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Meta spent more than $5.4 million on lobbying during the last three months of 2021 alone, marking its highest-spending lobbying quarter ever. Its quarterly record was previously $5.26 million, set during the first quarter of 2020. In 2021, the company reported lobbying on topics including the antitrust legislation moving through the House and Senate, along […]

Get inside Wall Street with StreetInsider Premium. Claim your 1-week free trial here. (Updated – January 19, 2022 1:19 PM EST) Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB) Instagram introduces subscriptions. From the company: Creators inspire people around the world with their talents and push culture forward every day. At Meta, we strongly believe in enabling creators to […]

Facebook has patented a new technology for an “authentic” robot eye. The idea, granted in December, would let the social media company build a “high performing and realistic” eyeball that would be like an “animatronic device” to track humans’ eye movements. Tracking eye movements is used in digital ads to detect what people look at, as […]

Getty getty In past articles I’ve reminded freelance platform leaders that freelancers need ongoing educational support to build their business.  For new-to-freelancing professionals, it’s a challenge to build a thriving business. Would-be solopreneurs, eager to start their part- or full-time freelance career, succeed or fail on how well they recognize that freelancing is a small […]

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The owner of Facebook and Instagram has said it will “assess the feasibility” of conducting an independent human rights study related to its work in Ethiopia, after the company’s oversight board urged it to investigate how its platforms have been used to spread hate speech and unverified rumours in the country. Meta was asked by […]

CNN By AJ Willingham, CNN Some grocery store shelves across the US are wiped clean as pandemic and supply chain disruptions present new setbacks for supermarkets. While the empty shelves may be worrisome, stores say stop panic buying because it only worsens the situation. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed […]

Social media has become an integral part of everyone’s life but not all platforms are created equal. In Japan, those who want to stay in close contact with family and friends would favor the messaging-centric app Line, while those who want to be friends with people pretending to be Yusaku Maezawa should look no further than Facebook. Speaking of […]

In early 2020, the American actor and comedian Connor Ratliff launched a podcast about an incident that had been haunting him for years. In 2000, he had been cast as Private Zielinski in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. It was a small role, but Ratliff was fresh out of drama school and thought his […]

A Polish far-right political party has been banned from Facebook due to “repeated violations” of the platform’s community standards regarding COVID-19 disinformation and hate speech. Figures from Poland’s national-conservative government have criticised the decision. This afternoon, Janusz Cieszyński – a secretary of state in the prime minister’s office and his plenipotentiary for cyber security – […]