Facebook faces criticism over allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user information to build profiles on US voters, used to help elect Trump in 2016.
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says attempts to misuse social media including Facebook to influence India's national election in 2019 "through undesirable means" will not be tolerated.
Mariam Moustafa, an 18-year-old Egyptian college student, was assaulted by a group of girls in central England.
After seven years of war it can be easy to forget why Syrians rose up against Bashar al Assad in the first place. This is the story of one man's life under Baath Party rule in Syria.
Under the new policy, the company will ban advertisements for unregulated or speculative financial products like binary options, cryptocurrencies and digital financial spread betting among others.
Portugal and Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has shared an inspirational message on Twitter in support of Syrian children.
Police also ordered a curfew across much of central Sri Lanka for a third straight day, trying to calm the situation.
BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications, and is seeking an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given.
Lawyer says case filed on behalf of Noah Becker following "unbearable and racist remarks" from the Twitter account of nationalist AfD lawmaker Jens Maier
The cause of the outage on New Year's Eve, about an hour long, was not immediately known.
The microblogging website ran a test on 280-character tweets in September, showing that users spent less time editing their tweets and were less likely to abandon them.
The government has taken the decision so it can "test a new technology", but the move has been sharply criticised by social media users who say it is an assault on freedom of expression.
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