Facebook files to dismiss FTC antitrust charges

Facebook says the antitrust lawsuits targeting the company’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp should be dismissed. The company issued its first official response to antitrust charges from…

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Facebook reportedly investigated over ‘systemic’ racism in hiring

Facebook has publicly committed to fighting racism, but there are concerns that isn't translating to its recruitment practices. Reuters sources say the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…

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Google is policing itself on privacy because it knows it has to

Most people have known for years that technology giants like Facebook and Google make a ton of money by knowing exactly what people do online and selling…

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Facebook will start accepting political ads again on March 4th

Facebook will lift its ban on political ads, including those that touch on social issues, on March 4th, the company announced on Wednesday. The social media giant…

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Instagram ‘unintentionally’ hid likes for more people today

In the long-forgotten time of 2019, Instagram announced the start of a test to hide Like counts users usually see on everyone else's posts. Over the last…

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Facebook agrees to some policy changes in response to Oversight Board recommendations

Facebook has agreed to tweak some of its policies in response to recommendations from the Oversight Board. The board issued its first round of decisions of content…

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Facebook bowed to demands from Turkey to block one of its military opponents

When Turkey launched its Afrin offensive in early 2018 to dislodge Kurdish minorities from Northern Syria, the country ordered Facebook to block the page of a prominent…

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Facebook is testing more tools to combat child exploitation

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…

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Instagram adds more help to support those with eating disorders

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…

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Google will lift its latest ban on political ads this Wednesday

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…

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