Facebook is testing more tools to combat child exploitation

  • February 23, 2021
Facebook says it is testing more tools to help the social network prevent people from sharing content that exploits children. One is a pop-up message that it plans to display across Facebook apps to people who use search terms linked to child explora…

Instagram adds more help to support those with eating disorders

  • February 22, 2021
Instagram is introducing new features to help point those struggling with an eating disorder in the right direction. When someone tries to search for content related to topics like eating disorder recovery, they'll first see links to resources th…

Google will lift its latest ban on political ads this Wednesday

  • February 22, 2021
Google will end its most recent ban on election-related ads on February 24th. In an email obtained by Axios, the company told advertisers it will start accepting all political ads on Wednesday, including those that reference specific elected official…

Facebook removes Myanmar military’s main page

  • February 21, 2021
Facebook is further clamping down on the Myanmar military following the coup that ousted its elected government. Reuters reports that Facebook has removed the main page (True News Information Team) for the military, known as the Tatmadaw, for "r…

WhatsApp will re-introduce controversial new privacy policy

  • February 18, 2021
WhatsApp plans to re-introduce the updated privacy policy that ignited a massive backlash against the Facebook-owned messaging app. The company said it will notify users of the new privacy policy “in the coming weeks,” and provide more information ab…

Oculus rolls out support for multi-user accounts and app sharing

  • February 18, 2021
As it promised to do sometime this month, Oculus has started to roll out multi-user and app-sharing support. Facebook says they're experimental features and Oculus Quest 2 owners will be the first to gain access. The company plans to expand the f…