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Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges - Fox News

"There is no place for discrimination on Facebook; it's strictly prohibited in our policies. Over the past year we've strengthened our systems to further protect against misuse," Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesperson, told CNET via an email. "We're ...

School board candidate who posted racist rants on Facebook withdraws from race -

The school board candidate who posted racist remarks on his Facebook page between 2013 and 2016 has removed himself from the race, a statement posted Saturday on Facebook confirmed. Richard Jankowski, 51, of Williamstown, dropped out of the race ...

What Sachin Andure's Facebook page tells - The Hindu

Sachin Andure, the alleged shooter of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, who was arrested by the CBI on Saturday, had updated his Facebook page on August 8. He celebrated the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, saying his passing ...

AMU student booked for controversial Facebook post on Vajpayee - Times of India

AGRA: A BA student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was booked by Aligarh police on Sunday for allegedly making controversial comments on social media against former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Recommended By Colombia. The student ...

HUD complaint accuses Facebook ads of violating Fair Housing Act - TechCrunch

A new complaint filed Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accuses Facebook of helping landlords and home sellers violate the Fair Housing Act. According to the grievance filed by the department, Facebook's ad settings ...

Activists who beat Silicon Valley - The Australian

Facebook and Google were following people around the rest of the internet, too, using an elaborate and invisible network of browsing bugs — they had, within little more than a decade, created a private surveillance apparatus of extraordinary reach and ...

ACCC's probe into Facebook and Google critical in bringing issues to the forefront - The Australian Financial Review

Media executives are hopeful the competition watchdog's probe into Facebook and Google can highlight and address the inequitable relationship between the Silicon Valley giants and the local sector. Journalists and editorial and regulatory executives ...

Boris Johnson condemns Islamophobic messages on official Facebook page - iNews

A source close to Mr Johnson said: “Mr Johnson totally condemns the hateful views posted by a small minority on these Facebook pages, brought to light by The Sunday Times. However it is ridiculous to attack Mr Johnson for comments made by individuals ...

Kochi, with love: Facebook group born during Chennai floods helps rebuild Kerala - India Today

Welcome to the base camp of Anbodu Kochi -- Kochi, With Love -- a Facebook group born in 2015. Back then, floods brought Chennai in neighbouring Tamil Nadu to a standstill. Now, Anbodu Kochi's initial nine-member team has swollen to a 2,000-strong ...

Augmented-Reality Ads Are Headed to Your Social Media Feed - Slate Magazine

In July, Facebook began testing news feed ads with companies such as Michael Kors. In your feed, you might see an ad where a model is wearing a pair of sunglasses: Tap the ad, and you can open up your phone's camera and try on those shades yourself ...

Police to investigate man exposed on Facebook sleeping with children -

Police are on the hunt for a disgraceful man who has allegedly been engaging in indecent acts with young young teenagers. This is after the emergence of a Facebook page of a man who was seemingly bragging about defiling several underage children, ...

HUD Hits Facebook For Allowing Housing Discrimination : NPR - NPR

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is accusing tech behemoth Facebook of engaging in housing discrimination, according to a complaint ...

Instagram Stories har blivit populärt för annonsörer – då blir Facebook ett ... - Breakit

Istället flyr de till Facebook, rapporterar sajten. Närmare bestämt är det Facebooks version av Stories som har börjat locka över annonsörer. Enligt reklamcheferna som har intervjuats i artikeln har annonspengar först och främst börjat flyttas över ...

Boris Johnson's Facebook page hosts hundreds of Islamophobic comments after burqa row - The Independent

Boris Johnson's official Facebook page is host to hundreds of Islamophobic messages, a newspaper investigation has found. The Sunday Times said an examination of his web page uncovered calls to ban Islam, deport Muslims and “vile” attacks on London ...

Boris Johnson faces new racism storm after his official Facebook page is flooded with hundreds of Islamophobic ... - Daily Mail

Allies of the former foreign secretary indicated that, to date, his team had not 'censored' comments on his Facebook page - including those attacking him - as he believed in free speech and that people should be able to contact their elected ...

Boris Johnson's official Facebook page 'host to hundreds of Islamophobic messages' - Evening Standard

Boris Johnson's official Facebook page is host to hundreds of Islamophobic messages, it was reported today. An investigation into online abuse carried out by the Sunday Times uncovered calls to ban Islam, deport Muslims and "vile" attacks on London ...

Boris Johnson's Facebook page 'swamped with hundreds of racist messages' - Metro

An investigation into online abuse has revealed that Boris Johnson's Facebook page is host to hundreds of Islamophobic messages, a newspaper has claimed. The Sunday Times said it uncovered calls to ban Islam, deport Muslims and 'vile' attacks on ...

Fresno Gang Case Center of DOJ, Facebook Privacy Standoff -

FRESNO, Ca - Fresno, CA - Mark Zuckerberg is in a standoff with the DOJ. It all surrounds a case here in Fresno. The Department of Justice wants to spy on a private Facebook conversation in a criminal investigation that involves the notorious MS-13 gang.

Feds target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads - Lewiston Morning Tribune

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in an administrative complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young ...

How will the Catholic Church fare?: Your view from Facebook -

We asked our friends on the Times-News Facebook page for their thoughts on the statewide grand jury report about the sexual abuse of children in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, including the Diocese of Erie. The report identified ...

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

Facebook, Inc.
Facebook New Logo (2015).svg
Type of business Public
Type of site
Social networking service
Available in Multilingual (140)
Traded as
Founded February 4, 2004; 12 years ago (2004-02-04)
Headquarters Menlo Park, California, U.S.
Coordinates 37°29′05″N 122°08′54″W / 37.4848°N 122.1484°W / 37.4848; -122.1484Coordinates: 37°29′05″N 122°08′54″W / 37.4848°N 122.1484°W / 37.4848; -122.1484
Area served United States (2004–05)
Worldwide, except blocking countries (2005–present)
Owner Mark Zuckerberg (53%)
Key people Mark Zuckerberg
(Chairman and CEO)
Sheryl Sandberg
Industry Internet
Revenue Increase US$17.928 billion (2015)
Operating income Increase US$6.225 billion (2015)
Net income Increase US$3.688 billion (2015)
Total assets Increase US$49.407 billion (2015)
Total equity Increase US$44.218 billion (2015)
Employees 15,724 (September 30, 2016)
Subsidiaries Messenger
Oculus VR
Website or
Alexa rank Steady 3 (December 2016)
Registration Required
Users Increase 1.79 billion monthly active users (September 30, 2016)
Current status Active
Written in C++, PHP (as HHVM) and D language

Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students; however, later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University. Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students as well. Since 2006, anyone age 13 and older has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws. The Facebook name comes from the face book directories often given to United States university students.

Facebook may be accessed by a large range of desktops, laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones over the Internet and mobile networks. After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on. Users can add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and digital photos, share digital videos and links, use various software applications ("apps"), and receive notifications when others update their profiles or make posts. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, school, hobbies or other topics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". In groups, editors can pin posts to top. Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people. Because of the large volume of data that users submit to the service, Facebook has come under scrutiny for its privacy policies. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements which appear onscreen.

Facebook, Inc. held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, and began selling stock to the public three months later, reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion. On July 13, 2015, Facebook became the fastest company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to reach a market cap of $250 billion. Facebook has more than 1.65 billion monthly active users as of March 31, 2016. As of April 2016, Facebook was the most popular social networking site in the world, based on the number of active user accounts. Facebook classifies users from the ages of 13 to 18 as minors and therefore sets their profiles to share content with friends only.

Facebook 'attempts to silence' pro-Palestinian Occupy London page

A Facebook page containing pro-Palestinian posts has been taken down by the social media giant. The latest in a string of pages removed by Facebook, it has ...

Is Facebook a destabilising force? - BBC Newsnight

A Reuters investigation has revealed more than 1000 anti-Rohingya posts featuring calls for their murder, among others, were live on Facebook last week.

Facebook alert: what's next?

Read more at After tech group's share price plunge, what next for the social network? The FT's Hannah Kuchler posts from ...

Professor in Motihari Attacked For Anti-Vajpayee Post on Facebook | The Quint

A professor working at the Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari was allegedly attacked on 17 August 2018 for a post criticising former Indian Prime ...

60 Second Money Maker: Creating Retargeting Ads With Facebook

60 Second Money Maker: Retargeting Ads For Facebook 60 seconds worth of tips and tricks that will make you money this week! Retargeting + Facebook is just ...

Säuberung geht weiter: Facebook sperrt teleSUR English

In den Sozialen Medien stehen politische Accounts zunehmend unter Druck. Akteure des gesamten politischen Spektrums werden teils ohne eingehende ...