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Meta warns of removing news from platform if US Congress passes media bill

Sources briefed on the matter said lawmakers are considering adding the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act to a must-pass annual defense bill as way to help the struggling local news industry.

A similar Australian law, which took effect in March 2021 after talks with the big tech firms led to a brief shutdown of Facebook news feeds in the country, has largely worked, a government report said. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)
A similar Australian law, which took effect in March 2021 after talks with the big tech firms led to a brief shutdown of Facebook news feeds in the country, has largely worked, a government report said. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 06:21 AM IST

Fugitive comments on police’s ‘most wanted’ Facebook post. Then this happens

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook to share about the story of the fugitive who commented on one of their posts on the social media site.

The image shows the fugitive who commented on a Facebook post by a police department.(Facebook/@Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)
The image shows the fugitive who commented on a Facebook post by a police department.(Facebook/@Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)
Published on Dec 04, 2022 02:43 PM IST

Woman gets stuck in water trying to save drowning boy, cops rescue both. Watch

Aurora Illinois Police Department took to Facebook to share the story of them rescuing a woman and a boy from a waterbody.

Aurora Illinois Police Department took to Facebook to share the story of them rescuing a woman and a boy from a waterbody.(Facebook/@Aurora Illinois Police Department)
Aurora Illinois Police Department took to Facebook to share the story of them rescuing a woman and a boy from a waterbody.(Facebook/@Aurora Illinois Police Department)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 05:09 PM IST

Arms bazaar on Metaverse

The article has been authored by Soumya Awasthi, consultant, Tony Blair Institute, London.

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others are being used by criminals in Pakistan to sell firearms and ammunition within the nation and to its neighbouring countries, such as Afghanistan and India.(AP)
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others are being used by criminals in Pakistan to sell firearms and ammunition within the nation and to its neighbouring countries, such as Afghanistan and India.(AP)
Published on Nov 30, 2022 01:52 PM IST

Man proposing on boat drops ring into water. Then this happens

The viral video of a man dropping the ring into water while proposing during a boat ride was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows the man and his finance on a boat.(Facebook/@Scott Clyne)
The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows the man and his finance on a boat.(Facebook/@Scott Clyne)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 07:44 PM IST

Irish regulator fines Facebook 2,000 crore over privacy breach: Report

The penalty resulted from an investigation, started in April 2021, related to the discovery of a collated dataset of Facebook personal data that had been made available online. Facebook was also ordered to make a range of corrective measures.

Monday's fine is the fourth Ireland's Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC) has levied against one of Meta's companies.(Reuters)
Monday's fine is the fourth Ireland's Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC) has levied against one of Meta's companies.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 06:45 PM IST

Ex-Twitter, Meta employees take to TikTok to share layoff experiences

Those posting say it’s helping them cope with the experience, commiserate with other people in the same situation — and network for the next opportunity.

The TikTok logo(AP)
The TikTok logo(AP)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 10:09 AM IST

Restaurant bill from 1985 goes viral, netizens stunned to see price of dishes

A restaurant bill from 1985 shows how much food would cost at that time. Many were stunned to see the cost of the bill.

Restaurant bill from 1985.(Facebook/@Lazeez Restaurant & Hotel)
Restaurant bill from 1985.(Facebook/@Lazeez Restaurant & Hotel)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 01:46 PM IST

Meta junked its app, buying Within to cut competition in VR market: US agency

“Meta already has engineers with the skill set to both expand Beat Saber into fitness and to build a VR dedicated fitness app from scratch,” the filing said.

Meta is striving to make the metaverse a routine part of daily life, offering users new features and promoting new virtual reality gear. (AFP)
Meta is striving to make the metaverse a routine part of daily life, offering users new features and promoting new virtual reality gear. (AFP)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 10:47 AM IST

British angler catches massive 30 kg goldfish, netizens are stunned

A British angler caught a giant 30 kg goldfish in France. Many people were stunned with the size of the fish.

Man catches massive goldfish.(Facebook/@Bluewater Lakes)
Man catches massive goldfish.(Facebook/@Bluewater Lakes)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 10:31 AM IST

Cat with broken paw visits hospital’s emergency room in Turkey. Watch

A video of a cat visiting the emergency room of a hospital on its own is going viral on the internet.

Cat with broken paw visits hospital.(Facebook/@Bitlis Tatvan Devlet Hastanesi)
Cat with broken paw visits hospital.(Facebook/@Bitlis Tatvan Devlet Hastanesi)
Published on Nov 22, 2022 07:42 AM IST

Meta faces lawsuit in UK over its ‘surveillance advertising’ business model

The case attacking Meta’s business model adds to a series of regulatory and legal risks for Meta in Europe, ranging from trans-Atlantic data flows to antitrust actions in Germany and the UK.

Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg.(AFP File photo)
Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg.(AFP File photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 08:25 PM IST

Man breaks into a vacation home, takes a bath and then…

The incident of a man breaking into an unoccupied vacation home was posted on Facebook by Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

The image, taken from the Facebook post, shows the perpetrator who broke into an unoccupied vacation home.(Facebook/@Escambia County Sheriff's Office)
The image, taken from the Facebook post, shows the perpetrator who broke into an unoccupied vacation home.(Facebook/@Escambia County Sheriff's Office)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 01:47 PM IST

Pilot leans out of plane’s window to get passenger’s forgotten phone from crew

The viral video captures a pilot leaning out of the plane's window to retrieve a passenger's phone from crew.

Pilot leaning out of plane's window to get passenger's forgotten phone from crew. (Facebook/Southwest Airlines)
Pilot leaning out of plane's window to get passenger's forgotten phone from crew. (Facebook/Southwest Airlines)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 07:46 AM IST

Meta India gets new head: All you need to know about Sandhya Devanathan

According to a Meta statement, Devanathan will assume her role as Meta India's Vice President on January 1. She succeeds Ajit Mohan, who left company earlier this month.

New Delhi: Newly-appointed Vice President of Meta India, Sandhya Devanathan. (PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Newly-appointed Vice President of Meta India, Sandhya Devanathan. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2022 06:04 PM IST

Incredible video of dolphins smashing into a huge school of salmon wows people

The viral video of a few dolphins smashing into a huge school of salmon was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the viral Facebook video, shows the school of salmon moments before the dolphins swim through it.(Facebook/@Trapman Bermagui)
The image, taken from the viral Facebook video, shows the school of salmon moments before the dolphins swim through it.(Facebook/@Trapman Bermagui)
Published on Nov 14, 2022 11:29 AM IST

After laying-off 11,000 employees, Meta discontinues these hardware products

Notably, in the statement issued post mass layoff Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that additional cost saving measures will follow.

Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP File photo)
Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP File photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 09:22 PM IST

Eatery celebrates 104th birthday of regular guest of over twenty years. See pics

The eatery took to Facebook to share pictures of celebrating

The image shows the eatery celebrating 104th birthday of a regular customer.(Facebook/@CFAOldsmar)
The image shows the eatery celebrating 104th birthday of a regular customer.(Facebook/@CFAOldsmar)
Published on Nov 13, 2022 05:04 PM IST

Children's Day: Famous quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru to share on Bal Diwas

Happy Children's Day: Check out these inspiring quotes by India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru to share as wishes, SMS, WhatsApp messages or Facebook status on Bal Diwas

Children's Day: Famous quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru to share as wishes, SMS, WhatsApp messages, Facebook status on Bal Diwas (Twitter/FriendlyPhysio)
Children's Day: Famous quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru to share as wishes, SMS, WhatsApp messages, Facebook status on Bal Diwas (Twitter/FriendlyPhysio)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 03:06 PM IST

Meta offers immigration support to H-1B visa holders impacted by its lay-offs

Meta announced that it is laying off 11,000 employees or 13 per cent of its workforce, with Zuckerberg describing it as “some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history.”

Representational image
Representational image
Published on Nov 10, 2022 06:14 AM IST

Wait, what?! National park asks visitors not to lick psychedelic toads

The post about the national park asking people not to lick psychedelic toads was posted on Facebook.

The image shows the psychedelic Sonoran desert toad.(Facebook/@National Park Service)
The image shows the psychedelic Sonoran desert toad.(Facebook/@National Park Service)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 08:56 PM IST

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: SMS, WhatsApp messages, quotes, Facebook status

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: Check out this collection of best wishes SMS, WhatsApp messages, quotes, Facebook status to wish your family and friends on Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Nanak ji’s Prakash Utsav

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: Best Gurpurab wishes, SMS, WhatsApp messages, quotes, Facebook status to wish family and friends (Twitter/6ty8Fashion)
Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti 2022: Best Gurpurab wishes, SMS, WhatsApp messages, quotes, Facebook status to wish family and friends (Twitter/6ty8Fashion)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 08:05 AM IST

Facebook parent Meta preparing large-scale layoffs this week: Report

Facebook parent Meta in October forecasted a weak holiday quarter and significantly more costs next year wiping about $67 billion off Meta's stock market value, adding to the more than half a trillion dollars in value already lost this year.

The social media company had in June cut plans to hire engineers by at least 30%, with Mark Zuckerberg warning employees to brace for an economic downturn. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP)
The social media company had in June cut plans to hire engineers by at least 30%, with Mark Zuckerberg warning employees to brace for an economic downturn. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 03:44 AM IST

Rescue dog shows his unique artistic talent, creates beautiful art. See pics

A rescue organisation posted a series of pictures that show the dog busy creating artworks.

The image shows the dog busy in creating an artwork.(Facebook/Happily Furever After Rescue)
The image shows the dog busy in creating an artwork.(Facebook/Happily Furever After Rescue)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 08:31 PM IST

Duo breaks Gordon Ramsay’s record while attempting another sushi-related record

The video of a team breaking Gordon Ramsay’s record while attempting another record to make the world's largest sushi was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from a viral Facebook video, shows the world’s largest sushi.(Facebook/@GuinnessWorldRecords)
The image, taken from a viral Facebook video, shows the world’s largest sushi.(Facebook/@GuinnessWorldRecords)
Published on Nov 01, 2022 02:07 PM IST

Woman dances to Hindi song during puja pandal visit, people love her confidence

The video of a woman dancing to Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar outside a puja pandal in Kolkata was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from a Facebook video, shows a woman dancing to Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar outside a puja pandal in Kolkata(Facebook/Tania Maitra)
The image, taken from a Facebook video, shows a woman dancing to Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar outside a puja pandal in Kolkata(Facebook/Tania Maitra)
Published on Oct 31, 2022 02:23 PM IST

Baby beaver builds a ‘dam’ at rescue centre's door. Watch viral video

The viral video of a baby beaver building a ‘dam’ at the door of the rescue centre where it stays was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the viral Facebook video, shows the baby beaver at the rescue centre busy building a ‘dam’.(Facebook/@NewhouseWildlifeRescue)
The image, taken from the viral Facebook video, shows the baby beaver at the rescue centre busy building a ‘dam’.(Facebook/@NewhouseWildlifeRescue)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 06:07 PM IST

‘Pumpkin-haired’ newborn langur bonds with mama, papa. Sweet video wins hearts

The video of the newborn langur bonding with her mama and papa was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the Facebook video of a newborn langur bonding with its mama and papa, shows the little one.(Facebook/@stlzoo)
The image, taken from the Facebook video of a newborn langur bonding with its mama and papa, shows the little one.(Facebook/@stlzoo)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 01:03 PM IST

Govt panels in 3 months to hear Twitter, other platform users' complaints

Under the amended rules, which will come into effect from October 28, a government panel will be formed to hear complaints from users about content moderation decisions of social media platforms.

The government has had strained ties with many tech giants, and the Centre has been tightening regulation of firms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
The government has had strained ties with many tech giants, and the Centre has been tightening regulation of firms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Updated on Oct 28, 2022 10:24 PM IST

Why is Amit Malviya suing 'The Wire'? BJP leader explains in fresh statement

Amit Malviya issued a “media read out” explaining why he is filing civil and criminal charges against The Wire. He also said, “I am left with no option other than to seek appropriate legal remedies against 'The Wire' and its management/ reporters."

BJP's IT-cell head Amit Malviya (File)
BJP's IT-cell head Amit Malviya (File)
Updated on Oct 28, 2022 06:15 PM IST
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