Democratic Senators call on Meta to stop plan to release Metaverse app to teens
Democratic Senators Blumenthal and Markey wrote a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that Meta not release a version of the metaverse Horizon Worlds for teenagers.
Hawley introduces two bills to protect kids from effects of social media, raise age requirement to 16
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced a bill that would implement an age requirement for social media usage and another that would study the harmful impact of social media on children
Zuckerberg ripped after latest Metaverse video for $1,500 Quest: 'Still looks like crap to me'
Meta Platforms rolled out its newest updates to its Metaverse Quest software allowing users to capture video of themselves using virtual instruments, art supplies, and maps.
Social media users spend less time and lose trust in platforms when they encounter censorship: study
A study from The First and Fourteenth Institute found social media users trust platforms less if they see blocked or labeled content, and will even spend less time on the app.
Facebook unveils midterms strategy to prevent election and voting interference
Meta, Facebook's parent company, says it has made significant investments in election security on the platform ahead of the midterms in the wake of criticisms.
Facebook parent company Meta opens first store in California
Facebook parent company Meta has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in California to serve as a showroom for its latest technology and consumer products.
Russian court upholds ban on Meta's Facebook, Instagram over 'extremist activities,' but still allows WhatsApp
Moscow court upholds ban on Meta's Facebook and Instagram over extremist activities but still allows Russians to use WhatsApp.
Russia invades Ukraine: Socialist-linked social media campaign to 'abolish NATO' defends Putin's aggression
Extremist groups are taking advantage of Russia’s war on Ukraine to amplify anti-NATO messaging and paint Vladimir Putin as a defender against globalism, according to a watchdog group.
Ukraine war: Meta says it will restrict Russian state-owned media RT and Sputnik in Europe amid invasion
Facebook’s parent company will restrict Russian state-owned media in Europe amid the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Jeff Bezos' new yacht in Netherlands under fire, thousands RSVP to throw eggs at it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, and he commissioned the world’s largest sailing yacht — so big that in order to get it out to sea, he’s offering to pay to take apart and reassemble a historic bridge that it needs to pass to get out of Rotterdam.
AOC has allies on bid to break up Facebook
AOC isn't alone in her belief that Facebook needs a reboot.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg adds Hawaii reservoir to assets
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s already-sprawling Hawaii compound has just gotten even bigger.
Facebook content policy VP slams whistleblower: 'She's not an expert'
Monika Bickert argued Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen did not work on child safety issues, suggesting she 'mischaracterized' the information she revealed from the platform.
Facebook hearings confirm fears about company’s business model. What now?
It's worthwhile to ask about Facebook’s knowing contribution to our world’s problems
NAACP wants to meet with Zuckerberg over 'hate and disinformation' on platform
The NAACP is requesting a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after a whistleblower claimed that the social media giant is not adequately policing hate speech on its platform.
Rep. Buck: It's clear that Facebook is 'playing favorites'
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., discusses recent controversial reports regarding Facebook and vaccine mandates.
Parler CEO slams social media for giving 'free rein' to Middle East terrorist groups
Parler CEO George Farmer slammed social media on Wednesday for giving “free rein” to Middle East terrorist groups, saying on Wednesday that he has no qualms about banning the Taliban from his platform.
Google settles antitrust case over advertising practices
Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to pay French regulators a fine of nearly $270 million, settling one of the first antitrust cases globally that allege the tech company abused its leading role in the digital advertising sector.
Users on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok decry censorship of Israel posts
Users on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok are highlighting instances of post removals and other forms of censorship after sharing content related to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump ban but calls indefinite suspension 'not appropriate'
Facebook's Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld former President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram, but said it was "not appropriate" for Facebook to impose the "indeterminate and standardless penalty of indefinite suspension."