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Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 02, 2024 07:16 AM EST

Rutland Herald. January 30, 2024. Editorial: Deepfakes In a recent interview with Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas, on the topic of safe elections, she indicated that AI is going to become one of the next threats designed to confuse or intimidate...

Mark Zuckerberg's long apology tour: A brief history

Feb. 01, 2024 19:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Mark Zuckerberg turned at a Senate hearing to address the parents of children exploited, bullied or driven to self harm via social media, it felt like a time-worn convention had sprung back to life. “I'm sorry for everything you've been through,” the...

Meta posts sharp profit, revenue increase in Q4 thanks to cost cuts and advertising rebound

Feb. 01, 2024 17:58 PM EST

Meta Platforms Inc. tripled its profit and posted sharply higher revenue in the final quarter of 2023, boosted by a rebound in digital advertising as well cost cutting and layoffs in what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the “year of efficiency.” "The company can talk all it wants to...

Meta, TikTok and other social media CEOs testify in heated Senate hearing on child exploitation

Jan. 31, 2024 20:27 PM EST

Sexual predators. Addictive features. Suicide and eating disorders. Unrealistic beauty standards. Bullying. These are just some of the issues young people are dealing with on social media — and children's advocates and lawmakers say companies are not doing enough to protect them. ...

Nevada attorney general launches go-it-alone lawsuits against social media firms in state court

Jan. 31, 2024 19:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state attorney general has launched a go-it-alone legal fight against five popular social media platforms, alleging they have created, in one instance “an addiction machine,” and that they deliberately exploit children too young to have a capacity for self-control. ...

Sheryl Sandberg, who helped to turn Facebook into digital advertising empire, to leave company board

Jan. 18, 2024 07:49 AM EST

Sheryl Sandberg, who helped to transform Facebook from a tech startup into a digital advertising empire, will step down from the board of Meta, Facebook's parent company. “With a heart filled with gratitude and a mind filled with memories, I let the Meta board know that I will not...

The year of social media soul-searching: Twitter dies, X and Threads are born and AI gets personal

Dec. 28, 2023 20:01 PM EST

We lost Twitter and got X. We tried out Bluesky and Mastodon (well, some of us did). We fretted about AI bots and teen mental health. We cocooned in private chats and scrolled endlessly as we did in years past. For social media users, 2023 was a year of beginnings and endings, with some...

Meta attorneys ask judge to dismiss suit claiming that directors' obligations extend beyond company

Dec. 20, 2023 12:59 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Meta and Mark Zuckerberg asked a Delaware judge on Wednesday to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit asserting novel claims about the roles of corporate leaders and arguing that the loyalties of Meta directors should not lie exclusively with the social media giant....

Meta makes end-to-end encryption a default on Facebook Messenger

Dec. 07, 2023 12:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meta is rolling out end-to-end encryption for calls and messages across its Facebook and Messenger platforms, the company announced Thursday. Such encryption means that no one other than the sender and the recipient — not even Meta — can decipher people’s...

Facebook parent sued by New Mexico alleging it has failed to shield children from predators

Dec. 06, 2023 15:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook and Instagram fail to protect underage users from exposure to child sexual abuse material and let adults solicit pornographic imagery from them, New Mexico's attorney general alleges in a lawsuit that follows an undercover online investigation. “Our...