Facebook’s annual meeting Tuesday at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, Calif., will be the target of protestors, but their issues lie more with FWD.us, the political-advocacy group led by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at his Palo Alto home Wednesday night, but not everyone welcomed Zuckerberg’s guest, as some 40 protestors gathered outside the gates.
According to some Iranian activists, authorities have taken to sending rights campaigners and intellectuals they suspect of engaging in anti-state activities a friend request to find out what information is being posted.
Global protests organized via Facebook are becoming increasingly commonplace, with the latest protest coming from young Vietnamese Facebook users against China.
A Facebook page has been created to call on Saudi Arabian men to beat women who drive their cars. While I’m not sure how long the page will stick around, it illustrates just how ridiculously conservative that country is.
People are posting on Facebook about nationwide gas boycotts — one occurring tomorrow and another one on May 15 — at an increasing pace.
As the Egyptian protests enter their second week and the number of possible copy-cat nations in the region continues to grow, I’m seeing some confusion about the scope of Facebook’s role in these so-called revolutions.
DKNY’s Facebook wall continues to fill up with fur protest posts, and the fashion brand hasn’t deleted any of them since they began Monday morning.
Yesterday we wrote about the Croatian Facebook protest which was set to take place and today we have the photos. There were questions about whether or not a protest would actually materialize but it appears that a peaceful protest did take place. Over 2,500 people attended the protest while 60,000 registered online.
Facebook is rapidly becoming a platform for organizing protests around the world, Croatia being the latest country to do so. According to the Canadian Press, “thousands of members of an anti-government Facebook group are set to leave cyberspace and take their protests to the streets” today. The group has over 60,000 members but there is no news yet about whether or not the protests have actually materialized.
Last week I wrote about a Croatian Facebook user who was jailed after creating a group called “I bet I can find 5,000 people that hate the Prime Minister.” The group now has over 15,000 members and the creator of the group was ultimately released. I also read this week that the Prime Minister called for an investigation into the jailing as they were inappropriate.