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January 6, 2022, 1:52 PM

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.
January 6, 2022, 1:52 PM
Family of officer killed sues Facebook for alleged wrongful death
1 month 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.
1 month ago
'Meta' bans 7 companies from Facebook and Instagram for spying
1 month 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
1 month ago
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has book deal
1 month 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.
1 month ago
CEO of Instagram testifies to Senate
1 month 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.
1 month ago
CEO of Instagram testifies before Congress
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Head of Instagram faces Senate panel over potential harms for young users
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Instagram launches 'Take a Break' as head of company testifies in Washington
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Instagram to introduce parental controls
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Parental controls are coming to Instagram
1 month ago

Instagram launches tool urging teens to take a break

Instagram has launched a feature that urges teenagers to take breaks.
1 month ago
Instagram launches tool urging teens to take a break
1 month ago

Facebook Messenger has new bill-splitting feature

"Split Payments" allows users to pay expenses they share with others.
1 month ago
Facebook Messenger has new bill-splitting feature
1 month ago

Facebook 'failing' to tackle COVID-19 misinformation posted by prominent anti-vaccine group, study claims

Facebook is "failing" to tackle COVID-19 misinformation posted by prominent anti-vaccine group, a study claims.
1 month ago
Facebook 'failing' to tackle COVID-19 misinformation, study claims
2 months ago

UK competition watchdog orders Facebook to sell off Giphy

The United Kingdom’s antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform
2 months ago
2 months ago

Meta delays plans for encrypted messaging until 2023

The parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp doesn’t plan to roll out end-to-end encryption until 2023, due to concerns about user safety.
2 months ago
Meta delays plans for encrypted messaging until 2023
2 months ago

States investigating Instagram's effects on kids

A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is looking at techniques used by the company as well as alleged harm caused by prolonged engagement with the app.
2 months ago
States investigating Instagram's effects on kids
2 months ago

State attorneys general probing Instagram's effects on kids

A group of state attorneys general are investigating Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — recently renamed Meta Platforms — ignored research about the harms it causes to young people
2 months ago
2 months ago

New Zealand prime minister's toddler interrupts Facebook livestream

"You're meant to be in bed, darling," Ardern told her 3-year-old daughter.
2 months ago
New Zealand prime minister's toddler interrupts Facebook livestream
2 months ago

The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is warning that the virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant’s growth strategy will be addictive and rob people of personal information while giving the company another monopoly online
2 months ago
Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse
2 months ago

Facebook plans to shut down facial recognition system

The social media giant said it is concerned about the technology being misused by governments.
2 months ago
Facebook plans to shut down facial recognition system
2 months ago

Facebook to shut down facial recognition system

The company cited "growing societal concerns" for its decision.
2 months ago
Facebook to shut down facial recognition system
2 months ago

Facebook cancels 937 accounts linked to Nicaragua government

The company that runs Facebook says it has cancelled 937 accounts linked to the government of Nicaragua and the Sandinista party of President Daniel Ortega
2 months ago
3 months ago

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, to release a smartwatch with built-in camera

Google's phone encryption call service will block spam and Mercedes-Benz is adding 31 Dolby speakers in its luxury cars.
3 months ago
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, to release a smartwatch with built-in camera
3 months ago

Facebook changes company name to Meta

As the company faces a number of controversies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision for the internet company's move toward the "metaverse," or augmented reality.
3 months ago
Facebook changes company name to Meta
3 months ago

Facebook employees questioned apparent restrictions on Palestinian activist's account: Documents

A congressional staffer provided the redacted documents to news outlets.
3 months ago
Facebook employees questioned restricted Palestinian activist's account: Documents
3 months ago

Facebook changes name to ‘Meta’

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be called “Meta” to emphasize its vision for the “Metaverse,” a 3D virtual reality space.
3 months ago
Facebook changes name to ‘Meta’
3 months ago

Facebook unveils new name, logo outside company headquarters

Facebook unveiled its new logo outside its Silicon Valley headquarters as the company rebrands to Meta amid mounting controversies for the tech firm.
3 months ago
Facebook unveils new name, logo outside company headquarters
3 months ago

Facebook announces it is changing company name to Meta amid mounting controversies

CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the name change Thursday.
3 months ago
Facebook announces it's changing company name to Meta amid mounting controversies
3 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg rebrands Facebook and introduces 'metaverse'

New York Times reporter Mike Isaac shares insight after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the new virtual and augmented reality platform called "the metaverse."
3 months ago
Mark Zuckerberg rebrands Facebook and introduces 'metaverse'
3 months ago

Facebook announces it is changing company name to Meta

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the name change to reflect the shifting focus of the company.
3 months ago
Facebook announces it is changing company name to Meta
3 months ago

Facebook exec pushes back on whistleblower claims

Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, says the social media giant does not prioritize engagement and user growth over safety
3 months ago
3 months ago

America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

Internal Facebook documents reveal a country lit “on fire” in the days after controversial social media posts from then-President Donald Trump last year
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

Facebook shelved or delayed moves that could have limited anti-vax content.
3 months ago
Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users
3 months ago

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store two years ago over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast
3 months ago
3 months ago

Thousands of pages of internal Facebook documents leaked

A set of documents obtained by ABC News suggested that restrictions deployed by Facebook to limit potential harmful content and mitigate violence were rolled back after the 2020 election.
3 months ago
Thousands of pages of internal Facebook documents leaked
3 months ago

People or profit? Facebook papers show deep conflict within

Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product — and of the carefully crafted image it’s spent over a decade selling despite problems like misinformation, human trafficking, and pervasive extremist groups on its platform
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook profits rise amid revelations from leaked documents

Amid fallout from the Facebook Papers showing its failure to address the harms its social network has created around the world, Facebook on Monday reported higher profit for the latest quarter, buoyed by strong advertising revenue
3 months ago
Whistleblower to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook
3 months ago

Facebook profits rise amid Facebook Papers findings

Frances Haugen plans to answer questions from lawmakers in the UK.
3 months ago
Whistleblower Haugen to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook
3 months ago

EXPLAINER: Just what are 'The Facebook Papers,' anyway?

The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press
3 months ago
3 months ago

Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of $7.5 million under a draft law
3 months ago
Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids
3 months ago

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Leaked documents show FB dithered in curbing hate speech and anti-Muslim content
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook VP Nick Clegg acknowledges 'success comes responsibility’

George Stephanopoulos interviews Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg on “This Week.”
3 months ago
Facebook VP Nick Clegg acknowledges 'success comes responsibility’
3 months ago

Facebook adding safety rules for teens on its apps

The company plans to introduce new tools to encourage younger users to "take a break" from Facebook and Instagram, as well as to look at alternative content.
3 months ago
Facebook adding safety rules for teens on its apps
3 months ago

Facebook to implement new tools to increase transparency and safety

The new feature will prompt teens to take a break from Instagram and nudge them if they’re repeatedly looking at the same harmful content.
3 months ago
Facebook to implement new tools to increase transparency and safety
3 months ago

UK fines Facebook $69.4 million for failing to supply data

Britain’s competition watchdog fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Wednesday for violating rules during the UK investigation into the social media giant’s purchase of Giphy
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

Facebook 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
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build 'metaverse'

Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union.
3 months ago
Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build 'metaverse'
3 months ago

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'

Facebook says it plans for workers in the EU to work on a new computing platform
3 months ago
3 months ago

Slain reporter's father takes on Facebook over violent video

The 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
3 months ago
3 months ago

Facebook's oversight board to meet with whistleblower Frances Haugen

Frances Haugen's fiery testimony drew widespread backlash toward Facebook.
3 months ago
Facebook's oversight board to meet with whistleblower
3 months ago

Social media filters could be harming mental health

ABC News' Erielle Reshef explores the augmented reality of Instagram filters, as Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen claims the parent company of Instagram has a "toxic" effect on teen girls.
3 months ago
Social media filters could be harming mental health