If it is forced to pay for it
Social notworking company Meta has threatened to ban news content from its platform in California if the state government passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay publishers.
No more personalised adverts for a lucky few
Meta announced that starting next Wednesday, some Facebook and Instagram users in the European Union can opt out of sharing first-party data used to serve highly personalised ads.
Parents allowed to spy on their kids
In a move which is likely to attract support of the State’s youth towards more extreme right-wing parties, the governor of Utah, Spencer Cox, has signed sweeping social media legislation requiring explicit parental permissions for anyone under 18 to use platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.
Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A new online tool aims to give some control back to teens, or people who were once teens, and take down explicit images and videos of themselves from the internet.
Following Musk might backfire
Social notworking sites Facebook and Instagram are copying the supreme twit Elon [look at me] Musk’s idea of making users pay cash to prove they are real. Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s chief executive, announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that the “service” would first roll out in Australia and New Zealand later this week.
Is someone trying to kill him?
While Facebook is trying to cut costs everywhere, it is boosting Mark Zuckerberg's considerable personal security budget by $4 million.
Made a mess of bottom line
Irish regulators kicked Facebook parent Meta in its private assets with hundreds of millions in fines for online privacy violations and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to personalised ads.
Refused to stop posts that incited violence
Meta has been accused in a lawsuit of letting posts that inflamed the war in Tigray on Facebook, by refusing to block posts calling for violence.
No priority for free speech and civil rights
A policy which protects "high-profile" Facebook and Instagram users from moderation was structured so it did not prioritise protecting free speech and civil rights and was designed to protect the social notworking giant's interests.