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Facebook, Instagram back after brief outage in India, other countries

Meta's social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and Messenger services in India and several other countries were restored after a brief outage on Tuesday evening.

Indian woman who travels to Pakistan leaving husband converts to Islam, marries Facebook friend

Jaipur/IBNS: The Indian woman, who travelled all the way to a remote village in Pakistan to meet her friend whom she got in touch with on social media, has now converted to Islam, renamed herself as Fatima, and married the Facebook friend.

Cross-border love: Rajasthan woman travels to Pakistan to meet her Facebook friend

Jaipur/IBNS: In another cross-border love story, a woman from Rajasthan travelled Pakistan to meet a friend whom she got in touch with on Facebook, media reports said.

Mumbai: Man detained for uploading child pornography content on Facebook

Mumbai: Mumbai police have detained a man for uploading child pornography content on Facebook after they received information about his mobile number, email ID, and IP address.

Karnataka HC warns of shutting down Facebook in India if not compliant with probe agencies

Bengaluru/IBNS/UNI: Karnataka High Court has warned social media platform Facebook that it would be shut down all over India if it does not cooperate with Indian agencies.

Swedish woman flies to India to marry Facebook friend in UP's Etah

Etah/IBNS: The people of Uttar Pradesh’s Etah witnessed the wonderful culmination of a love story as a Swedish woman flew to the city to marry local boy Pawan Kumar in a traditional Hindu ceremony.

'My heart sank': Indian-origin new mom wakes up at 3 AM to feed daughter, finds layoff email from Meta

San Francisco/ IBNS: As Facebook-owner Meta has started to lay off 11,000 employees, a communications manager, who is on maternity leave, found an email stating she is laid off when she woke up at 3 am to feed her three-month-old daughter.

Centre to set up panels in 3 months for addressing social media users' complaints

New Delhi/IBNS:  Social media users will soon have the option to approach 'Grievance Appellate Committees' on occasions they disagree with content moderation or takedowns by platforms like Twitter and Facebook, the Centre said Friday.

Kolkata Police warns public about sextortion

Kolkata/UNI: Cautioning people about the menace of sextortion, Kolkata Police has appealed to the general public not to accept WhatsApp video calls or any other video call from any unknown number.

Facebook agrees to settle CA data privacy lawsuit

New York/IBNS: Meta’s Facebook has in-principle agreed to settle a lawsuit in the San Francisco federal court, which seeks damages for letting third parties, including Cambridge Analytica (CA), access private data of users, a court filing showed.

Crazy Love: Teenager from Assam injects HIV positive blood of boyfriend

New Delhi/IBNS: Blinded by love, a 15-year-old girl from Assam injected her boyfriend's HIV positive blood into her body using a syringe, media reports said.

New law likely soon to make Facebook, Google pay for news

New Delhi:  Social media giants Google and Facebook will have to pay for the news displayed on their platforms in accordance with a new law that is likely to come into force soon, media reports said.

Meta announces safety initiatives for India to protect women

Meta, formerly Facebook, has announced a series of initiatives to ensure safe online experience for Indian women across its platforms.

FIR against 49 including Facebook owner Zuckerberg for indecent remarks against Akhilesh

Kannauj/UNI: On the orders of the court, an FIR has been registered against 49 people, including Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg for posting indecent remarks against Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, officials said here on Wednesday.

'Hate hurts us': Facebook officials on being grilled by Delhi panel over hate speech

New Delhi/IBNS: A Delhi panel on Wednesday grilled Facebook officials over hate posts linked to the February 2020 riots in the capital and the action taken to remove such content.