Facebook gives a glimpse of metaverse, its planned virtual reality world – video | Technology- Tempemail

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed a glimpse of Facebook’s plans to built the “metaverse” – a digital world built over our own, comprising virtual reality headsets and augmented reality. The product launch came as the social media giant announced it will change the name of its holding company to Meta, in Continue Reading

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs face disinformation grilling in Congress – live | Technology- Tempemail

The testimony will come after signs that the new administration of Joe Biden is preparing to take a tougher line on the tech industry’s power, especially when it comes to the social media platforms and their role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories. The question every politician should be asking Continue Reading

Anatomy of a conspiracy theory: how misinformation travels on Facebook | Australia news

In the early hours of New Year’s Eve, former Liberal MP Craig Kelly logged on to Facebook to make one of his regular contributions to the global network of misinformation about Covid-19 – this time, to promote the antiparasitic drug ivermectin as a treatment for the virus. The content of Continue Reading

Rishi Sunak has turned into a social media star, but who is he trying to influence? | Marie Le Conte | Opinion- Tempemail

“I’m sure this budget will look better on Instagram,” said Keir Starmer in the Commons on Wednesday. “In fact, this week’s PR video cost the taxpayer so much, I was half expecting to see a line in the OBR forecast for it.” The quip was aimed at Rishi Sunak, the Continue Reading

Competition watchdog expects Google and Facebook to strike deal with small publishers | Australia news

If smaller and regional publishers don’t get a deal under the news media code, the government retains the “trigger” to force Google and Facebook to the negotiating table, competition tsar Rod Sims says. The code passed the Senate on Wednesday evening with amendments, a day after the Morrison government struck Continue Reading

Why Facebook blocked news in Australia, and what comes next | Australia news

On Thursday, Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia. This historic move came during escalating tensions over legislation that would force Facebook and Google to negotiate a fair payment with news organisations for using their content. Reporter Joshua Taylor explains the key arguments for and against the Media Continue Reading

Is big tech now just too big to stomach? | Business

The coronavirus pandemic has wrought economic disruption on a global scale, but one sector has marched on throughout the chaos: big tech. Further evidence of the industry’s relentless progress has come in recent weeks with the news that Apple and Amazon both raked in sales of $100bn (£72bn) over the Continue Reading

Facebook removes Save Our Rights UK Covid denial videos | World news- Tempemail

Videos published by a “coronavirus denier” group that was told by the Conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne to “persist” with its anti-lockdown activities have been removed from Facebook after the social network concluded they posed a risk of “imminent physical harm”. More than 60,000 people followed the Save Our Rights Continue Reading

Facebook under pressure to resume scanning messages for child abuse in EU | Technology

The children’s charity NSPCC has called on Facebook to resume a programme that scanned private messages for indications of child abuse, with new data suggesting that almost half of referrals for child sexual abuse material are now falling below the radar. Recent changes to the European commission’s e-privacy directive, which Continue Reading