White House blames YouTube, Facebook for spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and are … Read More

Facebook says it’s ‘not the reason’ U.S. is failing to meet COVID-19 vaccine goals

Facebook on Saturday defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden‘s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts … Read More

Donald Trump launches lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, Google

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is filing suits against three of the country’s biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs. Trump said … Read More

Facebook will no longer remove posts claiming COVID-19 was man-made

Facebook will no longer remove posts from its apps claiming that COVID-19 was man-made. In an email to Global News Wednesday evening, a Facebook company spokesperson said the decision was … Read More

Facebook freezes Venezuelan leader Maduro’s page over COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company … Read More

Coronavirus: N.S. restaurant owner says he was charged after anti-restriction rant

The owner of a Lower Sackville restaurant says he was charged after an interaction with Health Protection Act enforcement officers regarding mask use at the restaurant. John Giannakos, the owner … Read More

Facebook says it will ban advertisements discouraging public from getting vaccinated

Facebook Inc will start banning ads that explicitly discourage people from getting vaccinated, the world’s largest social media company said on Tuesday, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information campaign. Ads advocating for or against legislation or … Read More

Facebook blocks ill man’s plan to live broadcast as he stops eating, drinking

Facebook on Saturday blocked live broadcasts from a chronically ill bed-ridden man who appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron for a medically-assisted death and who wanted to show what he … Read More

Facebook takes down events about protests against COVID-19 measures in some U.S. states

Facebook Inc said on Monday that it has removed events in Nebraska, New Jersey and California promoting protests against stay-at-home measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. … Read More