Facebook in 2021: The Facts You Need To Know

Tracking developments with Facebook in 2021.

Facebook Added A Prompt About Extremist Contact. “Some Facebook (FB) users in the United States are being served a prompt that asks if they are worried that someone they know might be becoming an extremist. Others are being notified that they may have been exposed to extremist content. It is all part of a test the social media company is running that stems from its Redirect Initiative, which aims to combat violent extremism, Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesperson, told CNN.” [CNN]

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Subpoenaed Facebook Records As Part Of COVID Probe. “D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has subpoenaed Facebook for records related to the platform’s handling of coronavirus misinformation as part of a previously undisclosed investigation into whether the tech giant is violating consumer protection laws.” [Politico]

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