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UP: Case filed against Mark Zuckerberg over ‘defamatory’ post against Akhilesh

  • The case was registered on the order of a court in the Kannauj district of UP. On Monday, chief judicial magistrate Dharamveer Singh in Kannauj district directed the police to lodge the case on the complaint of one Amit Kumar, a resident of Sarahati village.
In his application, Kumar had complained that a page on the social media website Facebook, is attempting to tarnish the image of Yadav.(AFP)
In his application, Kumar had complained that a page on the social media website Facebook, is attempting to tarnish the image of Yadav.(AFP)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 07:34 AM IST
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Mark Zuckerberg reacts to Iceland tourism’s ‘Icelandverse’ ad inspired by Meta

Mark Zuckerberg posted humour-laced reply to Iceland tourism’s ‘Icelandverse’ ad.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta. (Reuters Photo)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta. (Reuters Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2021 06:29 PM IST
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‘Step down and allow change’: Facebook whistleblower urges Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook would be stronger with someone who was willing to focus on safety, Frances Haugen said on Monday at a tech fest in Lisbon.
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool via REUTERS
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing, in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2021. Drew Angerer/Pool via REUTERS
Published on Nov 02, 2021 07:44 AM IST
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Why Facebook changed name to Meta amid multiple controversies

Why Facebook rebranded itself to Meta
Why Facebook rebranded itself to Meta
Published on Oct 29, 2021 09:41 AM IST
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Facebook rebrands to Meta. What has changed, what hasn’t

Zuckerberg said the new name reflected its work investing in the metaverse, rather than its namesake social media service.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta. (Reuters Photo)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta. (Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 11:47 AM IST
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Facebook to be called Meta in nod to its 'metaverse' vision

  • The tech giant said the change would bring together its different apps and technologies under one new brand. It said it would not change its corporate structure.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new name reflects that over time, users will not need to use Facebook to use the company's other services.(Bloomberg)
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new name reflects that over time, users will not need to use Facebook to use the company's other services.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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Facebook invests billions in metaverse efforts as ad business slows

Chief Financial Officer David Wehner also said Facebook expected its investment in its hardware division, Facebook Reality Labs, to reduce overall operating profit in 2021 by approximately $10 billion.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.(Bloomberg)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 03:30 AM IST
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‘FB algorithms designed to push divisive content’

  • Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook’s civic misinformation team, was appearing before a parliamentary select committee in Britain that is examining plans to regulate social media companies.
She said the algorithms pushed users towards the extreme.(AFP)
She said the algorithms pushed users towards the extreme.(AFP)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 01:23 AM IST
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Facebook struggles with hate speech, celebrations of violence in India: Report

“Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in India, Facebook’s biggest market,” the US report said.
The documents also detail how a plan “championed” by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to focus on “meaningful social interactions” was leading to more misinformation in India, particularly during the pandemic.
The documents also detail how a plan “championed” by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to focus on “meaningful social interactions” was leading to more misinformation in India, particularly during the pandemic.
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 04:29 AM IST
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Facebook plans to rebrand company with new name: Report

  • A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment, saying the company doesn’t “comment on rumor or speculation.”
A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. (Reuters)
A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. (Reuters)
Updated on Oct 20, 2021 08:48 AM IST
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Facebook Files: ‘Orchestrated’ media campaign behind new leaks, alleges company

In the most recent entry of “The Facebook Files” series of exposes, the Wall Street Journal claimed, citing leaked documents, that Facebook's own engineers have doubts about how successful artificial intelligence will be in cleaning up hate speech and excessive violence on the platform.
American media outlet Wall Street Journal is releasing a series of exposes based on material provided by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former product manager on the civic integrity team at the tech company. (File Photo / REUTERS)
American media outlet Wall Street Journal is releasing a series of exposes based on material provided by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former product manager on the civic integrity team at the tech company. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 10:20 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Explained: What is metaverse which Facebook is touting as the future of internet

Metaverse is being touted as the next step in the evolution of the internet, including creating new infrastructure and real-time 3D worlds. In September, Facebook committed $50 million towards building it.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said investments in virtual and augmented reality will help support the evolution of the metaverse.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said investments in virtual and augmented reality will help support the evolution of the metaverse.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US senator asks Mark Zuckerberg to retain all records on whistleblower testimony

Facebook whistleblower Haugen had called for transparency about how Facebook entices users to keep scrolling, creating ample opportunity for advertisers to reach them.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (File Photo)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (File Photo)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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‘Sincere apologies’: Facebook after second outage in a week

Facebook said the outage on Friday was not related to the one earlier in the week and Instagram thanked users for their patience and "for all the memes this week". 
Facebook said some users were having problems accessing its services. (AFP File Photo)
Facebook said some users were having problems accessing its services. (AFP File Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 05:24 AM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Facebook: Zuckerberg says Frances Haugen’s claims do not make sense

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pushed back against the testimony of Frances Haugen, a former employee, saying many of her “claims don’t make any sense”.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pushed back against the testimony of Frances Haugen, a former employee, saying many of her “claims don’t make any sense”. (AFP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pushed back against the testimony of Frances Haugen, a former employee, saying many of her “claims don’t make any sense”. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 06:11 AM IST
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‘Just not true’: Zuckerberg denies claims Facebook putting profit over safety

Facebook hit back after a former employee and whistleblower testified before a US court that the social media giant puts business interests ahead of children, public safety, privacy and democracy.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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By | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

WhatsApp, Facebook return after outage: As it happened and where things stand

Facebook said late on Monday that “the root cause of this outage was a faulty configuration change”, adding that it had "no evidence that user data was compromised as a result of this downtime."
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram logos are displayed through broken glass in this illustration.(Reuters Photo)
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram logos are displayed through broken glass in this illustration.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 01:46 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Global outage & whistleblower revelations: Facebook fights duel crises

  • Facebook late Monday blamed the outage on configuration changes it made to routers that coordinate network traffic between its data centers.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (File Photo / HT)
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (File Photo / HT)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 09:47 AM IST
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As Facebook goes dark, Zuckerberg loses $7 billion, drops down billionaire list

The stock slide on Monday sent Zuckerberg’s worth down to $120.9 billion, dropping him below Bill Gates to No. 5 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. (AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. (AP)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 06:30 AM IST
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Why Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all down. Explained

Facebook acknowledged that “some people are having trouble accessing (the) Facebook app” and said it was working on restoring access but did not elaborate either on the reason behind the outage or the number of users affected.
Small toy figures are seen in front of displayed Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram logos in this illustration. (Reuters Photo)
Small toy figures are seen in front of displayed Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram logos in this illustration. (Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 09:00 AM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

After longest Facebook outage, Mark Zuckerberg issues a personal apology 

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp came back online only in the early hours of Tuesday, after nearly six hours of an outage that partially paralysed the giant social media network on the internet.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (File Photo / HT)
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (File Photo / HT)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 06:31 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Facebook to invest $50 million to responsibly build 'metaverse'

The new XR Programs and Research Fund will invest the money globally over two years to ensure metaverse technologies are "built in a way that's inclusive and empowering," Facebook said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said investments in virtual and augmented reality will help support the evolution of the metaverse.(Bloomberg)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said investments in virtual and augmented reality will help support the evolution of the metaverse.(Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 10:53 PM IST
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Mark Zuckerberg shares how it feels to teach his kid to type. Parents may relate

“Also, I just want to say that teaching a kid to type is one of the greatest tests of patience I have ever experienced," reads a part of the post shared by Mark Zuckerberg.
Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to share the post.(Instagram/@zuck)
Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to share the post.(Instagram/@zuck)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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Facebook reports soaring quarterly ad revenue, stock jumps

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the extra money means the company will invest more in new areas of potential growth.
“I believe that augmented and virtual reality are going to enable a deeper sense of presence and social connection than any existing platform,
“I believe that augmented and virtual reality are going to enable a deeper sense of presence and social connection than any existing platform," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.(AP)
Published on Apr 29, 2021 05:33 AM IST
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Mark Zuckerberg posts about missing meals, receives sweet reply from dad

Edward Zuckerberg's reply to Mark Zuckerberg's post has prompted people to share all sorts of comments.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the post on his own platform.(AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the post on his own platform.(AP)
Updated on Apr 24, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Tech CEOs told ‘time for self-regulation is over’

Lawmakers began the hearing by criticising the social media platforms for their role in the riot and in the spread of Covid-19 vaccine misinformation.
This combination of 2018-2020 photos shows, from left, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP)
This combination of 2018-2020 photos shows, from left, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 04:41 AM IST
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Facebook to stop recommending political and social groups to users globally

  • Newly created groups on any topic would need to wait 21 days before becoming eligible for recommendation in order to give Facebook time to understand how a group would operate.
In an interview on Tuesday, Tom Alison, Facebook's vice president of engineering, said Facebook was aggressively investing in groups.(Reuters File Photo )
In an interview on Tuesday, Tom Alison, Facebook's vice president of engineering, said Facebook was aggressively investing in groups.(Reuters File Photo )
Published on Mar 17, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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Ranking billionaires: As Adani beat Bezos, Musk here’s a look at 5 others

  • The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. It tracks the 500 richest people in the world regularly.
TThe internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg is the fifth richest person in the world with a net worth of $102 billion.(REUTERS)
TThe internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg is the fifth richest person in the world with a net worth of $102 billion.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:09 PM IST
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By | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Could smart glasses help combat climate change? Mark Zuckerberg answers

  • “We talked a little bit about climate change before just being so important," Zuckerberg said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(AP)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(AP)
Updated on Mar 09, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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By | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

H-1B visa restructuring will be affected if US immigration bill is broken up

Increases in visas for highly skilled foreign workers could fall by the wayside this year if Democrats decide to overhaul immigration through a series of small bills instead of the sweeping one put forward by President Joe Biden.
Tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000.(AFP)
Tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000.(AFP)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 04:07 PM IST
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