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US Attorneys Investigating Instagram Say It Ignored Research About Physical, Mental Health Of Young People

Nov 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Facebook's own research made it aware of the harms Instagram can cause teenagers (especially teen girls) when it comes to mental health and body image issues. US Attorneys are now investigating Meta Platforms.

Facebook To Meta: Tracking The Expansion Of The Mark Zuckerberg 'Metaverse'

Oct 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Internet giant Facebook has been rebranded to Meta. Will any changes be seen on the platforms? How far has facebook travelled since 2004? What are the reasons of this rebranding?

Facebook's Name Changed To Meta, Why? How?

Facebook Name Change: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger will stay, corporate structure won't change but shares will start trading under the ticker 'MVRS' from 1st November.

Facebook Under Fire — Will Lawmakers Now Get Tough On Big Tech?

Oct 28, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The revelations by whistleblower Frances Haugen have put the US tech giant under renewed scrutiny. Stricter rules are overdue, the EU’s digital policy chief told DW.

Facebook's New Harassment Policy To Bar Content Degrading or Sexualising Celebrities

“We do not allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does happen, we act,” Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global safety, wrote in a blog post.

07 October, 2021

Instagram And Teens: How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe?

Associated Press (AP)

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app.

06 October, 2021

Facebook Blames Outage On Error During Routine Maintenance

Associated Press (AP)

Santosh Janardhan, Facebook's vice president of infrastructure, said in a blog post that Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp going dark was 'caused not by malicious activity, but an error of our own making.'

21 June, 2021

Facebook Launches Podcasts And Live Audio Streaming Service In US

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook says it is allowing public figures with verified accounts to start live audio rooms and invite anyone else to speak.

04 June, 2021

Reports: Facebook To End Rule Exemptions For Politicians

Associated Press (AP)

The newsworthiness exemption, makes a statement offensive, bullying or otherwise controversial, breaking community standard

26 February, 2021

Facebook Signs Pay Deals With 3 News Publishers After New Law Introduction In Australia

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook said letters of intent had been signed with independent news organizations Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media.

25 February, 2021

Australia Passes Law To Make Google, Facebook Pay For News

Associated Press (AP)

The Parliament on Thursday passed amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.

19 February, 2021

Australia PM Scott Morrison Urges Facebook To Lift Blockade On News, Calls It ‘Threat’

Associated Press (AP)

The blockade has escalated a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.

18 February, 2021

Australians Blocked From Accessing News On Facebook After Proposal Of New Law

Associated Press (AP)

The Australian Parliament is debating proposed laws that would make the two platforms strike deals to pay for Australian news.

08 January, 2021

Donald Trump’s Facebook, Instagram Accounts Suspended For Rest Of Presidential Term

Outlook Web Bureau

Zuckerberg also said the risk of allowing President Trump to continue to use the platform during this period is 'simply too great'

15 December, 2020

India Is A Very Special Country For Us: Mark Zuckerberg On Launching WhatsApp Pay


WhatsApp has started its payments service in a 'graded' manner, starting with a maximum registered user base of 20 million in UPI

15 December, 2020

India Will Grow To Be Among Top 3 Economies In 2 Decades: Mukesh Ambani


At a fireside chat with Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, he said India's middle-class, which is about 50 per cent of the nation's total number of households, will grow three to four per cent per year.

10 December, 2020

US Sues Facebook Over WhatsApp, Instagram Acquisition, Says It Crushed Smaller Rivals


Facebook's manoeuvring harms competition, leaves consumers with few choices and deprives advertisers of the benefits of competition, the complaint states.

18 November, 2020

Facebook, Twitter CEOs Oppose Any Changes On Content Moderation


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg support reforming laws but oppose government regulation

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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