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Is Meta’s ad-free service just another way to make people pay for privacy?
The owner of Instagram and Facebook thought an ad-free subscription service would satisfy European data cops – some advocacy groups aren’t so sure

Blake Montgomery

05, Dec, 2023 @11:45 AM

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A new start after 60: I lost my husband, spoke my mind – and became an Instagram star at 97
Dorothy Wiggins was devastated when her husband died. But she was determined to embrace life, and quickly found fame when a journalist friend started filming her escapades in New York

Ammar Kalia

04, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Minister attacks ‘despicable’ failure of social media firms on harmful content
Criticism comes after UK report shows ‘clear and persistent problem’ six years after death of Molly Russell

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

29, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Meta designed platforms to get children addicted, court documents allege
Instagram and Facebook parent company also knowingly allowed underage users to hold accounts, unsealed legal complaint says

Kari Paul and agencies

27, Nov, 2023 @7:18 PM

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Maybe shipworms will be the next calamari, but all the same, I’ll pass | Kathryn Bromwich
News that scientists are setting up a ‘naked clam’ farm is wonderful. If only they didn’t look so unpalatable

Kathryn Bromwich

25, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Linda Marigliano: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
Sharing videos is a love language for the presenter and author. Here, she shows us a dancing frog and multiple mischievous children

Linda Marigliano

22, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The round robin is dead, but we blow our own trumpet online these days | Martha Gill
A never-ending listing of personal triumphs on social media have replaced the much-derided letters

Martha Gill

18, Nov, 2023 @6:05 PM

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Meta deflects child harm inquiry by pointing to Apple and Google app stores
As US Senate began looking at the firm’s failures to shield children, it called for laws requiring parental approval of app downloads

Blake Montgomery

16, Nov, 2023 @3:55 PM

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Meta allows Facebook and Instagram ads saying 2020 election was rigged
Policy was reportedly introduced quietly in 2022 after the US midterm primary elections, according to the WSJ

Chris Michael

15, Nov, 2023 @7:56 PM

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How Scorsese, Coppola and Schrader went viral on social media
Hollywood’s old guard have been finding a new audience through frank opinions, unlikely videos and fan interaction

Stuart Heritage

09, Nov, 2023 @2:02 PM

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Melissa Kahraman: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
The actor shares the clips and memes keeping her company at 2am – including two reality TV dons and a tiny house

Melissa Kahraman

08, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Meta refused to remove memes from popular veterans page after pressure from Australia’s defence department
Facebook and Instagram owner tells Defence ‘we allow for such memes’ following multiple emails over Pineapple Express page

Josh Taylor

01, Nov, 2023 @3:39 AM

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