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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to join Jill Biden at State of the Union address

Facebook has stopped recommending Russian state media globally

Facebook blocks RT and Sputnik pages in the EU

Facebook removes Russian misinformation network pushing fake news about the war in Ukraine

Facebook limits access to some Russian state-controlled media in Ukraine

It’s not clear which accounts have been restricted

Meta reportedly breaks up the 300-person team that was building a hybrid VR / AR OS

Russia partially blocks Facebook for fact-checking state-owned media

Trump’s Truth Social app can’t beat Twitter, but it doesn’t have to

Meta announces plans to build an AI-powered ‘universal speech translator’

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Meta launches Reels in Facebook globally, with more ads and editing features

Facebook whistleblower accuses company of failing to address climate change misinformation

How Facebook twisted Canada’s trucker convoy into an international movement