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Meta’s new switcher puts all of your Facebook profiles and finstas in one place

It’s testing features that should make things easier for people who use Instagram with a variety of accounts.

Mitchell ClarkSep 26

Meta ordered to pay Voxer $175 million for violating live-streaming patents

Facebook had once tried to collaborate with the Walkie Talkie app developer

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How the head of Facebook plans to compete with TikTok and win back Gen Z

Facebook is figuring out what a new generation wants from social media

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The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Casey NewtonFeb 25, 2019