Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

Facebook is under intense governmental pressure

Category: World

Date: 2020-10-05T07:29:55+0000
Facebook is under intense governmental pressure

Shafaq News / Documents released by press showed that Facebook is under intense governmental pressure to share its users’ information.

The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained a document outlining Facebook’s defense if the government orders a breakup that would unload Instagram and WhatsApp

According to the leak reported on engadget.com, the social media giant refused to reveal its users’ information amid intense governmental pressure which could lead to banning WhatsApp and Instagram.

Facebook has declined to comment on the apparent leak.

Technology and cyber security experts warned that Facebook could possibly bow to pressures.

Several press leaks revealed government pressure that is being imposed on the "Facebook" company to expose information about its users.

The leaks, which were published by the specialized technical website "Ingadget", indicated that the applications "WhatsApp" and "Instagram" owned by "Facebook" are the most prominent targets of these pressures.

And the leaks showed, according to an internal document, that "Facebook" has been under severe government pressure during the recent period, which has reached the threat of banning the applications of "WhatsApp" and Instagram. "

The internal document indicates that Facebook rejected all government pressure from many countries to expose its users' private information.

The pressure also included the threat to review Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram and impose sanctions on them or cancel the takeover deals.

And refused to "Facebook" to comment when asked about the validity of those leaks and internal documents.

A number of technology and cybersecurity experts have warned of the possibility that Facebook will bow to these pressures, especially if sanctions are imposed on it, especially as it is forced to provide some kind of defense in the event these threats enter into force.


related

Facebook sues Ukrainian who scraped the data of 178 million users

Date: 2021-10-24 11:03:46
Facebook sues Ukrainian who scraped the data of 178 million users

Facebook changes company name to Meta

Date: 2021-10-28 19:36:10
Facebook changes company name to Meta

Meta to bar Russian state media from running ads, monetizing on Facebook

Date: 2022-02-26 08:22:48
Meta to bar Russian state media from running ads, monetizing on Facebook

Russia blocks access to Facebook

Date: 2022-03-04 20:15:58
Russia blocks access to Facebook

Facebook allows users to watch videos together online

Date: 2020-09-14 16:59:08
Facebook allows users to watch videos together online

Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 countries

Date: 2021-03-10 19:51:53
Facebook launches Instagram Lite in 170 countries

Politico: Facebook engages "Online Hate Speech" with Israeli and Palestinian officials

Date: 2021-05-16 07:58:27
Politico: Facebook engages "Online Hate Speech" with Israeli and Palestinian officials

Facebook Unveils AI Model That Copies Text Style From Images Using a Single Word

Date: 2021-06-13 20:47:59
Facebook Unveils AI Model That Copies Text Style From Images Using a Single Word