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Photo of a Starving Girl in Yemen Prompts Facebook to Remove Posts of Article

…The article highlighted the suffering of Yemeni civilians amid a devastating war pitting Houthi rebels and their allies against a Saudi-led coalition whose campaign of airstrikes, which are aided by American-supplied bombs and intelligence, have killed thousands of civilians. Economic warfare has worsened the despair for many Yemeni families, and the country is at risk of a catastrophic famine. The conflict began more than three years ago, and it received more attention when the killing of a Saudi dissident, Jamal Khashoggi, led to outrage and turned a spotlight on Saudi actions in the region….more:  nytimes

2,300 ‘friends’ watch Facebook live broadcast of suicide, none alert police or family of deceased

A depressed Gurugram resident committed suicide after an argument with his wife and broadcast it on Facebook Live. Over 2,300 of his FaceFacebook suicide livebook ‘friends’ saw the incident but none bothered to inform his family or the police…more:  timesnownews

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A man was inflicted with wounds and he committed suicide, and so Allah said: My slave has caused death on himself hurriedly, so I forbid Paradise for him.”Sahih Al-Bukhari 

Facebook knows how many times you’ve searched for your ex

Image result for Facebook knows how many times you’ve searched for your ex..The company answered that indeed, it did keep all the records of your online stalking. There’s good news: you can delete any search query you want, although it will take about six months for the log to completely disappear, Facebook says. Just go to the “Activity Log” on your profile page and click on “Search History.” Next to every query, there’s an option to delete it. Technically, no one can see this information except yourself, but better be safe than sorry, right?..more:  scotsman

What if we paid for Facebook — instead of letting it spy on us for free?

So what if we flipped that on its head? As Zuckerberg prepares for his date with Congress next week, I’ve been taking a fresh look at a modest proposal shared among techies for years: Maybe we’d be better off paying for Facebook like a subscription than we are paying with our personal data — which, let’s be honest, seems free but isn’t. Might that restore our trust?…MORE: .washingtonpost

New evidence emerges that Russia infiltrated Facebook to sow political chaos in the US

Vladimir PutinIn one instance, The Daily Beast learned, operatives supported by the Russian government created a Facebook group impersonating a California-based Muslim organization, called United Muslims of America, to sow anti-US sentiment among American Muslims by targeting politicians across the spectrum. The report said pro-Kremlin trolls used the group to push fabricated stories, like one claiming….more: http://www.businessinsider.com

Exclusive: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing

A Facebook representative told The Daily Beast the company would look into the situation. “We want Facebook to be a place where people can share responsibly, and we work hard to strike the right balance between enabling expression while providing a safe and respectful experience,” said Facebook spokesperson Ruchika Budhraja in a statement…more:THEDAILYBEAST.COM

She Accepted A Stranger’s Facebook Friend Request And Will Regret It For The Rest Of Her Life

 facebook privacyThe following story could be a very likely scenario which will allow us to study the harsh disservices social media has. One day you receive a friend request, as you often do every week or so. It’s a nice looking man who you don’t seem to recognize, but who knows, maybe you’ve met him before. You accept. Later that day you decide to post photos of your little 6-year-old girls birthday party, and you tag all of her friends through their parents……more: NDZIFIED.NET