Bulgarian Finance Minister Urges META to Combat Russian Propaganda Ahead of European Elections

In a concerted effort to tackle the pervasive issue of disinformation and misleading content, Bulgarian Finance Minister Asen Vassilev, along with Minister of Economy and Industry Bogdan Bogdanov, engaged in discussions with executives from META, the parent company of popular social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

Turkish competition watchdog imposes daily fine of $160,000 on Meta

Türkiye's competition board has declared that it started to fine Facebook-parent company Meta Platforms 4.8 million Turkish Liras ($160,000) per day over failure to fulfill its obligations on data collection from users.

In 2021, the Competition Authority initiated a probe in response to the software update imposed by WhatsApp on its users, mandating data sharing.

Instagram Testing New Feature: Disable Read Receipts in DMs

In a recent announcement, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Instagram is experimenting with a feature allowing users to disable read receipts in Direct Messages (DMs). Although no specific release date was mentioned, Instagram head Adam Mosseri shared a preview of the upcoming read receipts toggle during a broadcast.