Instagram started hiding "likes" on its platform, saying it wanted to ease pressure on users, following criticism about its impacts on mental health.
In a sign that platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp are emerging as new public square for criminal deception, a study has found that social media fraud increased 43 per cent in 2018.
US pop icon-turned-actress Selena Gomez also warned about the fake news rampant on social media.
Facebook said it was “back at 100 per cent” on Wednesday evening after an outage on all of its services affected users in various parts of the world. Online monitoring service DownDetector
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.
Singer Miley Cyrus is looking forward to spill some love and hope to people who are stuck at home during the tough times of coronavirus.