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Facebook recommendation software ‘mistakenly’ labels Black men ‘primates’

Facebook has announced that it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a “clearly unacceptable error” and said the recommendation software involve was taken offline. “We apologize to anyone who may have seen these offensive recommendations,” Facebook said […]

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Mark Zuckerberg doges question on the number of people who viewed Covid-19 misinformation on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dodged a question about COVID-19 misinformation on the platform, as the company faces fury from the Biden administration. Gayle King repeatedly pressed Zuckerberg on how many people had viewed pandemic misinformation on Facebook during an interview aired on CBS. ‘One of the things that the White House has asked for repeatedly […]

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Google, Apple’s data shadowban to severely impact Facebook’s income

Facebook earned $28 billion in revenue through advertisements for the second quarter of this year and its global ad revenue during the pandemic year totaled to $84.2 billion. This would mean that the social media giant earned at least $32 on an average from every user all over the world in 2020. Facebook witnessed a […]

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Facebook reaches $1 trillion valuation after federal court dismisses anti-trust lawsuits

A federal court in the state of Colombia dismissed two separate anti-trust lawsuits filed against Facebook. Judge James Boasberg ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s anti-trust complaint against the social networking giant was too vague. Another separate anti-competition lawsuit filed by a coalition of states was thrown out because the alleged violations occurred too […]

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Keep kids under 13 off Instagram, children’s rights group urges Mark Zuckerberg

A non profit group on Thursday urged Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to cancel plans to launch a version of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram for children under 13, saying that it would put the preteens at “great risk”. “Instagram, in particular, exploits young people’s fear of missing out and desire for peer approval […]

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Facebook to permanently stop recommending political groups to users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced that his company would no longer recommend civic and political groups to users on the platform. The social media company in October 2020 said it temporarily halted recommendations of political groups for users in the United States run-up to the presidential election and on Wednesday, Facebook said it […]

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Facebook to pay 1.57 million users $650 million to settle privacy case

Mark Zuckerberg owned Facebook will be making payouts to about twenty-five percent of the 6 million Illinois residents eligible for the biggest consumer privacy settlement in U.S. history. Based on a tally filed in court some 1.57 million people will probably pocket more than $300 each. A third of the total $650 million in settlement […]

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Google and Apple are bigger threat than Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg tells US Congressional panel

During US Congress’ tech antitrust hearing four of the world’s largest tech companies had some explaining and defending to do. Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet’s Google answered some tough questions. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not hesitate to point out that his company lags behind some competitors on various aspects during an antitrust testimony before […]

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Mark Zuckerberg faces angry employees in 90-minute video call

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told staff at a companywide meeting that he won’t change his mind about a decision to leave up posts shared by U.S. President Donald Trump last week that many workers felt violated the company’s policies against violent rhetoric. At an all-hands meeting via video chat on Tuesday, Zuckerberg […]

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Facebook employees angry with Zuckerberg for leaving up Trump’s ‘looting … shooting’ post

Facebook employees have spoken out in anger after CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he planned to take no enforcement action against a post by President Donald Trump following the killing of George Floyd. The staffers said the post has no place on Facebook, adding that they’re “disappointed” and “gravely concerned” it has not been removed. At […]

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Donald Trump spoke to Mark Zuckerberg hours after Twitter fact-checked Trump’s tweet

President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke on the phone Friday last week, CNN reported on Sunday. In a public Facebook post Friday, Zuckerberg explained why Facebook didn’t take action on Facebook and Instagram posts in which Trump threatened “looting” in Minneapolis would lead to “shooting.” “I’ve been struggling with how to respond […]

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Social media companies shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called out Twitter for adding a fact-check to a tweet from President Trump. On Tuesday, Twitter added a fact-check label to Mr. Trump’s tweet about mail-in voting, along with a link directing users to information debunking the president’s false claims about mail-in voting fraud. In an interview with Fox News’ Dana […]