Facebook urged to share data to tackle fake news

Facebook has been asked to share more data with third-party fact checkers in a bid to tackle ongoing spread of potentially harmful misinformation across social media. Full Fact, the fact-checking charity which started rating UK posts suspected of containing false information in January, says that the initiative should be fully extended to Instagram, amid concerns…

Facebook’s Top 6 most controversial moments in its 15-year history

Facebook first launched on February 4, 2004 as a social network known as TheFacebook, initially aimed at students at Harvard College. Since then it has expanded rapidly, attracting a large number of high-profile controversies along the way. Despite this controversy, the social networking giant has gone from strength to strength financially, reporting strong results in its…