Rohingya refugees file $150billion lawsuit against Facebook over Myanmar violence

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A U.S. class-action complaint, filed in California on Monday by law firms Edelson PC and Fields PLLC, argues that the… Read More Rohingya refugees file $150billion lawsuit against Facebook over Myanmar violence

Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest… Read More Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Facebook changes its name to Meta in corporate rebranding

Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company said on Thursday, in a rebrand that focuses on investing in the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the successor to the mobile internet. The name change comes as the world’s largest social media company battles criticisms from lawmakers and regulators over its… Read More Facebook changes its name to Meta in corporate rebranding

Facebook asks judge to dismiss U.S. lawsuit seeking to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc asked a judge on Monday to dismiss the U.S. government’s revised antitrust case that seeks to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook said in a court filing that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had failed to provide a “plausible factual basis for branding Facebook an unlawful monopolist.” The… Read More Facebook asks judge to dismiss U.S. lawsuit seeking to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online following hours of global outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are reconnected to the global internet, nearly six hours into an outage that paralyzed the social media platform. Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps went dark at around noon Eastern time (1600 GMT), in what website monitoring group Downdetector said was the largest such failure it had ever seen. Around… Read More Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online following hours of global outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp globally down due to technical issues

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages. The disruption, which hit Facebook’s platforms minutes before noon, comes a day after a whistleblower accused the firm of repeatedly prioritizing… Read More Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp globally down due to technical issues