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META: Top European Officials Dismissed Zuckerberg Threat To Shutdown FACEBOOK

#AceNewsReport – Feb.11: On Monday, two top European officials dismissed Meta’s threat to shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe unless data regulations allowed the tech giant to share its user data with its US data centres.

#AceSocialDesk says European lawmakers don’t seem to care if Mark Zuckerberg removes Facebook and Instagram from the continent. In fact, they welcome it.

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‘After being hacked, I’ve lived without Facebook and Twitter for four years, and life has been fantastic,’ Robert Habeck, German Economy Minister said at a press conference in Paris. 

Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister echoed Habeck’s sentiments.

‘I can confirm that life is very good without Facebook and that we would live very well without Facebook,’ he said.

‘Digital giants must understand that the European continent will resist and affirm its sovereignty,’ Le Maire added.

Robert Habeck (L) and Bruno Le Maire (R) aren't the biggest fans of Facebook (YouTube)
Robert Habeck (L) and Bruno Le Maire (R) aren’t the biggest fans of Facebook (YouTube)

The pair were responding to Meta’s annual report, released last week, which said it may pull services such as Facebook or Instagram from the continent if it couldn’t rely on a new or alternate means to transfer data from EU to the US.

The two EU leaders welcomed Meta’s warning that it may leave the EU over data-sharing issues.

‘The European Union is such a big internal market with so much economic power that if we act in unity, we won’t be intimidated by something like this,’ said Habeck.

Last week, Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, hinted at pulling its services from Europe over differences with regulators. 

‘If a new transatlantic data transfer framework is not adopted and we are unable to continue to rely on SCCs or rely upon other alternative means of data transfers from Europe to the United States, we will likely be unable to offer a number of our most significant products and services, including Facebook and Instagram, in Europe, which would materially and adversely affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations,’ stated the SEC filing.

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European lawmakers don’t seem to care if Mark Zuckerberg removes Facebook and Instagram from the continent. (Getty)

Much of the dispute has centred around an Irish investigation into Facebook which raised concerns that the company’s data transfers were no longer legal. The social media company said in its February report that it was expecting the final ruling on data sharing in the first half of 2022.

‘Meta is absolutely not threatening to leave Europe’ said Markus Reinisch, Meta’s Vice President of Public Policy in Europe, responding to the politician’s comments in a written statement.

‘We have absolutely no desire to withdraw from Europe. Of course, we don’t,’ Reinisch wrote. 

‘But the simple reality is that Meta, like many other businesses, organizations, and services, relies on data transfers between the EU and the US in order to operate our global services,’

‘Much like 70 other EU and US companies, we are identifying a business risk resulting from uncertainty around international data transfers,’ he added.

However, while other companies like Siemens, SAP and GSK have expressed concerns around the changes in data transfer regulations in their earnings filings, Meta is the only one that has explicitly hinted at the possibility of being ‘unable to offer’ their services in the region.

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Last week, Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, hinted at pulling its services from Europe over differences with regulators. (Reuters)

Meta’s exit from Europe would be welcomed by competitors like Supernova, the recently launched social media app that bills itself as the ‘ethical alternative to Instagram’.

‘Meta’s near virtual monopoly of social media is a huge problem that needs fixing. Along with at least half of Europe, including its leading politicians, I hope their “threat” of leaving us is more of a “promise”,’ Dominic O’Meara, the founder of Supernova told Metro.co.uk.

‘Supernova is ready to jump in and fill the void in competition and choice in social media, whether FB and IG are ready for us to or not,’ added O’Meara.

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Bloggers Rant about Instagram Being Ruined 5 Solutions

Bloggers Rant: A Little Ranting (and Honesty) About Instagram Growth Sometimes I feel like the blogging community is a sisterhood of unstoppable ladies (and some gents) who can do anything and who support each other no matter what! Sometimes I feel like the blogging community is full of nothing but Regina George clones (or worse, […]

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Instagram’s chronological feed is back 🦋🦋

Instagram is making good on the promise it made last month to bring back the chronological feed. In a tweet Wednesday, Instagram head Adam Mosseri …

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(CALIFORNIA) META REPORT: Plans to roll out end-to-end encryption on Facebook and Instagram have been delayed amid a row over child safety #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: Plans to roll out end-to-end encryption on Facebook and Instagram have been delayed amid a row over child safety: Meta – as Facebook’s parent company is now called – said messaging encryption on the apps would now come in 2023.

#AceSocialNewsDesk META At It AGAIN as Facebook & Instagram encryption plans delayed by Meta until 2023 to PROTECT children ONLINE …as THEY have to CHANGE their ALGORITHM and that means LESS money and #ProfitB4People

KIndness & Love❤️ says PROTECTING CHILDREN more important than Zuckerberg making MORE MONEY #PeopleB4Profit Amen

Yahoo News: Mon, November 22, 2021, 12:16 PM

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Meta has delayed message encryption on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

The process means only the sender and receiver can read messages, but law enforcement or Meta cannot: However, child protection groups and politicians have warned that it could hamper police investigating child abuse.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), has claimed that private messaging “is the front line of child sexual abuse”.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has also criticised the technology, saying earlier this year that it could “severely hamper” law enforcement in pursuing criminal activity, including online child abuse.

Privacy v protection

End-to-end encryption works by “scrambling” or encrypting the data while it travels between phones and other devices.

The only way to read the message is usually to get physical access to an unlocked device that sent or received it.

The technology is the default for popular messaging service WhatsApp, also owned by Meta – but not the company’s other apps.

The NSPCC sent Freedom of Information requests to 46 police forces across England, Wales, and Scotland asking them for a breakdown of the platforms used to commit sexual offences against children last year.

The responses revealed:

  • more than 9,470 instances of child sex abuse images and online child sex offences were reported to police
  • 52% of these took place on Facebook-owned apps
  • over a third of the cases took place on Instagram, and 13% on Facebook and Messenger, with very few occurring via WhatsApp

That has led to fears that Meta’s plans to expand encryption to widely-used Facebook Messenger and Instagram direct messages could shield the majority of abusers from detection.

The NSPCC said that encrypting messages by default could lead to the easier spread of child abuse imagery or online grooming.

But advocates say that encryption protects users’ privacy, and prevents prying by both governments and unscrupulous hackers. Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made those arguments himself when 

Antigone Davis, Meta’s global head of safety, said that the delay in implementing encryption to 2023 

The company had previously said the change would happen in 2022 at the earliest.

Ms Davis said: “As a company that connects billions of people around the world and has built industry-leading technology, we’re determined to protect people’s private communications and keep people safe online.”

She also outlined a number of additional preventative measures the company had already put in place, including:

Andy Burrows, head of child safety online policy at the NSPCC, welcomed the delay by Meta.

He said: “They should only go ahead with these measures when they can demonstrate they have the technology in place that will ensure children will be at no greater risk of abuse.

“More than 18 months after an NSPCC-led a global coalition of 130 child protection organisations raised the alarm over the danger of end-to-end encryption, Facebook must now show they are serious about the child safety risks and not just playing for time while they weather difficult headlines.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.23: 2021:

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(SILICON VALLEY) LATEST: Here we go again …..Facebook Inc has apologised after again reporting problems with its services, days after a major outage hit WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook for hours #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.10: The company said that a “configuration change” had impacted users globally: It added that the incident was not related to the outage that saw its products taken offline for over six hours earlier this week. …….

#AceDailyNews says that once again Facebook Inc apologises as services including Instagram hit again and ALL Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Workplace products had been affected, it said on Friday night …

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“We’re so sorry if you weren’t able to access our products during the last couple of hours,” the company said it a statement on Friday evening. “We know how much you depend on us to communicate with one another. We fixed the issue – thanks again for your patience this week.”

Earlier, web monitoring group Downdetector said that for a relatively short period of time on Friday there was an avalanche of messages from users reporting problems with Instagram. 

Some of them immediately took to Twitter and other social media platforms to complain about the second Instagram disruption and share memes on the issue.

On Monday, Facebook – which owns WhatsApp and Instagram – blamed an internal technical issue for the major outage which not only affected the firm’s services, but also employees’ work passes and email: The services were down from about 16:00 GMT until around 22:00 on Monday.

#AceNewsDesk report …………………..Published: Oct.10: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Facebook Whistleblower Report: 10% to 15% percent of underage kids may be on Facebook or Instagram, whistleblower Frances Haugen testified

#AceNewsReport – Oct.06: Things are going so horribly wrong for Facebook that its technological meltdown almost provided a respite—except that it made everyone even angrier.

#AceDailyNews says that Facebook’s anger management: Both parties embrace whistleblower at heated hearing The masterfully orchestrated campaign by whistleblower Frances Haugen, culminating in Tuesday’s Senate hearing, has punctured another tire in the Facebook tank, already scorched and dented by hostile fire.

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I fleetingly fantasized about whether Mark Zuckerberg was so fed up with the mounting criticism that he pulled the plug to remind the world how essential his creation is. Blaming it on a “faulty configuration change” is so … vague.

After years of blunders and blinders, Zuckerberg, no longer the Harvard anti-hero, has decided to stop apologizing. But the company’s defense is severely undermined by its own internal documents, thousands of which Haugen leaked to The Wall Street Journal.

Then she emerged, camera-ready, revealing her identity on “60 Minutes,” adding a personal element to her crusade against the company she quit.

While Facebook isn’t responsible for all the planet’s ills, it has in many ways become its own worst enemy, and its stock has dropped 13% in recent weeks. Still, with 3.5 billion users around the globe — and that includes Instagram and WhatsApp – this juggernaut is so aggressive that it’s practically begging for government regulation.

From allowing Russian disinformation in 2016 to fueling hate speech today, from tolerating to then banning Holocaust denialism, the company has lurched from crisis to crisis. Conservatives see undeniable proof of liberal bias in the barring of Donald Trump. Liberals see a rapacious corporation crushing its competitors, as exemplified by a Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit.

And Haugen’s documents opened up a whole new front by confirming the brass knows that Instagram causes depression and body-image issues for many teenage girls but refuses to do anything about it.

When Haugen testified Tuesday that Facebook’s products “harm children, stoke division, weaken our democracy” and “put their immense profits before people,” not to mention “hiding in the shadows,” she had plenty of information to back it up.

The Journal series documented how Facebook treats VIPs more leniently, and how an algorithm tweak spread angry and toxic posts in the news feed, boosting the company’s traffic.

Haugen, who now becomes the, uh, face of the opposition, said Facebook could use its immense resources “to destroy me.” The committee’s Democratic chairman, Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, quickly thanked her for taking the risk, and went off on the company “sowing hate” and “fanning the flames of division.”

The ranking Republican, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, chastised the company for allowing underage users, noting that 600,000 kids under 13 who “ought not to be there in the first place” had their accounts deleted in the last three months.

Back and forth it went, with stinging criticism from both sides of the dais. It was a rare moment of bipartisan unity: Everyone hated Facebook.

“You are a 21st-century American hero,” gushed Democrat Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

Haugen says that 10% to 15% of underage kids may be on Facebook or Instagram and the executives are well aware of this, even as some children lie.  

In a devastating indictment, she told Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota that “Facebook knows they are leading young users to anorexia content.”

This photo illustration shows Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, testifying Tuesday at a Senate subcommittee hearing, and Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaking on Capitol Hill on Oct. 23, 2019.<strong> </strong>

Haugen is pushing for congressional action and found a receptive audience. Klobuchar, a Democratic presidential candidate last year, declared: “The time has come for action, and I think you are the catalyst for action.”

“We got some things we can do here,” Republican John Thune of South Dakota agreed.

Haugen, poised and deeply knowledgeable, was able to illuminate the darker corners of the social network. She suggested lifting some of the legal immunity that protects social media companies, specifically when it comes to algorithms, so computers don’t control our content.

The Washington Post describes Facebook’s strategic shift: “Gone is the familiar script in which chief executive Mark Zuckerberg issues a formal apology — sometimes in long blogs on his personal Facebook page or over live-streamed video for a Congressional hearing — then takes responsibility and promises change.

“In its place, the company has deployed a slate of executives to mount a public defense,” while “quibbling with the details” of Haugen’s allegations. Nick Clegg, the former British deputy prime minister and now a Facebook VP, is leading the charge. But as Haugen said of the company’s CEO: “The buck stops with Mark.”

Frances Haugen is now the Daniel Ellsberg of digital leaks. But while the Pentagon Papers looked back at the Vietnam War, the Facebook findings deal with the here and now – and the next chapter of history has yet to be written.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Oct.07: 2021:

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FEATURED: Instagram Report: U.S. senators on Thursday grilled Facebook Inc on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how app harmed the mental health of teens #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews says that Facebook News Room reports that they were Pausing ‘Instagram Kids’ and Building Parental Supervision Tools and then on Thursday they were grilled on a ‘leaked’ internal research on teen harm according to Reuters…..

  • We believe building “Instagram Kids” is the right thing to do, but we’re pausing the work. 
  • We’ll use this time to work with parents, experts and policymakers to demonstrate the value and need for this product.
  • We’ll continue to build opt-in parental supervision tools for teens.

We wanted to provide an update on our work to build an Instagram experience for people under the age of 13, often referred to as “Instagram Kids.” We started this project to address an important problem seen across our industry: kids are getting phones younger and younger, misrepresenting their age, and downloading apps that are meant for those 13 or older.

We firmly believe that it’s better for parents to have the option to give their children access to a version of Instagram that is designed for them — where parents can supervise and control their experience — than relying on an app’s ability to verify the age of kids who are too young to have an ID.

While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project. This will give us time to work with parents, experts, policymakers and regulators, to listen to their concerns, and to demonstrate the value and importance of this project for younger teens online today.

Kids Are Already Online

Critics of “Instagram Kids” will see this as an acknowledgement that the project is a bad idea. That’s not the case. The reality is that kids are already online, and we believe that developing age-appropriate experiences designed specifically for them is far better for parents than where we are today.

We’re not the only company to think so. Our peers recognized these issues and built experiences for kids. YouTube and TikTok have versions of their app for those under 13. 

Our intention is not for this version to be the same as Instagram today. It was never meant for younger kids, but for tweens (aged 10-12). It will require parental permission to join, it won’t have ads, and it will have age-appropriate content and features. Parents can supervise the time their children spend on the app and oversee who can message them, who can follow them and who they can follow. The list goes on. 

Building Parental Supervision Tools

An important part of what we’ve been developing for “Instagram Kids” is a way for parents to supervise their child’s use of Instagram. While we’re pausing our development of “Instagram Kids”, we’ll continue our work to allow parents to oversee their children’s accounts by expanding these tools to teen accounts (aged 13 and over) on Instagram. 

These new features, which parents and teens can opt into, will give parents the tools to meaningfully shape their teen’s experience. We’ll have more to share on this in the coming months.

Continuing Our Focus on Teen Safety

Recent reporting from the WSJ on our research into teen’s experiences on Instagram has raised a lot of questions for people. To be clear, I don’t agree with how the Journal has reported on our research. My colleague Pratiti goes into this more here.

We do research like this so we can make Instagram better. That means our insights often shed light on problems, but they inspire new ideas and changes to Instagram. Examples include our industry leading anti-bullying work such as RestrictHidden Words and Limits, and our recent changes to make Instagram accounts private by default for those under 16. 

Research also informs our work on issues like negative body image. We announced last week that we’re exploring two new ideas: encouraging people to look at other topics if they’re dwelling on content that might contribute to negative social comparison, and a feature tentatively called “Take a Break,” where people could put their account on pause and take a moment to consider whether the time they’re spending is meaningful. 

I have three children and their safety is the most important thing in my life. I hear the concerns with this project, and we’re announcing these steps today so we can get it right.

Facebook research shows company knew of Instagram harm to teens, senators say

Reuters By Sheila Dang and Paresh DaveOctober 1, 20211:51 AM BST: Last Updated 8 hours ago

Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Thursday grilled Facebook Inc (FB.O) on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how its Instagram app harmed the mental health of teens.

The hearing in front of the Senate consumer protection subcommittee was called after the Wall Street Journal published several stories earlier this month about how Facebook knew Instagram caused some teen girls in particular to feel badly about their self-image. After growing opposition to the project, Facebook put plans for Instagram Kids, aimed at pre-teens, on hold this week. read more 

Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, disputed the committee and WSJ’s conclusions of the research documents throughout the hearing, and said the company was working to release additional internal studies in an effort to be more transparent about its findings. read more 

“This research is a bombshell,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, during the hearing. “It is powerful, gripping, riveting evidence that Facebook knows of the harmful effects of its site on children, and that it has concealed those facts and findings.”

“IG stands for Instagram, but it also stands for Insta-greed,” said Senator Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts.1/5

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) looks on as Antigone Davis, Director of the Global Head of Safety at Facebook (not pictured) testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation – Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 30, 2021. Tom Brenner/Pool via REUTERSRead More

The senators pressed Davis on several major themes, including what identifiable data Facebook collects on users under the age of 13, to what extent the company views young users as a growth area and to confirm whether it knew that Instagram led some children to consider suicide.

Davis reiterated that kids under 13 were not allowed on Facebook, adding 0.5% of teens in the company’s research connected their “suicidal ideation” to Instagram, lower than the figures the Journal had reported.

“You’ve cherry-picked part of the research that you think helps your spin right now,” said Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, demanding Facebook commit to releasing its full research on the links between Instagram and youth suicide.

A second hearing is planned for Tuesday and will feature a Facebook whistleblower. The whistleblower is expected to reveal their identity on Sunday in a recorded interview for TV news program “60 Minutes,” which in a preview described the woman as a former Facebook employee who left with tens of thousands of pages of research. read more 

Davis said Thursday that Facebook would not retaliate against the whistleblower for sharing confidential documents with the senators.Reporting by Sheila Dang in Dallas and Paresh Dave in San Francisco; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.02: 2021:

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(CALIFORNIA) JUST IN: Dozens of children’s advocacy groups have called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to scrap plans for a version of photo-sharing and body-shaming app Instagram for kids under 13, saying it would “put young users at great risk” #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: Creating a child-friendly version of the app won’t solve these problems, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood argued on Thursday, in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Signed by 36 other children’s advocacy groups and more than 60 doctors, lawyers and educators, the letter states that the planned app “is not the right remedy and would put young users at great risk.”

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Children’s groups urge Zuckerberg to cancel plans for ‘Instagram for kids’

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Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, is working on “a version of Instagram that allows people under the age of 13 to safely use Instagram for the first time,” according to a Buzzfeed report last month.

Though Instagram currently requires users to be over 13 years of age, many younger users simply lie to sign up, and once online are exposed to an endless parade of glamorous celebrities and influencers, that has for years been blamed for rising rates of eating disorders, sleep disturbance, depression and suicidal ideation. While these problems are not unique to Instagram, the platform has specifically been identified as a hotbed of bullying and grooming by pedophiles.

“In the elementary and middle school years, children experience incredible growth in their social competencies, abstract thinking, and sense of self,” the letter reads. “We are concerned that a proposed Instagram for kids would exploit these rapid developmental changes.”

Moreover, the signatories argue that children already using ‘adult’ Instagram are unlikely to “migrate to a ‘babyish’ version of the platform after they have experienced the real thing.”

Even if they did migrate, they wouldn’t just face social pressure from influencers and their peers. They’d also face commercial pressure from Facebook itself. Instagram is lucrative for advertisers, and Facebook prides itself on its ability to monetize every data point it has on its users. For example, an internal report leaked in 2017 revealed that the company can monitor posts and photos to determine when young people feel “stressed,” “defeated,” “overwhelmed,” “anxious,” “nervous,” “stupid,” “silly,” “useless” and a “failure,” and use this information to target ads toward them.

According to your congressional testimony, Instagram for kids is in the early planning stages. We urge you to abandon those plans. Doing so would send a strong message that Facebook understands the vast concerns about the effects its business model is having on young people, and is open to solutions that truly benefit children and teens, not just Facebook’s market share. 

Facebook spokeswoman Stephanie Otway told the New York Times that the company won’t show ads on any app aimed at under-13s, and that Facebook will consult with children’s health and safety experts to make the app “safe and age-appropriate.”

Zuckerberg is no stranger to controversy, and has been hauled before Congress six times since 2018. Pressed by both Democrats and Republicans, Zuckerberg has defended Facebook’s data collection, election security, and censorship policies, and denied that his platform discriminates against conservatives. 

His latest plans have put him in Congress’ crosshairs again, with Democratic lawmakers writing a letter to him earlier this month to express “serious concerns” about the safety of an underage Instagram.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.16: 2021:

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