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Meta blacklists Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

The tech giant says it prohibits people with a “violent mission” or those “engaged in violence”. Meta has banned multiple Facebook and Instagram accounts belonging...

Zuckerberg apologizes to families hurt by social media

US lawmakers pressed the tech mogul to answer for the damage inflicted on young people through his platforms. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has offered an...

Irish government asks social media giants to censor posts

The only platform that refused to cooperate and take down “vile” posts was Elon Musk’s X, the justice minister said. Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee...

EU gives Zuckerberg 24 hours to address ‘disinformation’ concerns

Commissioner Thierry Breton has warned Meta about the alleged spread of fake news at the threat of fines. EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has...

AI is ‘quite stupid’ – Meta

The ‘hype’ behind artificial intelligence has surpassed what it is actually capable of, Meta has said. Current artificial intelligence (AI) models are “quite stupid” and...

‘Establishment’ asked Facebook to ‘censor’ Covid posts – Zuckerberg

The Meta chief admitted that the social media platform removed millions of posts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Facebook was asked by the scientific “establishment” to...

Big Tech sued for deadly lack of censorship

A new lawsuit accuses some of the largest US tech firms of failing to prevent a mass shooting in May 2022. The family members of...

Facebook upgrades Hersh report warning to ‘partly false’

The social media platform modified its “fact check” of the Pulitzer-winning reporter's Nord Stream claims. Facebook has changed its position on a report implicating the...

Facebook labels Seymour Hersh’s reporting ‘false’

The US social media giant has cited counterclaims by “independent fact-checkers” from Norway and Ukraine. Facebook has been criticized after opting to label reports by...

African court claims jurisdiction in Meta ‘unlawful dismissal’ cases

Judge Matthews Nduma has found that Facebook's parent company can be sued in Kenya. Kenya’s employment and labor relations court ruled on Thursday that it...

Donald Trump returns to Facebook

The former US president was controversially suspended by META's teams over his connection to the Capitol riots in Washington DC. Former US president Donald Trump...

Facebook Is Dead Unless You Post Something that Does Not Matter

Since Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, it’s been quite a wild ride. Thousands of doctors and scientists have been unbanned and are now speaking....

Meta hit with massive fine

Targeted ads by Facebook and Instagram violated EU privacy law, the Irish data regulator has found. Facebook parent firm Meta has been fined $414 million...

Facebook censorship in the spotlight again

Two recent high profile cases demonstrate the ailing social network's relationship with the State's censorship machine. Last month Liz Gunn talked to Lucretia Bird, an...

You look silly but the experience is immersive

Mark Zuckerberg wants us all to join his Metaverse experience. Serious gamers are looking at the Oculus Quest 2, the all-in-one 128GB VR gaming headset. Reviews...

Watch: Meta’s 70% loss of value in 12 months explained

'Meta has in an identity crisis with a king who has tunnel vision.' In this episode ColdFusionTV discuss Meta's dramatic fall from the top,...

Facebook threatens to cancel news

Meta Platforms says it may quit carrying journalism altogether if US lawmakers enable media outlets to negotiate collectively. Facebook’s parent company has threatened to quit...

Be careful what you post: How Facebook and the US government have united against Americans with the ‘wrong’ views

Exposed: Social media giant is spying on conservative users and snitching to the feds. It’s been revealed by sources within the US Department of Justice...

Disinformation Crusaders: How Big Tech Became the Executioner of Free Speech

Newly leaked documents indicate that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has quietly proceeded with its online censorship effort despite suspending the infamous...

US government worked with Big Tech to censor social media – Intercept

Documents show how Homeland Security sought to dodge the First Amendment ban on censorship. The US government worked hand in glove with social media platforms...

Zuckerberg has lost $71 billion this year – Bloomberg

Experts say the pivot into the Metaverse has cost the tech magnate dearly. The fortune of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has dropped by $71 billion...

Facebook reported users to FBI – media

Expressing ‘anti-authority’ beliefs in messages on Facebook can trigger an FBI investigation, DOJ sources told the New York Post. Facebook has been reporting users to...

Meta profits crash

Facebook parent firm reports the slowest revenue growth since going public in 2012. Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms has reported a 21% drop in profits...

Police warn of WhatsApp scam

Police want to warn people to be wary of a WhatsApp scam circulating at the moment. In this case scammers use WhatsApp to impersonate family...

Zuckerberg gives Facebook employees a new name

The Meta CEO bestowed a new title on his staff to reflect the company’s change of focus. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told employees they...

Facebook stock in free-fall

Billions in market capitalization was wiped out after the first Meta quarterly report misses expectations. Shares of Facebook’s parent company Meta went into a nosedive...

Where to next in the Metaverse?

Yesterday one of my posts on FB was taken down. This was concerning not because it was unexpected but because it was expected. The...

Republican lawmaker censored by Facebook day after being deplatformed by Twitter

Republican lawmaker Majorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Facebook, a day after having her Twitter account deleted. While the Twitter ban is permanent, the...

Western tech giants have five weeks to open branches in Russia before sanctions applied – regulator

A total of 13 foreign tech companies, including Google and Apple, must open branches or legal entities in Russia before the year’s end in...

Metaverse tokens SAND and MANA defy market performance

Metaverse tokens SAND and MANA have defied a broader crypto market pullback, rallying in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by market...

Facebook’s Metaverse has its first embassy

The tiny nation of Barbados has signed a deal aimed at opening an embassy in Facebook's new virtual reality world, Metaverse. The first step in...

Facebook deletes Kiwis United 2.0 page

We have received reports that Facebook have deleted the Kiwis United 2.0 page. Kiwis United 2.0 is the second version of the original Kiwis United...

Facebook is now ‘Meta’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced today that the company formerly known as Facebook is now named 'Meta'. The name change had been signalled for...

Censor the internet or face more riots? Facebook ‘whistleblower’ tells lawmakers exactly what they want to hear

Facebook ‘whistleblower’ Frances Haugen is calling for censorship again, after a fresh round of reports implicated the firm in failing to crack down on...

Facebook’s secret blacklist is a powerful tool for moderating thought and free speech

Norman Lewis is a writer, speaker and consultant on innovation and technology, was most recently a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he set up and...

Hypocrisy at its finest: Facebook whistleblowers are feted, while Julian Assange is jailed

The very contrasting treatment of whistleblowers willing to testify against Facebook with that of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder shows us that the Establishment’s support...

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