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Facebook defends position on content standards after Israeli censure

Facebook is doing its share to remove abusive content from the social network, it said on Sunday in an apparent rejection of Israeli allegations that it was uncooperative in stemming messages that might spur Palestinian violence. Beset by a 10-month-old surge in Palestinian street attacks, Israel says that Facebook has …

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Israeli minister says Facebook a ‘monster’, hindering security

Israel’s Minister of Internal Security on Saturday accused Facebook (FB.O) and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, of not doing enough to prevent incitement against Israel and said the social network was “sabotaging” Israeli police work. Israel has in the past said Facebook is used to encourage attacks and the government is …

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Facebook’s political influence under a microscope

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality – an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge. Recent studies have shown the site has extraordinary influence. According to research scheduled to …

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Exclusive: Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and …

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Florida man brags about burglary on Facebook, lands him in jail

A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday. Officers from Pinecrest, Florida said they arrested Raderius Glenn Collins, 18, after he uploaded the video to Facebook on May 27. His …

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Facebook investors OK new share class to keep Zuckerberg at helm

Facebook Inc (FB.O) shareholders approved a proposal to create a new class of non-voting shares, a move aimed at letting Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg give away his wealth without relinquishing control of the social media company he founded. The company’s plan to issue two “Class C” shares for each …

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Zuckerberg’s philanthropy project makes first major investment

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in a startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, led a $24 million Series B funding in Andela, …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg may lose majority voting control if he exits

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) board has proposed removing Mark Zuckerberg’s majority voting control in the event of the social media giant’s chief executive and founder deciding to exit management at some point in future. In a proxy filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook’s board said it would ask …

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Facebook board seeks curb in Zuckerberg control in event of founder’s departure

Facebook Inc’s board has proposed removing Mark Zuckerberg’s majority voting control in the event of the social media giant’s chief executive and founder deciding to exit management at some point in future. In a proxy filing on Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook’s board said it will …

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Facebook says found no political bias on Trending Topics

Facebook Inc will no longer rely on a top-10 list of websites to help choose items for its Trending Topics section, even though an internal probe showed no evidence of political bias in the selection process, the company said on Monday. The world’s largest social media network said in a …

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