Facebook has ‘not been fully forthcoming’ around ‘cross-check’ program for high-profile users, its oversight board says

Facebook Inc.'s Oversight Board said Thursday that the social-media company "not been fully forthcoming" when it comes to providing the board with information about its "cross-check" system, through which the company is said to have held higher-profile users to different standards when it comes to enforcement of Facebook rules. Following a Wall Street Journal Read More...


Tencent backs Indian social media Lokal

Indian hyperlocal social media platform Lokal has raised $12 million in a new round of financing led by Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, according to a source familiar with the matter. Existing investors 3one4 Capital, Y Combinator, and India Quotient have also participated in the Bangalore-based startup’s Series A, the source said, requesting anonymity as the matter is private. Tencent and Lokal did not respond to a request for comment.

Read More