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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

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Armenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports

Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
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Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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Government accused of 'dog-whistle politics' on immigration [Video]Government accused of 'dog-whistle politics' on immigration

Labour has accused the Government of "dog-whistle politics" following Home Secretary Priti Patel's statement on the new points-based immigration system. Shadow Immigration Minister Bell Ribeiro-Addy..

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Priti Patel makes statement on new immigration system [Video]Priti Patel makes statement on new immigration system

Home Secretary Priti Patel has made a statement in the House of Commons on the UK's new points-based immigration system. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Severe 'danger to life' flood warning for Shrewsbury [Video]Severe 'danger to life' flood warning for Shrewsbury

A severe flood warning is in force for Shrewsbury as the River Severn is expected to reach its highest level in 20 years. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Vivienne Westwood amongst protesters at Assange hearing [Video]Vivienne Westwood amongst protesters at Assange hearing

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood was among a group of protesters outside Woolwich Crown Court to mark the first day of the Julian Assange's extradition hearing. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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Boris Johnson holds bilateral talks with Croatian PM [Video]Boris Johnson holds bilateral talks with Croatian PM

Boris Johnson welcomed Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković to 10 Downing Street on Monday for talks aimed at strengthening economic and security ties between the UK and Croatia. Report by..

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Boris Johnson welcomes Croatian PM to 10 Downing Street [Video]Boris Johnson welcomes Croatian PM to 10 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has welcomed his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenković to 10 Downing Street. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter..

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Rifkind rubbishes claim that MI5 chiefs don't trust Patel [Video]Rifkind rubbishes claim that MI5 chiefs don't trust Patel

Sir Malcolm Rifkind says allegations that MI5 were withholding intelligence from Home Secretary Priti Patel are "complete rubbish." The former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee said:..

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Starmer 'astonished' that PM hasn't visited flood-hit areas [Video]Starmer 'astonished' that PM hasn't visited flood-hit areas

Sir Keir Starmer says he is "astonished" that the prime minister has not visited the flood-hit regions of the UK. The Labour leadership candidate said that Boris Johnson's decision not to hold Cobra..

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Starmer: Labour members 'want to turn a corner' [Video]Starmer: Labour members 'want to turn a corner'

Labour members begin casting their votes on Monday to elect Jeremy Corbyn's replacement successor as party leader. Frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer says that the Labour Party has been "taking lumps out of..

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Brokenshire doesn't recognise bullying claims against Patel [Video]Brokenshire doesn't recognise bullying claims against Patel

Security Minister James Brokenshire says he does not "recognise the allegations and assertions that are being made" in relation to claims of bullying and mistrust against Home Secretary Priti Patel...

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Brokenshire on new terror law which could affect businesses [Video]Brokenshire on new terror law which could affect businesses

Security Minister James Brokenshire has outlined how a new counter-terrorism law could require businesses to put in place measures to keep the public safe. It follows the bomb attack at the Manchester..

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G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak [Video]G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak

Finance leaders of the world's top 20 economies wrapped up their two-day meeting on Sunday that was dominated by growing concern over the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Ciara Lee..

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Final Labour leadership hustings before voting starts [Video]Final Labour leadership hustings before voting starts

The candidates vying to be the next leader of the Labour Party have told members at the Durham hustings how they would win back seats lost to the Conservatives in the 2019 General Elections. Report by..

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People start leaving coronavirus quarantine in Milton Keynes [Video]People start leaving coronavirus quarantine in Milton Keynes

Evacuees from Wuhan have been released from a two-week coronavirus quarantine centre in Milton Keynes this morning. More than 100 people flown out of the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak left..

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Diamond Princess evacuees arrive at Arrowe Park Hospital [Video]Diamond Princess evacuees arrive at Arrowe Park Hospital

The 32 evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have arrived at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral. The passengers wearing masks were split between three coaches along with medical professionals..

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Further rainfall causes more floods in parts of Yorkshire [Video]Further rainfall causes more floods in parts of Yorkshire

Parts of Yorkshire have been suffering the affects of further rainfall. Major roads in the Wharfe Valley became impassable after the river burst its banks and caused chaos for residents and businesses..

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Inside Arrowe Park Hospital’s quarantine facility [Video]Inside Arrowe Park Hospital’s quarantine facility

Cameras have been allowed inside Arrowe Park Hospital to film the special quarantine facility where 32 passengers who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise liner will stay for two weeks after..

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Repatriation plane lands at MOD Boscombe Down [Video]Repatriation plane lands at MOD Boscombe Down

A repatriation flight carrying 32 British and European evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship has landed at the Ministry of Defence base Boscombe Down in Wiltshire shortly after 1130am. The..

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NHS introduces home testing to stop spread of coronavirus [Video]NHS introduces home testing to stop spread of coronavirus

In order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, the National Health Service has started pilots of home testing where NHS staff, including nurses and paramedics, will visit people in..

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Prince Charles visits flood affected residents of Pontypridd [Video]Prince Charles visits flood affected residents of Pontypridd

The Prince of Wales has visited Pontypridd in South Wales, where he met residents and businesses affected by the recent floods. Prince Charles was greeted by large crowds of people in the town when he..

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London mosque stabbing victim says he forgives his attacker [Video]London mosque stabbing victim says he forgives his attacker

A Muslim prayer leader, Raafat Maglad, has said he forgives his attacker after returning to the mosque where he was stabbed. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Manchester United legends gather for Harry Gregg funeral [Video]Manchester United legends gather for Harry Gregg funeral

Manchester United greats Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Alex Ferguson and Denis Law are among mourners who have gathered for the funeral of club hero Harry Gregg. The former Northern Ireland international..

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Mosques want to remain 'friendly and open', says Faith Forum [Video]Mosques want to remain 'friendly and open', says Faith Forum

Director of the London Faiths Forum says the Regent's Park mosque attack was "really concerning" and that worshippers needed to be "more equipped" to protect each other. He adds mosques wanted to..

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Witness describes moment man was stabbed in mosque [Video]Witness describes moment man was stabbed in mosque

An eyewitness to the Regent's Park mosque stabbing described the moment worshippers tackled the knifeman after he attacked a 70-year-old man. Abi Watik, 59, said the victim was stabbed once in the..

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Witnesses describe scene after mosque attack [Video]Witnesses describe scene after mosque attack

Witnesses describe the scene at London Central Mosque in Regent's Park after a man was stabbed. Scotland Yard say the stabbing is not being treated as terror related. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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U.S. Attorney General questions need to shield big tech from liability for user posts

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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'Mr. Bob,' 88-year-old hero crossing guard, dies saving two kids from a speeding car

"To Mr. Nill, our heartfelt gratitude for your selfless act in protection of our children," Kansas City, Kan. Mayor David Alvey said on Facebook.
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Due to coronavirus complications in China, Facebook's Oculus Quest even more backlogged

Coronavirus concerns complicate Facebook's efforts to get Oculus Quest headsets made. Best way to buy it now: third-party sellers like eBay and Amazon.
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George Soros calls for Zuckerberg, Sandberg to step down from Facebook in scathing letter

Facebook continues to run political advertising on its platform, stating that it should not litigate the legitimacy of claims made in campaign ads.
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Israeli court orders Facebook to unblock account of NSO Group employee

A Tel Aviv court ordered Facebook Inc to unblock the private account of a worker at Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, and similar rulings are expected for other employees in the coming days, an..
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Facebook clashes with election officials behind the scenes over policies, misinformation

Behind the scenes at election offices, Facebook has sparred with authorities over control of voting information and claimed final say.
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In further bid to silence media, Somalia harassing journalists online: Amnesty

Amnesty International has accused Somalia's government of creating teams of online monitors who troll journalists and report them to Facebook's standard enforcers in order to disable their accounts and..
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Russian court fines Facebook $63,000 over data law breach: RIA

A Russian court fined social media company Facebook 4 million roubles ($62,922) on Thursday for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported.
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Funeral home let 11-year-old girl's remains rot for weeks before memorial, family says

Her mother posted a video Friday morning on Facebook from outside the funeral home detailing the unrecognizable state in which she found her daughter.  
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Facebook says it dismantles Russian intelligence operation targeting Ukraine

Facebook on Wednesday said it had suspended a network of accounts used by Russian military intelligence to seed false narratives online targeting Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe.
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Cisco, Facebook, Sprint pull out of Barcelona meet over coronavirus fears

Cisco Systems Inc , Sprint Corp and Facebook Inc on Tuesday became the latest U.S. technology companies to pull out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Facebook's 'double-edged sword' in Thai carnage

Facebook celebrity doctor Parkphum Dejhutsadin said his phone suddenly started pinging on Saturday - scores of his two million followers in Thailand were desperate and they needed his help.
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'Even Facebook is hackable': Social networking website's Twitter page was compromised

OurMine is known for breaking into social networking accounts belonging to celebrities and media companies. I
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Pelosi Clashes With Facebook and Twitter Over Video Posted by Trump

The video was edited to appear as if Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ripping a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address while he honored a Tuskegee airman and military families.
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Soldier kills 20 in shooting rampage in Thailand's northeast

A Thai soldier killed at least 20 people in a shooting rampage in northeastern Thailand on Saturday, posting messages on Facebook during the attack, and was holed up in a shopping mall nine hours after..
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Facebook says removed account of gunman in Thai shooting

Facebook said on Saturday it had removed the account of the man suspected of a mass shooting in northeast Thailand and would remove any content related to the attack that violated its policies.
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Trump celebrates, Pelosi fumes as Facebook and Twitter refuse to take down altered video

Facebook, Twitter refuse to remove Trump video that makes it appear that Nancy Pelosi ripped up speech when president was saluting a Tuskegee airman.
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Tech Companies Detect a Surge in Online Videos of Child Sexual Abuse

In a first, videos outnumbered photos in reports to the authorities last year. Facebook found the most imagery, the bulk of it on its Messenger app.
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'A floating prison': Diamond Princess cruise passengers on two-week coronavirus quarantine

"It's not going to be a luxury cruise; it's going to be like a floating prison," one quarantined Diamond Princess cruise guest wrote on Facebook.
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Andrew Yang doubles down on criticism of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.


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Child-Welfare Activists Attack Facebook Over Encryption Plans

The social network is facing criticism for how encryption can allow child exploitation to flourish undetected on its services.
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Missing kayaker found in Florida Everglades

A Virginia man who went missing while kayaking in the Florida Everglades was found alive Monday, officials said. A helicopter crew spotted Mark Miele, 67, and led a marine unit to him, the Collier..
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Stephen King quits Facebook over the 'flood of false information' in political ads

Stephen King announced on Twitter Friday that he's "quitting Facebook" over "false information that's allowed in its political advertising."
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg gets engaged

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg on Monday announced her engagement to the head of a consulting firm.
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Sheryl Sandberg Announces Engagement to Tom Bernthal

“You are my everything. I could not love you more,” Ms. Sandberg said in a Facebook post.
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Ready to rock? Facebook to air its first-ever Super Bowl commercial tonight

The high-profile clip is the company's latest attempt to win over consumer sentiment after being rocked by controversies.
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U.S. sets meeting on liability for posts on Facebook, other platforms

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it will hold a public meeting on Feb. 19 to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material..
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Gunman fires at Indian protesters after threatening 'final journey' live on Facebook

A gunman went live on Facebook to warn he was taking his "final journey" before firing at a protest against India's new citizenship law in Delhi on Thursday, wounding a student.
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On Politics: Where Are the Candidates Going?

Strategic Iowa trips, a Sanders cash haul, Facebook ads: This is your morning tipsheet.
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Facebook agrees to $550 million settlement in facial recognition class action lawsuit

Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for you: He doesn't care if you like him

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent a message to the public Wednesday: 'My goal for the next decade isn't to be liked but to be understood.'
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Italian far-right leader says terrorized by online stalker

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, told a court on Wednesday she feared for her three-year-old daughter after an online stalker claimed on Facebook that the child was his.
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Stores closed, employees evacuated, travel restricted as coronavirus spreads

Companies around the globe from Facebook to Japan's Nippon Steel have restricted travel to China, as the outbreak of a new coronavirus, which has killed over 100 people and infected more than 4,000 in..
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This is how you will appeal to Facebook's 'Supreme Court' when your post is taken down

Facebook outlined how users will be able to contest decisions to remove posts on Facebook and Instagram by appealing to a 'Supreme Court' or oversight board.
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Facebook asks employees to put off non-essential travel to China

Facebook Inc has asked employees to suspend non-essential travel to mainland China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Facebook should ban Holocaust denial to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

A 'Holocaust Revisionism' group promotes a 'Holocaust Deprogramming Course' to counter 'Holo-brainwashing.' This is anti-Semitism, not misinformation.
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Elections have changed. So has Facebook.

Since 2016 we've made large investments in teams and technologies to better secure our elections.
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Will Smith, Reba take on Dolly Parton's 'LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder' challenge

Dolly Parton is a trendsetter, not only in the music world but on social media. The country icon has sparked one of 2020's first viral challenges.
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Facebook, government urge court to approve $5-billion FTC settlement

Facebook and DOJ on Friday urged a federal judge to approve a $5 billion deal struck with the FTC in July over Cambridge Analytica privacy complaints.
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People are really selling iguana meat dubbed 'chicken of the trees' on Facebook

Iguana meat is listed on Facebook Marketplace for $1.
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What will it take for the government to protect your privacy?

Are Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon – and the government – doing enough to protect your privacy? Is 2020 the year we'll see a federal privacy law?
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We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg..
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Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used to be Facebook's friends. Things have changed.
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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader's name

Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese, apologizing..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on..
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