Made a mess of bottom line
Irish regulators kicked Facebook parent Meta in its private assets with hundreds of millions in fines for online privacy violations and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to personalised ads.
Refused to stop posts that incited violence
Meta has been accused in a lawsuit of letting posts that inflamed the war in Tigray on Facebook, by refusing to block posts calling for violence.
No priority for free speech and civil rights
A policy which protects "high-profile" Facebook and Instagram users from moderation was structured so it did not prioritise protecting free speech and civil rights and was designed to protect the social notworking giant's interests.
User data made public
Ireland's Data Protection watchdog the DPC has fined Meta €265 million for failing to safeguard the personal data of more than half a billion users of its Facebook service.
While Meta is all excited about its Metaverse, the concept is being greeted with a loud sounding yawn by punters who are failing to get excited about a new way of handing over their personal data to Facebook.
Microsoft's Xbox boss dismisses the hype
Microsoft exec Phil Spencer (pictured) has said that Facebook's Metaverse was just a poorly constructed video game and too dull for him to be bothered with.
Available through Apple and Android
More than a million Facebook users might have given their usernames and passwords to harmful apps designed to help scammers take over their accounts.
Users should pay
Europes big telcos including BT, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom want users to pay for the costs of data fuelled by the global streaming and internet boom.
A US federal judge rules
A federal judge in the US has cleared Facebook and Google of collusion in relation to an online marketing deal between the two companies. However, Judge P. Kevin Castel allowed the ongoing antitrust case against Google to continue.