After Elon Musk’s Twitter, now Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta to sack 11,000 staff

Days after Elon Musk faced criticism for sacking hundreds of staff, Mark Zuckerberg-owned Meta has decided to lay off over 11,000 staff. This is being described as the most significant job cuts in the history of Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. “Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in … Read more

BJP Gujarat’s Islamophobic post disappears from Instagram after Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform refuses action citing bizarre reason

Gujarat BJP’s Islamophobic post has also disappeared from Instagram hours after Twitter moved with lightning speed to take the controversial tweet down. The BJP’s objectionable post disappearing from Instagram assumes significance given the bizarre reason issued by Mark Zuckerberg-own platform in its defence to not take down the Islamophobic image. “We didn’t remove BJP4Gujarat’s post. … Read more

Faced with negative PR, Facebook changes its name to Meta

Faced with negative publicity globally, Facebook has decided to change its corporate name to Meta as part of a major rebranding exercise. According to reports, the change of name would only apply to its corporate name and its individual social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp would continue to be known by their … Read more

Ravi Shankar Prasad writes extraordinary letter to Mark Zuckerberg, registers outrage over ‘leak’ to ‘international media’ day after WSJ revealed more secrets on Ankhi Das’s nexus with BJP

Union Minister has written to Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg expressing his displeasure on internal leaks from the social media giant’s India team to a foreign publication. The minister’s extraordinary angst over a social media company’s leaks came a day after the Wall Street Journal revealed more biases of Facebook’s public policy director, Ankhi Das, in favour of … Read more

Rebellion grows in Facebook global team against lobbyist executive Ankhi Das for her support to Islamophobia

While India head of Facebook may have thrown his weight behind Ankhi Das, the social media giant’s public policy director, but this hasn’t stopped a rebellion of sorts from growing in the company’s global team. A group of Facebook employees has written an open letter on the company’s internal platform demanding answers to some tough … Read more

Top Facebook executives launch extraordinary rebellion against Mark Zuckerberg over defence of Trump’s ‘shooting’ comments amidst widespread protest in US

Top Facebook executives have launched an extraordinary rebellion against their boss Mark Zuckerberg against his decision to not take down Donald Trump’s ‘shooting’ comments aimed at black protesters in the US. Facebook’s rival Twitter had decided to block that controversial tweet, posted by Trump. Lauren Tan, who works at Facebook as an engineer, tweeted, “Facebook’s … Read more

Facebook, Instagram go down globally as users take to rival Twitter to inform

Facebook and Instagram were once again down on Tuesday evening as users took to rival Twitter to inform each other. Many users from India and as far as Canada posted screenshots saying ‘something went wrong’ to inform that they could not access the social media platform. Some users also said that they were not able … Read more

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg mentions ‘India’ in testimony, says “will protect integrity of elections”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday appeared before the US Congress in Cambridge Analytica scandal case. Cambridge Analytica is a political consultancy firm that had got unauthorised access to Facebook data of millions of users before using them to influence elections in several countries, including the US and India. In the testimony, Zuckerberg assured that … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg’s extraordinary public apology on Facebook’s role in diving people

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has asked for public forgiveness for the social-media platform’s negative effects in diving people. Without mentioning any specific incident, the 33-year-old billionaire owner of Facebook Zuckerberg took to his social media account to ask for public apology. This came in the amidst of mounting evidence that Russians had used Facebook to … Read more

After Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai vouches for Muslims

After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has come out in support of Muslims, saying that we must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world. Responding to a recent wave of prejudice against Muslims – especially in the wake of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump asking … Read more