Facebook Faces Federal Monopoly Lawsuit Again

Facebook Faces Federal Monopoly Lawsuit Again

This post was originally published on this site  The federal government’s monopoly lawsuit against Facebook is back. The past few years have made it abundantly clear that the feds have it out for Facebook, what with the plethora of congressional hearings about the social media giant’s practices and an antitrust...

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Sharing on Facebook seems harmless. But leaked documents show how it may help spread misinformation.

Sharing on Facebook seems harmless. But leaked documents show how it may help spread misinformation.

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook employees repeatedly warned of the role resharing content plays and offered myriad solutions only to see their suggestions ignored, documents show.     

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What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in

What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in

This post was originally published on this site At the end of 2020, it seemed hard to imagine a worse year for misinformation on social media, given the intensity of the presidential election and the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. But 2021 proved up to the task, starting with the...

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Abortion rights groups say tech giants thwart ability to reach public  

Abortion rights groups say tech giants thwart ability to reach public  

This post was originally published on this siteAbortion rights groups say Facebook and other tech giants are making it harder for the public to access information about abortion pills by blocking posts and ads with credible information. They say limited access to online information about…

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Senators Want Social-Media Apps to Share Research

Senators Want Social-Media Apps to Share Research

This post was originally published on this siteA bipartisan group of U.S. senators plans to introduce legislation that would require Meta Platforms and other social-media companies to provide outside researchers with data access.

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Instagram announces changes ahead of political grilling

Instagram announces changes ahead of political grilling

This post was originally published on this sitePlatform boss unveils new safety features a day before being quizzed by the US Senate.

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey expected to step down as chief executive – reports

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey expected to step down as chief executive – reports

This post was originally published on this siteThe founder and chief executive will step down from leading the company, media reports say.

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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

This post was originally published on this site Three social media networks massively popular with the youngest users — TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube — tried to convince skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday they are safe as worry about Facebook’s potential harms spills over to other platforms. Video-sharing app TikTok and photo...

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The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

This post was originally published on this siteDoes social media use harm children? That’s one question senators will be asking executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok at Tuesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Facebook chooses ‘profit over safety,’ says whistleblower

Facebook chooses ‘profit over safety,’ says whistleblower

This post was originally published on this site The whistleblower who shared a trove of Facebook documents alleging the social media giant knew its products were fueling hate and harming children’s mental health revealed her identity Sunday in a televised interview, and accused the company of choosing “profit over safety.”...

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