Social Media

Police: 2 men escape care home to party in German town

Aug 7, 2018

The story making social media rounds of two elderly men escaping their retirement home to party at Germany's largest heavy metal festival seemed too good to be true, and, alas, it was

After #MeToo, in Germany comes #MeTwo

Jul 30, 2018

Thousands of immigrants in Germany have taken to Twitter to share their experiences of everyday racism under the hashtag #MeTwo, inspired by a Turkish soccer star who recently quit Germany's national team citing racism

UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

Jul 28, 2018

A U.K. parliamentary committee recommends that the British government increase oversight of social media companies to protect democracy, as it issued scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia

Facebook nixes Brazil pages, profiles that spread fake news

Jul 25, 2018

Facebook has removed a network of pages and profiles in Brazil that the social media company says were used to spread misinformation and foment divisiveness

UK investigators probe Russian access to Facebook data

Jul 18, 2018

British authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states

Brazil's Lula is in jail but never far from the headlines

Jul 17, 2018

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has not faded from the headlines during three months in jail

German court: parents can access dead daughter's FB account

Jul 12, 2018

Germany's Federal Court of Justice has ruled that the parents of a deceased girl can access her Facebook account, saying they had inherited the right to her data just like to her diary or letters

Facebook faces UK fine over its data privacy scandal

Jul 11, 2018

Facebook faces U.K. fine over its privacy scandal

Tennis tours eye outside help for players harassed online

Jul 3, 2018

The men's tennis tour has enlisted a risk assessment and management company to help players determine how seriously to take harassing and threatening messages received via social media

UK lawmakers slam Facebook's evasive answers

Jun 29, 2018

The head the U.K. Parliament's media committee has sharply criticized Facebook for what it described as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news.

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