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Report: Facebook to Change Its Name Next Week to Better Reflect Company's 'Metaverse'

Facebook is reportedly planning to change its name to better reflect Mark Zuckerberg's goal of creating a "metaverse," reports The Verge, claiming the change could come as soon as next week. From the report: The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company's annual Connect conference on October 28th, but could unveil sooner, is meant to signal the tech giant's ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail. The rebrand would l...
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Facebook says its hiring 10,000 people in Europe to help build Mark Zuckerberg's 'metaverse'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) walks past a crowd with virtual reality (VR) headsets. Facebook Facebook said it would create 10,000 jobs in Europe over five years to make a "metaverse." The metaverse is a theoretical virtual space where people can access the internet. Mark Zuckerberg said this summer he wants Facebook to become a "metaverse company." Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs across the European Union (EU) over the next five years in pursuit of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's vis...
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Facebook says it's hiring 10,000 people in Europe to help build Mark Zuckerberg's 'metaverse'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) walks past a crowd with virtual reality (VR) headsets. Facebook Facebook said it would create 10,000 jobs in Europe over five years to make a "metaverse." The metaverse is a theoretical virtual space where people can access the internet. Mark Zuckerberg said this summer he wants Facebook to become a "metaverse company." Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs across the European Union (EU) over the next five years in pursuit of CEO Mark Zuckerberg's vis...
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Two Facebook whistleblowers have publicly attacked the company this year. Here's how their claims overlap.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Two Facebook whistleblowers, Sophie Zhang and Frances Haugen, have publicly criticised the company in 2021. Zhang told Insider she sees a common link between their criticisms of the company - profit. Both whistleblowers say Facebook under-resources countries it doesn't consider important. Facebook has been rocked by a public relations nightmare after whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents to The Wall Street Journal...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Congress, Russia, US, Trends, Iran, Cnn, Ethiopia, The Guardian, Capitol Hill, Wall Street Journal, Whistleblower, Zhang


Facebook claims it uses AI to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violence, but the technology doesn't really work, report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Facebook's artificial intelligence removes less than 5% of hate speech viewed on the social media platform. A new report from the Wall Street Journal details flaws in the platform's strategy to remove harmful content. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said that the company dangerously relies on AI and algorithms. Facebook claims it uses artificial intelligence to identify and remove posts containing hate speech and violen...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Trends, Report, Violence, Algorithm, Ai, Hate Speech, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Rosen, Facebook Employees, Color of Change, Facebook Algorithm


‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok

Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be foundInstagram has attracted a firestorm after whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed internal research showing the platform downplayed proof of its toxic effects – including the rise of eating disorders – on children.But such issues are not limited to the Facebook-owned social media company. The Guardian has found a variety of harmful pro-anorexia hashtags remain searchable on the popul...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, US news, Eating Disorders, The Guardian, Young People, Tiktok, Frances Haugen


Facebook is fighting to keep records of its own investigation into the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar out of court

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook is appealing a request for internal records linked to a Myanmar genocide case, filings show. It's the latest development in a legal battle regarding Facebook's role in genocidal violence. The company said sharing users' private content would create "grave human rights concerns of its own." Facebook on Wednesday challenged part of a judge's order that would require the tech giant to release internal documents and private user content co...
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Opinion: Facebook isn't the only problem

Frances Haugen's spellbinding testimony before Congress last week riveted the attention of lawmakers and the country. She claimed that Facebook's own research found that the platform is harmful to teenage girls and amplifies dangerous speech that has led to violence and death, but those findings were ignored or buried. The testimony — which CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said created a "false picture of the company" — followed her explosive whistleblowing of how Facebook prioritizes engagement over saf...
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‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

After election humiliation and Brexit, the former UK deputy prime minister swapped Westminster for a £2.7m job in Silicon Valley. The catch? Serving as the public face of the crisis-hit companyOn Sunday, Nick Clegg did a succession of interviews with some of the US’s biggest TV news shows. In his role as Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and communications, he was defending his company after weeks of headlines about its latest crisis – this time involving Frances Haugen, a Facebook st...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Nick Clegg, US Senate, Silicon Valley, Brexit, Clegg, Haugen


Facebook told staff it would seal off some internal message boards to prevent leaking. The change was immediately leaked.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook is restricting access to some staff message boards to prevent leaks. Facebook said some boards that relate to platform safety would be made private, The New York Times reported. Last week, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress. Facebook told employees on Tuesday it would restrict access to some internal message boards to prevent leaks, The New York Times first reported on Wednesda...
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A group of nearly 50 nonprofits has launched a campaign to 'effectively end Facebook's current business model' in the wake of whistleblower testimony

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan A group of almost 50 nonprofits is trying to "stop Facebook" in the wake of multiple company crises. It wants a data privacy law "strong enough to effectively end Facebook's current business model." The effort was spurred by testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen last week. Dozens of human rights organizations have started a campaign calling for action against Facebook following a week of turmoil for the tech giant. The coalition of nearly 50 nonpr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Facebook Instagram, PEN America, Mark Lennihan, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Haugen, Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen


Spot on or unfair? Facebook employees split on whistleblower Frances Haugen’s critique

Inside the notoriously insular company, employees’ perceptions of Haugen appear to be dividedWhen former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the Senate last Tuesday, she painted an unsightly picture of the social networking company.As a member of the company’s civic misinformation team for almost two years until her departure in May, Haugen shared insights the company had previously hidden – from Facebook’s willingness to propagate hateful content on its platforms to keep us...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Networking, Senate, US news, Haugen, Frances Haugen


Groups Launch 'How To Stop Facebook' Effort

A coalition of nonprofits on Wednesday debuted HowToStopFacebook.org, a fresh push to encourage greater government regulation of the social networking giant aimed at forcing the company to change its business model. From a report: The campaign hopes to take the outrage expressed by legislators over the revelations of whistleblower Frances Haugen and translate it into action. The campaign is pushing for two goals: A Congressional investigation with subpoena power into harms caused by Facebook; an...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Congressional, Frances Haugen, Urban Justice Center Read


'The most powerful person who's ever walked the face of the earth': How Mark Zuckerberg's stranglehold on Facebook could put the company at risk

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has 55% of the company's voting shares, giving him majority power. Experts say it's "a bad idea" for one person to hold so much control of a behemoth like Facebook. The notion is more profound given leaked docs that show Facebook's dismissal of its societal harm. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds 55% of voting shares in the company, former employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen brought up in front of Congress ...
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Facebook stock is testing a key 200-day support level after whistleblower allegations help spark 17% sell-off

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook stock fell more than 2% on Tuesday, testing its key 200-day moving average as support.The social media company has fallen 17% from its record high reached on September 1.The decline in shares of Facebook was accelerated by the allegations from a whistleblower.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Facebook stock fell more...
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‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders

Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimonyEarly in the Covid-19 pandemic, Michelle noticed her teenage daughters were spending substantially more time on Instagram.The girls were feeling isolated and bored during lockdown, the Arizona mom, who has asked to only be identified by her first name to maintain her children’s privacy, recalled. She hoped social media could be a way for them to remain connected with their friends and community....
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, US news, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Arizona, Michelle, Frances Haugen


A second Facebook whistleblower says she's willing to testify before Congress, and that she's shared documents with a US law agency

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Former Facebook employee Sophie Zhang is willing to testify before Congress, she told CNN. Zhang said she'd shared documenation about "potential criminal violations" with a US law enforcement agency. Zhang publicly criticized Facebook in a 7,800-word memo after she was fired in 2020. Sophie Zhang, a former Facebook data scientist who went public with her criticisms of the company in September 2020, has told CNN she is willing to test...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Whistleblower, Zhang, MIT Technology Review, Tech Insider, Haugen, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Sophie Zhang


Top Stories this PM: Merck requests authorization for anti-COVID pill; Facebook Oversight Board to meet with whistleblower

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Merck requests authorization for anti-COVID pill. Merck submitted an application for emergency use authorization to the FDA for its COVID-19 antiviral pill, the company said Monday. If authorized, the drug, called molnupiravir, would become the first oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Molnupiravir, jointly developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeu...
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Whistleblower Frances Haugen will meet with Facebook Oversight Board

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will meet with the social network's independent court-like oversight board in the coming weeks to discuss her concerns about the company, the Facebook Oversight Board said Monday.
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Facebook whistleblower will meet with company's oversight board

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will meet with the social network's independent court-like oversight board in the coming weeks to discuss her concerns about the company, the Facebook Oversight Board said Monday.
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Facebook's Oversight Board says it will meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen in a 'push for greater transparency and accountability'

The Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifying to a Senate committee. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Facebook's Oversight Board said it will meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen in the coming weeks. Haugen said, "Facebook has lied to the board repeatedly, and I am looking forward to sharing the truth." She has leaked thousands of pages of internal documents and testified about Facebook's policies. Facebook's independent "Supreme Court" will meet with company whistleblow...
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Facebook's Oversight Board to Meet With Whistleblower Frances Haugen

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's oversight board, a body set up by the social network to give independent verdicts on a small number of thorny content...
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Mark Zuckerberg discussed Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen at length during an internal meeting - but never mentioned her by name, a report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg never mentioned the company whistleblower, Frances Haugen, by name during a staff question-and-answer session, The NYT reported. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about whistleblower Frances Haugen with staff, the NYT reported. Zuckerberg spoke for about 20 minutes and said some of Haugen's claims were "easy to debunk," per The Times. But he never mentioned Haugen by name, The Times reported. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke...
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Silenced no more: A new era of tech whistleblowing?

Frances Haugen's Facebook leaks and the new Silenced No More Act may help others to come forward.
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Why Is a Post on “Moneyball” vs. “Trouble with the Curve” Still Getting Attention?

Over the last few months, a surprising number of viewers have been reading my post on two related movies, “Moneyball (2011)” and “Trouble with the Curve (2012).” With the majority of my blog readers between 18 and 34, I initially decided that the key to their interest now was my early assessment of artificial intelligence. At the time my readers and I were just getting introduced to artificial intelligence. It also turns out that nearly ten years later my conclusion regarding how artificial inte...
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Facebook coached employees on how to talk to their friends and family following the whistleblower hearing, a report says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook told staff how they should speak to their families about criticism of the company, The NYT reports. A memo reportedly gave staff talking points, including denying that Facebook puts profit over people. It follows former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifying before Congress last week. Facebook coached employees on how to talk to their loved ones abo...
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Facebook whistleblower to appear before UK Parliament

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen will appear before MPs looking into regulating big technology.
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Facebook will 'nudge' teenagers away from harmful content and tell them to 'take a break' from Instagram

Facebook, headed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is planning to "nudge" teens away from harmful content. Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook is set to "nudge" teens away from harmful content, an exec told CNN's State of the Union. Facebook is also going to tell teenagers to "take a break" from Instagram, Nick Clegg said. It follows lawmakers scrutinizing how Facebook and Instagram affects young people's mental health. A Facebook executive said on Sunday that the company was planning to introduce new...
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Facebook VP Suggests a Fix: a Prompt Urging Teen Instagram Users to 'Take a Break' (slashdot)

"Facebook is trying to mend its reputation in the wake of whisleblower Frances Haugen's testimony," reports Engadget, "and that includes promises of features lessening the potential harm for teens." CNN and Reuters report that Facebook Global Affairs VP Nick Clegg promised Instagram would introduce a "take a break" feature that encouraged teens to simply stop using the social network for a while. Clegg didn't say when it would be ready, but this was clearly meant to reduce addiction and other...
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Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook is 'proffering more talk & crocodile tears' after executive defends the company following whistle blower report

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (L). Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Last week, a whistleblower said Facebook doesn't address harmful content because of profits. On Sunday, a Facebook executive defended the company in several interviews. Sen. Blumenthal doubled down on analogies that the company is similar to Big Tobacco. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Facebook is "proffering...
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