Tag: Facebook

Ukraine crisis: Russian invasion is spreading more propaganda online, Facebook-parent meta says

Hackers allied with Russia broke into the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers and were working to upload videos of defeated and surrendered Ukrainian soldiers when, according to a report by Meta, the conspiracy was interrupted, detailing a disturbing rise in social media disinformation. The year. The Facebook and Instagram owner’s report […]

Facebook accounts removed in Philippines ahead of election to curb misinformation: Meta

Meta Platforms on Wednesday suspended a network of more than 400 accounts, pages and groups ahead of the general election in the Philippines as the Facebook parent moves to crack down on hate speech and misinformation. The social media company said the accounts included Facebook pages and groups affiliated with the New People’s Army of […]

Guns, Tanks and Twitter: How Russia and Ukraine Are Using Social Media as a Warfare

Social media has become the primary source of information for news-hungry audiences around the world trying to understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Also, it is being used by the governments of Russia and Ukraine to set the agenda for widespread media reporting. Official Russian government accounts have been found on Twitter fueling pro-Russian propaganda. […]

Facebook, Instagram briefly block hashtags on Ukrainian civilian killings

Ukraine War: Russia denies any allegations relating to civilian killings. (file) Facebook owner Meta Platforms temporarily banned hashtags related to civilian deaths in northern Ukraine, where bodies of people shot at close range were found in a town seized back from the Russian military, a company spokesperson said. Confirmed on Monday. The killings in Buka, […]

Facebook criticizes Russia’s move to block its platform

Russia claimed it blocked Facebook over “discrimination” of Russian state media outlets. Washington: Facebook on Friday attacked Russia’s block of major social media networks, saying the move would cut off millions of people from a platform to share credible information and their views. Russia claimed it blocked Facebook over the “discrimination” of Russian state media […]