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Mark Zuckerberg made headlines when he announced that he’ll be spending his 99 percent of Facebook shares on good causes like curing diseases, education, and connecting the world.

Facebook gives friends higher priority in News Feeds

The social network said its members had expressed concerns that they were missing "important updates" from the people they cared about.

The move reverses a trend towards giving more space to content posted by the news media and brands.

One expert said it highlighted that newspapers and broadcasters' interests did not always match those of the firm.

Facebook scraps in-video links to other sites

The call to action [CTA] feature had been popular with broadcasters, who used it as a way to steer users to their own sites.

The change in policy was made earlier this month without warning.

Experts say the decision is another illustration of the power that Facebook now has over how the public reads and watches the news.

Man pleads guilty to making Facebook threats against a woman over Tinder profile

Zane Alchin, 25, was charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass and cause offence.

In August last year, he posted a series of abusive and threatening comments to 25-year-old Olivia Melville from Sydney's south.

A friend of Alchin's had taken a screenshot of her Tinder profile and posted it on Facebook, where it was shared thousands of times.

After that, Ms Melville received many abusive online messages from strangers.

Twitter, Facebook and Google 'aided Paris attacks'

Reynaldo Gonzalez is accusing Google, Facebook and Twitter of providing "material support" to extremists.

He alleges they "knowingly permitted" the so-called Islamic State group - referred to as "ISIS" in his legal action - to recruit, raise money and spread "extremist propaganda".

The companies said they had policies against extremist material.

Mr Gonzalez's daughter Nohemi was among the 130 people killed when extremists attacked Paris' Bataclan concert hall, bars, restaurants and the national football stadium in nearby Saint-Denis.

Facebook plans for life after Zuckerberg

The company is asking shareholders to vote on a proposal that allows Zuckerberg's majority voting control to be terminated if he steps down or no longer occupies a leadership position at Facebook.

"These new terms thus ensure that we will not remain a founder-controlled company after we cease to be a founder-led company," Facebook said in a proxy statement filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Facebook pursues Brand budgets

On Monday, Facebook announced it will help marketers sell and place”in article” and “in stream” video ads on its “Audience Network,” which includes thousands of third-party applications and websites. The move marks the first time Facebook is selling video ads on its Audience Network on the desktop web and the first time the social media giant is offering a video ad product on its Audience Network directed at brand advertisers. Marketers have the option to expand video ad campaigns from Facebook and Instagram to the Audience Network.

Facebook reports strong results as millions move to mobile

The social media giant has this morning reported earnings of US$1.51 billion, or 52 cents per share, up from $512 million, or 18 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were 77 cents per share in the latest quarter, well above the 62 cents that analysts polled by FactSet were expecting.

Revenue was $5.38 billion, up from $3.54 billion. Analysts had forecast $5.26 billion.

Instagram proves a winner for Facebook

After buying Instagram for US$1 billion in 2012, analysts at Credit Suisse now expect Facebook will get more than triple that price tag in revenue from the photo sharing app this year alone.

"We are now forecasting $3.2b in revenue contribution from Instagram in 2016," analysts led by Stephen Ju said in a recent note.

Sharing on Facebook drops 21%

At least, that's according to a couple of reports this week outlining a sharp decline in "original", personal posts from its users, and what Facebook is trying to do to reverse the trend.