Platform News: Facebook usage

Judge in US case against Facebook delays trial preparation

The judge in the US government’s antitrust case against Facebook Inc said the social media company’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit “raises a number of serious cha...

Platform Industry News: YouTube video streaming from Google

YouTube to launch $100 million creator fund for Shorts video feature

YouTube has announced a $100 million fund to pay content creators who make hit videos on its new short-form video feature Shorts, as YouTube aims to court more influencers.

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

US states urge Facebook to cancel plans for Instagram for younger kids

A group of 40 state attorney generals have urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13.

Platform News: Facebook like

Facebook beats estimates but warns Apple change could impact growth

Facebook beat expectations for both quarterly revenue and profit, but warned that growth later this year could “significantly” decline as new Apple privacy policies wil...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Instagram launches feature to tackle trolls and hate speech

Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and emojis on the photo-sharing app.

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Advocacy group urges Zuckerberg to cancel plans to launch Instagram for kids

An advocacy group has called on Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to not create a version of photo-sharing app Instagram for children who are under 13, as it would put them at ̶...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Instagram launches test where users can choose to see likes

Instagram is launching a global test where users can choose whether to hide like counts on their own posts or other people’s posts, a spokeswoman for Facebook has said.

Platform News: Facebook

Ireland launches inquiry into Facebook after reports of data leak

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had launched an inquiry into Facebook Inc, after a dataset reported to contain personal data relating to some 533 million F...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Facebook oversight board widens scope to rule on content

Facebook users will now be able to ask the company’s independent oversight board to rule on content that has been left up on the platform, not just content that has been take...

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook axes 16,000 groups for trading fake reviews

Social media company Facebook has removed 16,000 groups for selling or buying fake reviews of products and services on its platforms, after the UK’s competition watchdog inte...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

GOP lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids’ mental health

Four GOP lawmakers in the US have requested Facebook, Twitter and Google turn over any studies they have done on how their services affect children’s mental health.

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines

Facebook, which has been criticized by lawmakers and researchers for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms has said it has started adding labels to posts that ...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 lower bandwidth countries

Facebook has announced it is launching a “lite” version of Instagram in 170 countries that will enable people with poor internet to access the photo and video sharing s...

Platform News: Instagram app on a smartphone

Facebook to test relaunched Instagram Lite in India

Facebook has said it is testing a new, less data-intensive version of its picture and video-sharing app Instagram in India, a key growth market for the US social networking giant.