Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012


SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that 2 billion people are regularly using its flagship service, marching past another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity in the United States to the world's largest social media network.

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content

BRUSSELS Social media giants Facebook , Google's YouTube , Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.

Top News, Tech, 27 Jun 2017

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows - WSJ

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. | Video

Top News, Tech, 26 Jun 2017

Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

OTTAWA Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.

Tech, 23 Jun 2017

Axel Springer hopeful Facebook will make news pay

BERLIN The chief executive of German publisher Axel Springer is confident that internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Google will help news providers make more money from their content.

Tech, 23 Jun 2017

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

Tech, World, 23 Jun 2017

CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasise support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, 23 Jun 2017

Facebook to keep wraps on political ads data despite researchers' demands

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook said it would not disclose information about political campaign advertising or related data such as how many users click on ads and if advertising messages are consistent across demographics, despite arguments from political scientists who want the data for research.

Tech, 22 Jun 2017

Facebook gets Indonesia nod for local unit, country's investment chief says

JAKARTA Social networking giant Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia and the government is now processing the details, the country's investment chief said on Wednesday.

Tech, 21 Jun 2017

Vivendi's video-sharing website bets on new partnerships to gain viewers

PARIS Vivendi's video-sharing website Dailymotion said on Tuesday it signed new partnerships with major U.S. music and media providers to stimulate its viewership and better compete world giants Facebook and Alphabet's Google.

Tech, 20 Jun 2017