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August 10, 2022, 4:30 PM

Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

The new tools do offer some help, but they also share some deeper flaws.
August 10, 2022, 4:30 PM
August 5, 2022, 5:08 PM

Meta cracks down on cyberespionage, warns of 'perception hacking' ahead of midterm elections

In a new report from Meta, the social media giant details how it disrupted two espionage operations and removed three networks.
August 5, 2022, 5:08 PM
Meta cracks down on cyberespionage, warns of 'perception hacking'
August 5, 2022, 3:33 PM

Meta quieter on election misinformation as midterms loom

Meta is curtailing some safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation.
August 5, 2022, 3:33 PM
Meta trims election misinformation efforts as midterms loom
July 28, 2022, 8:21 PM

Facebook ends funding for US news partnerships program

Meta Platforms says it will no longer pay U.S. news organizations to have their material appear in Facebook's News Tab as it reallocates resources in the economic downturn
July 28, 2022, 8:21 PM
Facebook ends funding for US news partnerships program
July 28, 2022, 4:25 PM

In a 3rd test, Facebook still fails to block hate speech

Facebook is letting violent hate speech slip through its controls in Kenya, according to a new report from the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove
July 28, 2022, 4:25 PM
In a 3rd test, Facebook still fails to block hate speech
July 28, 2022, 3:53 PM

Facebook’s parent company Meta misses earnings

Analysts said Meta’s profits declined because of slowing digital ad sales.
July 28, 2022, 3:53 PM
Facebook’s parent company Meta misses earnings
July 27, 2022, 11:06 PM

Facebook parent Meta posts first revenue decline in history

Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta posted its first revenue decline in history Thursday, dragged by a drop in ad spending as the economy falters — and as competition from rival TikTok intensifies
July 27, 2022, 11:06 PM
July 21, 2022, 9:56 PM

Facebook gives users new way to see all their friends' posts

Users will be able to more easily view friends’ posts in chronological order.
July 21, 2022, 9:56 PM
Facebook gives users new way to see all their friends' posts
July 19, 2022, 7:56 PM

Amazon sues admins of 10K Facebook groups over fake reviews

Amazon has filed a lawsuit against administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups it accuses of coordinating fake reviews in exchange for money or free products
July 19, 2022, 7:56 PM
Amazon sues admins of 10K Facebook groups over fake reviews
1 month ago

Facebook, Twitter remove Shinzo Abe assassination videos

Social media companies scramble to police videos that break content rules.
1 month ago
Facebook, Twitter remove Shinzo Abe assassination videos
2 months ago

Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok

Facebook plans to change its algorithm to feature more short form videos.
2 months ago
Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok
2 months ago

Meta shuts down smartwatch project after 2 years

Also, XBox will launch a TV app allowing users to stream games without a console, but it must be paired with the latest models of Samsung SmartTVs, and Amazon unveils a new feature to try on shoes.
2 months ago
Meta shuts down smartwatch project after 2 years
2 months ago

Family sues Meta alleging teen daughter suffered harm due to Instagram addiction

Alexis Spence joined Instagram when she was 11 and hid it from her parents. The family says her newsfeed quickly changed from Webkinz to posts that brought on eating disorders and self-harm.
2 months ago
Family sues Meta alleging teen daughter suffered harm due to Instagram addiction
2 months ago

Parents sue Meta alleging teen daughter suffered due to Instagram addiction

Kathleen and Jeff Spence say their daughter began using Instagram at age 11.
2 months ago
Parents sue Meta alleging teen daughter suffered due to Instagram addiction
2 months ago

Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads

Facebook has failed another test of its ability to detect blatant, violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit group Global Witness
2 months ago
Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads
2 months ago

Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads

Facebook has failed another test of its ability to detect blatant, violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit group Global Witness
2 months ago
Facebook fails again to detect hate speech in ads
2 months ago

Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from Facebook parent

The chief operating officer of Meta is stepping down after 14 years
2 months ago
Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from Facebook parent
2 months ago

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Meta, Facebook's parent company, announces she's leaving

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down from her position.
2 months ago
COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from Facebook
3 months ago

Facebook, Instagram to reveal more on how ads target users

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads
3 months ago
3 months ago

DC attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica data breach

The Cambridge Analytica leak allegedly exposed 87 million people's data.
3 months ago
DC sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica data breach
3 months ago

Meta opens first physical store

Facebook parent Meta has opened its first physical store — in Burlingame, California — to showcase its hardware products like virtual and augmented reality goggles and glasses
3 months ago
Meta opens first physical store
4 months ago

Meta to open first physical retail store

Customers of Facebook's parent company, Meta, will get to try out products like VR headsets, smart glasses and video-chat devices.
4 months ago
Meta to open first physical retail store
4 months ago

Facebook resorts to old smear tactics against TikTok

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, hired a Republican consulting firm called Targeted Victory to “orchestrate a nationwide campaign” against TikTok, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday
4 months ago
Facebook resorts to old smear tactics against TikTok
5 months ago

'Kill more': Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya

A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority in advertisements submitted to run on its platform
5 months ago
'Kill more': Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya
5 months ago

Facebook removes Russian disinformation about Ukraine

Facebook’s parent company Meta says it has shut down disinformation campaigns targeting Ukraine. Meta head of security Nathaniel Gleicher explains the latest moves from the company.
5 months ago
Facebook removes Russian disinformation about Ukraine
5 months ago

Meta disrupts social media misinformation campaigns targeting Ukrainians

Two social media misinformation campaigns exploiting tensions in Russia and Ukraine were identified and disabled on Facebook over the weekend.
5 months ago
Meta disrupts social media misinformation campaigns targeting Ukrainians
6 months ago

Facebook 'Reels' go global

Facebook added a handy video-clipping tool for creators who publish live or long-form content.
6 months ago
Facebook 'Reels' go global
6 months ago

Meta reveals new Super Bowl ad

The ad from the parent company of Facebook and Instagram invites viewers into the virtual world.
6 months ago
Meta reveals new Super Bowl ad
6 months ago

Facebook parent Meta settles decade-old data-privacy lawsuit

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. has settled a decade-old class action lawsuit over the company’s use of “cookies” in 2010 and 2011 that tracked people online even after they logged off the Facebook platform
6 months ago
Facebook parent Meta settles decade-old data-privacy lawsuit
6 months ago

Texas AG sues Facebook parent Meta over facial recognition

The Texas Attorney General is suing Facebook parent Meta
6 months ago
Texas AG sues Facebook parent Meta over facial recognition
6 months ago

Peter Thiel leaving board of Facebook parent Meta

A Silicon Valley billionaire and advisor to former President Donald Trump is leaving the board of directors of Facebook parent company Meta
6 months ago
6 months ago

Facebook’s parent company Meta loses over $200 billion in market share value

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., speaks with “GMA3” about the latest on Meta, and breaks down what happened last week in what was the largest single-day drop for a U.S. company ever.
6 months ago
Facebook’s parent company Meta loses over $200 billion in market share value
6 months ago

Facebook's parent company Meta on pace to post record losses in a single day

The company's stock plunged more than 25% on Thursday, which is a loss of more than $220 billion, after its fourth quarter earnings fell short of expectations.
6 months ago
Facebook's parent company Meta on pace to post record losses in a single day
6 months ago

Mom sues social media giants for allegedly driving her 11-year-old daughter to suicide

A Connecticut mother filed a lawsuit last month against Meta and Snap for allegedly causing the death of her 11-year-old daughter.
6 months ago
Mom sues social media giants for allegedly causing her 11-year-old daughter's suicide
6 months ago

Meta, formerly Facebook, faces historic drop as stock tanks

Meta is putting a lot of virtual eggs — and billions of dollars — into the metaverse basket, and Wall Street is spooked
6 months ago
Meta, formerly Facebook, faces historic drop as stock tanks
6 months ago

Meta shares drop 20% after gloomy earnings report

The parent company of Facebook reported a sharper-than-expected decline in profit.
6 months ago
Meta shares drop 20% after gloomy earnings report
6 months ago

Facebook stock plunges after decline in daily users

The social media company reported a big drop in daily users for the first time in its 18-year run.
6 months ago
Facebook stock plunges after decline in daily users
6 months ago

Shares of Facebook parent Meta plunge 23% on lower profits

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, saw its stock plunge in after-hours trading after reporting a rare decline in its fourth quarter profit due to a sharp increase in expenses
6 months ago
Shares of Facebook parent Meta plunge 22% on lower profits
6 months ago

Oregon mother files lawsuit against Meta and Snap

An Oregon mom is suing the parent companies behind Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, alleging the online platforms have caused her daughter emotional harm.
6 months ago
Oregon mother files lawsuit against Meta and Snap
7 months ago

Meta report highlights rise of home-grown online deception campaigns

According to new data from Meta, last year, a rising share of the online deception campaigns taken down by the company were home-grown.
7 months ago
Online deception campaigns on the rise, new Meta report shows
7 months ago

Instagram testing feature that allows content creators to charge subscription fees

The move comes amid renewed scrutiny of the tech giant’s influence and reach.
7 months ago
Instagram testing feature that allows content creators to charge subscription fees
7 months ago

Facebook promoted extremism leading to federal officer Dave Patrick Underwood's murder: Lawsuit

Underwood was shot and killed guarding the federal courthouse in Oakland, Calif.
7 months ago
Family of officer killed sues Facebook for alleged wrongful death
8 months ago

'Meta' bans 7 companies from Facebook and Instagram for spying

Some 50,000 Facebook and Instagram users may have been targeted in the "surveillance-for-hire" scheme.
8 months ago
'Meta' bans 7 companies from Facebook and Instagram for spying
8 months ago

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has book deal

The former Facebook manager who startled the world this fall by leaking tens of thousands of internal documents and accusing her former employer of caring more about money than about public safety has a book deal
8 months ago
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has book deal
8 months ago

CEO of Instagram testifies to Senate

Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, testifies in front of the Senate about how the app’s new features will affect kids’ hours on the social media platform.
8 months ago
CEO of Instagram testifies to Senate
8 months ago

CEO of Instagram testifies before Congress

Adam Mosseri, the highest-ranking official of Instagram, testified about the whistleblower who leaked internal research about the social media app’s potentially toxic effect on teenagers.
8 months ago
CEO of Instagram testifies before Congress
8 months ago

Head of Instagram faces Senate panel over potential harms for young users

Adam Mosseri announced new features to encourage young users to take a break on social media ahead of his meeting with lawmakers.
8 months ago
Head of Instagram faces Senate panel over potential harms for young users
8 months ago

Instagram launches 'Take a Break' as head of company testifies in Washington

Instagram announced it is rolling out new features aimed at teens, including ones that will encourage them to take a pause after they’ve been scrolling for a long time.
8 months ago
Instagram launches 'Take a Break' as head of company testifies in Washington
8 months ago

Instagram to introduce parental controls

The social media platform says it will roll out tools to keep younger users safe. ABC News’ Ike Ejiochi reports.
8 months ago
Instagram to introduce parental controls
8 months ago

Parental controls are coming to Instagram

The feature will allow parents to set time limits and see how much time their kids spend using the app.
8 months ago
Parental controls are coming to Instagram