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Facebook Facing $3.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit over Treatment of UK Users

Facebook (now called Meta) is facing a $3.2 billion lawsuit over the alleged exploitation of its UK users. One expert involved in the lawsuit said: “They are exploiting users by taking their personal data without properly compensating them for taking that data. I don’t think the users are entirely clear when they click on the terms and conditions how unfair that deal is.”

Mark Zuckerberg deep in thought (Drew Angerer /Getty)

Tough Luck Zuck: Judge Rejects Facebook’s Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that the FTC can move forward with its revised antitrust case against Facebook. The judge rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss the case, writing: “Although the agency may well face a tall task down the road in proving its allegations, the court believes that it has now cleared the pleading bar and may proceed to discovery.”

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2021: A Year of Massive Big Tech Fails

2021 has been a challenging year for many, especially as coronavirus restrictions continued and many businesses and schools remained remote. As the demand for online services remained high, the Big Tech Masters of the Universe were sometimes unable to keep up. Here are some of the biggest tech fails of 2021.

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, the Facebook app is shown in the app store on a smart phone in Surfside, Fla. Facebook on Wednesday, July …

Republican Utah Gov. Spencer Cox: ‘Misinformation Is Killing People’

Spencer Cox, the Republican governor of Utah, agreed that it isn’t “hyperbole” to say that “misinformation is killing people,” during an interview with local newspaper Desert News in which he also condemned “hateful rhetoric” and expressed concern about a growing lack of faith in America’s institutions.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a news conference before receiving his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Spanish Fork, Utah. Utah is on pace to remove all coronavirus-related restrictions by July if transmission rates keep dropping, but the situation could change, Cox said Thursday. …

Poll: Facebook Is the Worst Company of 2021

Yahoo Finance runs an annual audience poll to choose the worst company of the year. This year, the clear winner of the unfortunate title of “Worst Company of the Year” is Facebook, now known as “Meta.”

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Facebook Admits in Court That ‘Fact Checks’ Are Just Opinion

Despite presenting itself to the public as the arbiter of truth and guarantor of factually-accurate information, guarding users against “fake news” and “misinformation,” Facebook has admitted in court that its “fact checks” of information — frequently aimed at conservatives — are nothing more than statements of opinion.

In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (House Energy and Commerce Committee via AP)