World  /  Published 05.03.21

FB lifts ban on US political ads

Facebook says it is lifting its ban on political and social-issue ads put in place after the 2020 US presidential election. Political candidates, groups and others will be able to place ads on Facebo...
By AP in Washington

World  /  Published 02.03.21

FB forges deal with German partners

Facebook said on Monday it had signed up a string of German media partners to provide content for a local news product, in a success for the US social network following a row over payment for news con...
By Reuters in London

States  /  Published 01.03.21

Golay FB account hacked

Sikkim chief minister P. S. Tamang (Golay)’s official Facebook account was hacked on late Saturday before it was secured past midnight after a complaint was lodged with the India office of the s...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.21

Big bully

Sir — It was wonderful to read the interesting article, “Bengal’s magpies” (Feb 25), by Uddalak Mukherjee. It reminded me of a novel written by the renowned Bengali author, Nar...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.21

Fair deal: Big Tech and news

Business relationships, as a matter of principle, ought to be complementary. But the ties between Big Tech — Google and Facebook being its two principal representatives — and the indigenou...
By The Editorial Board in


World  /  Published 26.02.21

Australia passes Google-FB law

Australia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday to make Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc pay media companies for content on their platforms in reforms that countries such as Britain ...
By Reuters in Canberra

World  /  Published 25.02.21

Aussie deal allows FB get-out clause

The architect of Australian media reforms being watched around the world claimed victory on Wednesday, even as critics said concessions to the laws forcing Big Tech to pay for news content have given ...
By Reuters in Canberra

World  /  Published 24.02.21

Facebook ‘refriends’ Australia

Facebook said on Tuesday it will restore Australian news pages after negotiating changes with the government to a proposed law that forces tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platf...
By Reuters in Canberra

World  /  Published 23.02.21

Landmark Aussie tech bill nears final vote

Australia will not alter legislation that would make Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google pay news outlets for content, a senior lawmaker said on Monday, as Canberra neared a final vote on whether...
By Reuters in Canberra

World  /  Published 21.02.21

FB has ‘friended’ us: Aussie PM

Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news on its site in the country. Facebook’s abrup...
By Reuters in Canberra


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