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Meta Platforms Inc. wants to monitor people’s facial expressions, eye movements, and body poses as well as create “virtual stores” that sell ad-sponsored digital goods in an effort to monetize the metaverse, dozens of recently filed patents suggest. The company that began as Facebook and which has recently rebranded itself as Meta filed hundreds of […]

Meta Platforms is putting its money on Texas right now as the social media giant that owns Facebook plans to open an office that will consume half of a 66-story tower in downtown Austin. With up to 2,000 of Mark Zuckerberg’s employees living and working in the Texas capital already, Meta is branding this lease […]

Jan. 6, 2022 4:40 pm ET Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Nick Wass/Associated Press In “No Facebook Funding for Elections” (op-ed, Dec. 31), Tarren Bragdon and Joe Horvath endorse a ban on private funding for public election administration. The problem they target—partisan spending by public officials—may be real, but their proposed ban is a significant […]

CEO of Meta Platforms Mark Zuckerberg walks to lunch following a session at the Allen & Company Sun … [+] Valley Conference on July 08, 2021 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Getty Images Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg went on a selling spree in 2021. The seventh-richest person in the world—worth $117 billion as of Wednesday, […]

Facebook is officially changing its name to Meta. On Thursday (Oct. 28), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the big announcement during Facebook’s annual Connect event. The company’s name will changed from Facebook to Meta, though Facebook the social media app will remain known as Facebook. “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said […]

The day after former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen went public in October, the company’s team in Washington started working the phones. To lawmakers and advocacy groups on the right, according to people familiar with the conversations, their message was that Ms. Haugen was trying to help Democrats. Within hours, several conservative news outlets […]

Britain will seek to regulate the rise of the metaverse popularised by Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook under its flagship Online Safety Bill, the UK’s digital minister has confirmed. Facebook, which rebranded as Meta in November, and dozens of other companies have claimed that breakthroughs in virtual reality mean that a seamless blending of the virtual world […]

Several U.S. senators sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg with questions on Facebook’s role in protecting democracy, including upcoming elections, from misinformation. In the Tuesday letter, lawmakers said the social media platform played a role in the spread of “divisive, hateful, and violent online activity” during the 2020 presidential election. The letter also […]

Facebook, which was recently rebranded as “Meta,” was rated the worst company of the year, according to a recent survey. The open-ended survey, which was performed on Survey Monkey via the Yahoo Finance homepage from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, received 1,541 respondents. Eight percent of the write-in votes were for Facebook, according to Yahoo, which noted […]

Meta shareholders are pushing the Facebook and Instagram parent company to take a harder line against “harmful content” targeted at teens on its site, as well as coronavirus-related misinformation. A group of shareholders slammed Meta in a letter made public on Monday, criticizing the company for profiting from unsavory posts. “The stream of harmful revelations […]