Facebook to lift block on news pages in Australia as standoff ends

Facebook will lift a block on news pages in Australia following a week-long standoff between the social media giant and the government.  The site had removed access to all news content in the country on its platform and also prevented people around the world from posting links to Australian publications after the government considered legislation to force the company to

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Knew About Inflated Ad-Reach Figures ‘For Years,’ Lawsuit Claims

Facebook employees and top execs, including chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, were fully aware the social giant was overestimating the projected advertising reach it told marketers — and lied about it for years to clients, according to a newly unsealed legal filing. “Facebook knew for years its Potential Reach [metric] was misleading, and concealed that fact to preserve its own

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Facebook Allows Political Ads tied to Georgia Runoff Elections

Company’s broader ban on political ads related to the presidential election is still in place Getty Images Facebook on Tuesday told advertisers it would allow them to run political ads targeting voters in Georgia ahead of the state’s January runoff elections, according to multiple reports. Georgia-focused political ads will be given the green light starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on

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PA man begs Facebook friends to help find ICU bed for COVID-19-stricken mom

Optimism grows for coronavirus financial relief bill Politico White House Correspondent Anita Kumar discusses the bipartisan plan for financial aid in Congress. A Pennsylvania man’s desperate appeal to find an ICU to take his severely ill, COVID-19-stricken mother has gone viral. Shawn Rider’s mom Karen contracted the coronavirus in mid-November. She was admitted to Hanover Hospital, about two hours west

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Mystery Good Samaritan keeps paying for strangers’ McDonald’s at drive-thru

A UK town has been blessed with the kindness of a Good Samaritan who keeps paying for strangers' McDonald's orders. Multiple residents of Melton, Leicestershire, have reported being on the receiving end of the charitable act, but mystery surrounds the person's identity. The town has now been left abuzz at the incredible kindness of the stranger, who has been called

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Facebook Extends Suspension on US Political Ads For 'Another Month'

Social network initially blocked political ads from running for a week after Election Day, aiming to block “premature victory” claims Zach Gibson/Getty Images Facebook on Wednesday extended its suspension on political advertising in the U.S. — an extension that is likely to run into December — as President Trump has refused to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden.

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