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Facebook owner Meta updates privacy policy

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has updated its privacy policies to make them “easier to understand”, with alerts about the changes to begin arriving on Thursday. The company said the changes “don’t allow Meta to collect, use or share your data in new ways”, but would help it be “clearer about how […]

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Facebook and Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Facebook parent Meta has said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of US mid-term elections. The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use the platform to target […]

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Facebook says levels of harmful content taken down remain ‘consistent’

The prevalence of harmful content on Facebook and Instagram remained “relatively consistent” during the first three months of this year, the platforms’ parent company Meta said, as it published its latest community standards enforcement report. According to the figures, there was an increase in the amount of spam and violence and incitement content removed from […]

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Meta’s first quarter profit and daily users eclipse Wall Street expectations

Facebook parent Meta’s first quarter profit and its count of daily users jumped past Wall Street’s expectations despite the company’s slowest revenue growth since going public a decade ago. Meta cut a sharp contrast with Google parent Alphabet, which on Monday reported what analysts called disappointing earnings, with profit below Wall Street’s expectations. Google also […]

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Russian ‘court’ bans Facebook and Instagram on ‘extremism’ charges

A Moscow court has banned Facebook and Instagram for what it deemed extremist activity in a case against their parent company Meta. The Tverskoy District Court fulfilled a request from prosecutors to outlaw Meta Platforms and banned Facebook and Instagram for what they called “extremist activities”. Prosecutors have accused the social media platforms of ignoring […]

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Russia blocks access to Facebook for its 146 million citizens

Russia has blocked access to Facebook for its 146 million citizens amid the Ukraine invasion, a state regulator has said.The country’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said the social media platform was blocked on day nine of the war due to “cases of discrimination against Russian media”.It comes a week after Russia limited access to Facebook after […]

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Facebook hopes to stay online in Russia ‘to offer counter-speech to propaganda’

Facebook will try to continue to operate in Russia to offer a platform for “counter-speech” to the “propaganda” coming from Russian-state controlled media, Nick Clegg has said.The former UK deputy prime minister, who is now the head of global affairs at Facebook’s parent company, Meta, said it is important for the platform to stay online […]

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