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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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 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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LA cops tried using Instagram’s copyright filter to stop someone from filming them

Over the last several weeks, police in Beverly Hills have been caught on video seemingly trying to weaponize Instagram’s copyright detection algorithms to get a prominent LA…

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Facebook’s tougher stance on vaccine misinformation is probably temporary

When Facebook announced this week that it was widening its efforts to curb misinformation about vaccines, it seemed like a major shift for the company. Under the…

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Instagram cracks down on harassment in direct messages

Instagram says it’s cracking down on harassment in direct messages and will permanently ban accounts that use direct messages to harass or threaten other users. The change…

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Instagram will no longer promote recycled TikToks on its TikTok clone

In its latest set of best practices for Reels, Instagram is urging users not to repost videos from elsewhere — essentially telling its community not to recycle…

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Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation

Facebook is finally taking a tougher stance on vaccine misinformation. With help from the World Health Organization (WHO), the company has expanded the number of claims it…

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Myanmar shuts down internet to stifle anti-coup protests

Myanmar’s military leaders are extending their internet restrictions in a bid to limit protests against their coup. According to BBC News, NetBlocks has discovered that Myanmar instituted…

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