Showing posts with category "social media"

Facebook whistleblower says Mark Zuckerberg should step down as CEO

Mark Zuckerberg should step down as CEO – Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said Monday she believes the company would be “stronger” if founder Mark Zuckerberg stepped down as chief executive. “I think it is unlikely the company will change if he remains CEO,” she said during an on-stage interview at the Web Summit tech conference […]

November 2, 2021
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Donald Trump launches his own social media app, TRUTH Social

Donald Trump launches his own social media app, TRUTH Social – Some investors aren’t waiting to see if former President Donald Trump’s plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and even Disney can actually become reality — they’re all in. Trump said Wednesday that he’s launching Trump Media & Technology […]

October 21, 2021
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Facebook is planning to change its name, report says

Facebook is planning to change its name – Facebook is planning to rebrand itself with a new name focused on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday, as the tech giant comes under fire from regulators around the world over its business practices. The company plans to announce the new name next week, the Verge […]

October 20, 2021
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Two Facebook whistleblowers have publicly attacked the company this year; here’s how their claims overlap

Two Facebook whistleblowers have publicly attacked the company – Facebook has been rocked by a public relations nightmare after whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents to The Wall Street Journal before appearing in front of Congress to publicly denounce the company. Haugen isn’t the only Facebook whistleblower to emerge this year. Former data scientist Sophie […]

October 17, 2021
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Facebook whistleblower to appear before UK Parliament

Facebook whistleblower – Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who accuses the technology giant of putting profit ahead of safety, will give evidence to the UK Parliament later this month. Ms Haugen will appear before the Online Safety Bill committee on 25 October. It is examining a law to impose obligations on social-media companies to protect […]

October 11, 2021
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‘More to come’ from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, her lawyer says

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen – “There’s more to come,” Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s lawyer said Wednesday during a Washington Post Live event, signaling that much of the information she obtained from the tech giant has not yet been made public and the scandal is still unfolding. “It’s obviously pretty substantial, and there’s been a lot […]

October 7, 2021
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Facebook Down: Zuckerberg Apologises for Six-Hour Outage

Facebook down – Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the “disruption” caused after its social media services went down for almost six hours – impacting more than 3.5bn users worldwide. The billionaire said sorry after an internal technical issue took Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, and Instagram offline at about 16:00 GMT on Monday. The scramble […]

October 6, 2021
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Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram back after outage

Facebook – Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. It blamed an internal technical issue, which not only affected Facebook’s services, but reportedly also employees’ work passes and email. The services were down from about 16:00 GMT until around 22:00 […]

October 5, 2021
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Facebook Whatsapp and Instagram Down – What was the Cause?

Facebook Whatsapp and Instagram Down – Social media services Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are back up and running after an outage that lasted almost six hours, Facebook says. The company says the cause was a faulty configuration change. All three services are owned by Facebook and could not be accessed over the web or on […]

October 5, 2021
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Trump Asks US Judge to Force Twitter to Restore His Account

Trump Asks US Judge to Force Twitter – Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, which the company suspended in January following the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s attorneys on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Miami seeking a […]

October 4, 2021
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Facebook’s Latest Scandal is putting the spotlight on Children Online Safety

Children Online Safety – Lawmakers will deliver a blistering indictment of Facebook at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday, as company scandals are generating renewed political will to reframe the laws protecting children online — proposals that have stagnated. Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, will testify and lawmakers are expected to grill her on […]

September 30, 2021
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Facebook’s metaverse for work draws hope, but mostly skepticism

VentureBeat ~Facebook~ Mark Zuckerberg let the public in on his “metaverse” ambitions just a few weeks ago, setting off a firestorm of discourse around the kinds of virtual worlds found in Snow Crash and Ready Player One — and what it would look like if Facebook created one in real life. Yesterday, we got a […]

August 20, 2021
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