The world's biggest social network is to buy the world's fastest-growing mobile-messaging startup for 19 billion dollars.
More than two billion of us use this social network — but even just 15 years ago it didn't exist. The question is: How did Facebook come to dominate the web?
The UK and European parliaments have called on Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to explain the use of its data by Cambridge Analytica. The social network said it also faced questions from the US consumer watchdog.
Pictures of artworks depicting nudity are constantly deleted from Facebook by algorithms and actual staff at the social media giant. This time, the victim was France's most esteemed national heroine.
The media are awash with news about Facebook’s failure to protect users' data. But this ignores the social media giant's positive aspects, writes DW’s Wanjiku Mwaura.
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