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New US probe targets Instagram's impact on children

A consortium of US states announced a joint probe Thursday of Instagram's parent company Meta for promoting the app to children despite allegedly knowing its potential for harm, in fresh regulatory trouble for the scandal-hit ...

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Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned Tuesday that the "metaverse," the all-encompassing virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of yet more ...

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EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

The term "metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination—so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea.

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