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Meta’s Oversight Board says the platform’s adult nudity rules should be overhauled to be less confusing and more inclusive.
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Facebook and Instagram owner Meta has been fined €390m for privacy law breaches in the EU. It plans to appeal. Two cases were brought against it after the introduction of the EU's GDPR laws.
Ireland fines Meta €390 million in latest privacy crackdown
The watchdog fined Meta €210 million for violations of the European Union's strict data privacy rules involving Facebook and an additional €180 million for breaches involving Instagram.
Justification by clicks: Austrian monks point to the cloud
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Messi's World Cup celebration post becomes Instagram's most liked ever
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BeReal: How real is the social media darling, really?
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Instagram says it fixed bug that led user accounts to be suspended
Instagram said it resolved a "bug" after many users around the world suddenly had their accounts suspended.
Russia adds Meta to list of 'terrorist and extremist organisations'
Human rights lawyer Pavel Chikov has warned that simply displaying the Instagram and Facebook logos, or advertising on those networks, could be deemed illegal under Russia's criminal code.
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Ireland fines Instagram €405 million over handling of teens' data
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Instagram takes a ‘big step back’ after user backlash
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Facebook parent Meta posts first-ever revenue drop
The social media giant's growth machine has come to a halt.
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Facebook reveals main feed revamp to be more like TikTok
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Iranian feminists targeted by thousands of Instagram bots
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