Meta announced that it has launched a lawsuit against the company based on research solutions based on Artificial Intelligence, Voyager Labs, for collecting data “incorrectly” from its social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram.
Goal emphasized that Voyager Labs also performed profile scraping operations on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Telegramthrough fake accounts to extract data such as: user information, profile, publications, friends list, photos and comments.
According to the company, Voyager developed and used software to launch campaigns scraping against Facebook and Instagram and used other programs and networks in different countries to hide their activity, even as Meta subjected the fake accounts to verifications or controls.
Recently, BeInCrypto reported that Meta faced another problem, where most users lack incentive to make purchases on Instagram, much less on the “metaverse”.
Meta will remove the Instagram purchase button from the app’s interface. The app has announced new changes to its home screen, starting in February 2023. The platform owned by Meta, in an update revealed that part of the changes would involve removing the “Shop” tab from its home screen.
On this occasion, Meta claimed that Voyager violated its terms of service against fake, unauthorized, and automated accounts. Meta emphasized the following:
“Companies like Voyager are part of an industry that provides data mining services to anyone, regardless of who they are targeting and for what purpose, including as a way to profile people for criminal behavior. This industry covertly collects information that people share with their community, family and friends, without oversight or accountability.”
Last November, Meta announced the dismissal of 13% of its staff: approximately 11,000 employees. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the layoff of 13% of the company’s staff, which represents approximately 11,000 people who will lose their jobs.
Between the years 2020 and 2021, Meta hired more than 27,000 employees. In this sense, and according to various sources, the company had more than 87,000 workers in September.
“Unfortunately, this did not go as expected. Not just the e-commerce has returned to previous trends, but the macroeconomic recession, increased competition and the loss of signs of advertisements have caused our income to be much lower than I expected. I was wrong and I take responsibility for it.”
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