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Facebook under fire

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook is up and running Tuesday morning—along with Instagram and WhatsApp, which Facebook owns—after a worldwide outage leaving potentially billions without the ability to like, share and comment. CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his page last night: …

Congress grills Facebook on childhood mental health

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – Facebook was grilled by lawmakers again on Capitol Hill. A Senate subcommittee held a hearing focused on social media and children’s mental health. Senator Richard Blumenthal, (D-Conn.) said “Facebook has shown us, once again, that it is incapable …

Facebook upholds Trump ban for at least two years

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook’s indefinite suspension of former President Donald Trump now has an end date. The social media giant silenced Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts on January 7 following his posts praising people who attacked the U.S. Capitol the …

Facebook’s Trump ban upheld

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook’s oversight board upholds the decision to suspend two of former President Donald Trump’s social media accounts. Facebook and Instagram Silenced Mr. Trump January 7, the day after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol with parent …

Facebook to limit political content

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook announced Wednesday that it will start to limit political content in the news feed. Last month, Facebook said it will no longer recommend political groups to users and it would consider some steps limiting political content …

Facebook bans Trump indefinitely

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – Facebook has extended its ban on President Trump’s account indefinitely. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the move on his Facebook page Thursday morning. It comes after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday just after the …

Tech CEOs defend social media moderation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) — Republicans escalated charges of anti-conservative bias levied against major tech companies Wednesday in a Senate subcommittee hearing that left CEOs Sundar Pichai of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter defending how they moderate …

Watch: Senate hearing on big tech behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three big tech company leaders are testifying virtually before a Senate committee Wednesday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are answering questions from the Senate Commerce committee. Topics expected to be discussed …