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Facebook in trouble, again. UK fines it record £50m

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) puts Facebook in trouble again, as it fined the company £50.5m ($70m), for its Giphy acquisition. The company is being investigated for breaking rules, and ignoring many warnings from the CMA. Its own actions put…
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Stop online abuse! Women ask for social media action

A group of 200 prominent women are calling for action against online abuse on social media platforms. They have published an open letter at the UN Generation Equality Forum, in Paris. In this, they called upon Google, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to take action against…
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Facebook AI will spot and stop fights in the groups

The company announced the use Facebook AI in order to identify and stop fights in the groups around the platform. Thus, the system will alert administrators, in order to take action and calm things down. Facebook AI will send “conflict allerts” According to an…
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Facebook Marketplace has reached one billion users

Facebook Marketplace helps the company move from its initial focus of connecting people through social media, to an e-commerce platform. The company is now accepting payments for goods directly from users. Facebook Marketplace now has over one billion users, and there are…
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Facebook: Data breach impact should be diminished

An leaked email shows that Facebook downplayed the importance of a serious data breach. The message reached the Belgium-based Data News. The document revealed company’s strategy for dealing with leaking details of more than half a billion users. Facebook…
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New regulator will watch Google, Facebook and Amazon

A new regulator has started keeping in check the dominance of tech giants. The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) in the UK creates new codes of conduct for companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon. Also, the new unit will watch the companies’ relationship with advertisers…
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Is Instagram for kids safe? Lawmakers raise concerns

Following the Instagram for kids project, lawmakers show their concern about Facebook’s plan. Four Democratic lawmakers ask some technical questions about the project. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal, together with Representatives Kathy Castor and Lori Trahan…