Breaking news: Facebook’s parent company, Meta, announced Wednesday it will expand its DeKalb Data Center on the city’s south side by three buildings, bringing with it a community investment that now totals more than $1 billion.
Meta executives and City of DeKalb officials were on hand at the Meta DeKalb Data Center Wednesday for a press conference announcing the expansion of the facility.
As we enter 2022, here are some of the headlines Daily Chronicle reporters will be watching in the new year:
A man was rescued after about 18 minutes trapped inside a shipping container at the construction site of the Facebook DeKalb Data Center this week, said DeKalb Fire Chief Jeff McMaster.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta, an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future
Facebook’s own internal, automated controls, meant to catch posts that violate rules, predicted with almost 90% certainty that Trump's message broke the tech company's rules against inciting violence. Yet, the tech giant didn’t take any action on Trump's message.
Last spring, as false claims about vaccine safety threatened to undermine the world’s response to COVID-19, researchers at Facebook found they could reduce vaccine misinformation by tweaking how vaccine posts show up on users’ newsfeeds
Facebook the company is losing control of Facebook the product — and of the carefully crafted image it has spent over a decade selling despite problems like misinformation, human trafficking, and pervasive extremist groups on its platform
Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store two years ago over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast
Across the Middle East, journalists, activists and others have long accused Facebook of censoring their speech
The Facebook Papers project represents a unique collaboration among 17 American news organizations, including The Associated Press
New internal documents provided by former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen provide a rare glimpse into how the company, after years under the microscope for the policing of its platform, appears to have simply stumbled into the Jan. 6 riot
A former Facebook data scientist told Congress that the social network’s products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. while its executives refuse to change because they elevate profits over safety
Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms were apparently down worldwide on Monday