Facebook challenges Zoom

Facebook offers alternative to Zoom, unveils service featuring virtual "rooms" in which people can visit friends.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/25/2020, 1:40 AM

Facebook needs to answer for putting us in danger

If Zuckerberg fails to respond, satisfactorily, to what he has done to endanger our lives, the Justice Department needs to act, pronto. Jack Engelhard, 3/17/2020, 6:15 AM

Netanyahu complains to Facebook founder

PM calls Mark Zuckerberg to demand Facebook take action to ensure fairness in treatment of Israeli elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2020, 8:01 PM

Facebook takes down page attacking Lakewood Jewish community

'Rise Up Ocean County' page was dedicated to opposing growth of Orthodox community of Lakewood, New Jersey.Ben Sales/JTA, 2/5/2020, 10:49 PM

Finding community, empathy online in an era of rage

While popular platforms are programmed to amplify people’s weaknesses, there are places online designed to encourage connection and empathy.NPR, 1/23/2020, 6:57 AM

Shared a 'hurtful' Facebook post? Now you can be sued for that

In an unprecedented decision, Israeli court says Facebook users who shared hurtful posts can be sued. Gave a like? Don't worry, you're fine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2020, 3:12 PM

Delaware county Republican official under fire for 'Jews In Name Only' post

Vice chair of Republican Party in Sussex County, Delaware under fire over Facebook posts against Jews testifying in impeachment hearings.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/5/2020, 10:28 PM

Report: Data of millions of Facebook users exposed online

More than 267 million Facebook users had their personal data exposed in an online database that was eventually taken down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2019, 6:50 AM

'Facebook would have let Hitler post anti-Semitic ads'

Accepting ADL award, Baron Cohen slams Facebook's policy of not fact-checking political ads.AFP, 11/23/2019, 6:14 PM

Yad L'Achim sues Facebook over missionary targeting of minors

Missionary watchdog group takes social media giant Facebook to court in class-action lawsuit over ads by missionaries targeting children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2019, 10:53 AM

IDF to Gazans: Is it worth it?

IDF reaches out to Gaza residents on social media, saying Islamic Jihad is ruing their children's lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2019, 6:29 PM

"Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is assaulting the truth"

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, writer of film on Facebook's rise, blasts Zuckerberg, accusing him of 'assaulting truth'.Ben Sales, JTA, 11/1/2019, 2:24 PM

Facebook and freedom of expression: Time for restrictions?

Facebook and the First Amendment: Policing free speech on the platform?NPR, 10/25/2019, 1:50 AM

Facebook under scrutiny over content regulation

How Facebook's power to dictate and censor content could eventually be more dangerous than Russia-sponsored ads to interfere in US electionsi24News, 10/24/2019, 1:35 PM

The importance of being Mark Zuckerberg

"Your account has been terminated. Failure to meet community standards.” Who decides what those standards are? Jack Engelhard, 10/22/2019, 9:50 AM

Sacha Baron Cohen makes Nazi analogy to slam Zuckerberg's speech

'Borat' actor says Facebook CEO's defense of free speech is akin to a restaurant welcoming anti-Semites who shout anti-Semitic insults.Ben Sales, JTA, 10/20/2019, 8:41 AM

Zuckerberg: Warren presidency would be bad for Facebook

Facebook CEO pledges to fight Elizabeth Warren's promise to break up large tech companies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2019, 12:10 AM

Why is Fatah hiding its Facebook page?

Fatah, fearing Facebook would close its homepage due to anti-Semitism, support for terrorism and violence, hides page.Palestinian Media Watch, 9/26/2019, 4:52 PM

Facebook takes down Fatah's home page

Following Palestinian Media Watch reports on terror-supporting posts on Fatah page, Facebook removes PA ruling party page.Palestinian Media Watch, 9/25/2019, 7:56 PM

Facebook suspends Likud election bot, accuses it of hate speech

Facebook accuses Likud of 'hate speech' with automated election post claiming Arabs 'want to destroy us'.AFP, 9/12/2019, 3:24 PM

Facebook's terror-promoting partnership with Fatah

Palestinian Media Watch's new report finds that "Facebook has chosen to be Fatah’s willing partner in 2019.”Palestinian Media Watch , 9/10/2019, 5:53 PM

Trump admin reinstates official wrongly accused of anti-Semitism

Senior Labor Department adviser Leif Olson forced out after being accused of anti-Semitism - for Facebook post mocking anti-Semitism.Sam Sokol, JTA, 9/6/2019, 7:19 AM

Today: Launch of West Bank Jewish Population Stats FB page

Bet El Institutions is launching the parallel FB page to their well-established curated email newsletter, West Bank Stats.Sharona Cohen, 8/19/2019, 9:18 PM

Calls to murder police officer who killed terrorist last week

Zionist organization notifies police after Facebook users call to murder police officer who eliminated Temple Mount terrorist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 12:54 PM

Facebook to 'minimize potential harm' during Israeli elections

Facebook says it is taking measures to "fact-check" content and minimize "potential harm" during Israel's election period.AFP, 8/14/2019, 11:00 PM

Age your photos - and compromise your privacy?

Have you used FaceApp? Made by Russian developers, members of Congress say the app could be a national security threat.NPR, 7/26/2019, 6:28 PM

Facebook slapped with highest fine in history

Facebook will pay a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, reports say. Critics: 'This isn't a fine, it's a favor to Facebook.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2019, 9:48 PM

Meet the Pro Israeli man targeted as a ‘social media’ enemy

Alan Silver, a man with pro-Israel and conservative views, has been suspended or banned from Facebook over and over. Is this fair?Israel News Talk Radio, 7/10/2019, 10:58 PM

Jewish charity targeted by online harassment campaign

Arab users targeting Israeli Jewish charity succeed in forcing closure of charity's Facebook page for phony 'abuse' reports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2019, 11:13 AM

Facebook stocks drop following email leak

Facebook INC uncovers emails showing CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have been involved in controversial privacy practices.Gary Willig, 6/12/2019, 8:23 PM

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg to visit Israel

Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley, will be visiting Israel on a family trip.Sara Rubenstein, 6/2/2019, 4:17 PM

Facebook bans black conservative activist Candace Owens

Facebook claims temporary block was a 'mistake,' but adds conservative activist to list of possible 'hate agents.'Chana Roberts, 5/18/2019, 10:52 PM

Facebook bans Israeli firm over fake election posts

Facebook takes down hundreds of accounts linked to 'coordinated inauthentic behavior.'AFP, 5/17/2019, 12:21 PM

Israeli study: Facebook can cause depression

Facebook lowers self-esteem, new study finds, such that 15 minutes of surfing is enough to increase chances of depression.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2019, 8:21 AM

Farrakhan talks of 'Satanic Jews' at Catholic church address

Denying accusations of anti-Semitism, Nation of Islam leader says he distinguishes between 'good Jews' and 'Satanic Jews'.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2019, 12:47 PM

National Library seeks to identify IDF soldiers in old photos

National Library of Israel, in a special collaboration with Facebook Israel, calls on Israelis to identify and tag family members in photos.Marcy Oster/JTA, 5/8/2019, 5:35 PM

Trump’s homage to Lenny Bruce

Trump is a funny guy, if only they would give him the chance, which they won’t; their loss, and our loss. Jack Engelhard, 5/5/2019, 7:38 AM

Facebook will still allow users to deny the Holocaust

Facebook allows users to 'say things on Facebook that are wrong or inaccurate, even when they are offensive.'Ben Sales/JTA, 5/4/2019, 11:36 PM

Facebook bans anti-Semites

Facebook is banning anti-Semites like David Duke, Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones, as well as some of their fan pages.Ben Sales, JTA, 5/3/2019, 7:32 AM

It begins with censorship

There is a difference – and this is important – there is a difference between freedom to speak and freedom to talk back. Freedom to talk back is strictly policed - and if you think differently than they think you should, your words are terminated. Jack Engelhard, 4/24/2019, 3:30 PM

Cafe owner apologizes for anti-Semitic Facebook post

New Mexico cafe owner apologizes, closes shop, after backlash over anti-Semitic Facebook post.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/19/2019, 11:11 AM

US man charged over plot to commit mass shooting against Jews

Washington state man charged with two felonies for posting plans on Facebook to commit a mass shooting against Jewish targets.Ben Ariel, 4/9/2019, 1:41 AM

Who is really behind anti-Likud 'bots' report?

Amid push back against report of alleged Likud online smear campaign, some have cited report's ties to left-wing US group. Is it fake news?David Rosenberg, 4/1/2019, 2:47 PM

Facebook, Instagram to ban white nationalist posts

Social media outlets expand ban on white supremacists to include white nationalist and white separatist groups and comments.Ben Sales, JTA, 3/28/2019, 3:44 PM

Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of passwords

Facebook reveals it did not properly mask the passwords of hundreds of millions of its users, leading to them being accessible by its staff.Ben Ariel, 3/22/2019, 3:05 AM

Facebook vows transparency in Israeli election ads

Facebook rolls out tool in Israel to indicate who paid for election advertisements.Marcy Oster, JTA, 3/19/2019, 9:26 AM

Facebook experiences outages around the world

Users around the world, especially in Western Europe and the United States, report problems signing in and uploading posts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2019, 12:27 AM

Dear Leftists, you bring war and bloodshed

Yair Netanyahu, son of the Prime Minister, publishes post on Facebook comparing security situation during Left regime with past ten years.Yair Netanyahu, 3/11/2019, 6:27 PM

Zuckerberg: On the way to change or another marketing trick?

Facebook promises to put privacy first, but is it too late?NPR, 3/8/2019, 3:12 PM

Facebook blocks Otzma Yehudit

Social network blocks official page of right-wing Otzma Yehudit party. Party to ask election committee chairman to intervene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 4:37 PM

Facebook removes Hosen LeYisrael's post

Benny Gantz's party called on the public to harass Likud candidates and published their phone numbers. Post removed due to rule violations.Ben Ariel, 2/13/2019, 3:45 AM

Facebook live from Erez Crossing

IDF Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration head broadcasts live from Erez crossing answering questions from Gaza web-surfers.Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2019, 8:33 PM

Israelis are the top users of social media in the world

Pew study shows Israeli adults have highest level of social media use in the world, with 77% of adults connected.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/8/2019, 7:53 AM

Facebook removes hundreds of Iranian accounts

Nearly 800 fake accounts created in Iran to spread anti-Israel messages around the world removed from Facebook.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2019, 11:17 PM

Whatsapp, Instagram and FB Messenger to integrate by 2020

Mark Zuckerberg seeks to integrate Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, with end-to-end encryption.Arutz Sheva, 1/25/2019, 4:16 PM

The automated speech police

Teaching computers to weed out online hate speech is a terrible idea.Dr. Paula Boddington, 1/25/2019, 2:59 PM

Is the '10-year challenge' a Facebook ploy?

Is Facebook pushing the meme as a way to improve its facial recognition capabilities?Guy Cohen, 1/22/2019, 10:55 AM