Alex Wong

Zuckerberg hit with legal charges over attempt to influence 2020 election

acebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, his wife and three voting rights groups were hit Thursday with legal complaints alleging malfeasance related to activities surrounding the 2020 election. The Center for Renewing America (CRA) filed two complaints — the first against Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan and the second against the groups Center for Tech and […]

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Russia bans Facebook, Instagram ; labels them extremist organizations

A Russian court declared Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, an “extremist organization” on Monday, making its work in Russia illegal. The decision excludes WhatsApp, which Meta also owns. The ruling, effective immediately, bans Facebook and Instagram from Russia, where both platforms are already blocked. The full scope of the ruling’s impact remains […]

Facebook Responds To Whistleblower Testimony

Following former Facebook product manager-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen’s shocking testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security on Tuesday, the social media giant is firing back. Facebook Director of Policy Communications Lena Pietsch blasted Haugen, noting she “worked for the company for less than two years, […]