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Man sets himself on fire, live streams his death on Facebook

Man sets himself on fire, live streams his death on Facebook

By News Desk A man live streamed his death on Facebook as he set himself on fire and ran into a crowded bar on Saturday. The 33-year-old man, Jared McLemore, had drenched himself in kerosene and burst into flames. The body was identified by the Memphis police department, which said McLemore had been taken to […]

National search launched for alleged ‘Facebook killer’

National search launched for alleged ‘Facebook killer’

Agency CHICAGO:  US authorities launched a nationwide manhunt Monday for a gunman who shot and killed an elderly man, and then posted a video of the seemingly random attack on Facebook. Police in Cleveland, Ohio working on the case with help from investigators at the FBI and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]

Facebook celebrates International Women’s Day with inspirational Malala quote

Facebook celebrates International Women’s Day with inspirational Malala quote

Facebook celebrates International Women’s Day with inspirational Malala quote The 19 year old continues her struggle and activism for women’s rights and has become a symbol for women empowerment in Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP The world is celebrating International Women’s Day today to honour political, social, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. […]

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Daesh

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Daesh

A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance Daesh through Facebook, a landmark case for the country. In a Facebook account linked to Ahmad Qadan, 34, a post written in Swedish and published on August 21, 2013 said: “Help us supply our brothers at the front with […]

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

Facebook takes aim at fake news with new ‘trending’ formula

Facebook is updating its “trending” feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president. With the changes announced Wednesday, Facebook’s trending list will consist of topics being covered by several publishers. Before, it […]

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

EU accuses Facebook of misleading it in WhatsApp probe

The European Commission has charged Facebook Inc with providing misleading information during its takeover of the online messaging service WhatsApp, opening the company to a possible fine of 1 percent of its turnover. However, the statement of objections sent to Facebook will not affect the EC’s approval of the $22 billion merger in 2014, the […]