Study unveils Facebook gender bias in job ads
13 April 2021 | 10:21 am
A new study examined Facebook's ad-delivery algorithms and found that some ads were directed to a particular gender "beyond what can be legally justified" by differences in job qualifications.
13 Nov 2021
Frances Haugen called on lawmakers in Brussels to seize the opportunity to create a "global gold standard" as they draft oversight regulation for tech giants.
17 Nov 2021
Facebook became Meta Platforms on October 28 and subsequently announced its grand plans for bringing the virtual and physical worlds together in the metaverse. Since then, tech and entertainment giants have been jumping on the bandwagon and staking their own claims as builders of a new reality. But what exactly is the metaverse and what are the risks associated with it? Peter O'Brien takes a closer look in this week's Tech 24, the first in a new live format.
17 Dec 2021
Many Facebook groups based in Mali and Nigeria began sharing a video of a helicopter on December 9, claiming it showed an aircraft delivering weapons to terrorists. In Mali, the posts often accused the French government of operating the helicopter, while posts coming from Nigeria laid the blame on the Nigerian government. In reality, the video is from neither one of these countries – it was filmed in the Central African Republic during a routine supply drop.
3 Feb 2022
For the first time since inception in 2004, Facebook lost about 5 lakh users on a daily basis during Oct-Dec 2021. That saw the shares of its parent company, Meta, plunge 20 percent on the exchanges, wiping off $200 bn in market capitalisation.
APC Governors back new National Convention date, Facebook rolls out Reels, other creative tools worldwide
22 Feb 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday.
22 Mar 2022
Facebook and Instagram's parent company, Meta, has been designated as an "extremist" organization by a Russian court. But Meta's WhatsApp is excluded from the ban.
1 May 2022
The European Union agreed on new regulations that require social media companies and online marketplaces to remove illegal content. Advertisement targeting minors will also be banned.
2 Jun 2022
Sandberg helped transform the company into an over $100-billion-a-year powerhouse. She will continue to serve on the board of directors.
26 Jul 2022
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Germany since the Russian invasion in March. They were promised access to housing, financial support and the job market. But things have not been that easy.
28 Jul 2022
Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, among others, is facing several economic constraints. Mark Zuckerberg said he will "get more done with fewer resources."
18 Sep 2022
As households and businesses face rising energy bills, the EU's Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights is stressing the importance of supporting small and medium-sized businesses all over Europe. "A lot of households and household incomes depend on the survival of SMEs. That's why it's important to support businesses and particularly SMEs," Nicolas Schmit told FRANCE 24's Armen Georgian. Schmit also discussed the latest developments on minimum wages and the regulation of platforms such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo.
3 Oct 2022
Amnesty International accuses Facebook of exacerbating human rights violations in Myanmar. It claims the social network proactively "amplified" anti-Rohingya content back in 2017, when the country's military launched a deadly crackdown on the ethnic minority.
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Kim Kardashian revealed a huge factor behind her decision to file for divorce from Kanye West in February 2021. The rapper, also known as Ye, was embroiled in a number of public controversies towards the end of the couple’s marriage.
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In video footage released on Sunday, deputies from Washoe County Sheriff's Office (WSCO) are seen taking cover behind a tree after fixing a long rope on the vehicle door handle to let the animal out safely and without endangering themselves.
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The country’s power provider can’t keep up with demand. Some locals blame the government for not fixing this faster. But power mafias, corruption and theft of power makes this problem particularly complex.
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Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa's most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded.