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Facebook threatens to ban news in the US over journalism bill

Meta’s policy communications head says the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act doesn’t recognize that news publishers share content on Facebook “because it benefits their bottom line — not the other way around.”

Emma RothDec 5

Meta is expanding its use of AI face scanning to verify users’ age on Facebook Dating

Meta has used AI face scanning tools to verify the age of Instagram users. Now, the company says it will test the tool on Facebook Dating users.

Mia SatoDec 5