Facebook Paying $4.75M Fine, $9.5M To Victims To Settle DOJ Discrimination LawsuitFacebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs.
Facebook Seeks To Hire 10,000 In Europe To Help Build 'Metaverse'The company said in a blog post Sunday that 10,000 high-skilled workers will help build “the metaverse,” a futuristic notion for connecting online that uses augmented and virtual reality.
Facebook Expands Effort To Protect Public Figures From Harassment, BullyingFacebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content.
Family Of Slain Reporter Takes On Facebook Over Failing To Remove Violent VideoThe family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death.
Facebook Announces New Controls for Parents, Kids Using Its PlatformsFacebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features, including prompting teens to take a break using its app Instagram and “nudging” teens if they are repeatedly looking at content that’s not conducive to their well-being.
Data Usage By Tech Firms Under Renewed Scrutiny Following Facebook Whistleblower TestimonyFor the average person, it’s extremely difficult to know how and to what extent your data collected online is being used by various companies.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Fires Back: Coverage 'Misrepresents Our Work And Our Motives'Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his social media platform Tuesday night, in an attempt to quell a firestorm of criticism ignited by whistleblower Frances Haugen's '60 Minutes' interview and hours of compelling testimony before a Senate subcommittee.
Bay Area Business Counting Their Losses After Massive Facebook OutageBusinesses here in the Bay Area and around the world suffered serious losses Monday when Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all went down for several hours.
Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Testifies On Capitol Hill; Tells Senators 'We Must Act Now'Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calmly told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday that Facebook chooses to allow harmful content on its platform that is "disastrous" for society and for children in particular because of the astronomical profits such content generates.
Facebook Testimony Waking Some to Hazards of Social Media For KidsDuring testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen claimed the company chooses to let content on its platform that is "disastrous" for society, and can be especially harmful to children.
UPDATE: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Online After Hours-Long Global OutageFacebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp social platforms crashed Monday morning in a massive service outage that lasted for hours.
Facebook Asks Court To Dismiss FTC Antitrust Complaint Amid Worldwide OutageFacebook is asking a federal court to dismiss a revised complaint against it by the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that the agency has not provided enough evidence to show that the Menlo Park-based company is a monopoly.
Facebook’s Head Of Safety Defends Instagram’s Policies For TeensA Facebook executive deflected criticism from congress Thursday after the company’s internal research was leaked and showed how Instagram harmed teenage users.
Facebook Pauses Development of Instagram for Kids After PushbackFacebook is putting a hold on the development of a kids' version of Instagram, geared toward children under 13, to address concerns that have been raised about the vulnerability of younger users.
TikTok Says It Has 1 Billion Monthly Active Users; Joins Facebook, Google In Reaching MarkTikTok has hit one of the most exclusive milestones in the tech industry, reaching the level of two Silicon Valley behemoths.