Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors included Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation. In November 2021, Facebook Inc, the parent company of the service, was renamed Meta Platforms Inc.


Twitter and Meta have quietly removed an undisclosed number of accounts linked to pro-Western influence operations targeting countries such as China, Russia and Iran.

  • Dozens of start-ups along with Nasa are part of the new AI Alliance announced on Tuesday
  • Amid philosophical debate about the technology’s future, the two dominant players in the US are not among the alliance’s founding members

Many messages latch onto global and local incidents to warn Hindus that their safety could be at risk from Muslims if Modi’s BJP loses power in next year’s election.


Andy Stone was added to the list on Sunday, Russian state new reported, weeks after Russian authorities in October classified Meta as a ‘terrorist and extremist’ organisation.


Prosecution of Mika Yuen led to questions as to whether sedition law applicable to acts done overseas, as only two of 13 offensive posts published while she was in city.

The White House is set to release the order on Monday, aimed at promoting the safe and responsible deployment of AI with a government-wide strategy.


The campaign involved bots posting disinformation and propaganda on the social media accounts of members of parliament, including accusations against the MPs of criminal and ethical violations.

The 74-year-old said he was attracted by a deal on Facebook offering 1.5kg of Peking duck for the equivalent of US$17.30. It ended up costing him almost US$51,000.


The unit, called Facebook Agile Silicon Team, or FAST, develops custom chips for Meta’s AR and VR devices, which currently use silicon from external provider Qualcomm.

The Facebook owner has introduced its latest line-up of head-worn devices, staking fresh claim to the VR/AR industry just ahead of Apple pushing into the market.

The Tesla boss, Meta’s Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and others took part in a closed-door forum focused on regulating artificial intelligence.


EU regulators will announce by Wednesday a list of internet services to be targeted by the Digital Markets Act, which are likely to include Google Search, Apple’s App Store, and Facebook.

The proposed ban on imports under US$100 in value won’t be easy to implement. But it may have more to do with next year’s elections than protecting small businesses.

The social media giant removed around 7,700 Facebook accounts and hundreds of other pages, that were part of a widespread online Chinese spam operation trying to covertly boost China and criticise the West.

The parent company of Facebook and Instagram recently began ending news availability in Canada over a law requiring digital platforms to pay local publishers.

The owner of X (formerly Twitter) promised ‘ancient Rome’ as a backdrop for the face-off, though Italy’s culture minister says the Colosseum won’t be the arena.

‘Zuck v Musk fight will be live-streamed on X,’ Musk wrote in a post on Sunday on the platform formerly known as Twitter. ‘All proceeds will go to charity for veterans.’

The Chinese company plans to make two of its large language models, Qwen-7B and Qwen-7B-Chat, freely available for commercial and research uses.