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Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm
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Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 17, 2018 employees work in Facebook's "War Room," during a media demonstration, in Menlo Park, California. – Facebook said November 5, 2018, it had blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on photo-sharing network Instagram over concerns they may […]

Girl lures out Facebook lover, snatches car at gun point
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Girl lures out Facebook lover, snatches car at gun point

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo A 22-year-old girl, simply identified as Sandra has allegedly snatched a Toyota RAV4 2011 model with registration number Lagos KTU 311DV and other […]

Facebook expands its fact-checking programme to Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP
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Facebook expands its fact-checking programme to Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP

Communications Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Kezia Anim-Addo; Public Lead, Anglophone West Africa, Akua Gyekye, and Strategic Media Partnerships Manager, Sub Sahara Africa, Jocelyne Muhutu-Rémy, all of Facebook at the launch of its Fact-Checking Programme in Nigeria with Africa Check and AFP on Tuesday October 16 in Ikeja, Lagos Joining fact-checking […]

Autopsy shows dead Palestinian beaten in raid
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Autopsy shows dead Palestinian beaten in raid

[FILE PHOTO] Israeli military A Palestinian who died after Israeli forces raided his home to arrest him had been assaulted, the results of an autopsy published by a Palestinian prisoners’ group said Sunday. Mohammed Khatib, 24, died after being taken into custody during a raid on Beit Rima village, in […]

Opportunity for creative minds, as Naija Storybuilders bootcamp comes on stream
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Opportunity for creative minds, as Naija Storybuilders bootcamp comes on stream

Zuckerberg (middle) with Nollywood stars at Afrinolly Studio, Ikeja, Lagos. Building on the successful Facebook for Creators training programme in Nigeria, Facebook and Afrinolly today announced the launch of its new Naija Storybuilders Bootcamp, in partnership with critically acclaimed writer/producers, Dayna Lynne North and Amy Aniobi from the groundbreaking US […]

Social media have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU bill
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Social media have 1 hour to remove terror propaganda: EU bill

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook in Vertou, France. Facebook said April 27, 2017 it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political […]

Facebook chief says internet firms in ‘arms race’ for democracy
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Facebook chief says internet firms in ‘arms race’ for democracy

Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerber (AFP Photo / Stephen Lam)<br /> Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said late Tuesday that the leading social network and other internet firms are in an arms race to defend democracy. Zuckerberg’s Washington Post op-ed came on the eve of hearings during which lawmakers […]

Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation
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Facebook, Twitter takedowns show quandary in curbing manipulation

AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson Facebook and Twitter unveiled fresh crackdowns on misinformation campaigns from Russia and Iran as analysts warned of more efforts to manipulate public debate ahead of the November US elections. Facebook announced late Tuesday it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts identified as “networks […]

EY wants digital revolution to address four major issues
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EY wants digital revolution to address four major issues

Ernest and Young Most companies across the globe are in the process of defining or executing a digital transformation in response to what has been tagged ‘fifth industrial revolution’ which is expected to significantly change the way we live, work and interact with one another. This technology- driven revolution is […]

Egypt’s Coptic pope quits ‘waste of time’ Facebook
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Egypt’s Coptic pope quits ‘waste of time’ Facebook

Pope Tawadros II. Photo: prweb The head of Egypt’s Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, has shut down his Facebook page, saying it was a “waste of time”, after the church ordered monks off social media. State-run Al-Ahram newspaper said on Saturday that Tawadros’s decision was in line with a dozen […]