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    Facebook heads to Brussels. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with the European Union's competition chiefprior to the EU’s executive arm unveiling new A.I. regulations on Wednesday, CNBC reported. “Zuckerberg’s visit also happens at a time when European regulators are assessing whether Facebook’s data practices have disrespected competition law,” the report said.
    #191     Feb 19, 2020
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    What happens to your well-being when you stop using Facebook?
    Maybe you’re tired of your uncle’s political tirades. Maybe you’re sick of wall-to-wall baby pics. Maybe you’re staging a teeny-tiny privacy protest.

    We all have reasons for quitting Facebook. But have you ever thought about what happens to you if you do? Some economists

    precisely that.

    They recruited (through Facebook ads, of course) 2,743 people to unplug from Facebook for 4 weeks. Here’s what they found:

    1️⃣You might get an hour of your life back.For the average unplugger, walking away from Facebook freed up60 minutes per day.

    2️⃣You might spend less time consuming news.The unpluggers reported spending 15% less time gorging on headlines.

    3️⃣You might be less exposed to polarizing news.That being said, deactivating didn’t affect people’s negative views about another party.

    4️⃣You might be happier.There were “small but significant” improvements in “self-reported happiness, life satisfaction, depression, and anxiety.”

    5️⃣You might consider Facebook’s role in your life.Unpluggers said they thought more about whether the platform is really good or bad.

    One thing's for sure: It's not easy to drop the 'book. The researchers had to pay their subjects a hefty amount -- some as much as $102! -- to get them to unplug in the first place.

    Their findings are also most relevant forindividuals, not large groups. It’s not clear what would happen if everyone Facebook Cleansed at once.
    #192     Mar 3, 2020
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    Facebook settlement

    Facebook has paid $52 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought about by its content moderators, over the heavy psychological consequences of their jobs, i.e. reviewing videos of things like rape or terrorism to keep them off the social network. The settlement only applies to U.S.-based content moderators working through third-party companies; expect similar cases to hit other platforms that require heavy content moderation, such as YouTube and Twitter. Washington Post
    #194     May 14, 2020
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    A group of whistleblowerssays Facebook hasn’t told investors enough about illegal activity on its platforms -- like the sale of opioids. (from Hustle)
    #195     May 28, 2020