Trump executive order to punish social-media platforms is largely toothless, legal experts say

2020-05-28

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order ostensibly to prevent online censorship, a broad government review of private companies’ activities with potentially grave consequences for social-media companies. Trump claimed in the order that social-media companies have “unchecked power” to censor and restrict speech, and “we’re fed up withRead More →

Facebook’s big expense warnings lack bite these days

2019-10-31

After several similar doom-and-gloom warnings in the past, one analyst isn’t too bothered by Facebook Inc.’s latest talk of steep cost growth down the road. The company told investors in conjunction with its late-Wednesday earnings report that it expects $46 billion to $48 billion in total expenses for 2019, thoughRead More →

Facebook shares rise 4% after earnings beat estimates

2019-10-30

Shares of Facebook Inc. jumped 4% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company announced third-quarter results that soundly beat analysts’ earnings estimates and topped revenue forecasts. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company FB, -0.56% reported third-quarter net income of $6.09 billion, or $2.12 a share, in the quarter, compared with $5.14Read More →

Facebook’s Zuckerberg says he would ‘go to the mat’ over ‘existential’ threat to his business from Elizabeth Warren

2019-10-02

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he would “go to the mat” and “fight” against Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has threatened to break up his social-media empire. Read: Billionaire investor on Elizabeth Warren as president: Market might not even open On Tuesday, The Verge published text and leakedRead More →

Mark Zuckerberg is begging for governments to regulate Facebook

2019-04-24

Facebook Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is effectively begging for U.S. regulators to step in and give clear policies for internet data privacy and harmful content, a worthy request that still could be self-serving. Facebook FB, -0.65% reported first-quarter earnings that were better than expected Wednesday, excluding the $3Read More →