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As the tech giant admits targeting kids as young as four, it’s time for a grown-up discussion about Facebook and children
The ‘big’ revelation that Facebook has been researching how to attract young children to its platform would only be newsworthy if the social media giant weren’t doing so.
Your Android smartphone is spying on you, a new study claims
Did you think you can trust your Android smartphone with your data and personal information? This latest study will make you think twice.
Facebook promotes hate to make money, whistleblower claims
The social media giant knows hate speech is a problem. It also knows it's profitable, a former employee claimed on Sunday.
Revealed: Facebook’s Secret Blacklist of “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations”
Experts say the public deserves to see the list, a clear embodiment of U.S. foreign policy priorities that could disproportionately censor marginalized groups.
USVI Gov't renews no-bid $70K contract for AG's daughter
The government of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) has renewed for another year a $70,000 no-bid contract for Kmisha Victoria Counts, the daughter of USVI Attorney General Denise George, to "represent the USVI as a tourism destination and to...
Facebook won’t say why it took down then reinstated ‘Reopen California Schools,' group's founder says
Several other Facebook groups with similar political aims were also taken down
Facebook exec outlines 'future plans' to implement measures to protect teens on Instagram
The company denies that they are focused solely on profits at the expense of their users' mental health
Facebook, Instagram users report trouble logging on just days after global outage
Down Detector reported surge in outage notices for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Friday afternoon
Instagram's Outage Convinced Small Business Owners That They Need Their Own Websites
“I plan to have my own website soon so people can order off that,” said one jewelry designer. “I cannot control Instagram.”
Tech CEO: Facebook is facing ‘the beginning of the end’
Time Magazine releases cover spotlighting Facebook's priority of profits over people
"Biased Against Facts": Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa On Facebook
The veteran journalist and head of Philippine news site Rappler told Reuters in an interview after winning the award that Facebook's algorithms "prioritise the spread of lies laced with anger and hate over facts."
OECD hails 'major victory' as global tax holdouts join reform
A global push to enact a minimum international tax on big corporations moved closer to reality on Friday as one of the last holdouts, Hungary, agreed to join a reform that now counts 136 countries.
Google, YouTube crack down on ads promoting climate change denial
Google is cracking down on digital ads promoting climate change denial or being used to make money from such content. The policy also applies to YouTube.
The silence of Donald Trump: how Twitter’s ban is cramping his style
The former president used to have a direct line to 8 million followers – now he’s suing to get back on the platform he made his own
Not again?! Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp offline for second time in a week
Social media giant Facebook, along with its subsidiaries Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, is offline for the second time in less than a week, leaving competitors to rescue its customers from an existential crisis.
Facebook hearings confirm fears about company’s business model. What now?
It appears that Facebook's business model actually does depend upon amplifying conflict and divisiveness
Facebook Messenger, Instagram Facing Issues For Second Time In A Week
Some users were unable to load their Instagram feeds, while others were not able to send messages on Facebook Messenger.
Revealed: anti-vaccine TikTok videos being viewed by children as young as nine
Covid misinformation remains on site for months adding to concern over impact of social media on young people
Twitter trials warnings about ‘intense’ conversations
Users urged to ‘look out for each other’ and ‘remember the human’ as platform tries to limit abuse
Data of Over 1.5 Billion Facebook Users Reportedly Being Sold on Hacker Forum Amid Worldwide Outage
The private personal data of 1.5 billion Facebook users is reportedly being sold on a popular hacking forum.
Analysis: Zuckerberg tries to hit hard at the whistleblower, but nothing lands
Hours after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress about how the social network poses a danger to children and democracy, Mark Zuckerberg took to the platform he built and posted a 1,300-word screed trying to und...
Bitcoin soars past $55,000 on George Soros fund endorsement
Bitcoin is back, and it has a prominent new supporter.
Key takeaways from Facebook whistleblower testimony
Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, testified before US lawmakers as a whistleblower. She was armed with company documents to back her claim that Facebook and Instagram can be addictive and harmful to children. Part of her...
Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony vs Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen
We’re not giving an opinion, just stating the facts. You judge who is lying and who is not. Who is risking their future for the public benefit and who is committing crimes against humanity, for increasing their fortune.
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