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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

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17 December 2021

Facebook owner Meta says it has banned seven surveillance companies for targeting users on its platforms.

A new report by Meta says about 50,000 users will receive warnings about the "malicious activities".

It accused surveillance firms of actions like creating fake accounts, befriending targets and using hacking methods to harvest information.

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17 November 2021

Online hate speech in the UK and US has risen by 20% since the start of the pandemic, according to a new report.

Youth charity Ditch the Label commissioned the study, which analysed 263 million conversations in the UK and US, between 2019 and mid-2021.

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06 October 2021

A former Facebook employee has told US politicians that the company's sites and apps harm children's mental health and stoke division in society.

Frances Haugen, a 37-year-old former product manager turned whistleblower, heavily criticised the company at a hearing in the Senate.

Facebook has faced growing scrutiny and increasing calls for its regulation.

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