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Meta Walks Back Policy Allowing Death Threats, Calls of Violence Against Russians on Its Platforms
After allowing citizens from a list of countries to openly call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, on its platforms, Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has now backtracked and is...
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Facebook Allows Praise of Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, Adjusts Policies Permitting Calls for Anti-Russian Violence
Facebook will now temporarily allow its users to praise the controversial Azov Battalion, a Ukrainian neo-Nazi military unit, on its platform after formally banning discussion of the group in 2019. The group was previously banned...
As Ukraine War Rages On, Russia Increasingly Closes Off Its Internet to the World
After a week of threats and half-measures, Russia’s government has officially blocked Facebook and will continue to restrict Twitter and Instagram from the tens of millions of users in the country who use these social...
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Facebook and Instagram May Shut Down Across Europe
Meta, the parent company for social media giants Facebook and Instagram, is threatening to shutdown service across Europe should the company not be granted the ability to transfer, store and process data from its European...
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Meta Shares Slump 20 Percent After Earnings Report, Number of Facebook Users Declines for First Time in History
On Feb. 2, shares of Facebook owner Meta fell by 20 percent after the social media platform’s quarterly earnings failed to meet market expectations. As a result of the share market sell-off, Meta’s market value...
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Polish Ruling Party Secretary Rebukes Facebook After it Banned Rival Europhobic Party
Polish ruling Law and Justice Party ringleader, Janusz Cieszyński criticized Meta/Facebook for banning its right-wing rival Konfederacja due to spreading “COVID-19 disinformation” calling it “a pretext for destroying democracy.” Cieszyński took to Twitter on Jan....
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Facebook’s Bad Reputation: Higher Salaries Needed to Hire and Retain Employees
The tech industry is one of the highest paying industries in America, with companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, etc. paying handsome salaries to its top talent. However, Facebook specifically seems to be pushing itself...
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Facebook Banned 7 ‘Cyber Surveillance Companies for Tracking and Hacking 48,000 Users’ Devices
Meta has banned seven alleged surveillance-for-hire companies from its platforms after those parties installed spyware on end-users' phones, mining their confidential data, hacking their devices, and selling their data to rogue countries. Meta, the parent...
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Facebook Says Fact Checks Might Not Actually Be Factual
Facebook has long been accused of censoring content through third-party fact-checkers. Such fact-checkers go through the controversial content and give a judgment on whether such content is based on facts or not.  Many people have...
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Facebook’s Latest Scandal: Exposing Low Digitally Skilled Users to More Violent and Adult Content
Facebook has been dealing with scandal after scandal for some time and has come under intense scrutiny from global lawmakers and regulators. According to a recent report, users with low digital literacy skills have become...
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Report Alleges Facebook Stalking Kids to Extract Boost in Ad Revenues
Facebook, which is steeped in a series of scandals after former employee Frances Haugen leaked thousands of pages of classified documents, is in the spotlight once again. This time, the company is being accused of...
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Ohio Attorney General Suing Facebook for Defrauding Investors
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing Facebook, now rebranded as Meta, for misleading investors and the public. The lawsuit, which has been filed on behalf of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and...