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Five More Ontario School Boards Sue Meta, TikTok and Snapchat

Five Ontario school boards and two private schools have filed lawsuits against tech giants Meta, Snapchat, and TikTok. They accuse these platforms of creating unsafe and addictive products that harm students' mental health and disrupt their education. The statements of claim were submitted to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School...

Feds Get Facebook to Pull ‘False’ Trudeau Info, Ignores WeChat for O’Toole

During the 2019 federal election campaign, Facebook removed a "false and inflammatory" story about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a request from the country's top civil servant, while similar actions were not taken when it came to misinformation about Conservative leaders on WeChat in the subsequent 2021 election. This contrast in approaches to handling misinformation...

Facebook Brings TikTok-Like Video Player to Mobile for Canada

Facebook is rolling out a new fullscreen video player for Reels, longer videos, and Live broadcasts. This updated design introduces uniformity to video viewing on Facebook for all videos, regardless of length, now in a consistent fullscreen format, that resembles TikTok. The new video player now rolling out on iOS and Android in the U.S....

Can’t Log into Facebook and Instagram–Both are Down [Update]

Update March 5, 9:02am PDT: Looks like Facebook and Instagram are working again...as you were. It’s not just you—Facebook and Instagram are down. What a way to start your Tuesday. If you’re trying to log into Facebook, you get an error message that reads, “the password you’ve entered is incorrect”, while Instagram is also showing...

Facebook, Instagram to Offer Paid Subscription for No Ads in Europe

Meta has announced a new subscription model for Facebook and Instagram users in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland. Starting in November, residents in these regions will have the option to use the platforms either for free with ads or subscribe to an ad-free experience. The subscription will cost €9.99/month on...