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Facebook ‘overpaid in data settlement to avoid naming Zuckerberg’

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Facebook paid $4.9bn more than necessary to the US Federal Trade Commission in a settlement over the Cambridge Analytica scandal in order to protect Mark Zuckerberg, a lawsuit has claimed. The lawsuit alleges that the...

Facebook oversight board to review system that exempts elite users

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Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says it will review the company’s “XCheck” system, an internal program that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules. The decision follows an investigat...

Facebook slams Wall Street Journal reports as ‘deliberate mischaracterisations’

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Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs, has slammed the Wall Street Journal for reporting that the social media giant was aware of negative impacts of some of its products. The newspaper’s work conta...

Facebook steps up fight against climate misinformation – but critics say effort falls short

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Facebook has announced new efforts to combat climate crisis misinformation on its platform, including by expanding its climate science center to provide more reliable information, investing in organizations that fight...

Facebook aware of Instagram’s harmful effect on teenage girls, leak reveals

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Facebook has kept internal research secret for two years that suggests its Instagram app makes body image issues worse for teenage girls, according to a leak from the tech firm. Since at least 2019, staff at the compa...

Facebook office cleaner who led protests at London site fears for his job

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Facebook’s facilities management firm has demanded the removal of a union activist leading a campaign against “impossible workloads” imposed on exhausted cleaners at the US tech giant’s London offices. Emails seen by ...

Facebook announces launch of Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses

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Facebook lives in your pocket, on the web, en, if you’ve bought the company’s Portal video-calling device, even in your kitchen. Nou, it wants to find a home on your face. The company has created its first “smart gla...

Facebook encryption could prevent detection of child abuse, NCA says

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Facebook’s plans to allow encrypted messaging across all its platforms could prevent the detection of up to 20m child abuse images every year, a senior investigating officer has claimed. Rob Jones, the director of thr...

Facebook pledges to become ‘water positive’ by 2030

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Facebook has announced plans to become “water positive” by 2030, restoring more water than the company consumes globally. The firm is leaning further into a virtuous skirmish between the world’s largest technology pla...

Facebook could be forced by UK watchdog to sell gif creator Giphy

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Facebook could be forced to sell gif creation website Giphy after an investigation by the UK competition regulator found its takeover could harm competition among social media companies and the digital advertising mar...

Facebook shuts accounts in anti-vaccine influencer campaign

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Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts linked to a mysterious advertising agency operating from Russia that sought to pay social media influencers to smear Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca. A networ...

Now Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be master of the virtual universe

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Brace yourselves: Mark Zuckerberg has a new pivot for Facebook. The visionary genius who brought us the pivot to video, the pivot to privacy, the pivot to trusted news and the pivot away from trusted news is now prepa...

Facebook reports fastest quarterly growth in five years

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Facebook saw its fastest growth this quarter since 2016, the company revealed in its earnings report on Wednesday, despite regulatory concerns and criticisms surrounding misinformation on the platform. The social med...

Facebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdown

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New South Wales Health has issued a warning about misinformation circulating on WhatsApp that claims Sydney supermarkets will close as part of the ongoing lockdown, with owner Facebook saying it is working to limit th...

So the government’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook failed. Where now?

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Within 12 hours of a federal judge tossing out a state and federal antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, the market value of the adolescent company exceeded $1tn. Facebook became the fifth company worth more than a tri...

Myanmar: Facebook promotes content urging violence against coup protesters – study

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Facebook is promoting content that incites violence against Myanmar’s anti-coup protesters and amplifies junta misinformation, despite promising to clamp down on the misuse of its platform, according to a study. An in...

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