Facebook rebrands as ‘Meta’ in new focus on metaverse
29 October 2021 | 11:33 am
Facebook has changed its name to "Meta" in a shift away from social media and towards developing "the metaverse," a digital world that could be the next generation of the internet. Here's what they have planned.
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Facebook has been under scrutiny before, for failing to curb hate speech on its platform in Ethiopia. The son of a man killed after calls for his murder appeared on the platform argues that Facebook treats Africa differently to Europe and the US.
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The US Federal Trade Commission has unveiled a proposal that would bar social media giant Meta from profiting off the personal data collected from child users. The FTC is accusing Facebook and Instagram's parent company of repeated violations of data privacy policies.
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