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Image Credits: TechCrunch Social media giant Meta and its Kenya-based content moderation partners, Sama and Majorel, are facing a new lawsuit in Kenya. In a petition filed today, 43 content moderators allege “unlawful termination” by Sama, whose contract with Meta comes to an end this month after shutting down its content review arm in January. […]

Facebook parent Meta is slashing 10,000 jobs, about as many as the social media company announced late last year in its first round of cuts, as uncertainly about the global economy hits the technology sector particularly hard. The company announced 11,000 job cuts in November, about 13% of its workforce at the time. In addition […]

Earlier this month, reports emerged that Meta was planning on dropping the age limit of Horizon Worlds to 13 years old. Image: Diego Thomazini (Shutterstock) After reports revealed that Meta was planning on opening Horizon Worlds to teens, two democratic senators are now encouraging the company to reconsider. Meta’s virtual reality video game platform is […]

Meta is introducing its own take on Telegram channels with broadcast channels on Instagram, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday via, well, one of the new channels. (Note that they only work on mobile right now, so you’ll have to be on your phone to see Zuck’s channel.) With the new format, creators can broadcast […]

Meta has routinely fought data scrapers, but it also participated in that practice itself — if not necessarily for the same reasons. Bloomberg has obtained legal documents from a Meta lawsuit against a former contractor, Bright Data, indicating that the Facebook owner paid its partner to scrape other websites. Meta spokesperson Andy Stone confirmed the […]

For Meta (META) this year, the road ahead will focus on better execution with fewer employees, and maybe a higher stock price, argues RBC analyst Brad Erickson. “We think they are making improvements in terms of targeting and measurement, and we think that is translating into incremental dollar growth and advertising,” Erickson said on Yahoo […]