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.
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With the Berlinale Film Festival in town, it's time to put on your gladrags as Stammtisch hands out its own awards. Who will win the coveted "Golden beer" for Best Political Comedy or EU rising star? Fresh from the red carpet, Damien McGuinness is joined by The Economist's Tom Nuttall, DW's Alex Forrest Whiting and ECFR's Almut Moeller.
The decision is the latest by European officials to challenge the market dominance of American tech firms and reorient data practices to favor consumers. Last year the EU enacted regulations to allow users to view and withdraw their data online.
Germany’s antitrust watchdog is cracking down on Facebook – moving to restrict the social media giant’s ability to collect data in the country. Authorities say it cannot gather information from third-party sites without user consent. More evidence that Facebook’s business model could be under threat.
Facebook faces restrictions in Germany on its collection of data from other sites that it owns like WhatsApp. The social media giant intends to appeal, claiming the watchdog underestimated the competition it faced.