Facebook, Instagram suffer the second outage in a week: Apologize to users

World 10/09/21, 05:41

Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down for many users on Friday, Oct. 8, marking their second outage in a week. Web monitoring group DownDetector showed that nearly 3,000 people reported outages on Facebook and more than 33,000 people reported the issues with Instagram. Facebook Messenger was also affected, with ...

Facebook is aware that Instagram is harmful to children, internal documents reveal

Tech 09/14/21, 15:12

The prestigious Wall Street Journal published a report on an internal investigation that Facebook conducted on the effect on mental health in children by the use of Instagram. It admits that the application is 'toxic' and generates serious problems such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts, Breitbart reported. The newspaper ...

United States: 59% of sex trafficking cases were facilitated by Facebook

U.S. 06/10/21, 17:40

An annual report on human trafficking indicates that the Facebook platform facilitated 59% of all active sex trafficking cases in the United States, mostly minors. The 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report published by the Human Trafficking Institute ‘provides the only exhaustive review of human trafficking prosecutions in the US federal courts. ...

President Trump is ‘moving forward’ with setting up a new social media platform

U.S. 03/31/21, 23:26

Former President Trump will directly compete against the world's largest social media companies to bypass their alleged suppression of free speech. Donald Trump has decided to proceed with his earlier proposal to establish a new social networking platform after being permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Insiders, who know about ...

Facebook bans paid ads warning about widespread voting or election fraud

2022 Campaign 10/01/20, 02:31

One of the world’s largest internet companies is prohibiting political advertising much earlier than expected. Facebook Inc. has confirmed it will no longer approve paid election messages that warn voters about widespread electoral fraud due to increased postal voting at the upcoming election on Nov. 3. The company cited "hate speech" rules ...

Facebook, Instagram suffer outages

Tech 03/13/19, 19:25

Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.According to Facebook's status page , the outages started around 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. That page, which calls the problem a "partial outage," states that Facebook has experienced ...

Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth makes first Instagram post

Entertainment 03/07/19, 08:53

Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image. The media-savvy queen posted from the Science Museum Thursday to help promote the museum's summer exhibition. Using an iPad, she shared an image on the official royal family Instagram account of a letter from 19th century inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage to Queen ...

Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

Politics 02/18/19, 22:24

President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized "the photograph and ...

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