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One in Eight Facebook Users are Addicted to the Platform
Billions of people around the world use social media to express themselves, connect with others, and share their experiences. While it does provide users a platform to engage themselves constructively, excessive use of social media...
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‘Whistleblower’ Frances Haugen Calls Facebook’s Transition to Meta a ‘Distraction’
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen said Facebook’s recent renaming of its parent company to Meta was born out of profit over safety, calling it a “distraction” while others called the Metaverse project “dead on arrival.”...
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‘Meta’ Trademark Dispute May Cost Zuckerberg $20 Million to Resolve
After changing its parent company’s name to “Meta”, Facebook could face a hefty price tag to continue using the name. A small PC company that has been using the trademark for a year prior to...
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Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Aims To Be ‘Successor To the Mobile Internet’
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced renaming the parent company responsible for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to Meta. Along with the name change, Zuckerberg plans to expand Meta from offering only social media platforms to...
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Zuckerberg: How Facebook Morphed Into Meta
Facebook is now Meta, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday divulging the tech-giant “will effectively transition from primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company.” Meta will keep the brand...
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Developer Who Built ‘Unfollow Everything’ Tool Gets Banned From Facebook
Louis Barclay, a developer, created a tool called “Unfollow Everything” that enabled users to automatically unfollow friends, pages, and groups on Facebook, thereby making their News Feed empty. Facebook has now permanently banned Barclay from...
Afghan Debacle: Marine Jailed for Questioning Authorities, People Donate Over $2.5 Million
A U.S. marine who criticized his superiors for mishandling the Afghan withdrawal was detained and placed in solitary confinement. Thousands of Americans have raised millions of dollars as he faces the possibility of a prison...
Facebook Comes Back Online Following Widespread Outage, Millions Disrupted
Facebook recently went down, triggering a frenzy worldwide as millions of businesses and individuals became increasingly worried about not being able to access the platform. Though the outage has now been resolved, the downtime demonstrated...
WSJ Exposé Reveals How Facebook Defends Instagram’s Effect on Teens
Instagram has often been called out for the negative effect it has on teenagers. With a recent report by The Wall Street Journal exposing the app’s damaging effect on teens, Facebook — the owner of...
WSJ Reports Instagram Harmful for Teens, Facebook Claims ‘Inaccurate’ Representation of Data
A report published by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Sept. 14 revealed that Facebook was aware of Instagram having a negative effect on the self-esteem of young girls but chose to do nothing about...
Facebook Ramped Up Censorship Prior To German Election, Millionaires Moving Money Out Of Country
Prior to the Sept. 26 federal election in Germany, Facebook increased its censorship in the country, suppressing content it considered as COVID-19 misinformation. According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Facebook even banned users who...
Facebook Refuses to Release Closed Accounts Related to Rohingya Violence, Judge Cites Irony
On Sept. 22, a U.S. federal judge instructed Facebook to release records of closed accounts connected to the Myanmar government’s violence against the Rohingya community. U.S. Magistrate, Judge Zia M. Faruqui, criticized Facebook for failing...