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Snapchat checks for deception in political ads

The strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in ads and Twitter's decision to ban them

The platform economy needs laws

Algorithms and big data could improve social well-being; currently they serve personal gain

Predatory Facebook is an illusory friend that uses you

It finds out all about you without your knowledge, to control you for its profit

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

The suit filed in Superior Court in Washington seeks an injunction to make sure Facebook puts in place safeguards to monitor users' data

Departing Facebook comms chief takes blame for PR firm controversy

The announcement by Elliot Schrage came after Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg pledged a "thorough" review of its use of a conservative consulting firm

Cyberbullies a threat to new media

Independent journalism needs protection from self-censorship and commercial pressures

Facebook shares roller coaster as it rides change

Facebook says its quarterly profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, but the social network gained fewer users than analysts had expected

UK ratchets up pressure on US tech giants with new tax

The 2% tax levy on sales made by large digital companies in Britain would apply to search engines, social networks and e-commerce channels

Editorial: Fallout from Facebook

In the latest scandal, the platform realised that it was reporting up to 900% increases in the number of people watching videos

A billion youths in Africa will be unemployable

Without investment in education the knowledge and entrepreneurial revolution won’t happen

Instagram co-founders step down amid autonomy clash rumours

Facebook has been dealt yet another blow this year as the founders of photo-sharing app Instagram resign

Facebook thwarts misinformation effort linked to Iran, Russia

The social network says it removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent 'coordinated' effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of midterm US elections

The online battle for the truth

Despite the creation of dozens of fact-checking initiatives in recent years, efforts to stem the proliferation of false information remain weak

Five massive data breaches affecting South Africans

The Information Regulator is concerned about the increasing number of cyber attacks affecting personal data

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