Researchers combed through thousands of misogynistic, hate-filled messages in women’s DMs on Instagram and found that Meta failed to act on their incident reports 90% of the time.
Facebook parent company Meta will pay $90 million to settle a privacy lawsuit over its use of “cookies” in 2010 and 2011 that tracked people online.
There's been a lot of talk about the metaverse, since the parent company of Facebook decided to rebrand itself as "Meta" to reflect its commitment to metaverse-related technologies. Here's a primer for those who may not understand what the metaverse is, and what it allows people to do.
Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report shared this week revealed a drop in its daily active users, a first in its history.
The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook's acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform.
A group of state attorneys general are investigating Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — recently renamed Meta Platforms — ignored research about the harms it causes to young people.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is rebranding itself as Meta, an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future.
As false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine COVID-19 response, documents reveal that Facebook took a full month to implement changes.
Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product — and of the carefully crafted image it’s spent over a decade selling despite problems like misinformation, human trafficking, and pervasive extremist groups on its platform.
It’s a question that still hangs over the company today, as Congress and regulators investigate Facebook’s part in the Jan. 6 riots.
“On some occasions, Facebook failed to provide relevant information to the Board, while in other instances, the information it did provide was incomplete,” the Facebook Oversight Board said in its quarterly transparency report.
Facebook’s oversight board will be meeting with whistleblower Frances Haugen in the coming weeks in an effort to push for greater transparency and accountability from the social media giant, the panel said.
Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, will speak with members of the January 6 Select Committee to discuss the social media platform’s role in the events of the Capitol riot.
The global outage knocked Facebook and its other platforms offline for hours.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified that the company’s platforms harm children and fuel division and that the company chooses “profits before people.”
Facebook shares also dropped more than 5% as the hours-long outage continued Monday.
Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies.
Facebook will no longer ban posts suggesting COVID-19 was man-made amid mounting calls to further investigate the pandemic’s origins, marking a reversal for the social media giant.
Facebook said Monday it will add labels to all posts about COVID-19 vaccines containing “credible information” from the World Health Organization.
Illinois Facebook users may be entitled to at least $345 each after a federal judge approved a $650 million settlement in a lawsuit over Facebook's photo-tagging technology dating back to 2015.