Last Updated on 10th March 2022

Meta announces new updates for Facebook groups

  • Meta has introduced new updates designed to help group admins reduce misinformation from their own communities.
  • Group admins will now be able to automatically reject incoming posts that contain false information, to reduce the spread of misinformation.
  • Meta is renaming ‘mute’ within Facebook groups to ‘suspend’.
  • They are also introducing a new admin assist functionality and new community growth tools with QR codes for Facebook groups.
  • You can read the full story on Social Media Today’s website.

TikTok children’s privacy lawsuit can proceed, says UK High Court

  • UK High Court has granted permission for a class-action style privacy lawsuit to proceed against TikTok over its handling of children’s data.
  • The suit seeks damages on behalf of millions of children for alleged misuse of their information.
  • The lawsuit was filed in 2020 by a then 12-year-old girl to bring the claim that the site is processing children’s data unlawfully.
  • If legal action succeeds TikTok could have to pay billions of dollars in compensation.
  • You can read the full story on Tech Crunch’s website.

Young refugees: Northern Ireland foster carer appeal as numbers hit record high

  • Department of Health figures show the number of young unaccompanied refugees arriving into Northern Ireland has risen over the last few years.
  • They have launched an urgent appeal for foster carers for these young refugees.
  • Over 60 young people seeking asylum have arrived in the care system within the last year, the highest number on record.
  • While this number is on the rise, the number of people coming forward to offer fostering services has dropped.
  • You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.