Facebook questioned for allowing human traffickers to advertise on its platform

U.S. 12/20/21, 15:30

A group of House representatives sent a letter last Friday, Dec. 17, to Facebook's CEO questioning how the company manages to successfully censor conservative views while, at the same time, human traffickers post ads on its platform to deceive those who wish to illegally enter the United States. Congressman Michael Cloud, ...

Facebook admits that its ‘fact-checkers’ are simply ‘protected opinions’

U.S. 12/14/21, 15:47

The Facebook company, now known as Meta, admitted in a legal document that its famous "fact-checkers" whose function is ultimately to limit or censor the dissemination of those news stories they deem 'not factual' are simply biased opinions. Facebook's admission was learned through a deposition the company made in a defamation ...

Facebook sued for encouraging the Rohingya genocide in which nearly 25,000 people died

World 12/08/21, 05:38

A team of lawyers representing victims of the genocide suffered by Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic group in 2017 sued Facebook in Britain and the United States, demanding $200 billion in compensation. The lawsuit exposes that Facebook's algorithms encouraged hate speech against the Muslim Rohingya, stoking racist contempt among the largely Buddhist population, ...

Facebook & Twitter delete thousands of accounts pushing Chinese propaganda

China 12/06/21, 02:49

According to RFA, Facebook and Twitter have deleted thousands of Chinese regime propaganda accounts. Facebook deleted 600 accounts from their Facebook and Instagram platforms, while Twitter removed nearly 2,000 users. Facebook said on Dec. 1 that one fake account belongs to a fictitious Swiss biologist named Wilson Edwards. This account spread ...

90% of ‘hate speech’ removed from Facebook is directed at white people

Tech 11/22/21, 06:25

Algorithms used by Facebook to suppress what the Big Tech monopoly labels as hate speech identify overwhelmingly more bigotry and prejudice against white people and men. 90% of the content removed by Facebook's algorithms was aimed towards demographics, demonstrating that "hate speech" against other racial groups and women is smaller. The ...

Facebook warns LAPD not to use fake accounts to spy on suspects

New York 11/22/21, 00:36

Facebook, now known as Meta, has formally contacted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to request the police department stop using phony profiles on Facebook's platform to spy on its users.In order to solve crimes, the U.S. police department has been recently working with a tech firm to analyze Facebook ...

Poll: 76% of adults say Facebook makes American society worse

U.S. 11/12/21, 15:37

A left-lean new survey has painted an unwelcome picture for Facebook as it indicates three out of four Americans think the social network giant makes society worse. The latest CNN poll released on Wednesday, Nov. 10, found that 76% of Americans say Facebook makes society worse, only 11% say it makes society better, ...

Facebook now uses accelerometer data for tracking iPhone movements

Tech 11/07/21, 04:19

If you want to use Facebook, you must allow it to track your online activities, including where you check-in, which groups you join, and with whom you connect. This information is mainly used to offer more relevant advertising to you, resulting in more profit for Facebook. Unfortunately, you can't stop ...

Facebook to end use of its facial recognition system

U.S. 11/02/21, 22:16

Facebook is unplugging its decade-old facial recognition software over concerns of misuse and the inconclusive attitude from the government about the technology. Following the termination, more than a billion users' data will be deleted. In addition, the platform will stop identifying people from the images and videos uploaded on its site, ...

Textile firm boycotts Facebook advertising due to low moral values

California 11/01/21, 16:56

A Californian outdoor clothing company canceled all paid advertising on one social media platform for putting "profits over people." Ventura-headquartered Patagonia boycotted all paid Facebook ads because the internet company allegedly spreads "hate speech" and "misinformation" about U.S. democracy and climate change theory. "Internal Facebook documents released over the last few weeks ...

Facebook changes its company name to ‘Meta’

U.S. 10/29/21, 02:06

Facebook introduced its latest company name on Thursday, Oct. 28, rebranding the owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp as "Meta." According to New York Post, in a lengthy online event, founder Mark Zuckerberg stated that the company's previous name "doesn't encompass everything that we do." Therefore, at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual ...

Social media user exposes Facebook’s secret tracking feature

Tech 10/28/21, 16:13

A social media influencer warned Facebook users should beware of a silent, user data-tracking feature in the app. Mauricio Modestin Jr., who is also known as skillsoverpolitic, exposed an "Off-Facebook activity" feature that automatically shares information with the social media giant unless individuals turn it off. "Facebook is tracking every app that ...

Whistleblower’s documents: Facebook knows the harm it causes

U.S. 10/23/21, 15:33

A Facebook whistleblower has sent documents to a number of news outlets from which they cited to report that the social media network has been aware of the harms it causes. According to CNBC, multiple outlets on Friday, Oct. 22, used internal Facebook research and documents provided by Frances Haugen, who ...

Facebook plans to change its name in a radical rebranding effort

Tech 10/20/21, 18:27

According to a recently published report, social networking giant Facebook could announce a name change next week. It's attempting to generate a profound rebranding as it goes through its worst public relations crisis. According to The Verge, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at ...

Facebook promises more transparency

U.S. 10/11/21, 19:19

After a tumultuous week swimming in allegations from a whistleblower, Facebook on Sunday, Oct. 10, promised changes. "We will, of course, seek to make ourselves ever more transparent so people can hold us to account," said Facebook top executive Nick Clegg in an appearance on ABC “This Week.” Last week, Frances Haugen, ...

Chinese spies use Facebook to facilitate human rights abuses, says former manager

China 10/09/21, 17:14

Facebook is aware of Chinese officials monitoring subjects of oppression on its platform but has done little to intervene; an ex-Facebook manager has accused. "My team directly worked on tracking Chinese participation on the platform surveilling, say, Uyghur populations in places around the world," said Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen at a ...

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