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Teens really hate Facebook
Published in News
Friday, 12 August 2022 12:33

Teens really hate Facebook


Requires too much concentration 

Facebook is about as popular among modern teens as the works of Edward Gibbon whose six volume critique of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was ironically first published on the year that the North American empire was founded.

Facebook's racist AI lies and insults you
Published in AI
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 10:46

Facebook's racist AI lies and insults you


Just like your other Facebook friends

Meta has warned that the company's new artificial intelligence-based BlenderBot3 chatbot could write insults and lie to you.

Facebook pushing dangerous apps
Published in News
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 11:25

Facebook pushing dangerous apps


While sticking people in Facebook prison for no reason

While Facebook's AI is locking people out for saying that Liz Truss should be hanged, drawn and quartered, it is failing to stop malicious mobile apps and the aggressive advertising campaigns.

Meta loses another quarter of profits
Published in News
Thursday, 28 July 2022 12:33

Meta loses another quarter of profits

Meta shrinking 

Facebook parent company Meta saw another quarter of shrinking profits.

Amazon sues Facebook admins over fake reviews
Published in News


Still keeping fake reviews up 

Online book seller Amazon is suing shedloads of Facebook admins who it claims are organising marketplaces “for the purchase and sale of fake reviews.”

Meta claims its AI has cracked translation
Published in AI


Boffins say what they meant to say was that the claim is lost in translation

Facebook claims that its AI tools have cracked translation and can translate 204 different languages, twice as many as ever before attempted, at a higher quality than previously achieved.

EU signs off on tech giant regulation
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2022 11:44

EU signs off on tech giant regulation


Enforcement might be impossible

EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up to landmark rules to rein in tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, but enforcement could be hampered by regulators' limited resources.

US Supreme Court protects Big Tech
Published in News
Monday, 04 July 2022 12:07

US Supreme Court protects Big Tech


Federal government moves to protect consumers unconsitutional

The US Supremes might be making a move to protect Big Tech from efforts made by the federal government to restrain their power.

Facebook peddling debunked cancer treatments
Published in News


But clamping down on abortion pills

While Facebook is clamping down on advertisers who dare to sell abortion pills to US women who don’t want to obey their local church and have babies, it is allowing them to flog quack cures for cancer which have been debunked by real science.

Move to turn Facebook and Twitter into right-wing fake news outfits unconstitutional
Published in News


It was a Florida law so what do you expect?

A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter for not treating the words of right-wing politicians as if they were spoken by Jesus has been ruled unconstitutional.