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Meta reverses policy that blocked people from searching for Kyle Rittenhouse on Facebook and Instagram

Kyle Rittenhouse at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 17, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.Sean Krajacic/Pool via Getty Images Facebook, now Meta, blocked users from searching for Kyle Rittenhouse or praising him in August 2020. The company confirmed to the BBC it has now reversed its policy on searching for Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and injured a third in August 2020. A jury acquitted him last month. Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has reversed a policy i...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Shooting, Trends, Bbc, Meta, Kenosha, Rittenhouse, Fishman, Kenosha Wisconsin, Brian Fishman, Tech Insider, Getty Images Facebook, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Kenosha County Courthouse


The Facebook executive who helmed the social media company's Novi cryptocurrency project is departing

David Marcus.REUTERS/Stephen Lam David Marcus, a Facebook executive who helmed the firm's crypto projects, is departing by the end of the year. Marcus led the creation of Novi, the company's digital wallet, and co-created Diem, its stalled digital currency.  "My entrepreneurial DNA has been nudging me for too many mornings in a row," he tweeted. David Marcus, a Facebook executive who helmed the social media giant's cryptocurrency efforts, is departing by the end of the year to foc...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, David Marcus, Meta, Libra, Marcus, Kevin Weil, Stephane Kasriel, Morgan Beller, Isabelle Lee, David Marcus REUTERS Stephen Lam David Marcus, Meta Platforms Facebook, PayPal Prior, Marcus Facebook


Madonna criticises Instagram for taking down nipple photo

Artist says it is ‘astounding’ that women can show any part of their body except nipplesFrom her infamous corset bodysuit with conical bra cups to her bondage-inspired outfits at the Met Gala and MTV video music awards, Madonna has never been shy of causing a stir with her looks. But now, the international superstar has come up against an unlikely and powerful foe: Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire.On Thursday, the singer criticised Instagram for taking down photographs in which her nipple w...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Mtv, Madonna, Meta


Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, to testify before US Congress amid probes on platform’s impact on young users

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, will be testifying before the US Congress as criticism mounts over concerns related to the safety of young users on the platform. The Instagram chief highlighted a series of features and updates that the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform has introduced for the safety of young users, emphasizing parental controls apart from changes such as making young teens’ accounts private by default and restricting the kinds of ads they see. The platform has been under th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Meta, US Congress, Adam Mosseri, Frances Haugen


Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider


The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Tech, Connecticut, Davis, Meta, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Instagram and Facebook, Commerce Committee, Antigone Davis, Adam Mosseri


Meta Delays Encrypted Messages on Facebook and Instagram To 2023

The owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users' messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection. From a report: Mark Zuckerberg's social media empire has been under pressure to abandon its encryption plans, which the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, has described as "simply not acceptable." The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has said private messaging is the "frontlin...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Sunday Telegraph, Zuckerberg, Facebook And Instagram, Priti Patel, Antigone Davis


Facebook Delays Plans to Use End-to-End Encryption As Default for Messenger and Instagram Messages Until at Least 2023

Facebook, now rebranded to "Meta," is delaying plans to use end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram messages until at least 2023, a year later than the previous deadline promised by the social media behemoth. Writing in The Telegraph, Meta's head of global safety, Antigone Davis, said that the company is pushing back its deadline to roll out end-to-end encryption as the default for billions of Messenger and Instagram users until "sometime in 2023." Meta claims this delay is meant t...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Davis, Meta, Antigone Davis, Facebook Messenger Instagram, Signal Telegram, Facebook Delays Plans, Telegraph Meta


Your Instagram and Facebook Messenger chats aren't going to be encrypted like WhatsApp until 2023, Meta says

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Facebook, now Meta, announced in 2019 it would end-to-end encrypt messages on all its platforms. But it won't now finish doing this until 2023, its global safety chief told The Sunday Telegraph. Meta has faced political pressure to provide law enforcement with ways to evade encryption. Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, won't finish making your chats on Facebook Messenger and Instagram end-to-end encrypted until 2023, according t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Instagram, Privacy, Trends, Whatsapp, End-to-end Encryption, Facebook Messenger, Davis, Meta, The Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Priti Patel, Tech Insider


Meta delays encrypted messages on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

Move comes as child safety campaigners express concern plans could shield abusers from detectionThe owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users’ messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection.Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire has been under pressure to abandon its encryption plans, which the UK home secretary, Priti Patel, has described as “simply not acceptable”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Society, World news, Child protection, Meta, Facebook And Instagram, Priti Patel


Meta's chief business officer describes overcoming her initial reluctance to work at Facebook — and what changed her mind

Marne Levine in 2018, when she was the COO of Instagram.Getty Images Marne Levine is the chief business officer of Meta, formerly Facebook. She told a virtual classroom she initially didn't want to work there when first approached in 2010. She described how she realized there were other areas where she "was going to add value right away." People should be "open and imaginative" when considering pivoting to new industries, Meta's chief business officer said as she described her initial...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Careers, Trends, Tech, Harvard University, Treasury, Meta, Career Advice, Career Change, Sheryl Sandberg, Treasury Department, Levine, Case Western Reserve University, Marne Levine, Sandberg


Facebook is offering to pay musicians and creators up to $50,000 every time they use its new Clubhouse rival feature for 30-minute sessions, a report says

Facebook office signJosh Edelson / AFP Facebook is offering to pay musicians and creators to use its new Clubhouse rival, per The Information. The reported deals pay up to $50,000 for each FB Live Audio Room session which can be as short as 30 minutes. The platform deployed similar strategies to attract creators to its TikTok-clone Instagram Reels. Facebook is offering to pay music artists and creators up to $50,000 every time they use its new Clubhouse-like feature, The Information reported ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Linkedin, Information, Meta, Information Facebook, Amanda Perelli, Instagram Reels, Instagram Reels Facebook, Edelson AFP Facebook, Snapchat Twitter TikTok YouTube, Kate Duffy Hannah Towey


State attorneys general launch investigation into Meta-owned Instagram's impact on kids

A bipartisan group of 10 state attorneys general have launched an investigation into Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, focused on the potential harms of its Instagram platform on children and teens.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Cnn, Meta


At least 8 state AG's are investigating Facebook and Instagram after leaked documents showed the danger they can pose to children

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Nine state AGs are investigating Meta over the harmful effects that Instagram can have on teens. The bipartisan group is accusing the firm of promoting Instagram despite knowing this harm. It follows a separate lawsuit as Meta fields what could be an onslaught of legal action prompted by the docs. A bipartisan group of eight state attorneys general is investigating Facebook and Instagram over the har...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, New York City, Trends, Tennessee, Nebraska, Meta, Wall Street Journal, Peterson, AG, David Yost, Doug Peterson, Tech Insider


Instagram is shutting down its Threads messaging app

Instagram’s stand-alone message app, Threads, will soon be shutting down as part of the ongoing consolidation of messaging apps by Meta.
Tags: Mobile, Instagram, Trends, Mobile Apps, Meta


Facebook and Instagram gathering browsing data from under-18s, study says

Parent company Meta denies data being used to target young users with ads based on their browsing activityFacebook and Instagram are gathering data from under-18s by using software that tracks users’ web browsing activity, according to research.The platforms’ parent company had announced in July that it would allow advertisers to target young users based on three categories only – age, gender and location – rather than a range of options including their personal interests. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, Society, Young People, Meta


Facebook, now Meta, just got hit with its first major lawsuit since a whistleblower exposed a trove of internal documents

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Ohio's Attorney General is suing Meta, alleging it misled the public and cost investors billions. The suit says the company violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose its harm to young users. Lawsuits like this remain a bigger risk for Meta than potential regulation from Congress.  Ohio's Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, on Monday, accusing the company of violating federal...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Tech, Lawsuits, Meta, Yost, Erin Scott, Tech Insider, Haugen, CONGRESS Ohio, Blair Levin


Silicon Valley Targets A Gun Manufacturer

Silicon Valley Targets A Gun Manufacturer Ohio/Social Media – -(AmmoLand.com)- If loyal Ammoland readers want to know why NYSRPA v. Bruen is not going to be a silver bullet to end the battle for our rights, they just need to look at Instagram’s actions towards an Ohio-based firearms manufacturer. Hi-Point Firearms doesn’t have the name recognition of Springfield Armory, Glock, Colt, or Smith and Wesson. In fact, it is, in some ways, the flip side of SIG-Sauer, Beretta, or Heckler and Koch. It...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Guns, Supreme Court, Reagan, United States, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Meta, Smith, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, Harold, Wayne Lapierre, Letitia James


The head of Instagram was briefly locked out of his account after he was falsely reported as dead

Adam Mosseri speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The head of Instagram was briefly locked out of his account after he was falsely reported as dead. A scammer said they "memorialized" Mosseri's Instagram by creating a fake obituary, Vice reported. It's one way scammers can get users banned from social media, a service some people pay for. Instagram head Adam Mosseri was briefly locked out of his ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Meta, San Jose California, Justin Sullivan Getty, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Scammer, Mosseri, Hannah Towey, Syenrai


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #561

We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #561 Mashup 8 Nov 2021 hannahcurrey Pinterest gets into live shopping with Pinterest TVIt’s time to tur...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Seo, Netflix, Un, Glasgow, Meta, Facebook Groups, Facebook Communities, MetaFacebook


The metaverse: colonial fantasies of the wild West

Whether it becomes reality or just another fad, the metaverse misadventure is another indictment of the capitalist system and American empire The post The metaverse: colonial fantasies of the wild West appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Opinion, Whatsapp, Google Glass, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Meta, Openaccess, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Big Tech, Metaverse


Microsoft Teams takes on the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings

Microsoft Teams will get new 3D avatars in a push toward a metaverse environment, and you won’t need to put a VR headset on to use them. Microsoft envisions virtual spaces inside Teams where people can network and socialize with games or even use Microsoft apps to collaborate on projects. Meta has billions of daily users across Facebook and Instagram to leverage for its metaverse ambitions, and Microsoft has the millions of daily Teams users and integration into Office to try to make the metave...
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Meta, Microsoft Teams, Metaverse


‘Meta’ branding began- WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, Facebook Apps started showing the brand name.

WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and other Facebook apps have started showing the company’s new ‘Meta’ branding on both Android and iOS devices. First spotted on recent WhatsApp beta versions for Android and iOS devices last week, the Meta branding has started to appear on the splash screens of the latest versions of WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook apps. In 2019, Facebook started showing its native branding on WhatsApp and Instagram apps. [Via]
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Instagram, Marketing, Meta, Branding, Instagram Messenger, Metaverse, WhatsApp Instagram Messenger Facebook Apps


Facebook Denies Report It Gave Kazakhstan's Government Special Direct Access to Its Content Reporting System

UPDATED: Earlier this week ZDNet reported that Facebook's parent company Meta "has granted the Kazakhstan government direct access to its content reporting system," as part of a joint agreement to work on removing content that is deemed harmful on social network platforms like Facebook and Instagram," with the agreement focusing on protecting children. But the Washington Post clarified tonight that in fact Kazakhstan's statement "was apparently released independent of Facebook." Meta spokesma...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Washington Post, Tech, Meta, Kazakhstan, Ministry, Republic of Kazakhstan, Zdnet, George Chen, Facebook Meta, Ministry of Information and Social Development, Ben McConaghy


Mark Zuckerberg downloaded and used a photo app that Facebook later cloned and crushed, antitrust lawsuit claims

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images The founders of Phhhoto filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook's parent company, Meta. The suit accuses Facebook of cloning and then crushing the app. It "strung Phhhoto along" with the promise of a partnership that never materialized, the suit says. The founders of a photo-app startup filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook's parent company, Meta, The New York Times first reported on Thursday.In 2014, Champ Ben...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Competition, The Times, Antitrust, Meta, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Phhhoto, Joe Osborne, Photo App, Tech Insider


Facebook Is Backing Away From Facial Recognition. Meta Isn't.

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: Facebook says it will stop using facial recognition for photo-tagging. In a Monday blog post, Meta, the social network's new parent company, announced that the platform will delete the facial templates of more than a billion people and shut off its facial recognition software, which uses an algorithm to identify people in photos they upload to Facebook. This decision represents a major step for the movement against facial recognition, which experts a...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Vox, Facebook This, Grosse, Jason Grosse


The 16 biggest scandals Mark Zuckerberg faced over the last decade as he became one of the world's most powerful people

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg saw Facebook through a financially successful decade. But despite that success, the decade was increasingly marked by scandals and congressional hearings. Zuckerberg and his company, now renamed Meta, face major scrutiny from the public and lawmakers. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg spent the decade overseeing Facebook's rise in prominence in daily life. From the company'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Instagram, Privacy, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, China, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy


Facebook whistleblower says Mark Zuckerberg should resign as CEO amid company's 'meta problem'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said Mark Zuckerberg should resign as CEO of Meta. It's "unlikely" Meta-owned Facebook will change with Zuckerberg in charge, Haugen said Monday. Haugen leaked the "Facebook Files" that have embroiled Facebook and Meta in controversy. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on Monday called on Mark Zuckerberg to step down a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Instagram, Congress, Web Summit, US, Trends, Social Media, Meta, Cnbc, Whistleblower, Zuckerberg, Breitbart, Mark, Lisbon Portugal


Facebook failing to protect users from Covid misinformation, says monitor

Twenty accounts and groups tracked by NewsGuard gained more than 370,000 followers over past year Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMisinformation and sceptical views about Covid-19 and vaccines has been allowed to spread on more than a dozen Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages and groups that together have gained 370,000 followers over the past year, according to a report.The misinformation and promotion of vaccine hesitancy includes posts in Facebook groups claimin...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, MMR, Meta, Andrew Wakefield, NewsGuard, Coronavirus


Mark Zuckerberg should quit Facebook, says Frances Haugen

Whistleblower says a new CEO should prioritise online safety over Meta restructureFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has delivered her strongest call yet for Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chief executive of his social media empire, saying the business will be better off with a leader who focuses on user safety.Frances Haugen said Facebook’s parent company, rebranded Meta last week, is unlikely to change if its founder remains in charge. Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the former Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, Whatsapp, Corporate Governance, Meta, Lisbon, Zuckerberg



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