Meta Wins Lawsuit Against Startup Phhhoto in the US: Details

Meta Planning Lower Bonus Payouts for Some Employees: Report

A US judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against Meta Platforms Inc that alleged its Facebook social media business drove a now-defunct photo software application startup out of business in violation of federal antitrust law. US District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn, New York, federal court said in her 67-page order that Phhhoto Inc had … Read more

Right-wing social platforms rally after reports of Trump indictment, quarterly results

Shares of Rumble Inc. and Digital World Acquisition Corp. — both social-media-focused companies seeking to galvanize right-leaning users — raced higher after hours on Thursday following reports that a grand jury in Manhattan voted to indict former President Donald Trump. The indictment, still under seal, is likely to be made public in the days ahead, … Read more

Meta Rolls Out Tools To Separate Ads From Harmful Content

Meta To Cut 10,000 Jobs, Slash 5,000 More Vacant Positions

The system offers advertisers three risk levels they can select for their ad placements. Meta Platforms Inc said on Thursday it is now rolling out a long-promised system for advertisers to determine where their ads are shown, responding to their demands to distance their marketing from controversial posts on Facebook and Instagram. The system offers … Read more

Facebook parent Meta explores changes to ad policies in Europe: Report

Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao Meta Platforms Inc is exploring changes to its policies around personalized and political advertising for users in Europe, according to media reports, as it aims to limit the impact of upcoming European Union regulations on its ad business. Meta may allow European users of Facebook and Instagram … Read more

Analysts disagree on whether U.S. TikTok ban is likely, as Hawley seeks Senate vote on prohibition

A fresh push in the bipartisan effort to ban TikTok in the U.S. is expected Wednesday, as Republican Sen. Josh Hawley appears poised to seek an expedited vote on the issue. Hawley plans to seek Senate passage by unanimous consent on Wednesday for his bill to prohibit the video-sharing app from being downloaded on U.S. … Read more

Meta Verified Subscription Reportedly Available in India at This Price

Meta Says It Will End News Access for Canadians on Its Platforms if Online News Act Becomes Law

Meta Verified was launched earlier this year in February. Albeit, inspired by Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue plan, Meta Verified is a subscription-based service that verifies each profile with a legitimate government ID. The program rolled out in Australia and New Zealand previously before launching in the US earlier this month. It starts at $11.99 (roughly … Read more

Meta Verified waitlist opens in India: Pricing, how to subscribe, and more – Times of India

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has opened the waitlist for Meta Verified, the company’s subscription plan for two of its most-popular social media apps on Instagram. Meta Verified was introduced back in February 2022.Announcing Meta Verified in February, Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Instagram Channel, “This week we’re starting to roll out … Read more

WhatsApp may soon allow users to edit sent messages – Times of India

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp keeps on introducing new features to improve the overall user experience on the app. Now a new report has surfaced online revealing that the Meta-owned platform is working on an edit message feature. The upcoming WhatsApp feature will give users the ability to edit sent messages on WhatsApp.According to WABetaInfo, … Read more

Google, Meta Defend Brazilian Law on Responsibility for Internet Content

Meta, Google Defend Brazilian Law That Absolves Companies From Responsibility for Content Posted by Users

Meta Platforms and Alphabet Google appeared before Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend a law that says internet companies are not responsible for content that users post unless the companies are subject to a court order. The companies are appealing a 2017 lawsuit by a Brazilian woman who wanted Facebook to remove a profile and … Read more

Android: WhatsApp fixes the ‘expiration bug’ with latest Android beta update – Times of India

Meta-owned popular instant messaging service WhatsApp rolls out new versions of the app. These new versions often include important security updates, bug fixes, and new features that are not available in the previous versions. To ensure that users are accessing the latest and updated versions, WhatsApp expires its older version after a certain period. As … Read more