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Facebook, Instagram Login Restored After Widespread Outage

Widespread outage at Meta impacted Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and disrupted users from access those platforms

1 month ago

Meta Forms Team To Protect EU Elections From AI Risks

Facebook parent Meta forms dedicated team to protect upcoming EU Parliament elections in June from generative AI fraud

2 months ago

London Tribunal Approves £3bn Facebook Lawsuit

Competition Appeal Tribunal approves mass lawsuit against Facebook parent Meta worth up to £3bn over 'unfair' compensation for users' data

2 months ago

New York City Sues Social Media Firms Over Youth Mental Health

Cash grab or genuine? Social media firms face lawsuit from New York over a mental health crisis among young people

2 months ago

Russian Court Orders Arrest Of Meta Spokesman

Empty threat? Court in Moscow orders arrest in absentia of Meta spokesman Andy Stone, over terrorism-related charges

2 months ago

Meta Removes Facebook, Instagram Accounts Of Iran’s Supreme Leader

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has his Facebook and Instagram accounts permanently removed by Meta

2 months ago

Facebook Manipulated Media Policy ‘Incoherent’, Board Finds

Facebook Oversight Board finds policy on manipulated media 'incoherent' amidst concern over election misinformation

2 months ago

Meta Pleases As ‘Year Of Efficiency’ Pays Off With FY23 Results

Mark Zuckerberg and his “year of efficiency” pledge made in Feb 2023, has been viewed as successful by investors

2 months ago

Meta Criticised Over ‘Irresponsible’ AI Plans

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg talks up AI on par with human intelligence, promises to make 'widely available' to public

3 months ago

Sheryl Sandberg To Step Down From Meta’s Board

Former operating chief Sheryl Sandberg is to step from board of directors at Meta Platforms, after quitting COO role in…

3 months ago

Meta To Hide Eating Disorder, Suicide Posts From Teenagers

Posts about suicide and eating disorders will be hidden from the Instagram and Facebook feeds of teenagers

3 months ago

Oversight Board Reverses Meta Removal Of Graphic Israel-Gaza Videos

Meta's 'Supreme Court' has reversed content decision to remove graphic videos on Israel-Gaza from Facebook

4 months ago

Meta Deploys End-To-End Encryption Across Messenger, Facebook

Despite resistance from authorities, Meta begins roll-out of default end-to-end encryption for Messenger, Facebook

4 months ago

Meta Pressure Led To Harvard Termination, Alleges Misinformation Expert

Mark Zuckerberg donation of $500 million alleged to have pressured Harvard University into firing misinformation expert

4 months ago

UK Government, Tech Giants Agree To Tackle Online Fraud

Series of pledges from big name tech firms in agreement with UK government to protect people from online fraud

4 months ago

Objection Filed To Meta’s Paid Ad-Free Subscription

Digital rights group NOYB files first complaint with Austrian regulator against Meta's paid ad-free subscription for Facebook, Instagram

5 months ago

Russia Places Meta Spokesman On Wanted List

Meta spokesman Andy Stone placed on Russia's 'wanted list', with Meta Platforms previously classified as 'terrorist' organisation

5 months ago

Meta Says App Stores Should Get Parental Approval For Under-16 App Installs

As the US Senate examines Meta's protection children, firm calls for federal law for App Stores to approve app downloads…

5 months ago

Europe Expands Ban On Meta’s ‘Behavioural Ad’ Practices

Ban on Meta's 'behavioural advertising' practices has been expanded by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)

5 months ago

Meta Offers Paid Ad-Free Subscription For Facebook, Instagram

Facebook and Instagram to offer a paid subscription in Europe in return for no adverts, costing from 9.99 euros (£8.73)…

6 months ago

Meta Profit Soars From Ongoing Strong Ad Spending

Meta Platforms beats expectations in its Q3 financials, helped by an ongoing uptick in digital ad spend and cost cutting…

6 months ago

Meta Sued By US States Over Harm To Children

Dozens of US states sue Meta Platforms, alleging Instagram and Facebook are harming children's mental health

6 months ago

Meta To Deploy Broadcast Channels For Facebook, Messenger

Because social media really needs more ways to spread information. Broadcast channels are coming soon to Facebook and Messenger

6 months ago

Meta Lawsuit Settlement Talks Collapse In Kenya

Content moderators in Kenya accuse Meta of not negotiating sincerely as lawsuit settlement talks break down

6 months ago

EU Writes To Mark Zuckerberg Over Hamas Attack Disinformation

Thierry Breton gives Meta similar warning issued to Elon Musk about disinformation concerning deadly attack on Israel by Hamas

6 months ago

Russia To Try Block VPN Access In 2024, Lawmaker Claims

Access to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Russia will be blocked from March 2024, Russian lawmaker claims

6 months ago

Meta Touts Monthly Charge For Ad-Free Facebook, Instagram – Report

User of social networks belonging to Meta could be charged a monthly fee of 10 euros (£8.67) for ad-free access…

6 months ago

Meta Connect 2023: Meta Launches AI Chatbots With Personalities

Developer conference begins with Meta introducing AI chatbots with celebrity personalities for Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook

7 months ago

EU Tells Tech To Resist Russian Misinformation, With Twitter Singled Out

EU official warns Elon Musk that Twitter cannot avoid its responsibilities, after it is listed as worse for spreading Russian…

7 months ago

Meta Surrenders Lease At One London Building

Tech office consolidation, after report Meta Platforms handed back lease on one building near Euston Station in London

7 months ago