‘Look who died’ scam circulating on Facebook; here's how to protect your account
A new scam known as the "Look Who Died" scam is targeting Facebook users seeking information about the death of a friend or celebrity.
WhatsApp rolls out new feature allowing users to hide and lock conversations
The new feature has already begun rolling out to users globally today.
Facebook failed to protect privacy of children using Messenger Kids app, FTC says
The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook misrepresented the access it provided to app developers to private user data.
FBI shooting in Minneapolis; Livestream shows final moments
As the standoff was ongoing, Chue Feng Yang was streaming the situation on Facebook.
Wife accused of murdering husband on Facebook Live
Authorities in Mississippi believe the couple got into an argument that turned physical.
Facebook parent Meta to lay off 10K workers
Facebook-parent Meta is slashing another 10,000 jobs and will not fill 5,000 open positions as the social media pioneer cuts costs.
Supreme Court seems to favor social media companies in terror case
During arguments, several justices underscored that there was no evidence linking Twitter, Facebook and Google directly to the 2017 attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul.
Meta: Trump to be reinstated on Facebook, Instagram after 2-year ban
Facebook parent Meta says it will restore former President Donald Trump’s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Facebook parent company Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce
The layoffs come as Meta contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes.
DoorDash to deliver Facebook Marketplace purchases in US
DoorDash will deliver certain smaller items purchased on Facebook Marketplace as part of a new partnership. Here's what can be delivered.
Facebook owner Meta trims efforts to thwart voting misinformation
The pivot is raising alarm about Meta’s priorities and about how some might exploit the world’s most popular social media platforms to spread misleading claims, launch fake accounts and rile up partisan extremists.
Instagram ‘negligent’ over harassment in women’s DMs, study claims
Researchers combed through thousands of misogynistic, hate-filled messages in women’s DMs on Instagram and found that Meta failed to act on their incident reports 90% of the time.
AG Ellison joins bipartisan coalition urging increased social media parental control
Minnesota has joined a coalition of 44 other attorneys general that have sent a letter to social media platforms TikTok and Snapchat to urge them to allow parents the ability to monitor their children’s social media usage.
Minnesota lawmakers mull restrictions on social media algorithms for kids
The divided Minnesota Legislature may have found something to agree on: getting tough on big technology companies.
Hastings school board debates censorship after board members remove books from sale
A new school board member in Hastings is speaking out regarding what she calls a “Facebook post full of lies,” accusing her and another school board member of removing books off the shelves of a recent middle school book fair.
Facebook's daily active users fall for 1st time in its history
Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report shared this week revealed a drop in its daily active users, a first in its history.
Instagram unveils new teen safety tools ahead of congressional hearing
Instagram is rolling out new features, including one that urges teens to take breaks from the app, amid scrutiny on the Facebook-owned platform.
Facebook whistleblower urges US lawmakers to 'act now' on social media laws
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress on Wednesday to weigh in possible legislative changes to Section 230.
Facebook owner Meta ordered to sell Giphy by UK antitrust watchdog
The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook's acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform.
'Whole of society' effort needed to fight misinformation: Aspen Institute
A new report says misinformation is hurting efforts to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges, be it climate change, COVID-19 or political polarization.