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US bill targeting Big Tech approved by Senate panel despite hefty lobbying

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would bar tech giants like Amazon.com from giving preference to their own businesses on their websites, despite hefty lob...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

POTUS encouraged by rejection of Meta request to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

The White House has said it was encouraged by a US judge’s decision not to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook parent’s head of communications leaves company

The head of communications at Facebook parent Meta Platforms, John Pinette, is leaving the company, the social media company said late on Friday.

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter convenes a team to prepare for Capitol riot anniversary

Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the storming of the US Capitol, Twitter convened a team to prepare the social networking site to address any harmful content associated with th...

Facebook

UK regulator shows assertive posture in blocking Facebook purchase of Giphy

The UK’s move to block Facebook-owner Meta Platform Inc’s acquisition of Giphy signalled a new determination to scrutinise digital deals.

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook appeals UK ruling that it must sell Giphy

Facebook-owner Meta is appealing the UK’s ruling that it must sell animated images platform Giphy, saying the evidence does not support the finding that the deal is a threat ...

Platform News: Twitter App

Twitter, Meta, Pinterest drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns

Meta Platforms, Twitter and Pinterest have separately said they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month as concerns grow about the Omicro...

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Facebook pays fines to Russia over banned content

Facebook has paid 17 million roubles (approximately $229,643) in fines owed in Russia for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunda...

Platform Industry: Google News

US recommends approving Google, Meta undersea data cable to Asia

The Biden administration on Friday recommended Alphabet’s Google and Facebook parent Meta get permission to use an undersea cable system to handle growing internet traffic wi...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook to win conditional EU nod for Kustomer buy, sources say

Facebook is set to gain EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of Kustomer after offering remedies that allow rival products to function with those of the U.S. customer service ...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia fines Twitter, along with Meta and TikTok over banned content

Russia fined Twitter, Facebook owner Meta Platforms and TikTok on Thursday for failing to delete content the government deems illegal, a Moscow court said, the latest in a string o...

Platform News: Facebook like

Facebook exposes mercenary spy firms that targeted 50,000 people

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc is calling out half a dozen private surveillance companies for hacking or other abuses, accusing them in a report of collectively targeting about ...

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...

Hackers and security

UK lawmakers call for tougher crackdown on online scammers, cyberflashing

Google, Facebook and other online services should be held legally accountable for advertisements on their platforms in order to prevent fraudsters scamming millions of consumers, a...

Facebook is Meta

Meta offers deferral program for employees unready to return to office

Meta has said it will fully reopen its US offices on January the 31st next year while giving its employees an opportunity to delay their scheduled return by three to five months.

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