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Google denies Facebook collusion claims in new court filing and blog post

A lawsuit by states attorneys general fails to provide evidence of anticompetitive behavior, the company says

Messenger Kids’ new internet safety games are mostly teaching kids how to use Messenger

Meta (formerly Facebook) knows it has to attract younger users

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Facebook and Instagram are reportedly exploring plans to make, showcase, and sell NFTs

Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising’

Buy Nothing exploded on Facebook — now it wants a platform of its own

Meta’s real antitrust problems are only beginning

Judge says the FTC’s Meta monopoly lawsuit can go forward

Reversing an earlier defeat

Facebook contractors threaten to stop work over missing paychecks

Facebook is giving you homework to learn about its privacy settings

France fines Google and Facebook for pushing tracking cookies on users with dark patterns

Turning Point is quietly building the next generation of conservative influencers

Influencer first, conservative second

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Meta releases newsletter platform numbers, and it’s good news for Substack

Meta cracks down on phishing scams that use its trademarks

Meta alerts 50,000 users to targeting by ‘surveillance-for-hire’ companies

Ray-Ban Stories get software update adding Facebook Messenger support

Oversight Board raises alarm over Facebook’s role in Ethiopian conflict

Meta adds Quest 2, Portal, and Ray-Ban Stories updates to its bug bounty program

New social media transparency bill would force Facebook to open up to researchers

Facebook finally has live chat support for people who are locked out of their accounts

What to do when you can’t log on

Instagram decision to remove ayahuasca post overturned by Meta Oversight Board

WhatsApp launches cryptocurrency payments pilot in the US

Facebook’s new professional profiles let creators unlock audience-growing tools

Instagram head Mosseri to face questions about child safety in Senate hearing

Meta Portal now lets you view Facebook Stories hands-free

How to recover when your Facebook account is hacked

Meta’s kid-focused Messenger app is getting a dark mode and new voice effects

Meta has a ‘moral obligation’ to make its mental health research transparent, scientists say