EU forces Meta and Google to combat hate speech and fake news
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Multibillion-dollar fines

The European Union reached an agreement on landmark legislation forcing Big Tech firms such as Google and Facebook's parent company Meta, as well as other internet services, to more aggressively combat hate speech and misinformation or risk multibillion-dollar fines.

Canadians might make big content pay newspapers
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Got to prop up the mass media

The Canadian government introduced legislation Tuesday to force digital giants to compensate news publishers for the use of their content.

Facebook is extremist court rules
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Tuesday, 22 March 2022 12:59

Facebook is extremist court rules

In Russia disagreeing with Tsar Putin makes you a neo-nazi extremist

A Moscow court said on Monday that Meta was guilty of "extremist activity", but its WhatsApp messenger service was not.

Ireland fines Facebook $18.7 million
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Wednesday, 16 March 2022 12:12

Ireland fines Facebook $18.7 million

12 data breach notifications

Ireland's data regulator said it was slapping an $18.7 million fine on Facebook parent Meta Platforms after an inquiry confirmed 12 data breach notifications in 2018.

Facebook  now says it not ok to kill Putin
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Tuesday, 15 March 2022 12:42

Facebook now says it not ok to kill Putin

Make up your mind

Facebook parent Meta Platforms clarified that it is against the company's user rules to share a post that "calls for the death of a head of state."

Russian claims Facebook and Instagram are extremists
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All those pictures of cats, dinners and red pandas anger Putin 

Daft Russian prosecutors are seeking to label Facebook and Instagram as "extremist" which puts your Facebook account in the same league as the Taliban and Chechen rebels.

Meta allows you to call for the death of Putin and Russian soldiers
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Just no one else

It looks like you are allowed to call for the death of Tsar Putin and his imperialist stormtroopers on Facebook even if you still can’t demand the death of anyone else.

Trump’s “look at my face” book released
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Twitter for those without opposable thumbs

Former US president Donald Trump's new social media venture, Truth Social, launched late on over the weekend in Apple's App Store.

Facebook’s Meta moves might have killed the company
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Lost half a trillion dollars

The cocaine nose jobs are shocked that social notworking outfit Facebook seems to have lost half a trillion dollars in market value since changing its name to Meta.

Flawed hardware is the silent security industry killer
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Stanford University electrical engineer warns

Servers are packed with undetectable hardware flaws caused by the fact they have shrunk too much.