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Percieved as ‘Boring:’ Facebook Is Struggling to Attract Younger Users

According to a recent report, tech giant Facebook has been struggling to attract younger users to the platform in recent years. An internal presentation reads: “Most young adults perceive Facebook as a place for people in their 40s and 50s. Young adults perceive content as boring, misleading, and negative. They often have to get past irrelevant content to get to what matters.”

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Facebook Plans to Change Its Name in Coming Weeks

Social media giant Facebook reportedly plans to change its company name next week to focus on the company’s development of the “metaverse” virtual world. The move could also be spurred by recognition by the Masters of the Universe that the Facebook name has been tarnished by a tidal wave of scandals.

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Facebook Says It Will Protect Celebrities from ‘Sexualized Attacks’ on Platform

As part of the company’s new anti-harassment policy update, social media giant Facebook plans to begin removing “sexualized attacks” on celebrities from its platform. A Facebook executive explained the company’s reasoning: “We made these changes because attacks like these can weaponize a public figure’s appearance, which is unnecessary and often not related to the work these public figures represent.”

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Pinky Promise: Facebook Says It Will ‘Nudge’ Teens Away from Harmful Content

A Facebook executive recently stated that the social media giant plans to introduce new measures in its apps to “nudge” teen users away from harmful content. The social media giant has been under fire for its business practices around teen users after leaked internal research demonstrated that its Instagram platform is toxic for teen girls.

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NYT: Facebook Is in Trouble – Starting Before Its Catastrophic Outage

In a recent article, the New York Times outlines why the recently leaked internal Facebook documents indicate that the company is in more trouble than previously believed. The Times forecasts a storm brewing in Facebook’s future, and that was before the Masters of the Universe suffered a catastrophic outage of services that lasted about seven hours on Monday.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook …

Facebook Blames Catastrophic Outage on ‘Configuration Changes’

Facebook services have come back online following an outage lasting about seven hours, the longest downtime that the site has seen since 2008. The catastrophic outage also impacted the company’s Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, bringing the Masters of the Universe to a grinding halt for most of Monday. The company has blamed “configuration changes” for bringing its entire empire to its knees.

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Cybersecurity Expert Brian Krebs Explains What Is Known About Catastrophic Facebook Outage

Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs says Facebook, as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, are all suffering from ongoing global outages due to someone from inside Facebook updating the company’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) records, which took away the map telling the world’s computers how to find its online properties. According to a New York Times reporter, employees cannot even open doors with their security cards due to the catastrophic outage.

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Wall Street Journal Publishes Leaked ‘Facebook Files’ in Full

Ahead of a Senate hearing on the effect of social media on the mental health of younger users scheduled for next Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal has published in full the “Facebook Files,” internal documents showing just how much the company knew about its platforms’ impact.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a US House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Facebook on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Project Amplify:’ Facebook PR Blitz Will Promote Content on News Feed that Makes Company Look Good

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a new initiative last month that aimed to promote pro-Facebook articles and news just shortly before a series of damaging reports were released by the Wall Street Journal. “Project Amplify” will promote stories on the platform’s News Feed that makes Mark Zuckerberg and the Masters of the Universe look like the good guys.

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Facebook Rushes to Defend Itself Following WSJ’s Damaging Reports on Teen Safety

Social media giant Facebook is rushing to defend itself following the “Facebook Files,” a series of stories recently published by the Wall Street Journal exposing how the company has prioritized profits over user health and safety, particularly that of teenage girls — who the company’s own research indicates develop a toxic relationship with its Instagram platform.

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