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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Local media in Bangkok say no explosion in city after Facebook safety check is apparently triggered by re-post of story on 2015 shrine bombing - Khaosod, JS100

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Cambodia

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader sentenced to 5 years in prison in absentia for Facebook post showing fake government pledge to dissolve border with Vietnam - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Access to some social media reportedly being throttled in Turkey after Islamic State releases video purporting to show 2 Turkish soldiers being burned to death - BuzzFeed News

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BBC

Facebook debuts live audio streams in partnership with BBC - The Verge

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European Union

EU accuses Facebook of providing 'misleading' information about WhatsApp buyout - Reuters

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Orlando gay nightclub attack

Families of 3 Orlando nightclub shooting victims sue Facebook, Twitter and Google; argue platforms provided Islamic State accounts used to 'attract new recruits,' lawsuit states - Fox News

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Truck crashes into Berlin market, Dec. 20, 2016

Facebook activates safety check after truck crashes into market in Berlin - WELT

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Truck crashes into Berlin market, Dec. 20, 2016

Video: The aftermath of a truck crashing into a Christmas market in Berlin - Facebook

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Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger says it's rolling out group video chat - USA Today

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Facebook

Germany threatens to fine Facebook over hate speech on the social network - AP

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Facebook

Facebook announces plan to crack down on fake news; will work with ABC News, Politifact, FactCheck and Snopes - Recode

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Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger begins to roll out new 'Camera' feature that adds Snapchat-like stickers, photo effects tools - Mashable

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Norfolk, VA, US

Case of Virginia triple shooting that was captured on Facebook Live to go to grand jury - WVEC

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2016 US elections

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on the social network and fake news: 'We don't think it swayed the election' - TODAY

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virtual reality

Acer, Google, HTC Vive, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment announce creation of non-profit Global Virtual Reality Association

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Warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016

Facebook activates safety check for area around Oakland, Calif., warehouse fire that killed 9 after officials say 25 remain unaccounted for - @scottbudman

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Denver, CO, US

#BREAKING: Doctor resigns from Denver Health after racially charged Facebook post. Story: https://t.co/710rNkbocl… https://t.co/E1xdLNmxrI - @DenverChannel

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Facebook

Report: Facebook working on feature that will showcase content curated from media partners directly in News Feed, sources say - Business Insider

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Denver, CO, US

#BREAKING Denver Health confirms: Doctor accused of a racially charged Facebook post is no longer seeing patients. https://t.co/LGAIpvhfLI - @DenverChannel

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Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's posts about fake news and the US election no longer in his timeline; unclear if error or intentionally removed, The Verge reports

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