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Facebook shuts London, Singapore offices after coronavirus case

Facebook said Friday it was shutting its London office and part of its Singapore base for "deep cleaning" after an employee in the Asian city state was diagnosed with coronavirus. A staff member working at the US technology giant's Marina One office in Singapore was...

Facebook removes Trump ad disguised as census message

Facebook has taken down an ad from President Donald Trump's campaign which critics said misled people into believing it was an official message about the US census. The ads encouraged readers to "take the official 2020 Congressional District Census," but clicking on the messages directed...

Ho Ching goes on Facebook to talk about Covid-19 management

Singapore – Ho Ching, through another analysis of the Covid-19 outbreak, mentioned that the virus could have been circulating within communities without any confirmed cases. On March 3, Facebook power user and CEO of Temasek Holdings, Ho Ching, compared the Covid-19 outbreak to a primary...

Ho Ching: A ray of hope in China’s battle against Covid-19

Singapore – China's battle against the Covid-19 outbreak could be taking a turn for the better, according to Madam Ho Ching, who is the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the CEO of Temasek Holdings. On Friday (Feb 21), Madam Ho shared some...

Facebook says order to block States Times Review could stifle freedom of expression in Singapore

Singapore—Facebook is deeply concerned about the order from the Singaporean Government to block access to the States Times Review (STR). The blocking of access is said to contradict what the Government has said that the country’s law against fake news would not be used...

Ho Ching: We should try to prioritise mask stockpile for hospital workers

Singapore -- With countries experiencing a shortage of surgical face marks due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China, many are boosting their efforts to ensure adequate supplies when they are needed or sharing useful information on them. Facebook power-user and CEO...

Facebook to boost site safety with 1,000 more UK staff

Facebook on Tuesday said it plans to create 1,000 more London-based jobs this year to improve safety on the social network with the aid of artificial intelligence. The new roles will increase the number of staff at the company's largest engineering hub outside the United...

IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name gaffe

Facebook apologised Saturday for a distasteful mistranslation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name from Burmese language posts during his much-touted visit to Myanmar. His two-day visit to Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw was the first made by a Chinese leader in almost two decades. But the historic moment...

Facebook exec says it helped put Trump in White House

by Glenn CHAPMAN A senior Facebook executive on Tuesday said the world's biggest social network unintentionally helped put Donald Trump in the White House but warned against dramatic rule changes. The Trump campaign did effectively use Facebook to rally support for his presidential run, and the...

S Iswaran tells Sylvia Lim that she has “a very active imagination” for suggesting Pofma code will give PAP extra info on opponents’ strategy

During the sitting of Parliament on Monday (Jan 6), tensions were raised between Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran and Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, when the latter suggested that the Pofma Code of Practice for political advertisements would be a good way...