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Facebook says WSJ allegations are ‘mischaracterizations,’ confer ‘false motives’

Facebook has slammed a Wall Street Journal series of articles about the social media company’s platform as containing “deliberate mischaracterizations” and said t...

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Facebook cracks down on German anti-COVID restrictions group over ‘social harm’

Facebook has removed a network of accounts linked to an anti-COVID restrictions movement in Germany as it announced a new crackdown on coordinated campaigns of real users that caus...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

Messaging service WhatsApp launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told journalists.

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap Inc hires first global head of platform safety

Snapchat’s owner has hired a longtime online safety advocate as its first global head of platform safety, Snap Inc told journalists, as the company continues to ramp up effor...

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Instagram to require users to share their birthday amid youth safety push

Instagram will begin requiring users to confirm their birthdays as part of an effort to create new safety features for young people, the Facebook-owned social media app has said.

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Instagram says resolved issue affecting some users

Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Monday it had resolved an issue that had caused glitches and downtime for some users of the social media platform.

Platform News: Snap Inc

From Facebook to Twitter, Big Tech sees social commerce driving sales growth

Led by Facebook, social media platforms from YouTube to Snap and Twitter are investing heavily in shopping features to drive revenue growth, a major theme that emerged during secon...

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Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Facebook Inc’s photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its “Explore” tab, the company has said.

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

German privacy tsar tells ministries to shut Facebook pages

German government organisations have until the end of the year to close their Facebook pages after the data protection commissioner found the social network had failed to change it...

Platform News: Facebook like

Facebook hits $1 trillion market cap after judge rejects antitrust complaints

A US judge dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal co...

Platform News: LinkedIn

LinkedIn signs up to EU code against online hate speech

LinkedIn has signed up to the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct to combat illegal hate speech online, joining its parent Microsoft, Facebook and YouTube.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook rolls out business messaging changes in e-commerce push

Facebook is opening up ways for businesses to interact with customers on Instagram and WhatsApp, it has said at its virtual developers conference ‘F8 Refresh.’

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Facebook and Instagram will let users hide likes on posts

Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram is launching the option for users globally to hide like counts on posts and the change will soon roll out on Facebook, after years of t...

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...

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