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Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctions

Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony. Chief Executive Carrie Lam took to Facebook to say that the U.S. got her address wrong, listing the official address of her chief deputy instead. The sanctions, announced Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department, b...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, News, China, US, United States, Trump, Carrie Lam, U S Treasury Department


Sacramento Family Still Seeking Justice After Boy Nearly Killed When Car Crashed Into Home

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento family is still picking up the pieces after a hit-and-run driver crashed into their home in the middle of the night, narrowly missing a sleeping 11-year-old boy. CBS13’s Dina Kupfer spoke to the family today who says they believe they know who did it, but no arrests have been made. “Every time I walk in that room I cry, thinking that I was so close to losing my 11-year-old boy,” Lisa Yang said. Yang said she is still shaken after a driver plowed their car throu...
Tags: Facebook, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Yang, Hit And Run, Yangs, Sacramento News, Lisa Yang, Dina Kupfer


Mark Zuckerberg Gets Even Richer, Joins The Ranks Of The ‘Centibillionaires’

The man who created Facebook in his dorm room is now worth at least $100 billion.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News


Trump's latest fundraising attempt is reportedly a Facebook scam against his own supporters

President Trump would love to have dinner with you, for the low, low price of a $10,000 fine.The Trump campaign blitzed supporters this week asking for donations in exchange for the chance to attend a "VIP dinner" with the president in Southampton, New York on Aug. 8, but Popular Information's Judd Legum, who investigated the contest, says the fundraising attempt is a pretty blatant "scam."The ads, which reportedly cost the campaign $100,000 to run on Facebook, failed to mention that anyone ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Gates Foundation, Cuomo, Trump, Judd Legum, Southampton New York, Legum


Facebook yanks large QAnon conspiracy group off platform

The right-wing conspiracy group was removed for violating community policies.
Tags: Facebook, News, Trends, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, QAnon


Facebook Blasts Apple After Facebook Gaming iOS App Approved — but Without Any Games

A new slugfest has erupted between two of Silicon Valley’s biggest corporations. Apple, after repeatedly rejecting Facebook Gaming app for iOS devices, finally approved the social giant’s app for the App Store. However, Facebook had to strip out games entirely — allegedly because of Apple’s preconditions for it to be published in the App Store. […]
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Silicon Valley, Facebook Gaming, Facebook Blasts Apple, App Store However Facebook


Facebook Bans QAnon Pro-Trump Conspiracy Group With Nearly 200,000 Members

Facebook has shut down one of the biggest QAnon conspiracy-theory groups on its platforms, citing repeated policy violations. The Official Q/Qanon group, which Facebook said it shut down Tuesday (Aug. 4), was identified as having violated Facebook policies prohibiting bullying and harassment, hate speech, and misinformation. “We’ve removed this group for repeatedly posting content that […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Donald Trump, QAnon, Facebook Bans QAnon Pro Trump Conspiracy Group


Facebook-checking HGV driver jailed over double fatal crash

James Majury crashed into a school minibus, killing a 14-year-old boy and a support worker.
Tags: Facebook, News, James Majury


Facebook speaks out against Apple App Store policies following gaming app issue

Functionalities had to be removed from Facebook Gaming app for iOS
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Trends, Antitrust, App Store, Facebook Gaming


Prince Harry hits out at social media for creating 'crisis of hate'

Duke of Sussex urges advertisers to demand companies do more to curb hate speech onlinePrince Harry has hit out at social media companies for creating a “crisis of hate” and called for “meaningful digital reform” after an unprecedented advertiser boycott of Facebook.In an opinion piece for the US business magazine Fast Company, the Duke of Sussex revealed that he and his wife, Meghan, had begun campaigning for change in social media “a little over four weeks ago”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Prince Harry, Harry, Meghan, Duke of Sussex, Fast Company the Duke of Sussex


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO and one of the world's richest men, just got even richer.
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cnn


Facebook founder sees wealth hit $100bn after TikTok rival launch

The social media giant's shares rose on Thursday after the launch of its new TikTok rival Instagram Reels.
Tags: Facebook, News


Trump PAC banned by Facebook from advertising because of repeated false posts

Facebook is banning the pro-Trump Republican PAC “The Committee to Defend the President” from advertising, after the PAC repeatedly posted content identified as false by third-party fact-checkers. “As a result of the Committee to Defend the President’s repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform,” said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone Thursday. From Reuters: The company declined to ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Technology, News, Tech News, PAC, Committee, Reuters, Trump PAC, The Committee, Andy Stone, Trump Republican PAC


Maluma, Elle Fanning, ‘Outer Banks’ Cast Shine on Variety’s ‘Power of Young Hollywood’ Special

Megan Thee Stallion, Maluma and Shira Haas were among the artists featured in Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood virtual event, which premiered Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on Facebook. The program partnered with Facebook to benefit Rock the Vote and encouraged fans to register to vote in the 2020 presidential election. […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Variety, Young Hollywood, Maluma, Shira Haas, Power of Young Hollywood, Variety 's Power of Young Hollywood, Megan Thee Stallion, POYH, Maluma Elle Fanning, Megan Thee Stallion Maluma


Facebook boss reportedly ‘really worried’ over possible TikTok ban

The Facebook boss said a ban would set "a really bad long-term precedent"
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Social Media, Tiktok, Breaking Twitter


Beer brand and leather store unwittingly named after Māori word for 'pubic hair'

Canada’s Hell’s Basement and a shop in Wellington both thought the word ‘huruhuru’ meant ‘feather’ – they were wrongA Canadian brewery and a leather store in New Zealand have found themselves in a hairy situation after using te reo Māori to unwittingly name their respective brands after pubic hair.Canadian brewery, Hell’s Basement, called its New Zealand Pale Ale Huruhuru, while a shop in the New Zealand capital, Wellington, gave its entire outlet the name.“Some people call it appreciation, I ca...
Tags: Facebook, World news, Canada, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Coca Cola, Wellington, Maori, Reo Māori, Hell 's Basement, Te Hamua Nikora


State Department lifts global coronavirus travel advisory

The State Department on Thursday lifted its Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory, issued on March 19 in order to encourage Americans against traveling overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic.Instead of a blanket travel advisory, the State Department said it will release country-specific guidelines "in order to give travelers detailed and actionable information to make informed travel decisions. This will also provide U.S. citizens more detailed information about the current status in each country. We ...
Tags: Facebook, News, European Union, Cnn, United States, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Pelosi, Bill Hagerty, Tennessee Senate GOP


Facebook will let employees work from home until July 2021

Facebook is extending its work from home policy until July of next year, becoming the latest tech giant to commit to letting staff work remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn


Facebook bars pro-Trump PAC from advertising, citing repeated false posts

Facebook Inc is temporarily banning a Republican political action committee, the Committee to Defend the President, from advertising after it repeatedly shared content that was deemed false by external fact-checkers, the social media company said on Thursday. "As a result of the Committee to Defend the President's repeated sharing of content determined by third-party fact-checkers to be false, they will not be permitted to advertise for a period of time on our platform," Facebook spokesman Andy...
Tags: Facebook, News, Committee, Facebook Inc, Trump PAC, Andy Stone, Committee to Defend the President


Pro-Trump Group’s Lies Were Too Big for Facebook

Facebook has tried hard not to fact-check the political content on its platform but a multimillion dollar pro-Trump political action committee’s troubles with the truth were so egregious, the social media company temporarily suspended their account on Thursday.  The company took action against the account for the Committee to Defend the President, a political action committee which began in 2013 as an anti-Hillary Clinton group but which has since changed its focus to pro-Trump activism. “As a r...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Reagan, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Fox News, Louisiana, Biden, Cnbc, Committee, Trump, Sen Bob Menendez


This plugin treasure trove can instantly turn your WordPress site into a performer

Part of the reason WordPress is the undisputed king of website creation is its open-source framework, allowing anyone to create plugins offering levels of functionality to WordPress sites that were unprecedented.  So where do you find all the great ideas that are pushing WordPress forward? You can sample a heaping spoonful of that innovation with The Mega 2020 WordPress Plugin Bundle . This package collects five volumes containing more than 80 different plugins categorized for use doing ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Plugin, Shop, Mailchimp, Skype Facebook, WordPress Plugin Bundle, FB GFX


GOPers Keep Falsely Implying A Protester Killed A Federal Officer In Oakland

Trump administration officials and Republicans in Congress have for weeks played a rhetorical shell game with the American public.  The Black Lives Matter protests that have rocked the country for months, they’ve implied, are deadly: Just look at the federal officer who was murdered during a Black Lives Matter Protest on May 29. But the murder of Federal Protective Service Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, who was 53 when he was killed in a drive-by shooting, was not committed by a violent...
Tags: Facebook, News, Minneapolis, Congress, San Francisco, Dhs, Fbi, Portland, Dallas, Nevada, Republic, Johnson, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, Cruz, Trump


Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC

Facebook announced Thursday it was banning ads from the The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC. Facebook did not say how long the ban would last.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn, Committee, Trump, Trump PAC, PAC Facebook


M58 Lancashire death-crash HGV driver 'focused on Facebook'

James Majury was using his phone at the wheel a minute before his HGV hit a minibus, a court hears.
Tags: Facebook, News, Lancashire, James Majury


The reviews are in for artist Mitch O'Connell's Trump "They Live" billboards

For the last few years, artist Mitch O'Connell (not Mitch McConnell) has been depicting Trump as one of the aliens in the classic science fiction movie They Live. Whenever he post an announcement to Facebook, angry people weigh in with their opinion, which Mitch happily uses to promote his projects. I laugh every time I read them. View this post on Instagram   Only $250 away from another They Live billboard (see the 10t...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Mitch McConnell, Mitch, Trump, Mitch O Connell, The World's Best Artist


This shady Police news website uses openly fascist logos and is run by a cop from a town of 86 billionaires

This is a bit of a wormhole, so bear with me. But I think it illuminates some deeply concerning stuff about the right-wing Boomer propaganda machine. I saw a link on Twitter with the headline, "Colorado to strip its police force of qualified immunity: Countless officers discussing resigning." Naturally, I was intrigued at the suggestion of police officers throwing public tantrums over having the slightest accountability in their supposed duties to serve and protect their communities. So I saved ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Florida, Beyonce, News, Colorado, Jay Z, Police, America, Billionaires, Charles Johnson, Mussolini, Carl Icahn, Robert Greenberg, Jesselyn Cook, Miami Herald


2020 Election Live Updates: Mike Pence Criticizes John Roberts

It’s Primary Day in Tennessee, where Republican Senate candidates have clashed. Facebook and Twitter sent President Trump a warning.
Tags: Facebook, News, Senate, Tennessee, Trump, Presidential Election of 2020, Mike Pence Criticizes John Roberts


Virginia mayor urged to resign after saying Biden picked ‘Aunt Jemima’ as his running mate

A Virginia mayor has been urged to resign after he allegedly wrote that “Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick,” on his Facebook page.Barry Presgraves, the mayor of Luray, Virginia, posted the comment on his Facebook page over the weekend, but swiftly deleted it after backlash from residents and local officials.
Tags: Facebook, News, Virginia, Joe Biden, Biden, Aunt Jemima, Jemima, Barry Presgraves, Luray Virginia


Live 2020 Election Updates: Mike Pence Criticizes John Roberts

Facebook and Twitter sent President Trump a warning. It’s primary day in Tennessee, as Republican Senate candidates clash.
Tags: Facebook, News, Senate, Tennessee, Trump, Presidential Election of 2020, Mike Pence Criticizes John Roberts


Fox News Host Sandra Smith Grills Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s COVID ‘Misinformation’

On Wednesday, Facebook finally took the long overdue step of removing a piece of Trump campaign content from its platform that pushed misinformation about COVID-19. That didn’t stop Kellyanne Conway from trying to defend it Thursday morning on Fox News. The claim in question came during the president’s appearance on Fox & Friends that morning, where he falsely stated, “If you look at children, children are almost—and I would almost say definitely—but almost immune from this disease.” “Of course ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, Fox, United States, Fox News, Seth Meyers, Smith, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Conway, Fox Friends, SANDRA SMITH, Kellyanne Conway



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