment capabilities for Messenger service

San Francisco Facebook's Messenger application, which now boasts a billion users, is introducing new capabilities that will make it possible to pay for goods and services through Messenger or though "bots," or automated programs, that use the messaging app.

Tech, 12 Sep 2016

Facebook says will learn from mistake over Vietnam photo

OSLO Facebook Inc will learn from a mistake it made by deleting a historic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, the company's chief operating officer said.

Top News, Tech, 12 Sep 2016

Facebook reinstates Vietnam photo after outcry over censorship

OSLO/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Friday reinstated a Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway's prime minister.In a clash between a democratically elected leader and the social media giant over how to patrol the Internet, Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Facebook was editing history by erasing images of the iconic 1972 "Napalm Girl" photograph, which showed childre

Top News, World, Tech, 10 Sep 2016

Norway's PM attacks Facebook 'censorship' over Vietnam photo

OSLO Norway's prime minister accused Facebook Inc on Friday of censorship after it deleted an iconic Vietnam War era news photograph of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack from pages, including her own.

Tech, World, 09 Sep 2016