News Corp reaches three-year content agreement with Facebook in Australia

News Corp said on Monday it had reached a three-year agreement to provide Facebook Inc users access to news in Australia. Last month, Australia’s parliament passed a law that requires Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc to pay media companies for content on their platforms, after robust negotiations in which Facebook blocked all news content… Read More News Corp reaches three-year content agreement with Facebook in Australia

Facebook to allow content creators monetize short-form videos

Facebook Inc will allow content creators on its platform to earn revenue from short-form videos via advertisements, the social network said on Thursday. The announcement came in a blog where the company detailed its plans to help creators make more money, as smaller tech rivals have been racing to attract famous social media personalities. Snapchat… Read More Facebook to allow content creators monetize short-form videos

Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 countries with low internet access

Facebook said on Wednesday it was launching a “lite” version of Instagram in 170 countries that will enable people with poor internet to access the photo and video sharing social networking service. Instagram Lite will be available for Android-based phones and require less bandwidth than the traditional version. The app itself requires just 2 megabytes… Read More Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 countries with low internet access

Russia files lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure to delete protest content

Russian authorities are suing five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests, the Interfax news agency cited a Moscow court as saying on Tuesday. Twitter, Google, Facebook each have three cases against them, with each violation punishable by a fine of up to 4 million… Read More Russia files lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure to delete protest content

Facebook signs content deals, restores news services in Australia

Facebook Inc ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site on Friday and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers. The moves reflected easing tensions between the U.S. company and the Australian government, a day after the country’s parliament passed a law forcing it and Alphabet Inc’s Google… Read More Facebook signs content deals, restores news services in Australia

India announces new rules to regulate social media firms

India announced new rules on Thursday to regulate big social media firms, such as Facebook and Twitter, the latest effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tighten control over Big Tech firms. The rules come after Twitter ignored orders to drop content on farmers’ protests, fuelling the government’s zeal, dating from 2018, to clamp… Read More India announces new rules to regulate social media firms

Facebook bans Myanmar military from all its platforms with immediate effect

Facebook on Thursday said it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in… Read More Facebook bans Myanmar military from all its platforms with immediate effect