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In Japan, Insulting Someone Online Could Now Land You in Jail for a Year
On Monday, June 13, the Japanese parliament passed legislation that would make online insults punishable by up to one year in prison.  The new legislation, which amends the country’s penal code, is poised to come...
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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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Gold Medalist Eileen Gu Says There’s No Internet Censorship in China Because ‘Anyone can download a VPN’
On Feb. 8, gold medalist Eileen Gu posted on Instagram to announce her win at the Beijing Winter Olympics. As social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are banned in China, many Chinese have questioned...
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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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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...
Effects of Instagram on youngsters is being probed by state attorneys general.
The Harmful Effects of Instagram on Kids, State Attorneys General Launch Investigation
Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, has come under intense scrutiny for its approach towards youngsters after thousands of pages of internal documents were leaked to the press by whistleblower and former employee, Frances...
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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...
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...