Facebook Inc said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp.
Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of "inauthentic behaviour" and spamming, it said on Monday, much of it linked to India's main opposition Congress party days before elections and Pakistan's military.
Malaysian lawmakers on Wednesday called on authorities to investigate reports of a teenager who allegedly jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should take her own life.
After Facebook that is battling several data breaches, its photo-sharing service Instagram saw itself in trouble after personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers were allegedly exposed on its platform in a massive database that was traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox.
Millions of users around the world suffered from sudden service interruptions in the WhatsApp and Instagram applications on Friday.
Pham Kieu Ly set up her business in Hanoi after women began asking her how to look their best in photos, largely for social media.
“In India, we're testing the ability for Instagram creators to choose to have their Reels recommended on Facebook... creators can reach new audiences and people can create and discover more entertaining content,” a Facebook spokeswoman told Reuters.
The girl’s parent filed a complaint with Dubai Police in which he said his daughter was subjected to defamation by an unknown person, who impersonated her account and posted her photos on social media sites.
Prince Harry hit out at “online platforms that have contributed to, stoked, and created the conditions for a crisis of hate, a crisis of health, and a crisis of truth”.