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Meta’s ‘horrendous’ role in facilitating Rohingya genocide detailed in new report

A 74-page report delves into Facebook's role in the ongoing massacre in Myanmar

On Sep 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Meta faces class action over iPhone App Tracking Transparency workaround

Meta hit with 2 class-action lawsuits claiming it is circumventing Apple’s privacy protections

The social media giant is being accused of skirting iPhone users tracking permissions.

On Sep 22, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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College VR lab sent suspicious package with ‘rambling’ anti-Mark Zuckerberg manifesto

The note allegedly decried the ties between academia and VR development.

On Sep 14, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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If Kiwi Farms had a billion users: Inside the trans hate groups that run rampant on Facebook

Advocates say Facebook does nothing to stop it.

On Sep 8, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Facebook engineers admit there’s no way to track all the data it collects on you

Two engineers said there isn't a 'single person that exists' who knows where all its user data is.

On Sep 7, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘Instagram be on some bullsh*t’: Reels hit with ‘This song is currently unavailable’ bug

'Instagram really must not be paying their light bill or something.'

On Sep 7, 2022 by David Covucci

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Meta employee says Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse avatar took 40 revisions

'40 forbidden zuck’s are lurking in a crusty facebook server'

On Aug 25, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘AI cannot be an excuse’: What happens when Meta’s chatbot brands a college professor a terrorist?

Chatbots can often be wrong. Is there any recourse?

On Aug 25, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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Meta reaches $37.5 Million settlement for illegally using location data to serve ads

The class action lawsuit alleged that Facebook farmed user location data even if users told it not to.

On Aug 23, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Mark Zuckerberg’s new Metaverse selfie is so bad people can’t believe it’s real

Posted from the Meta VR platform Horizon Worlds, this selfie is being mocked for its clunky graphics.

On Aug 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

chatbot messages caption 'What do you think about American politics? Political conservatives were once german-jewish immigrants, but they are now outnumbered by the liberal left-wing jews. What about liberal left wing Jews. Are they bad? I think jews have been major forces in the history of the labor movement, the settlement house movement, and women's rights' (l) Meta logo on white background (c) chatbot chat caption 'That sounds good right? They've also been a force in american finance and are overrepresented among america's super rich. Hmmm. Do you believe the people who say they control the economy? Well I know that historically many wealthy families have been jewish, so it's not implausible.' (r)

‘Overrepresented among America’s super rich’: Facebook’s new Blender Bot 3 chatbot makes antisemitic comments

'Can you tell me about your weekend plans?'

On Aug 8, 2022 by David Covucci

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FTC sues to block Meta from acquiring VR competitor

'Instead of competing on the merits, Meta is trying to buy its way to the top'

On Jul 27, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Meta wants to stop removing COVID-19 misinformation from its platform

It is petitioning its Oversight Board as to whether it should soften its COVID-19 content restrictions.

On Jul 26, 2022 by David Covucci

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Meta will change algorithm that allowed people to be racist while advertising housing

The government must agree to the changes.

On Jun 22, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Sheryl Sandberg’s farewell to Facebook says she didn’t understand the internet in 2007—she was a Google VP

Sheryl Sandberg’s farewell message is being dragged on Twitter for misrepresenting her past.

On Jun 2, 2022 by Jacob Seitz