Facebook executive Joel Kaplan was more involved than previously known in pushing through the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to a new book by the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus seen by The Daily Beast. Kaplan rankled some Facebook staff when he appeared in full view at Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearing, where the appointee defended himself against...
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Meta’s Resistance to Sharing Ad Sales Starts to Crumble
For at least a year, one question has hung over Meta Platforms-owned Facebook and Instagram: whether the apps will introduce a way to share a cut of ad revenues with more creators, similar to how YouTube pays video-makers. Our story today by Sylvia and Kaya goes deep into the debate at Meta over introducing ad-revenue sharing, which some staff viewed as a slippery slope, and a parallel argument...
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