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Facebook removes 2.5 million posts selling masks, COVID-19 kits

Facebook Inc. said it has removed 2.5 million posts since March 1 offering masks, sanitizers, cleaning wipes and COVID-19 test kits, in an attempt to prevent users from price-gouging or selling counterfeit and dangerous products.

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TikTok urges social media alliance against suicide content

TikTok on Tuesday proposed an alliance with nine other social media platforms to work collectively and rapidly to remove suicide content, following an incident this month when a man killed himself on Facebook.

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Self-harm content on Instagram: 'Self-harm or self-help?'

Instagram users who post self-harm content online are choosing ambiguous hashtags in an attempt to circumvent the social media platform's ban on harmful content, a researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found.

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US lawmakers, tech CEOs clash over disinformation

US lawmakers unleashed a torrent of criticism against social media top executives Thursday, blaming the companies for amplifying false content and calls to violence, while promising new regulations to stem rampant online ...

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Facebook encourages groups in time of division

Facebook on Thursday said it is raising the profile of member groups, hoping people with different views will find common ground on the leading social network.

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