Several measures need to be put in place to track the code’s effectiveness in protecting news outlets and the public interest.
To be meta about Meta would involve reflecting upon the fact that Facebook is a company that designs technology around people.
Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.
Facebook’s rebranding as Meta is an attempt to reposition the company as poised to move into virtual reality networks.
The knock-on effects from this ruling could be enormous.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
The commitment applies to the social network, but not necessarily to the metaverse.
The metaverse may change how profit is made in higher education.
In order to effectively regulate data-intensive, privately held global infrastructure like Facebook, human rights needs to be a primary focal point.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
This (virtual) reality is still probably many years away.
When perfectionists compare themselves to others on social media, they report feelings of depression and insecurity.
Not knowing how many posts people see on social media overall or where specific types of content get concentrated is keeping researchers in the dark about misinformation.
Facebook’s parent company is now called Meta, as part if its move to embrace the metaverse - the blurring of the online and real worlds via virtual and augmented reality technologies.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data
Facebook’s Ego4D project will help computers see the world from your point of view - for better or worse.
Canada needs to overhaul its approach to addressing online harms if it wants to remain a human rights leader and champion of internet freedom.
Smart glasses like Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories could be used to record you surreptitiously. If the company adds facial recognition, you could be even more exposed.
Efforts to rein in the social media giant’s power have followed the same script: dialogue, then attempts at self-regulation, then a bitter dispute over legislation, followed by compromise.
Far from unassailable, Facebook and Google act like organisations terrified they are about to peak. We can make it harder for them to buy growth.