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Instagram utilizes AI in captions to make videos more accessible

Meta Platforms-owned Instagram has introduced automatic captions to videos in an ongoing effort to make content on its platform more accessible.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta says Ukraine’s military, politicians targeted in hacking campaign

Meta has said a hacking group used Facebook to target a handful of public figures in Ukraine, including prominent military officials, politicians and a journalist, amid Russia̵...

Facebook is Meta

US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook launches Reels globally, betting on ‘fastest growing’ format

Facebook is launching its short video feature Reels to more than 150 countries, its owner Meta Platforms has said, in a move to expand its fastest growing content format.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Meta and Chime file lawsuit against alleged phishing scam

Meta Platforms has said it has filed a joint lawsuit with digital banking company Chime against two Nigeria-based individuals who engaged in phishing attacks to deceive people and ...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Meta Platforms’ weak forecast sparks meltdown of social media stocks

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc’s quarterly earnings miss and poor forecast on Wednesday ignited a meltdown in social media stocks and threatened to smother a recent recove...

Platform News: Telegram, the popular messaging app from Russia

Brazil electoral court could ban Telegram app for not fighting fake news

Brazil’s top electoral authority, the TSE, is considering whether to ban the messaging app Telegram during the run-up to October elections because it has not responded to req...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Spain moves to rein in crypto-asset advertising

Spain has moved to regulate rampant advertising of crypto assets, including by social media influencers, tasking the stock market supervisor with authorising mass campaigns and mak...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Dutch town approves licence for Meta data centre, biggest in Netherlands

The town of Zeewolde, 50km east of Amsterdam, on Thursday approved plans by Meta to build the largest data centre in the Netherlands from which Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp can...

Instagram

Instagram aims to launch chronological feed option in 2022

The head of Instagram has said he aims to launch next year a version of the app with a chronological feed, rather than one ranked algorithmically, in his first appearance before Co...

Facebook's Instagram

Instagram, ahead of US Senate hearing, tightens teen protection measures

Instagram has said it will be stricter about the types of content it recommends to teens in the photo-sharing app and will nudge them toward different areas if they dwell on one to...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook, Instagram remove Chinese network over fake ‘Swiss biologist’ COVID claims

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc has said it had removed accounts used by an influence operation originating in China that promoted claims of a fake “Swiss biologist” ...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

News Short: FT suggests UK regulator set to block Meta’s Giphy deal

The UK competition regulator is expected to block Meta Platforms’ acquisition of online GIF platform Giphy in the coming days, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Platform News: Reddit is a mainstay of group-based social media

Reddit to shut down Dubsmash app, integrate video tools with platform

Reddit is pulling the plug on its TikTok-like platform, Dubsmash, the social network has said, just a year after buying it for an undisclosed sum to bolster its video creation tool...

Facebook's Instagram

US state attorneys general probe Instagram’s effect on kids

A bipartisan coalition of US state attorneys general has said it has opened a probe into Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, for promoting its subsidiary Instagram to children d...

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