Tag: Facebook


Facebook Fined $5 Billion For Privacy Violations

Facebook has agreed to pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to the Federal Trade Commission for violating the privacy of millions of users. The fine is the largest ever imposed on a tech company by the FTC and comes after a long investigation into Facebook’s data practices and breaches. Facebook also agreed to implement new measures to protect user data […]


Meta’s Threads App Sparks Controversy And Competition

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has launched a new app called Threads, which aims to rival Twitter as a platform for public conversations with text. The app, which was released on Wednesday, July 6, 2023, has quickly gained millions of users but has also faced some challenges and controversies. Threads allow users to create and join threads […]


Meta Violation Of Data Privacy Rules Set To Cost Company $1.3 Billion

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, was ordered to pay out €1.2 billion, or about $1.3 billion, for failing to abide by the European Union’s privacy policies. The fine was imposed by the Irish Data Protection Commission which charged that Meta had violated the terms of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), a set of rules for protecting customer privacy in the European […]


Meta Rolls Out Subscription Service In US

Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) has recently launched its subscription service in the U.S., which would allow Facebook and Instagram users to pay for verification a la Elon Musk-owned Twitter. The Meta Verified service will give users a blue badge after they verify their accounts using a government ID and will cost $11.99 per month on the web or $14.99 a […]


Facebook Set To Cut 10,000 Jobs

Meta Platforms, Inc., doing business as Meta and formerly named Facebook, Inc., has announced that it will cut 10,000 jobs. The cuts come less than six months after the company disclosed 11,000 layoffs in November as CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeks to make the business more efficient. Meta’s chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, said the cuts would be tough and were […]


Facebook Gets Beat Down In Trading

Facebook’s stock was up against the wall in trading as shares of the company recently dropped by over 24%. Over $29 billion was reportedly peeled off Mark Zuckerberg’s personal net worth given this fall. According to Dow Jones Market Data Group, over $219 billion in market value has been erased, the most for any U.S. company in a single day. […]


Facebook Gives Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Red Light

According to press reports, Facebook suspended for 24 hours the account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, a day after Twitter permanently banned one of her accounts for posting a similar message. Ms. Greene, a Georgia Republican, had posted falsely about “extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths.” She published the message on Saturday as […]


Whistleblower Puts Facebook In A Spot Of Bother

In a 60 Minutes report, Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, “conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook.” Five take away quotes from the report includes: “The version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world.” “There were […]


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Backs Employees Working From Home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is lending support to the new workplace dynamics by allowing his employees the option of working from home, according to press reports.    Facebook said in a memo to employees obtained by the Chronicle that “anyone whose role can be done remotely can request remote work.” “It’s clear that COVID has changed a lot about our […]


Facebook Pledges Billion Dollar Investment In The News Industry

In a report recently, Facebook has pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years. The announcement came on the back of Australia’s government move to force tech platforms to pay for third party news content. Media companies have complained for years that they are not fairly compensated for articles and other content […]