Facebook shares surged in late trading after the largest social media company posted robust quarterly sales growth and signalled it may be close to resolving a US privacy investigation.
Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.
Facebook harvested the e-mail contacts of 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016 and did so without their consent.
A swathe of the world is adopting China’s vision for a tightly controlled Internet over the unfettered American approach, a stunning ideological coup for Beijing that would have been unthinkable less than a decade ago.
Facebook suffered its third major outage this year, with users across the world unable to access the social network or its suite of services such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Facebook is rolling out a slew of new and expanded ways to rein in the spread of misinformation across its websites and apps, amid heightened global scrutiny of social networks’ actions to remove false and violent content.
Jumbo can be connected to a user’s Facebook and Twitter account and will automatically increase privacy settings.