Activists in parts of the world that don’t approve of Facebook now have a resource on how to keep themselves safe while using the social network.
The U.S. military wants to use Facebook to dissuade jihadists and other enemy types from planning acts of war and terrorism.
The Arab news network Al Jazeera plans to launch an English-language talk show that will take cues from viewers’ posts on Facebook and Twitter.
Zachary Chesser of Virginia was sentenced Thursday to life prison after threatening the lives of Facebook users who wanted to draw imagery of Prophet Mohammed.
While just about every Arab nation appears to want the same kind of results that Egypt and Tunisia have had from their protests organized on Facebook, Lebanese posts on the site demand but not necessarily a revolution.
The U.S. State Department’s Policy Director for Innovation, Ben Scott, is discussing how Facebook helped give protest organizers in the Middle East a voice — and you can watch the livestream here.
The world renowned street artist Banksy published his own creative interpretation of Facebook-powered revolutions which appear to be spreading through the middle east.
The so-called Facebook-powered revolution happening in Egypt appears to be emboldening an ever-widening array of middle eastern nations to call for their own protests and also seek supporting demonstrations at embassies around the world.
An unofficial US Navy Facebook page got a good verbal battle going over the use of “Arabian Gulf” instead of “Persian Gulf,” the term historically used by Iranians.
Last week Facebook announced that they will partner with Connect Ads, a Cairo-based advertising agency with coverage of 15 vital Arab-speaking regions, to better engage advertisers in the Middle East. This is part of Facebook’s push to ensure that global advertisers have easy access to get their brands and ads onto Facebook. Last year, Facebook worked with iHub as their partner in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and rapidly grew to be the dominant social network in the Asia-Pacific market. Facebook currently has 10 million regular Facebook users in the Arab market, and plans to repeat the same successes in the Middle East as in Asia-Pac.