Facebook owner Meta is opening its first ever retail store in California, hoping to introduce people to virtual reality worlds with a try-before-you-buy approach.
An attempt by Facebook to have criminal charges brought against it by mining billionaire Andrew Forrest thrown out without actually appearing in court to argue its case has failed.
Australia’s consumer watchdog has launched legal action against Facebook owner Meta over scam adverts featuring prominent Australian public figures.
Meta found and disabled a disinformation network that operated accounts, groups and pages targeting Ukraine across its social networks, the company said late Sunday.
Social media algorithms create echo chambers and bubbles of reality.
Facebook has lost an appeal aimed at scuttling an Australian Information Commissioner investigation into its cookie-laying activities linked to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook page ‘Bring Cleo Home’ has just undergone an abrupt name change, angering a substantial number of its thousands of well-meaning members.
Social media giant Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has sought to push back against threats of greater regulation by countries including Australia.
Facebook is decoupling its corporate identity from the eponymous social network mired in toxic content, and highlighting a shift to an emerging computing platform focused on virtual reality.
Naomi Nix, Kurt Wagner and Mark Bergen
The likes of Facebook will be compelled to enforce greater regulations to ensure children do not access their platforms or risk huge fines in laws to be introduced by the Morrison Government.
Mark Zuckerberg will reportedly detail significant changes to Facebook next week amid increasing US government scrutiny over its business practices.
Paul Fletcher says he was ‘not surprised’ by claims Facebook put profits ahead of the safety of its users, arguing social media giants have been ‘resistant’ to demands to improve.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed a recent series of negative stories about the company for the first time by saying accusations that it puts profit over user safety are “just not true.”
Facebook has unveiled its long-awaited smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories, entering a nascent wearables market with a focus on capturing photos rather than augmented reality.
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Racism on social media isn’t new but many had hoped it would have decreased over time. If anything, it is getting worse and it’s the younger generation who have to deal with the consequences.
Competition entrants are promised the possibility of winning a prize if they share, like or comment on the competition post and that’s when the scammers strike.
Facebook has reported higher second-quarter sales and profit but struck a cautious tone looking ahead.
Facebook has suspended former US president Donald Trump until at least 2023 and announced changes to how it treats world leaders who break its posting rules.
The social network’s quasi-independent Oversight Board voted to uphold his ban from the platform after his account was suspended four months.
Seven West Media continues to be Australia’s digital content pioneer, sealing deals with the two tech giants that confirm the ‘quality’ and ‘credibility’ of its newspaper and television brands.
Facebook’s first-quarter sales surged past analysts’ estimates thanks to strong demand from retailers and other advertisers seeking to grab attention from the social network’s billions of users.
Social media giant Facebook is developing a version of Instagram for kids under 13 which would be controlled by parents, as it moves to make the popular social media platform safer for young people.
The head of Australia’s online safety watchdog says the phrase ‘revenge porn’ has no place in her vocabulary because it risks blaming victims for something that is not their fault.
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