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Facebook could be forced to flog Instagram and WhatsApp
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Details of multi-state law suits emerge

Social notworking site Facebook could be forced to flog off Instagram and WhatsApp to make a flurry of US lawsuits go away.

FTC sues Facebook for playing monopoly
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Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:51

FTC sues Facebook for playing monopoly


Systematic strategy

The Federal Trade Commission sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.

How Facebook protected Holocaust deniers
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Wednesday, 25 November 2020 12:08

How Facebook protected Holocaust deniers


And continued to recommend similar content

Social notworking site Facebook accidently is protecting Holocaust deniers and even recommends sites where they can be historically stupid while supporting the Nazis.

Bannon behind fake Facebook pages
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Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:57

Bannon behind fake Facebook pages


Why didn't Facebook see this coming?

Steve Bannon has been outed for his involvement in running a network of misinformation pages on Facebook.

Splitting up tech giants will not be necessary
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Europe's antitrust watchdog barks

Splitting up large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will not be necessary, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Sunday.

Facebook demands a university research project shut down
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You must not research us

Social notworking site Facebook is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data about its political-ad targeting practices.

Amazon escapes UK digital tax
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Friday, 16 October 2020 11:59

Amazon escapes UK digital tax


But smaller sites will have to pay

Amazon will not have to pay the UK's new digital services tax on products it sells directly to consumers but small traders who sell products on its site will face increased charges.

Facebook thinks these onions are too sexual
Published in AI
Monday, 12 October 2020 11:52

Facebook thinks these onions are too sexual


Blame the French

An error in Facebook's AI system rejected this picture of onions for being "overtly sexual".

Facebook takes down one of its critics
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Friday, 09 October 2020 12:12

Facebook takes down one of its critics


Claims it was a phishing site

Facebook is using its vast legal muscle to silence one of its most prominent critics. The Real Facebook Oversight Board, a group established last month in response to the tech giant's failure to get its actual Oversight Board up and running before the presidential election.

Facebook bans QAnon conspiracy theory movement
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Wednesday, 07 October 2020 11:47

Facebook bans QAnon conspiracy theory movement


Dangerous and stupid
terrorists

Facebook has classified the QAnon conspiracy theory movement as dangerous and began removing Facebook groups and pages as well as Instagram accounts that hold themselves out as representatives.