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    Facebook to withdraw ban on United States political ads

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:17am on March 04, 2021

    Facebook said on Wednesday it would resume accepting US political ads, ending a ban imposed after the November presidential election to stem misinformation...

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    Prince William warns social media ‘awash’ with vaccine lies

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:40am on February 28, 2021

    Prince William has warned that anti-vaccination messages are rife on social media and urged those eligible to get jabs, following a similar appeal by his...

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    Australia govt criticises ‘heavy-handed’ Facebook news ban

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:04am on February 18, 2021

    Australia’s government said on Thursday that Facebook was ‘heavy-handed’ and ‘wrong’ for introducing an unprecedented local ban on sharing news in response to pending legislation...

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    Indian stars slam Rihanna, Greta for supporting farmers’ protest

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:45am on February 04, 2021

    Indian celebrities on Wednesday hit back at pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg for making social media comments about mass farmers’ protests...

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    Bernie’s mitten maker marvels over 15 minutes of fame

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:22pm on January 24, 2021

    Jennifer Ellis has never met Bernie Sanders but she is enjoying a taste of his celebrity as the woman behind the mittens that gave the...

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    Italy probes ‘TikTok challenge’ death of 10-year-old girl

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 08:36pm on January 22, 2021

    Italian prosecutors have opened a probe into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a ‘blackout challenge’ on the video-sharing...

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    Turkish messaging app BiP booms in Bangladesh

    New Age Online | Updated at 06:46pm on January 17, 2021

    Turkish messaging app BiP ranked the top of the users’ list in Bangladesh amid the concerns about privacy protection on WhatsApp. BiP currently holds the...

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    Prince Harry, Meghan quit social media

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:15pm on January 10, 2021

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quit social media after growing disillusioned by the ‘hate’ they have found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a...

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    Mexican leader slams social media over Trump

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 10:39pm on January 08, 2021

    Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday criticised what he called social media ‘censorship’ of Donald Trump in response to posts accused of inflaming...

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    Facebook, Messenger and Instagram all crash

    Online Desk | Updated at 05:58pm on December 10, 2020

    Users across the world reported problems with Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger on Thursday — some of the most popular social media apps around the world...