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Facebook India Officials To Appear Before Delhi Assembly Panel: Delhi Riots

Facebook India's Public Policy Director, Shivanth Thukral, and Director (Legal) GV Anand Bhushan has been reported to appear before the Delhi Assembly's Committee on November 18. Reportedly, the meeting has been called off due to the Delhi riots that occurred in February 2020, following which the Peace and Harmony committee was made to probe the case. Facebook India was called upon to curb the spread of false and malicious messages on social… read-more

Tue, 16 Nov 2021 - 10:42 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Facebook, India, delhi assembly, February delhi riot, Delhi Riots

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Big Tech Giants Getting Prepared For the Upcoming "Metaverse"

Big technology companies planned on building a Metaverse, which companies believe to be the next big revolution of the internet. Meta is an open virtual environment with digital avatars in real-time, explains Sai Krishna V K, co-founder of Flipkart. Facebook has also planned to hire 10,000 people to work on the project. It can reportedly allow you to meet your friends in a cafe in a virtual environment.  

Sun, 07 Nov 2021 - 06:24 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: metaverse company, Facebook, Microsoft, virtual environment, Startups

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Several Brands Around The World Join In On ‘Meta’ Jokes, But Wendy's Steals The Show

When Facebook Inc's new logo and name "Meta," was introduced on October 28, social media exploded with memes. Several firms around the world joked about altering their names, with some comparing the name to foods like pita and feta. Wendy's, American fast-food business, stole the show when they changed their Twitter handle to "Meat." While the joke was intended to be amusing, Facebook didn't mind and engaged in friendly conversation. 

Sun, 31 Oct 2021 - 06:07 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Facebook, meta, Trolls, Social Media, Wendy's

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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France Celebrates Victory As Facebook Agrees To Pay Newspapers For Content

Facebook on October 21, announced that people can continue to upload and share news stories freely amongst their communities while ensuring the copyright of publishing partners is also protected. France has been fighting for two years to protect the publishing rights and revenue of its news agencies. However, Facebook has come to an agreement to pay the media entities.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 08:01 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Facebook, France, Social Media, World news

Courtesy: The Guardian

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Facebook Intends To Rebrand Itself With New Name: Report

According to a report published on October 19, Facebook plans to rebrand itself with a new name next week. Mark Zuckerberg intends to discuss the rebranding on October 28 at the company's annual Connect conference, although it might be announced sooner. The rebranding will likely portray Facebook's social networking app as one of many products under a parent corporation that will also supervise groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, and others.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 - 12:37 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Name Change, Mark Zuckerberg

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Instagram To Soon Launch New Features; To Keep Young Users Safe

Instagram has started developing new features to make the site more youth-friendly. Reportedly, the new features will encourage youngsters to "take a break" from Instagram and will also keep them safe from dangerous content. Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice-president of global affairs confirmed the development. Notably, after receiving harsh criticism from child-safety activists, Instagram suspended its plans to create Instagram kids for users… read-more

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 04:32 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Instagram , Teenager, Facebook, harmful content

Courtesy: India today

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Facebook Apologizes To Global Users For Disruption In Its Services

Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp and Instagram, again apologized for the disruption in its services for users around the world on October 8. However, the company blamed the ''configuration change'' for the problems. ''We fixed the issue - thanks again for your patience this week,'' said the company. Earlier, Facebook blamed the outage that had caused inconvenience to its users for nearly six hours on October 4.

Sat, 09 Oct 2021 - 02:29 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Facebook, apology, Disruption, WhatsApp, Instagram

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70 Million Join Telegram When Facebook, Insta & WhatsApp Go down

Messaging app Telegram's founder Pavel Durov on October 5 revealed that we have gained over 70 million new users within hours when WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger went down a day ago. ''We welcome over 70 million refugees from other platforms in one day,'' Durov said on Telegram. Notably, Facebook said a faulty configuration led to the disruption on its platforms for nearly six hours.   

Wed, 06 Oct 2021 - 03:01 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Telegram, New Users, Facebook, Outage, WhatsApp, Instagram

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Mark Zuckerberg Loses $7 Bln As WhatsApp, Insta & Facebook Go Down

Owing to the hours of disruption in WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook on October 4, Mark Zuckerberg lost nearly $7 billion in a few hours. Following the massive loss, his position in the billionaires' list also drops down from 3rd to 5th, placing him below Bill Gates, said Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Besides, following the social media platforms that went down, Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said, ''We apologize for any inconvenience… read-more

Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 09:55 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Billionaire, Facebook, WhatsApp, Wealth, Mark Zuckerberg

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Ajit Mohan, Chief of Facebook India operation

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Chief Of Facebook India Says, 'We Respect Indian law'

While talking to NDTV on September 25, the Chief of Facebook India made a clear stand over impartial policies Facebook enforces. Facebook was accused of refusing to take action against a BJP leader for "hate speech". Ajit Mohan categorically mentioned that the company welcomes the IT rules and will try and comply as "we have the utmost respect for Indian law".

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 02:54 PM / by Shiksha Dev

Tags: IT Rules, Ajit Mohan, Facebook, Goverment, WhatsApp, BJP, hate speech

Courtesy: NDTV News