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.
Just hours after UN officials called for Myanmar army leaders to be tried for genocide, Facebook blocked the accounts of army chief Min Aung Hlaing and other top brass. The online network wields immense power in Myanmar.
Facebook and Twitter have removed hundreds of accounts believed to be tied to Russia and Iran. The social media giants are under pressure to crack down on disinformation campaigns aimed at disrupting the US midterms.
Facebook is working on integrating more banking services via its messenger app, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The social media giant has approached major banks about getting customer data, including payment information. That’s something that doesn’t appear to have gone down well with several banks.
Spotify, Facebook and Apple have all taken down content by Alex Jones, whose InfoWars site has a mass following. While he's previously taken heat for fake news, it was hate speech that landed him in hot water now.