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Facebook moderation system favours ‘business partners’, says oversight board
‘Cross-check’ system appears to protect users who generate high revenue from content moderation more than ordinary users

Dan Milmo and Alex Hern

06, Dec, 2022 @4:17 PM

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Meta fined €265m over data protection breach that hit more than 500m users
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp owner has been fined nearly €1bn by EU since September 2021

Dan Milmo and agencies

28, Nov, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Met monitoring song lyrics of rap artist it tried to censor on Instagram
Drill artist Chinx (OS) reveals he has to send new song lyrics to police and probation service in case they are deemed to incite violence

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

25, Nov, 2022 @7:16 PM

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Meta seeks government protection from Rees-Mogg’s EU law bonfire
Facebook owner seeks assurance that vital directive will not be purged by former business secretary’s bill

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK’s digital services tax reaps almost £360m from US tech giants in first year
Figure raised exceeds what most of the digital businesses have been paying in UK corporation tax

Mark Sweney

23, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Instagram told to reinstate music video removed at request of Met police
Oversight board says removal of Secrets Not Safe by Chinx (OS) suggests ‘over-policing of certain communities’

Alex Hern

22, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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May I have a word about… the sins of Twitter, Meta and Amazon | Jonathan Bouquet
As if making thousands of people redundant were not bad enough, they compound it with their use of language

Jonathan Bouquet

20, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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What is the sound of Facebook’s value crashing? Noisycharts turns news into noise
Rising carbon dioxide and the slump in the pound have been frequently graphed. Now we’ve turned the data and graphs into audio

Nick Evershed

15, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Amazon reportedly planning to shed 10,000 corporate and technology jobs
Cuts would be largest in online retailer’s history and follow similar moves by tech companies including Meta and Twitter

Guardian staff and agencies

14, Nov, 2022 @4:53 PM

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The Guardian view on big tech: pop! goes the bubble | Editorial
Editorial: The behemoths of Silicon Valley face some serious shrinkage and a reckoning with the societies they work in


10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Thursday briefing: Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta cuts 11,000 jobs – is the Facebook founder’s empire falling?
In today’s newsletter: The social media titan is having its first major wave of layoffs since it began in 2004 – and it’s not the only tech company facing problems.

Dan Milmo

10, Nov, 2022 @6:41 AM

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