32 Million Pieces Of Bad Content Removed From Instagram And Facebook In October: Meta India

Meta took down over 29.2 million pieces of bad content across 13 policies for Facebook and over 2.7 million pieces of such content across 12 policies for Instagram in India in October, the company said on Thursday. Between October 1-31, Meta received 703 reports through its Indian grievance mechanism, and the company said it provided […]

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Twitter, Other Social Media Apps Fail to Remove Hate Speech, Says EU Review

Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to European Union data released Thursday. The EU figures were published as part of an annual evaluation of online platforms’ compliance with the 27-nation bloc’s code of conduct on disinformation. Twitter wasn’t alone — most […]

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Facebook Receiving Users’ Financial Information From Tax-Filing Websites: Report

Last Updated: November 24, 2022, 08:45 AM IST Well-known services like TaxAct are required to provide personal information in order to calculate their returns. (File Photo: Reuters) The information received by Facebook could be used by the company to improve its advertising algorithms, no matter whether the person using the tax filing service has an […]

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Amazon Laid Off Devices Unit Staff, Including Retail and HR, Amid Job Cuts

Amazon on Wednesday said it has laid off some employees in its devices group as a person familiar with the company said it still targeted around 10,000 job cuts, including in its retail division and human resources. The announcement, Amazon‘s first since media outlets including Reuters reported its layoff plans on Monday, heralded a dramatic shift […]

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Woman Fired While On Maternity Leave, Here’s What She Said

Earlier this week, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, announced the most significant job cut in the history of the company. Meta announced laying off 11,000 employees, about 13% of the workforce. Among those 11,000 employees, Anneka Patel, ex-communications Manager at Facebook and mother to the 3-month-old baby Emilia, was also laid […]

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Facebook Parent Meta Asked by Shareholder to Cut Jobs, Spending in Open Letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook-parent Meta Platforms needs to streamline by cutting jobs and capital expenditure, its shareholder Altimeter Capital Management said on Monday in an open letter to Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. The company has lost investor confidence as it ramped up spending and pivoted to the metaversethe technology-focused hedge fund with a 0.1 percent stake said, and […]

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Meta Quest Pro launch: This Metaverse avatars feature has Zuckerberg jumping

Facebook-parent Meta launched the Meta Quest Pro mixed reality headset in a move to further strengthen the idea of metaverse – the brainchild of company CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The metaverse allows people to talk to others through avatars, which are graphical representations of users or their characters or personas. The avatars do not have legs […]

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Facebook Follower Counter Drops for Several Users, Mark Zuckerberg’s Count Drops Below 10,000: Details

Several users of Meta’s Facebook are complaining losing majority of their followers on the social media platform due to unknown reasons. Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has lost over 119 million followers which has brought down his follower count to below 10,000. “Facebook created a tsunami that wiped away my almost 900,000 followers and […]

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Meta allows users to connect their wallets, share digital collectibles on Facebook, Instagram in the US

Meta has announced that Instagram and Facebook users in the US can now connect their wallets and share their digital collectibles on their handles. The users can also cross-post their digital collectibles across both these platforms. The development comes almost two months after the company expanded non-fungible tokens (NFT) support on Instagram to 100 countries […]

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Facebook Must Pay Rohingya Compensation For Online Hate Campaign: Report

The NGO urged Facebook to undertake “proactive human rights due diligence”. (Representational) France: Facebook should pay reparations to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya forced from their homes in Myanmar in a campaign exacerbated by rampant online hate speech, Amnesty International said in a report Thursday. The Rohingya, a mainly Muslim minority, were targeted by Myanmar’s […]

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Meta Disrupts Chinese Propaganda Operation Across Facebook, Instagram Ahead of US Midterm Elections

Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagramas well as competitor service Twitterbut was small and did not attract […]

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Explained: WhatsApp Call Links and what it means for users

Meta Platforms’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg has recently announced a new feature for the popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp on his Facebook account. This new feature named Call Links will help users to set up calls by creating direct links to both audio and video calls. Apart from this, the company’s CEO has also mentioned that […]

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US Man Gets Help From Police To Fake Arrest For Surprise Marriage Proposal, Internet Loves It

Picture shows Wayne Morse and Kristen Fleming with the police department officials. There are moments in a person’s life that can never be forgotten and if that has occurred in an amazing way then there are some other people too who remember the day with the person. Getting a wedding proposal is one of the […]

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Facebook Whistleblower Launches Nonprofit to Solve Social Media Issues

Last Updated: September 25, 2022, 11:24 AM IST Facebook was accused of various malpractices by the whistleblower Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions to harms created by social media, she said on Thursday. (Reuters) – Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is launching a nonprofit organization that will seek solutions […]

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Meta Partners With Salesforce For Bringing Businesses On WhatsApp

Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced a partnership with software company Salesforce where companies on their platform can use WhatsApp business messages to answer customer questions, run marketing campaigns and sell directly in chat. “More and more people prefer to communicate with businesses over text. That’s why we launched our Cloud API […]

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Twitter Tests New Tools to Expand Recommendations, Allows Users to Remove Unrelated Tweets From Timeline

Twitter is expanding how it recommends posts from accounts that users do not follow, the social media company announced on Tuesday. As part of the expansion, it is also building tools for users to control and provide feedback on that content. “With millions of people signing up for Twitter every day, we want to make […]

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