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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen says she fears the impact of the metaverse that the social media giant has rebranded to focus on delivering. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, she says the futuristic virtual reality world would force people to give up more of their personal information, be addicting and give the embattled company another monopoly in the online world. Haugen says her former employer has rushed to prioritize the metaverse because “if you don’t like the conversation, you try to change the conversation.” Haugen accuses Facebook of prioritizing profits over online safety. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dismissed Haugen’s claims as a “coordinated effort” to paint a false picture of the company.

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Swiping left or right is an action you take when online dating, and it means you're either accepting or denying a match request.  But now that action is being used to scam people, particularly seniors.

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BOULDER JUNCTION, Wis. (WAOW)-- Senator Ron Johnson stopping in the Northwoods for a town hall, meeting with constituents and speaking on cont…

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Due to the buzz around the Facebook Whistleblower, social media and the impact it has on its users is drawing attention, especially when it comes to cyberbullying. 

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dozens of far-right extremists use Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to promote their brands, new research shows. By carefully toeing the line of propriety, key architects of Germany’s far-right harness the power of mainstream social media to promote festivals, fashion brands, music labels and mixed martial arts tournaments that can generate millions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister has partly blamed “incitement” against the government’s pandemic rules on social media for the killing of a gas station clerk by a man who refused to wear a face mask. A 49-year-old German man was arrested Sunday over the the fatal shooting a day earlier in the western town