Category: social

Meta Offers Deferral Programme for Employees Unready to Return to Office in January 2022

Meta Platforms said on Tuesday it will fully reopen its US offices on January 31 next year while giving its employees an opportunity to delay their scheduled return by three to five months. The social media giant’s new “office deferral programme” will ensure that its employees have flexibility in returning back to offices, Meta said. Meta, formerly […]

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg Fires Over 900 Employees Over Zoom Call in US

An Indian-origin CEO of a US-based homeownership company has abruptly fired more than 900 employees, about 9 per cent of its workforce, on a Zoom webinar, citing market efficiency, performance and productivity as the reasons behind the move. On a Zoom webinar last Wednesday, Better.com CEO Vishal Garg abruptly announced that the mortgage company is laying off about […]

Meta Sued for $150 Billion by Rohingya Refugees Over Myanmar Violence

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion (roughly Rs. 11,31,300 crore) over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence. A US class-action complaint, filed in California on Monday by law firms Edelson PC and Fields PLLC, argues that […]

Truth Social: Donald Trump Social Media Deal Being Probed by US Regulators

US regulators are scrutinising a deal between Donald Trump’s fledgling social media company and an investment vehicle to bring the former president’s venture to the stock market, documents showed Monday.  The companies, once merged, say they plan to launch the social media platform Truth Social nationally early next year, hoping to rival services like Twitter, which […]

What do Meta’s New Safety Initiatives to Protect Women Really Mean for Women in India?

Meta, formerly Facebook, announced a series of initiatives aimed at the protection of the women users on the company’s social media platforms. The initiatives include the launch of stopncii.org in India — a platform that aims to combat the spread of non-consensual intimate images (NCII) and Safety Hub for Women that will enable more women […]

LinkedIn Gets Hindi Language Support to Reach 600 Million People in India and Around the World

LinkedIn on Thursday launched Hindi language support to expand its professional social network to new users. With the new addition, the Microsoft-owned platform has started supporting 25 languages globally. LinkedIn said that by adding the new language to its network, it is aiming to support 600 million Hindi language speakers in India and around the […]

Facebook, Instagram Remove Chinese Accounts Over Fake ‘Swiss Biologist’ COVID-19 Origin Claims

Facebook owner Meta Platforms said on Wednesday it had removed accounts used by an influence operation originating in China that promoted claims of a fake “Swiss biologist” saying the United States was interfering in the search for COVID-19’s origins. Meta said in a report the social media campaign was “largely unsuccessful” and targeted English-speaking audiences […]

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