What 21 billion Facebook friendships say about the economic ladder in the US

Meta publicly released information on 21 billion Facebook friendships as part of a research project looking at economic inequality in the United States, the company announced today….

Meta will stop paying US publishers to put their content in Facebook’s News tab

As you’ve probably heard, Facebook and Instagram will lean heavily into AI-curated creator content going forward, and the News Tab project Facebook launched a few years ago…

Facebook reports drop in revenue for the first time

Facebook’s decade-long streak of nonstop revenue growth has come to end. The social network reported its first-ever yearly decline in revenue for the second quarter, announcing a…

Internal documents show Facebook and Google discussing platform strategies

New internal documents released Tuesday detail how three of Big Tech’s most prominent companies favored their own products as a means of stamping out competition. Their release…

Meta freezes hiring for shopping team, Messenger Kids, and other products

Meta is pulling back its investments in a number of products, including the teams it spun up early in the pandemic to compete with Zoom and build…

Messenger gets new shortcuts that let you send silent replies

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is introducing Slack-like shortcuts to Messenger that let you do things like send a message silently or quickly call up a…

Biden demands Congress protect kids online in State of the Union address

President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass new rules to enhance child safety on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram in his first State of…

Facebook has stopped recommending Russian state media globally

Meta has stopped recommending content by Russian state media to all users of Facebook, and soon Instagram, as the country’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine wages on. In…

Facebook limits access to some Russian state-controlled media in Ukraine

Facebook has blocked access to a number of accounts in Ukraine, some of which are associated with Russian state-backed media outlets. It’s also reviewing other governments’ requests…

Meta launches Reels in Facebook globally, with more ads and editing features

Meta is launching its TikTok-clone Reels worldwide on Facebook, making the feature available through the service’s iOS and Android apps in more than 150 countries. In addition…

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