#Mark Zuckerberg

5 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Australia's efforts to make Google and Facebook pay for news has garnered worldwide attention. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Australia's push to regulate tech giants has become a power struggle between Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg
  • It's seen as a struggle of the barons of traditional media fighting back against their digital heirs
  • "This has been a passionate cause for our company," said the chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp

19 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US Congress said in a release that for too long these Internet giants have failed to acknowledge the they have played in spreading misinformation. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The Internet giants will be appearing before the Congress on March 25
  • Two subcommittees will be overlooking the case
  • The three CEOs will be appearing before the Congress through a remote video hearing

15 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook have been long engaged in a war of words. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Tim Cook has often criticised Mark Zuckerberg for data collection practices
  • Zuckerberg had labelled Cook's comment as "extremely glib"
  • A social dilemma cannot be allowed to become a social catastrophe, Cook said

15 Feburary.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Google and Facebook are "very close" to deals with major Australian media to pay for news, a top government official said Monday. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Australian Treasurer said talks with Facebook CEO and Google CEO had made "great progress"
  • Australia is poised to adopt legislation that would force digital companies to pay for news content
  • The companies have threatened to partially withdraw services from the country if the rules become law

29 January.California, USA
Apple’s chief executive implied that Facebook’s business model encourages misinformation and violence. (Photo Credit: Representational/Pixabay)

  • 'Apple is behaving anti-competitively by using their control of App Store', Facebook said
  • Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said, 'Apple was becoming one of his company's biggest competitors'
  • Apple collects 30 percent of sales or subscription fees from third-party offerings

28 January.California, USA
Facebook will also reduce political content in users' main news feeds. (Photo Credit : Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

  • Mark Zuckerberg said the decision stemmed from user feedback
  • The decision will apply globally to the social network
  • This measure has already been taken in the United States due to election tensions

22 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The personal data of close to 5.62 lakh Facebook users in India was 'illegally harvested'. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The data was reportedly used for profiteering and manipulating elections
  • Kogan of Global Science Research Ltd had created an application 'Thisisyourdigitallife'
  • The application had permission from Facebook to collect users' data for 'research purposes'

17 January.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Facebook said ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the country is prohibited on its platform.(Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Facebook said promotion protective equipment ads will be banned with immediate effect
  • Three US Senators wrote to Mark Zuckerberg asking him to permanently bloch such ads
  • The FBI has warned of armed protests being planned for Washington and all 50 state capitals

12 January.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Facebook suspended the account of Donald Trump for inciting violence at the US Capitol (Photo Credits : Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

  • The ban on the phrase "Stop the steal" comes 69 days after the election
  • The slogan picked up pace amongst Trump supporters around election time
  • Facebook has also extended the week long ban on political advertising

12 January.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Sheryl Sandberg serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Facebook (Picture Credits: Twitter @sherylsandberg)

  • She said that the ban is indefinite and we have no plans of lifting it
  • Mark Zuckerberg said Trump used the platform to incite violence
  • Facebook suspended many accounts before election on similar basis