Facebook Will Now Be Known as Meta

Yup! We’ve seen reports in the last couple of weeks about a name change for Facebook and now it’s finally here! Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social networking giant will change the name of its holding company to…

Facebook Will Permanently Stop Promoting Political Groups

TOPLINE Facebook will no longer recommend political groups to users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday, amid criticism for how the platform was used by pro-Trump extremists to plan the attack on the Capitol earlier this month. KEY FACTS Facebook had already…

Facebook Announces New Campus Pages To Connect College Students Amid Coronavirus

By Forbes Facebook launched a new ‘Facebook Campus’ feature Thursday that aims to connect college students with their campus communities, returning the social network to its initial college-only roots as students across the country contend with virtual learning and decreased opportunities for…

Facebook Will Pay Out $52 Million After Failing To Protect Moderators From Dangers Of Extreme Content

TOPLINE Former Facebook moderators will receive at least $1,000 each after Facebook agreed to pay $52 million to settle a lawsuit over allegedly failing to protect moderators being exposed to harmful content online. KEY FACTS Moderators were exposed to the worst…

Facebook Invests $390k in South African Newsrooms During COVID-19

By Jenna Delport Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) has announced that it will invest $390 thousand to help South African news organizations navigate the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. As part of these funds, Facebook will work with the International…

Facebook unveils new logo

By Agencies Facebook unveiled a new logo today that’s meant to represent the parent company that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more. The logo just says “Facebook,” but in a really bland and generic font that looks like it would…

Facebook drops U.K. appeal against Cambridge Analytica fine, but admits no liability

By Agencies Facebook has reached a settlement with the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over Facebook’s role in the misuse of users’ personal data in the lead up to the 2016 European Union (EU) membership referendum. Following an investigation that…