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Meta announces:

End to restrictions on Trump's Instagram and Facebook accounts

Meta to roll back restrictions it placed on former President's Instagram and Facebook accounts, cites desire to ensure parity among presidential candidates leading up to the 2024 election.

End to restrictions on Trump's Instagram and Facebook accounts

US antisemitism envoy:

'Meta announcement on use of 'Zionist' is an important step'

Deborah Lipstadt, US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, welcomes announcement by Facebook parent company that it will classify the use of the term “Zionist” as a euphemism for “Jew” as antisemitic and as Tier 1 hate speech.

'Meta announcement on use of 'Zionist' is an important step'

Meta to classify use of 'Zionist' in place of Jew as hate speech

Facebook parent company announces new policy to crack down on antisemitism masquerading as anti-Zionism on social media platform, drawing praise from Jewish organizations, antisemitism watchdogs.

Meta to classify use of 'Zionist' in place of Jew as hate speech

Meta's outrageous decision:

The word 'martyr' is permitted on Facebook and Instagram

Until now the company's policy has been to attribute the word ‘martyr’ to terrorist entities. The term is now considered neutral and content containing the word will not be removed.

The word 'martyr' is permitted on Facebook and Instagram

Final decision?

Meta weighs whether popular anti-Israel phrase should be banned

Should ‘From the river to the sea’ be allowed on Facebook and Instagram? Meta’s Oversight Board is considering the question.

Meta weighs whether popular anti-Israel phrase should be banned

CAM slams Meta Oversight Board for call to end ban on “shaheed”

Combat Antisemitism Movement warns removal of ban on Arabic word for 'martyr' could lead to spread of glorification of murderers on Facebook.

CAM slams Meta Oversight Board for call to end ban on “shaheed”

'No Palestine in the Quran'

Local government orders Israeli embassy to remove post

The Singaporean government ordered the Israeli embassy to remove a Facebook post stating the lack of historical or Quranic evidence of the existence of Palestine, citing threats to local Jews.

Local government orders Israeli embassy to remove post

Meta blocks Khamenei Facebook, Instagram accounts

Iranian Supreme Leader's social media accounts suspended 'for repeatedly violating Meta's Dangerous Organizations and Individuals policy' after supporting Hamas and Houthi atacks.

Meta blocks Khamenei Facebook, Instagram accounts

Shin Bet reveals:

How Hamas attempted to use Israeli Jews as couriers

The Shin Bet reveals that Israeli Jews were unknowingly in contact with Hamas terrorists from Gaza who gave them various tasks to complete and packages to transfer.

How Hamas attempted to use Israeli Jews as couriers

What's in a name?

Whether called Facebook or Meta,Twitter or X, the same vile slander and incitement to violence pervades the social media giants. Opinion.

What's in a name?

Oversight panel:

Meta failing to catch Holocaust denial memes

Meta is failing to catch memes and innuendo promoting Holocaust denial, oversight panel concludes.

Meta failing to catch Holocaust denial memes

Facebook suspends Libs of TikTok account

Citing unnamed violations of 'community standards,' Facebook suspends popular right-wing account that reposts videos of woke activists.

Facebook suspends Libs of TikTok account

Oversight board:

Meta inappropriately removed content on Gaza war

Meta inappropriately removed content related to Israel-Hamas war, oversight board concludes.

Meta inappropriately removed content on Gaza war

Fox News:

Rashida Tlaib a member of Hamas-praising Facebook group

Palestinian Arab Rep. a member of secret Palestinian American Congress Facebook group where praise for Hamas was posted after Oct. 7.

Rashida Tlaib a member of Hamas-praising Facebook group

Citing hacking attempt:

Meta locks several pro-Palestinian Arab accounts

Instagram and Facebook owner blocks several pro-accounts with millions of followers after detecting possible hacking attempt.

Meta locks several pro-Palestinian Arab accounts

Meta:

Independent board to examine handling of Holocaust-denying post

Meta’s handling of ‘SpongeBob’ Holocaust denial post is taken up by independent Oversight Board.

Independent board to examine handling of Holocaust-denying post

Thousands of users report outage with Meta apps

Meta Platforms says it is aware of issues with its Ads Manager, its advertising tool that lets brands buy and create Facebook ads.

Thousands of users report outage with Meta apps

Meta faces $1.3 billion record EU fine

Facebook parent company fined historic amount for failing to abide by high court ruling on transferring EU users' data to the US.

Meta faces $1.3 billion record EU fine

Report:

Islamic Jihad using Facebook bots to hack Israelis' phones

During recent round of fighting, Gaza terrorists monitored using fake social media profiles operated by bots to hack into Israelis' devices.

Islamic Jihad using Facebook bots to hack Israelis' phones

Mark Zuckerberg wins gold at Brazilian jiujitsu tournament

Meta CEO gets into argument with referee at his first ever Brazilian jiujitsu tournament in California.

Mark Zuckerberg wins gold at Brazilian jiujitsu tournament

Meta may remove Arabic word for 'martyr' from content moderation

Proposal being pushed through by anti-Israel activists claims term linked to terrorism is part of 'legitimate political discourse.'

Meta may remove Arabic word for 'martyr' from content moderation

'I'm back!'

Trump returns to Facebook for the first time since 2021 ban

Former US President expected to be active on social media as part of his campaign to secure the Republican nomination in 2024 election.

Trump returns to Facebook for the first time since 2021 ban

Meta to lay off another 10,000 workers

This is the second round of significant job cuts announced by the tech giant in four months.

Meta to lay off another 10,000 workers

Report:

Meta planning second round of layoffs this week

Sources say the owner of Facebook and Instagram will cut thousands of employees as soon as this week.

Meta planning second round of layoffs this week

The Nourishmax Eye Cream Case

If you enjoy using cosmetics, your medicine cabinet is stocked to the brim with toners, moisturizers, face oils, and everything in between

The Nourishmax Eye Cream Case

Meta testing subscription service for Instagram and Facebook

Meta Verified, which will be launched this week, will let users verify their accounts using a government ID and get a blue badge.

Meta testing subscription service for Instagram and Facebook

Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts restored

Former president's accounts reinstated after two-year ban stemming from aftermath of Jan. 6 riot.

Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts restored

3 Best Places to Buy Facebook Views (Real & Fast Delivery)

We take a look at the three best places to buy Facebook views on the web, performed manually by real people with active Facebook accounts.

3 Best Places to Buy Facebook Views (Real & Fast Delivery)

Two years later:

Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts to be reinstated

Meta announces Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be reinstated with “new guardrails in place to deter repeat offenses.”

Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts to be reinstated

Fighting Online Antisemitism:

Facebook ranked number 1 in removing antisemitic content

Ranking of social media networks in the fight against antisemitism in 2022: Facebook removes the greatest percentage of antisemitic content.

Facebook ranked number 1 in removing antisemitic content

Watch: Trump excites fans over Facebook and Twitter return

The former President says the ban has 'dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse.'

Watch: Trump excites fans over Facebook and Twitter return

Trump seeks to have his Facebook account restored

Former President's campaign petitions Meta, Facebook’s parent company, to unblock his account which was blocked after Jan. 6 riots.

Trump seeks to have his Facebook account restored

Meta preparing to announce whether it will reinstate Trump

Decision on whether to allow former President back on Facebook and Instagram expected to come later this month.

Meta preparing to announce whether it will reinstate Trump

Meta lays off 13 percent of its workforce

Mark Zuckerberg says these are "the most difficult changes we've made in Meta's history" as he announces mass layoffs.

Meta lays off 13 percent of its workforce

Report:

Meta to lay off thousands of employees

Owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp planning to begin large-scale layoffs this week, sources say.

Meta to lay off thousands of employees

What was Paul Pelosi's attacker posting on his Facebook page?

The man who allegedly attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was apparently a big supporter of former President Trump.

What was Paul Pelosi's attacker posting on his Facebook page?

The Cloud People

​​​​​​​Luftmensch means a 'man of air' detached from the real world, with no real income. With the internet, we're all cloud people. Op-ed.

The Cloud People

A letter to Meta - re Al Jazeera

Facebook's “State-controlled media” labelling is to “help people understand who’s behind the news they see on Facebook.” Not Al Jazeera?

A letter to Meta - re Al Jazeera

Boston:

Exploding package had note threatening Zuckerberg

Note found in package that exploded in Boston attacked Facebook founder and connection between academia and virtual reality developers.

Exploding package had note threatening Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg: FBI told Facebook to censor Hunter Biden story

Facebook CEO tells Joe Rogan the FBI approached his organization, telling them that the Hunter Biden story was 'Russian disinformation.'

Zuckerberg: FBI told Facebook to censor Hunter Biden story

Facebook to pay $37.5 million to users for privacy breaches

Facebook agrees to settlement to end class action suit that it violated the privacy of users who did not want to disclose their locations.

Facebook to pay $37.5 million to users for privacy breaches

Shake up at Meta

Facebook COO stepping down

Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at Meta, which runs Facebook.

Facebook COO stepping down

Cyber dept reports modest success in combating online incitement

Thousands of requests submitted to have problematic content removed. TikTok removed over half; Twitter less than a third.

Cyber dept reports modest success in combating online incitement

Religious Zionism MK targeted by Palestinian organizations

MK Itamar Ben Gvir publicized threats sent to him along with pictures of bullets and calls to murder his family.

Religious Zionism MK targeted by Palestinian organizations

Facebook opens its first retail store

'Meta' store offering virtual reality headsets and accessories to be first retail store in 'metaverse.'

Facebook opens its first retail store

Russia slaps travel ban on US VP, Facebook CEO

Russia sanctions dozens of prominent Americans and Canadians in retaliation for sanctions imposed over Ukraine invasion.

Russia slaps travel ban on US VP, Facebook CEO

'Gross overspending'? Zuckerberg skyrocketing personal security

Why is the Facebook founder using company money for his personal security?

'Gross overspending'? Zuckerberg skyrocketing personal security

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram

Moscow court bans Facebook and Instagram over “extremist activity” in a case against their parent company, Meta.

Russian court bans Facebook and Instagram

Court orders Facebook to lift restrictions on Ben-Gvir's account

Jerusalem District Court orders Facebook to restore right-wing MKs account pending final decision in his lawsuit against the company,

Court orders Facebook to lift restrictions on Ben-Gvir's account

Russia blocks Facebook, cites 'discrimination'

Russia's announces Facebook ban in response to restrictions of access to Russian media.

Russia blocks Facebook, cites 'discrimination'

Spotify becomes latest media giant to take steps against Russia

Spotify's Russia-based office closes "until further notice." Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter have made similar moves.

Spotify becomes latest media giant to take steps against Russia

Texas suing Meta for billions over facial recognition software

Texas attorney general says Facebook violated state’s privacy protection laws.

Texas suing Meta for billions over facial recognition software

9 months in prison for racist Facebook posts, incitement

Zohar Zuaretz targeted not only Arabs but also security forces, calling for someone to be "brave enough" to kill them.

9 months in prison for racist Facebook posts, incitement

Trump: Users are leaving Facebook for the truth

The 45th President of the USA commented on Facebook's dropping user base, saying that users were 'waiting for the truth'.

Trump: Users are leaving Facebook for the truth

In first, Facebook marks a drop in users

'TikTok is a big competitor,' Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says.

In first, Facebook marks a drop in users

US federal court allows antitrust lawsuit to break up Facebook

Court rules that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can proceed with its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

US federal court allows antitrust lawsuit to break up Facebook

Facebook temporarily suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene

Move comes a day after Twitter permanently banned the Georgia congresswoman.

Facebook temporarily suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene

Israel to train social media influencers to combat antisemitism

The “Influencers Project” features young Israeli influencers with a combined social media following of 30 million fans.

Israel to train social media influencers to combat antisemitism

Facebook takes down video on Jerusalem's history

Im Tirzu Facebook account suspended after posting video showing extensive Jewish history of Jerusalem before the 'Palestinians' existed.

Facebook takes down video on Jerusalem's history

EU lawmakers: Facebook needs to do more to remove antisemitism

European Lawmakers are taking Facebook to task for not doing enough to remove antisemitic content form its platform.

EU lawmakers: Facebook needs to do more to remove antisemitism