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U.S. regulators probing whether Facebook violated a 2019 settlement over privacy concerns

WASHINGTON—Federal Trade Commission staffers have begun looking into disclosures that Facebook Inc.’s  FB, -3.92%  internal company research had identified ill effects from its products, according to people familiar with the matter. Officials are looking into whether Facebook research documents indicate that it might have violated a 2019 settlement with the agency over privacy concerns, for which the […]

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Internal documents show politics play big role in Facebook’s decisions

In June 2020, when America was rocked by protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, a Facebook employee posted a message on the company’s racial-justice chat board: “Get Breitbart out of News Tab.” News Tab is a feature that aggregates and promotes articles from various publishers, chosen by Facebook […]

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Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to help build its ‘metaverse’

Facebook Inc. plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years to help build its new “metaverse” platform. “Facebook is at the start of a journey to help build the next computing platform,” the company said in a blog post Sunday, “a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies […]

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Facebook restricts employee access to some internal discussion groups

Facebook Inc. has told employees it is tightening controls over some internal discussion groups, a move that comes after Frances Haugen, a former employee, gathered documents that formed the foundation of The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files series showing the company’s platforms are riddled with flaws that can cause harm. Facebook FB, +0.24% provides staff online discussion groups on an internal message system called […]

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