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Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

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Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the...

Police nab wanted alleged Facebook serial rapist

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A 34-year-old male suspect from Limpopo who was wanted for multiple charges of rape and robberies between July 2020 and August has finally been...

Eswatini tells mobile operators to suspend Facebook access after protests

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Mobile operators in the southern African kingdom of Eswatini have been told to suspend access to Facebook and its messenger app, the local unit...

US court orders Facebook to release records of anti-Rohingya content for...

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A US federal judge has ordered Facebook to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had...

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media companies

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 The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to...

How Vietnam’s ‘influencer’ army wages information warfare on Facebook

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In Vietnam, where the state is fighting a fierce online battle against political dissent, social media "influencers" are more likely to be soldiers than...

Facebook asks: Are your friends becoming extremists?

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Facebook is starting to warn some users they might have seen "extremist content" on the social media site, the company said on Thursday. Screenshots shared...

Facebook says it removed fake Ethiopia account network ahead of election

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Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had removed a network of fake accounts in Ethiopia targeting domestic users ahead of next week’s elections, which...

US a top target for influence ops – Facebook

The US tops a list of countries most frequently targeted by deceptive foreign influence operations using Facebook between 2017 and 2020, the social media...

Facebook says Palestinian spies behind hacking campaign

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Facebook says it has disrupted a long-running cyberespionage campaign run by Palestinian intelligence which features spies posing as journalists and the deployment of a...

Leaker says they are offering private details of 500 million Facebook...

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A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Facebook Inc users - including phone numbers and other data - virtually...

Facebook faces a reckoning in Myanmar after blocked by military

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The Myanmar military’s shutdown of Facebook access following the ouster of the democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi caps years of tension between the...

Facebook says it removed record number of disinformation campaigns in December

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Facebook Inc identified and suspended 17 disinformation networks on its platforms in December, representing its largest monthly takedown, the US tech giant said on...

Facebook takes down Ugandan pro-Museveni accounts ahead of election

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Facebook has taken down a network in Uganda linked to the country’s ministry of information for using fake and duplicate accounts to post ahead...

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic’ networks spanning 8 nations

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Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled seven separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt,...

Facebook, Twitter dismantle global array of disinformation networks

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Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Thursday they had taken down more than a dozen disinformation networks used by political and state-backed groups...

Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

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Facebook on Tuesday reported a sharp increase in the number of posts it removed for promoting violence and hate speech across its apps, which...

Somalia harassing journalists online – claim

Amnesty International accuses Somalia’s government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook standards enforcers to disable their...

Millions of child abuse posts removed from Facebook

Facebook removed 3,2 billion fake accounts between April and September including millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest content...

ISS: Taking social media at (Face)book value in Africa

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Last week Facebook revealed that it had disabled hundreds of fake accounts that had sought to meddle with the electoral processes of eight African...

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