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The social giant’s controversial $1 billion acquisition shows how a tech monopoly wields power

Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram was a watershed moment for Big Tech. It demonstrated just how much wealth and power the industry holds — and how it could be wielded. Secret emails, published as part of a historic antitrust hearing, revealed that Mark Zuckerberg viewed the app as a…


New content moderation policies, if enacted, would reshape how we communicate online

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Facebook’s recent acquisition of Giphy — if it goes through as planned — will give the social media giant more than just a sprawling database of animations to play with: It opens the door to a host of complicated new content moderation issues.

Giphy hosts content that can be more…


Giphy joins Facebook’s data collection arsenal

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Facebook announced on Friday that it will buy Giphy, a popular GIF search engine and hosting service, for a reported $400 million.

Though the announcement highlighted plans to integrate Giphy’s GIF library into Instagram, the acquisition will likely also benefit all of Facebook’s products — from Messenger to WhatsApp —…

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