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After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

2:00am BST

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Tuesday that he stood by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump, refusing to give ground a day after staff members staged a rare public protest.

Factbox: Who are the first members of Facebook's oversight board?

02 Jun 2020

Facebook Inc on Wednesday named the first members of its independent oversight board, which will be able to overturn the company's decisions on individual pieces of content and recommend policy changes.

Facebook staffers walk out saying Trump's posts should be reined in

02 Jun 2020

Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump's posts as strictly as the rival platform has done. | Video

Factbox: Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

01 Jun 2020

The regulation of big technology companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google has been a hot button issue ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.

With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task

30 May 2020

In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus.

Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Trump fight

29 May 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg took pains to distance his company from Twitter and its fight with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, as the White House moved to scrap a law protecting social media companies.

Explainer: What's in the law protecting internet companies - and can Trump change it?

28 May 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a federal law known as Section 230, which protects internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by users.

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