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FILE - Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Haugen who startled the world this fall by leaking tens of thousands of internal documents and accusing her former employer, Facebook, of caring more about money than about public safety has a book deal. Little, Brown and Company announced Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, that it had acquired Haugen’s memoir, which it said would offer “a critical examination of Facebook.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has book deal

No title or release date yet

  • Dec 16, 2021

 

FILE - A young demonstrators participate in an anti-coup mask strike in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 4, 2021. Years after coming under scrutiny for contributing to ethnic and religious violence in Myanmar, internal documents viewed by The Associated Press show that Facebook continues to have problems detecting and moderating hate speech and misinformation on its platform in the Southeast Asian nation. (AP Photo, File)

Hate speech in Myanmar continues to thrive on Facebook

It’s not hard to find posts threatening murder and rape in Myanmar

  • Nov 18, 2021

 

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen spoke Monday to MEP’s about the negative impact of big tech companies’ business models on users and societies and how this could be tackled by the EU’s digital legislation. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse

Meta denied trying to divert from its troubles

  • Nov 9, 2021

 

FILE - The thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on April 14, 2020. Lawmakers are getting creative as they introduce a slew of bills intended to take Big Tech down a peg and the proposed legislation targeting personal data collected from young people could hit the bottom line of the social media companies. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

FILE - The thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on April 14, 2020. Lawmakers are getting creative as they introduce a slew of bills intended to take Big Tech down a peg and the proposed legislation targeting personal data collected from young people could hit the bottom line of the social media companies. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this July 24, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump points to supporters after speaking at a Turning Point Action gathering, in Phoenix. Reports of hateful and violent speech on Facebook poured in on the night of May 28 after President Donald Trump hit send on a social media post warning that looters who joined protests following Floyd’s death last year would be shot, according to internal Facebook documents shared with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

America ‘on fire’: Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

Trump’s message broke the tech company’s rules against inciting violence

  • Oct 27, 2021
FILE - In this July 24, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump points to supporters after speaking at a Turning Point Action gathering, in Phoenix. Reports of hateful and violent speech on Facebook poured in on the night of May 28 after President Donald Trump hit send on a social media post warning that looters who joined protests following Floyd’s death last year would be shot, according to internal Facebook documents shared with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, the icons of Facebook and WhatsApp are pictured on an iPhone, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Last spring, as false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine the world’s response to COVID-19, researchers at Facebook wrote that they could reduce vaccine misinformation by tweaking how vaccine posts show up on users’ newsfeeds, or by turning off comments entirely. Yet despite internal documents showing these changes worked, Facebook was slow to take action. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

Critics say Facebook worried about impact to company’s profits

  • Oct 26, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, the icons of Facebook and WhatsApp are pictured on an iPhone, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Last spring, as false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine the world’s response to COVID-19, researchers at Facebook wrote that they could reduce vaccine misinformation by tweaking how vaccine posts show up on users’ newsfeeds, or by turning off comments entirely. Yet despite internal documents showing these changes worked, Facebook was slow to take action. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. On Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 Ireland agreed to join an international agreement establishing a minimum corporate tax of 15% around the world, ditching the low-tax policy that has led companies like Google and Facebook to base their European operations in the country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

People or profit? Facebook papers show deep conflict within

Final responsibility for state of affairs rests with CEO Mark Zuckerberg

  • Oct 25, 2021
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. On Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 Ireland agreed to join an international agreement establishing a minimum corporate tax of 15% around the world, ditching the low-tax policy that has led companies like Google and Facebook to base their European operations in the country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
NDP Member of Parliament Charlie Angus speaks during a news conference, Monday, October 18, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Facebook whistleblower rekindles questions about cracking down on Facebook in Canada

Trudeau has said he will reintroduce legislation to modernize the broadcasting regime

NDP Member of Parliament Charlie Angus speaks during a news conference, Monday, October 18, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. On Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 Ireland agreed to join an international agreement establishing a minimum corporate tax of 15% around the world, ditching the low-tax policy that has led companies like Google and Facebook to base their European operations in the country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build ‘metaverse’

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build ‘metaverse’

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo is the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. On Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 Ireland agreed to join an international agreement establishing a minimum corporate tax of 15% around the world, ditching the low-tax policy that has led companies like Google and Facebook to base their European operations in the country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky

Facebook updates harassment policies, says they better protect journalists from hate

Policy change comes after CAJ condemned a Twitter post by People’s Party of Canada leader

In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky
FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, Facebook's head of global safety policy Antigone Davis speaks during a roundtable on cyberbullying with first lady Melania Trump, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.  Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content. “We do not allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does happen, we act,” Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety, wrote in a blog post.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, Facebook's head of global safety policy Antigone Davis speaks during a roundtable on cyberbullying with first lady Melania Trump, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.  Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content. “We do not allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does happen, we act,” Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety, wrote in a blog post.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky

Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health: survey

Vast majority also agreed Facebook amplifies hate speech

In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Morrison has described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned digital platforms such as Facebook could be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)

Australia wants Facebook held liable for anonymous comments

Social media is a ‘coward’s palace’

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Morrison has described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned digital platforms such as Facebook could be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.,from left, Sen Rick Scott, R-Fla., Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listen as former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Ex-Facebook employee asks lawmakers to step in. Will they?

Ex-Facebook employee asks lawmakers to step in. Will they?

Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.,from left, Sen Rick Scott, R-Fla., Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listen as former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down in parts of the world on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. The company said it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app" and it was working on restoring access. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Facebook blames outage on error during routine maintenance

Facebook blames outage on error during routine maintenance

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were down in parts of the world on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. The company said it was “aware that some people are having trouble accessing Facebook app" and it was working on restoring access. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen returns from a break during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP)

Facebook whistleblower testifies: Five highlights

Facebook whistleblower testifies: Five highlights

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen returns from a break during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP)
The icons of Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp can be seen on the screen of a smartphone in Kempten, Germany, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. The six-hour outage of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp on Monday was a headache for many casual users. But the outage was far more serious for many people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to communicate with relatives, friends and neighbors and run their businesses. It’s a stark reminder that many of the most popular ways to communicate are controlled by one company, Facebook. And any lengthy outage can have severe implications. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

The icons of Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp can be seen on the screen of a smartphone in Kempten, Germany, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. The six-hour outage of Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp on Monday was a headache for many casual users. But the outage was far more serious for many people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to communicate with relatives, friends and neighbors and run their businesses. It’s a stark reminder that many of the most popular ways to communicate are controlled by one company, Facebook. And any lengthy outage can have severe implications. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, invasion of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2020 elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, invasion of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, a conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. Monday, June 21, 2021, to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Facebook launches podcasts, live audio service

Handful of podcasts will first be available to people in the U.S.

  • Jun 21, 2021
FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, a conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. Monday, June 21, 2021, to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. The 2020 pandemic lockdowns could have been virtual reality’s chance to offer an escape for the homebound. The success of Facebook’s latest VR gear could show whether the industry has finally cracked the code. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

Mulling over what to do with the account of former President Donald Trump

  • Jun 4, 2021
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. The 2020 pandemic lockdowns could have been virtual reality’s chance to offer an escape for the homebound. The success of Facebook’s latest VR gear could show whether the industry has finally cracked the code. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)