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Report: Facebook’s Privacy Troubles Could Make It Vulnerable To Competitors

Over the years, Facebook has been plagued by constant privacy controversies. And some experts think that these problems could ultimately lead to a competitor emerging who vows to take better care of our private info and data. One prominent Facebook alternative, True, has already emerged. However, more and more competitors will likely spring up to…

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Facebook Oversight Board Says The Company Was Wrong To Remove Posts Calling For Death Of Iranian Leader

Facebook is often criticized for censoring political speech and infringing on its users’ freedom of expression. However, that topic becomes vastly more complicated when the speech in question is calling for violence against a repressive government. The latest example of this dilemma occurred this week when Facebook’s own independent Oversight Board said that the company…

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Facebook Announces It Will Restrict Access To Teens’ Data

This week, Facebook’s parent company Meta announced that it will restrict the data available to marketers to target ads at teenage users. This change comes in the wake of criticisms that the company hasn’t done enough to protect young users — and in some cases, has actively ignored signs that it was harming them. Starting…

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Facebook Says It Is Censoring Content Surrounding Brazil Riots

This week, Facebook announced that it will be cracking down on content that supports or praises anti-democratic rioters who ransacked government buildings in Brazil over the weekend. In scenes that mirrored the chaos at the US Capitol two years ago on January 6, tens of thousands of demonstrators supporting the previous Brazilian president took to…

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Facebook Weighs Free Speech Concerns In Lifting Ban On Former President Trump

Two years ago, Facebook took the unprecedented step of banning former president Donald Trump from its platform. At the time, the company said it would reassess its decision in early 2023. And now that the moment has arrived, Facebook is weighing the potential risks of reinstating him versus the harm to free speech rights. The…

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Man Jailed For Fake Facebook Page Wants Supreme Court To Let Him Sue Police

In 2016, Ohio man Anthony Novak was arrested for creating a Facebook page that impersonated and made fun of the local police department. That triggered a long-running series of legal challenges that will culminate in an appearance before the Supreme Court next month. There, the court will decide if Novak can sue the police department…

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Facebook Fined $414 Million For Ad Targeting Practices In Europe

This week, Facebook’s advertising practices in Europe took a major hit when regulators ruled that it’s illegal for the company to force users to accept personalized ads. The decision, which includes a staggering fine of $414 million, could force the company to fundamentally reimagine how it does business across the world. In its terms of…

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Watchdog Group Warns About Missing Child Scam Going Viral On Facebook

Online scammers will try anything to trick unsuspecting users, including tugging on their heartstrings. Many of these scams take advantage of people’s interest in helping those in need by setting up fake charities or by impersonating sick individuals. And according to the watchdog group Full Fact, one of these scams has gone viral on Facebook…

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Business News Editor Falls Victim To $300 Facebook Scam

Facebook is one of the most popular platforms with cybercriminals and scammers, and with good reason. Just about anyone can fall victim to their attacks, no matter how educated the target. Take Entrepreneur business news editor Sam Silverman, who wrote a column this week detailing their own experience of falling victim to a scammer while…

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Study: Facebook Can Make Depressed People More Depressed

Late last year, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed that the company knew that its products can be harmful for the mental health of users, yet it has done little to address the problem. To make matters worse, the social media giant was actively exploring ways to get people more hooked on using its platforms. Now,…

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Businesss Owner Has Facebook Account Permanently Disabled Because Hacker Posted ISIS Flag

Facebook is notorious for being slow to respond to users whose accounts have been hacked — if the company responds at all. However, that situation becomes even more dire when these users are banned from the platform because of the actions of bad actors. That’s what happened recently to a small business owner in Tampa,…

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How To Stay Safe From Facebook Marketplace Scams

As Facebook Marketplace continues to grow in popularity, so do the instances of scams on the platform. It’s important to be vigilant and protect yourself from falling victim to these scams, which can range from fake or defective items being sold to bait and switch schemes and payment scams. Here are some tips on how…

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