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FBI warning played a role in Facebook downplaying NY Post report, Zuckerberg says


WASHINGTON Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that a warning from the FBI on hack-and-leak operations before the Nov. 3 presidential election played a role in its decision to limit the reach of stories from the New York Post that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son.

Explainer: What's in the U.S. law protecting internet companies - and can it be changed?

The chief executives of Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday as lawmakers seek ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.

Technology, Twitter 1:15pm EDT

Facebook's Zuckerberg struggles to connect, forcing U.S. Senate hearing to pause

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on a key social media legal protection was briefly delayed when Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg struggled to appear remotely.

Technology, 1:15pm EDT

Factbox: Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

The chief executives of Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google were grilled about the regulation of Big Tech by U.S. senators on Wednesday, a hot-button issue ahead of the presidential election on Nov. 3.

First day of Facebook moratorium on new U.S. political ads marked by glitches

The first day of Facebook Inc's effort to stop new political advertising being introduced in the final stretch of U.S. election campaigning was marked by complaints that the planned moratorium was beset by glitches.

Tech chief executives to defend key law in front of U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday

WASHINGTON The chief executives of Twitter Inc , Facebook and Alphabet Inc will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the companies seen by Reuters.

Technology, Twitter Oct 27 2020

Facebook's top India lobbyist Das quits after content row

NEW DELHI Facebook Inc's top India lobbyist Ankhi Das has quit, months after a newspaper report suggested the way the social media network regulated political content in its biggest market by users favoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party.

Technology, Oct 27 2020

Big Tech earnings approach under antitrust cloud

Apple , Alphabet , Amazon and Facebook , together accounting for about a fifth of the S&P 500's total value, report their quarterly results on Thursday, with their stocks trading near record highs, even as they face increasing antitrust scrutiny.

Technology, Oct 27 2020

EU's Vestager working on criteria to define market influence

BRUSSELS The EU plans to set out criteria specifying the kind of dominant companies that will face tougher rules, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday, in a move that will likely affect Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google.

Technology, Oct 26 2020

Pakistan's PM takes aim at Macron; asks Facebook to ban Islamophobic content

ISLAMABAD Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Facebook to ban Islamophobic content on its platform, warning of a spike in radicalisation amongst Muslims, hours after he hit out at the French president for "attacking Islam". | Video

World, Technology, Oct 26 2020