Meta promises to restore Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram; will former US President return to Meta-owned platforms?

Facebook owner Meta has said that it will restore Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts within weeks after Twitter revoked ban on the former US President. Meta President and former British Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said in a blog post, “Two years ago, Meta took action in what were extreme and highly unusual circumstances. … Read more

“Hypocrisy on press freedom is the embedded rot in Indian media”: Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami hits back at Indian Express for stand on press freedom

Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami has hit out at The Indian Express newspaper for its stand on the freedom of speech in the wake of the controversy surrounding the fake reporting by The Wire over Meta. Indian Express recently wrote a scathing editorial on The Wire scandal after the news portal was forced to take … Read more

Delhi Police raids residence of The Wire founders, Siddharth Varadarajan, MK Venu, in fake Meta stories case

The Delhi Police on Monday raided the houses of The Wire’s founders, Siddharth Varadarajan and MK Venu, in connection with fake stories published by the website. The police raids took place after BJP’s IT Cell chief, Amit Malviya, reportedly filed an official FIR against the website and its editors. A news report by PTI said … Read more

The Wire takes down stories on Meta, says it ‘intends to review its reporting’ after critcism

Indian news website, The Wire, has sensationally taken down all its stories against Meta claiming that BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya was granted special power to block content on Instagram. In its statement, The Wire said that it intended to ‘review its reporting on Meta.’ The statement by the website read, “Starting from October … Read more

Is second marriage the reason why Sheryl Sandberg is decided to break ties with Mark Zuckerberg after 14 years with Facebook?

Sheryl Sandberg has been an integral part of Facebook’s growth globally in the last 14 years. The woman, who helped Mark Zuckerberg transform Facebook into one of the most imposing social media brands in the world, has decided to sever ties with Facebook. Sandberg, who held the post of the chief operating officer at Facebook’s … Read more

“Beginning of downfall?”: Internet frenzy as Facebook’s daily active users fall for first time in 18 years; Meta loses $200bn market value in single day

Social media platforms exploded on Thursday after it emerged that Facebook had lost its daily active users for the first time in its 18-year history. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, said that its daily users had fallen to 1.929bn in the three months to the end of December 2021, compared to from 1.930bn in the previous … 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