New Facebook Whistleblower Says Executives Shrugged as Algorithm Stoked Hate, MisinformationA new whistleblower is taking on Menlo Park-based Facebook just a couple weeks after Frances Haugen testified to members of Congress the tech giant chooses profit over safety.
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.
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.
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’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.
Oakland Officials: 9 OPD Officers Disciplined After Investigation into Racist, Sexist Social Media PostsOakland city officials on Friday released a statement regarding a recent investigation into inappropriate use of social media by OPD officers that started last January, noting that a total of nine officers were disciplined as a result.
Facebook, Instagram Will Now Let All Users Hide Likes On PostsFacebook and Instagram are giving all users the option to hide public "likes" on their posts, potentially upending a core dynamic of the social media platforms.
Bonta Among 44 Attorneys General Telling Facebook To Drop Instagram For Kids ProposalA bipartisan group of 44 attorneys general, including California Attorney General Rob Bonta, has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13.
UPDATE: Facebook, Instagram Both Go Offline Suddenly, Come Back An Hour LaterSocial media sites Facebook and Instagram went offline Thursday afternoon suddenly, without warning.
Users Of Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger Report OutagesUsers of Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were reporting outages to the services Friday morning.
Facebook Oversight Board To Decide If Former President Donald Trump Should Be Permanently BannedDonald Trump's future on Facebook and Instagram is now up in the air.
UPDATE: Twitter Unlocks Trump Account; Facebook, Instagram Account Lockouts ExtendedWhile President Donald Trump regained access to his Twitter account Thursday, Facebook said it was extending a block of his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Facebook For Predatory, Monopolistic BehaviorCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced that the state has joined a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by purchasing emerging competitors to maintain a monopoly.