Another lawsuit has been filed against Snap Inc. and Meta and their impact on a teen’s mental health. The Social Media Victim Law Center sued the two companies over the “burgeoning mental health crisis” in children and teenagers in the U.S. In this particular case, the Snapchat and Facebook and Instagram parent companies have been sued over the suicide of a 17-year-old boy.
Earlier this month, Russia decided to ban Facebook citing “discrimination against Russian media.” But as of today, Instagram is banned in this country, too.
One of the reasons behind this decision is the fact that Meta has allowed posts that call for violence against Russian soldiers and politicians. But both moves have inevitably caused some censorship concerns, too.
Well, this is an odd turn. Typically, it’s fake “influencers” pretending to be somebody else to try to scam companies out of free gear. This time, though, Nikon has put out an announcement stating that the opposite is true in their case and that people have been contacting content creators on Facebook and YouTube pretending to be Nikon themselves – and possibly other companies.
Nikon says that the scammers “may attempt to gain personal or financial information and exploit it for financial gain”, which is pretty much how all online scams work, but here Nikon says that they’re contacting creators requesting they make a gear using a Nikon camera and offering sponsorship opportunities.
Can you remember what the world was like before Instagram and Facebook? Well, you might experience it soon, at least if you live in Europe. Due to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Meta might not get permission to transfer, store and process data from its European users on US-based servers. If the solution is not found, the people in Europe might say bye-bye to Facebook and Instagram.
A Connecticut woman has filed a lawsuit against Snap and Meta, Facebook and Instagram parent company. The woman claims that Snapchat and Instagram caused a strong addiction in her 11-year-old daughter that eventually led her to take her own life in July 2021.
The Social Media company Meta is apparently exploring the possibility of enabling users to make, showcase and sell NFTs from Facebook and Instagram in the near future. If this goes ahead, this would be possibly the first mainstream endorsement of NFTs.
According to a Financial Times report, the plans are “at an early stage and could yet change.” Teams at both Facebook and Instagram are “readying” themselves to implement the new feature that will let users mint new NFTs as well as display them as their profile image.
Preventing revenge porn by sending your nude photos to someone else is probably not the way most of us would handle the issue, right? Well, Meta has come up with a “brilliant” idea to prevent your nude content from spreading across Facebook and Instagram. The company has launched a tool that lets you submit your explicit photos to a hashing database so that they can be recognized and removed from the platforms in the future. Needless to say, this has raised some concerns in the community.
Instagram’s standalone messaging app Threads will be discontinued from December 2021, the company has stated. Introduced in 2019, the app was a camera oriented messaging app designed to compete directly with Snap Chat which never quite hit mainstream use.