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Social media platforms brace for U.S. midterm elections mayhem

Social media platforms are bracing for chaos ahead of the US election

Social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok and Twitter say they are taking steps to prevent the spread of disinformation about voting and elections ahead of next month’s midterms. A Facebook search for the words “voting fraud” first brought up an article alleging that staff at the Children’s Museum of Pennsylvania were brainwashing children into …

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Hiring freeze at Big Tech unlocks talent pool for U.S. startups

Big Tech hiring freeze unlocks talent pool for US startups

The hiring spree comes even as funding for startups dries up in the face of decade-high inflation, a stronger dollar and massive rate hikes that have prompted Big Tech to pull back on their spending spree. Late-stage U.S. startups are snapping up talent freed up by layoffs and hiring freezes at Big Tech, adding experienced …

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Russia adds Meta to list of ‘terrorist and extremist’ organisations

Russia has added Met to its list of “terrorist and extremist” organizations

Russian financial monitoring agency Rosfinmonitoring has taken action against the American company Meta Platforms Inc. Russia on Tuesday added US tech giant Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, to a list of “terrorist and extremist” organizations, according to the Rosfinmonitoring database of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service. Russia banned Facebook and Instagram in …

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WhatsApp says it is working to keep Iranians connected

WhatsApp says it is working to keep Iranians connected

Iran on Wednesday restricted access to Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the country’s last remaining social networks WhatsApp by Meta Platforms Inc. said on Thursday that it was trying to keep users in Iran connected after the country restricted access to the Instagram app and social media platform. WhatsApp will “do everything” within its technical …

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Big Tech’s right to regulate online speech rejected by U.S. court

US court rejects Big Tech’s right to regulate online speech

Some conservatives have called the social media companies’ practices offensive, pointing to Twitter’s permanent suspension of Trump from the platform shortly after the attack on January 6, 2021. A US appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that prohibits major social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback for …

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek lays out early plan for digital future in metaverse-like direction

Disney CEO Bob Chapek lays out an early blueprint for the digital future in a metaverse direction  

Entertainment and technology companies rushed to secure a position in the meta universe after the CEO of Meta Platforms Inc. Mark Zuckerberg announced his company’s plans to adopt the concept. The Walt Disney Co. on Sunday outlined a plan for how the entertainment, theme park and consumer goods conglomerate will use technology to improve storytelling …

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Crypto Weekly Roundup: A California bill-in-waiting, NFTs on Facebook, CoinSwitch Kuber speaks out on ED search

Crypto Weekly Roundup: California pending invoice, NFTs on Facebook, CoinSwitch Kuber talks ED search

This week brought Bitcoin back below $20,000 on Saturday, while Ether fell back below $1,600. Most of the top fifty cryptocurrencies and tokens by market capitalization also posted weekly losses as the sector grapples with more regulatory crackdowns. California Crypto Bill Awaits Signing This week, cryptocurrency investors focused on California, where the Digital Financial Assets …

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Meta takes action against 2.7 crore posts on Facebook, Instagram in India

Meta takes action against 2.7 million posts on Facebook and Instagram in India

The company took action against 2.5 million posts on Facebook and 20 million posts on Instagram to comply with the 2021 IT rules. Meta took action against 2.7 million Facebook and Instagram users in July, the company said in its monthly transparency report on Wednesday. The company took action against 2.5 million posts on Facebook …

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Facebook first launched its gaming platform - Fb.gg in 2018.

Facebook is shutting down its gaming app: The details

Meta-owned Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its standalone gaming app later this year. The largest social media platform is said to be sending alerts to its gaming app users and informing about the same. According to the announcement, the app will no longer be available for download from October 28. “We …

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60% of the users reported problems with the Facebook app. (HT_PRINT)

Facebook showing random celebrity posts? You are not alone!

Facebook is reportedly down for users worldwide. Several users around the world are complaining about the biggest social media platform displaying strange posts from celebrities. According to Downdetector – a platform that tracks outages of various applications and services, the problem started around 11:00 AM and peaked around 1:00 PM. According to the site, 60% …

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