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December 6, 2022, 4:20 PM

Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

Facebook’s quasi-independent oversight board says an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former U.S. President Donald Trump, from some or all of its content moderation rules needs a major overhaul
December 6, 2022, 4:20 PM
Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system
November 28, 2022, 6:08 PM

Irish watchdog fines Meta 265M euros in latest privacy case

Irish regulators have slapped Facebook parent Meta with a 265 million euro fine in what is the company’s latest punishment for breaching strict European Union data privacy rules
November 28, 2022, 6:08 PM
Irish watchdog fines Meta 265M euros in latest privacy case
November 22, 2022, 6:16 PM

Meta aims to make Facebook, Instagram safer for teens

The company announced new updates to prevent teens from exchanging messages with adults who’ve been blocked or reported by another young person, and other new privacy settings.
November 22, 2022, 6:16 PM
Meta aims to make Facebook, Instagram safer for teens
November 18, 2022, 6:01 PM

Facebook removing 4 search fields

Plus, Peloton gives customers options to assemble their own bike when bought on Amazon, and Google will launch its live view AR feature.
November 18, 2022, 6:01 PM
Facebook removing 4 search fields
1 month ago

Meta announces layoffs

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has announced it is laying off 11,000 employees, an estimated 13% of its workforce.
1 month ago
Meta announces layoffs
1 month ago

Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 13% of its employees as it contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes
1 month ago
Facebook parent company Meta laying off 13% of employees
1 month ago

Mark Zuckerberg announces Meta will lay off 11,000 employees

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta will be laying off 11,000 of its employees -- an estimated 13% of its workforce.
1 month ago
Mark Zuckerberg announces Meta will lay off 11,000 employees
1 month ago

Facebook parent company Meta to cut 11K jobs

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday Meta will lay off an estimated 13% of its workforce and take additional steps to become a "leaner, more efficient company."
1 month ago
Facebook parent company Meta to cut 11K jobs
1 month ago

Possible job cuts coming to Meta: Report

Facebook's parent company is not commenting on a Wall Street Journal report that said large-scale layoffs could begin this week.
1 month ago
Possible job cuts coming to Meta: Report
1 month ago

Judge orders Meta to pay $10.5M in legal fees to Washington

Facebook parent company Meta has been ordered to pay $10.5 million in legal fees to Washington state, atop a nearly $25 million fine for repeated and intentional violations of campaign finance disclosure laws
1 month ago
Judge orders Meta to pay $10.5M in legal fees to Washington
2 months ago

Meta takes aim at Apple’s iMessage

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says WhatsApp is more private than iMessage.
2 months ago
Meta takes aim at Apple’s iMessage
2 months ago

Meta agrees to sell Giphy, ending battle with UK regulators

Facebook parent Meta says it will sell off Giphy after running out of options to thwart a ruling by U.K. regulators, who again found that the deal to buy the GIF-sharing platform would limit competition and innovation
2 months ago
Meta agrees to sell Giphy, ending battle with UK regulators
2 months ago

Meta hits back in fight with FTC over VR company acquisition

Facebook parent Meta struck back in its legal battle with federal regulators over its proposed acquisition of virtual-reality company Within Unlimited and its fitness app Supernatural
2 months ago
Meta hits back in fight with FTC over VR company acquisition
2 months ago

Facebook owner Meta unveils $1,500 VR headset: Will it sell?

Facebook parent Meta has unveiled a high-end virtual reality headset with the hope people will soon be using it to work in the virtual reality of the still-elusive place called the metaverse
2 months ago
2 months ago

Meta pulls down fake accounts originating from Russia and China

More than 1,700 fake accounts have been removed, the company said.
2 months ago
Meta pulls down fake accounts originating from Russia and China
2 months ago

How China, Russia recently sought to spread political misinformation online, according to Meta

Social media accounts with ties to users in China and Russia posed as media outlets in an attempt to manipulate users, Meta employees told reporters on Monday
2 months ago
How China, Russia recently sought to spread misinformation online, according to Meta
3 months ago

Meta faces large fine from European regulators

Facebook’s parent company Meta is fined $400M for breaking EU data privacy rules.
3 months ago
Meta faces large fine from European regulators
3 months ago

Meta looks to expands paid features across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

The company seeks opportunities to build new products and experiences for its customers.
3 months ago
Meta looks to expands paid features across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp
3 months ago

Meta takes down hundreds of Facebook, Instagram accounts associated with Proud Boys

Executives with Meta announced they recently removed 480 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, and groups associated with the Proud Boys far-right extremist group.
3 months ago
Meta takes down hundreds of Facebook, Instagram accounts associated with Proud Boys
4 months ago

Facebook attempts to increase privacy functionality

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption as a default on its Messenger app.
4 months ago
Facebook attempts to increase privacy functionality
4 months ago

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.
4 months ago
Meta cracks down on cyberespionage, warns of 'perception hacking'
4 months ago

Facebook’s parent company Meta misses earnings

Analysts said Meta’s profits declined because of slowing digital ad sales.
4 months ago
Facebook’s parent company Meta misses earnings
6 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.
6 months ago
Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok
6 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.
6 months ago
Meta shuts down smartwatch project after 2 years
6 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.
6 months ago
Family sues Meta alleging teen daughter suffered harm due to Instagram addiction
6 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.
6 months ago
Parents sue Meta alleging teen daughter suffered due to Instagram addiction
6 months ago

Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from Facebook parent

The chief operating officer of Meta is stepping down after 14 years
6 months ago
Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from Facebook parent
6 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.
6 months ago
COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down from Facebook
6 months ago

DC attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica data breach

The Cambridge Analytica leak allegedly exposed 87 million people's data.
6 months ago
DC sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica data breach
7 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.
7 months ago
Meta to open first physical retail store
9 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.
9 months ago
Facebook removes Russian disinformation about Ukraine
9 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.
9 months ago
Meta disrupts social media misinformation campaigns targeting Ukrainians
9 months ago

Facebook 'Reels' go global

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

Meta reveals new Super Bowl ad

The ad from the parent company of Facebook and Instagram invites viewers into the virtual world.
10 months ago
Meta reveals new Super Bowl ad
10 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.
10 months ago
Facebook’s parent company Meta loses over $200 billion in market share value
10 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.
10 months ago
Facebook's parent company Meta on pace to post record losses in a single day
10 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.
10 months ago
Mom sues social media giants for allegedly causing her 11-year-old daughter's suicide
10 months ago

Meta shares drop 20% after gloomy earnings report

The parent company of Facebook reported a sharper-than-expected decline in profit.
10 months ago
Meta shares drop 20% after gloomy earnings report
10 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.
10 months ago
Facebook stock plunges after decline in daily users
10 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.
10 months ago
Oregon mother files lawsuit against Meta and Snap
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Online deception campaigns on the rise, new Meta report shows
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Instagram testing feature that allows content creators to charge subscription fees
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Family of officer killed sues Facebook for alleged wrongful death
1 year 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 year ago
'Meta' bans 7 companies from Facebook and Instagram for spying
1 year 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 year ago
CEO of Instagram testifies to Senate
1 year 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 year ago
CEO of Instagram testifies before Congress
1 year 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 year ago
Head of Instagram faces Senate panel over potential harms for young users
1 year 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 year ago
Instagram launches 'Take a Break' as head of company testifies in Washington
1 year 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 year ago
Instagram to introduce parental controls
1 year 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 year ago
Parental controls are coming to Instagram