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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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Southern Appalachia wildfires, November 2016

Facebook activates 'safety check' for anyone impacted by wildfires in Sevier County, Tenn. - The Tennessean

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India

Facebook launches Express Wi-fi service in India to allow businesses to partner with local service providers to share their internet access with the public for a fee - BBC

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Ohio State attacks, Nov. 28, 2016

JUST IN: Facebook activates safety feature for #OSU campus shooting situation. https://t.co/7nANSziYW6 - @nbcwashington

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air travel

NTSB investigating accident involving Facebook experimental drone during test flight in June; no damage reported on the ground - Bloomberg

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London, England, United Kingdom

Facebook says it plans to create 500 jobs in the UK when it opens a headquarters in London next year - Sky News

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urges world leaders to help get more people connected to internet at Peru summit - AP

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Photo: Mark Zuckerberg gives a presentation on 'The Connectivity of Revolution' at the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru - @CristinaAmpil

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Facebook

Facebook announces $6 billion stock buyback program; stock climbs nearly 2% in after-hour trading - CNBC

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Facebook

Facebook buys facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University - AP

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media

20 fact-checking organizations from areas including Africa, South America, Balkans sign open letter to Mark Zuckerberg offering training on fake health, political news stories - Africa Check

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2016 US elections

Admitted Facebook fake-news hoaxer says he believes he got Donald Trump elected, says supporters 'don't fact-check anything' - Washington Post

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Police shooting of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Photo: Speaker at 'Justice4Philando' rally in St. Paul, Minn.: 'We should be able to prosecute a police officer without the Facebook livestream of someone's death that goes viral' - @BLongStPaul

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Facebook

Facebook updates metrics, reporting policies with aim at being more transparent

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