Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Topic: Meta

Activists create ‘crime scene’ before Meta’s London HQ protesting its complicity in hate crimes

Meta’s London headquarters was stormed by activists of Indian origin, in protest against its complicity in spreading and profiting from hate-inciting Facebook posts and misinformation ahead of the 2024 Indian general election that starts on Friday.

Nearly 100 orgs urge Meta to keep CrowdTangle as over half of world population heads to polls in 2024

Despite over half of the world's population preparing to vote this year, Meta's decision to abandon its election integrity tool CrowdTangle without offering alternative support for elections experts has been criticised by nearly a hundred organizations, journalists, and researchers in a letter to Meta.

How much is BJP spending on election ads on Google and Meta platforms?

As the General Elections draw near, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is significantly increasing its expenditure on social media advertising.

Meta bans ‘Eye on Palestine’, Instagram account with over 6.1 million followers

The “Eye on Palestine” account, which has more than six million followers on Instagram and focuses on sharing content from Palestine, went dark on Wednesday.

INDIA alliance writes to Google, Meta, demands neutrality during 2024 Elections

The INDIA Alliance has written letters to social media giants Meta and Alphabet, expressing their concerns regarding the social media platforms’ perceived contribution to social discord in India.

Ten million join Threads in 7 hours, Zuckerberg says

Threads, Meta's new platform that aims to take on Twitter, saw 10 million sign ups within just seven hours of launch today.