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Facebook and Telegram pay millions of dollars to Russia

Facebook and Telegram pay millions of dollars to Russia

MOSCOW: Social networking sites Facebook and Telegram have fined Russia millions of dollars.

According to details, Russian media reported on Sunday that had paid 17 million rubles (29 229,000) in fines in Russia for failing to delete content deemed illegal by Moscow. Was imposed on.

Facebook is also at risk of another major fine, with Facebook's parent company Meta and Google facing another lawsuit in a local court next week over alleged violations of Russian law.

In this case, Facebook could be fined up to one percent of its annual revenue in Russia. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the media on Sunday.

Russia also sent state bailiffs in October to enforce a 17 million-ruble fine imposed on Facebook.

Moscow has stepped up pressure on major tech firms in a campaign this year that critics have called an attempt by Russian authorities to tighten control over the Internet, a move that would undermine individual and corporate freedom. There is danger.

In addition, the mobile messaging application Telegram has paid a fine of 15 million rubles to Russia, but Telegram declined to comment.

Facebook "Meta" introduces social game application

The company has recently launched its first virtual reality (VR) social game application after changing its name from Facebook Inc. to Meta Inc.

Facebook is now known as Meta, and the company made its name in the world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Stepping into the new world, Meta has now introduced the first VR social game application, Horizon Worlds.

According to Meta, the new social VR gaming application was initially introduced for free to people over the age of 18 in the United States and Canada, but will soon be rolled out to other countries.

Facebook announced the launch of the app in 2019, but after a long delay, it has now been initially introduced in the United States.

 

Horizon Worlds is actually a virtual reality gaming application that can be run through a headset. In order to use the app, you need to have an account on Meta Platforms, ie Facebook or Oculus, and the app has a variety of games.

The game application also has features or games that people can use to earn money while creating their own social network.

social game application after changing its name from Facebook

 

It is expected that the game application will be introduced in Europe and later in Asian countries in the next few months. Meta has in the past introduced virtual reality platforms under other names, including Oculus, from Facebook's platform.

Facebook renamed the company Meta

Facebook renamed the company 'Meta

California (Web Desk) Facebook, the largest social networking site, has changed the name of its company to 'Meta'.

Facebook renamed the company Meta

According to foreign media reports, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the most used social media website in the world, announced that we have changed the name of our company to Meta.

Facebook management says that now our name is what we do, users will be able to work, chat and play games in a virtual environment.

"Together we can bring people to the center of technology, and together we can build a larger economy," wrote Mark Zuckerberg. At the moment our brand is firmly attached to a product (Facebook), but over time we are expected to be seen as a metaverse company.

Facebook Inc. (FBO) has faced criticism from global regulators and U.S. lawmakers over its policies and business regulations, prompting the company to change its name and work under a new name. Made

According to the report, the plan calls for Facebook's leading apps, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, to be run under a watchdog. Google has undergone a similar transformation before when it set up a new company called Alphabet in 2015.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, has previously spoken of Metaverse, which he says is a digital world where people can stay in touch with each other through different devices in a virtual environment.

Since July, the company has invested heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality, software such as Oculus VR, AR Glasses, and wristband technology.

The decision comes at a time when Facebook is facing strong criticism from lawmakers and regulators around the world due to the company's policy regarding the content posted on Facebook and the risks associated with that content. ۔