Facebook is an online social networking service. It was founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. With over one billion active users, Facebook is the most popular social media site worldwide.
From Fracebook's early days through its global expanse and stock market launch in 2012, DW has reported on the social media site. Take a look at coverage of Facebook and international issues related to the site and social media usage.
A German court has ruled that Facebook rightfully rejected access to a deceased girl's account. Her parents have tried to clarify their daughter's death since she was struck by a subway train in Berlin in 2012.
With Germany's parliament discussing a social media law to combat hate speech online, social media companies have voiced concerns about how it will impact their operations. But how far is too far? DW examines the trends.
The Bundestag is debating a draft law to force social media platforms to delete illegal content more quickly. Critics fear that it is too imprecise and could restrict freedom of speech. The justice minister disagrees.