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Sylvia Varnham O'Regan


Sylvia Varnham O'Regan covers social media companies for The Information. Her work, which includes investigations and narrative features, has been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian and GQ, among other publications. Prior to joining The Information, Sylvia reported for The Real Deal magazine, where she frequently broke news about New York's real estate industry. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, she graduated with a master's degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2017. You can contact her at [email protected], or find her on Twitter at @SylviaVarnham.

Meta Merges News, Media Partnerships Teams Under Campbell Brown

May 19, 2022 · 8:41 AM PDT
The company is currently reevaluating ​​its news partnerships deals.
Campbell Brown. Photo by AP.

Whistleblowers Accuse Meta of Using Hardball Tactics To Influence Law

May 5, 2022 · 12:52 PM PDT
The whistleblowers say Meta used an algorithm to take down news pages that it knew would have a broader impact.

Meta Appoints New COO to AR/VR Division

May 5, 2022 · 9:48 AM PDT
Reality Labs’ outgoing COO, Rebecca Van Dyck, is leaving the company after a decade.

Meta Platforms Implements Hiring Freeze Amid Slowing Revenue Growth

May 4, 2022 · 12:39 PM PDT
Meta's CFO said the freeze "will affect hiring goals for almost every team across the company."

Meta To Drop Podcast Business

May 2, 2022 · 1:05 PM PDT
The decision comes just a year after Meta announced a push into audio.
An exhibitor using the Quest 2 headset at a conference in March. Photo by Bloomberg.

Meta Platforms Reports Slowing Revenue Growth in Q1

April 27, 2022 · 1:54 PM PDT
The company’s stock jumped more than 17% in after-hours trading.
Twitter's headquarters. Photo by Bloomberg.

Sheryl Sandberg Pressured UK Tabloid To Drop Kotick Story: Report

April 21, 2022 · 8:13 AM PDT
The Meta COO is reportedly facing internal scrutiny over the events from 2016 and 2019.
Photos by Bloomberg.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo by Bloomberg.

Meta Executives’ Compensation Boosts Outlined in Filing

April 8, 2022 · 3:39 PM PDT
Executives including chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg got a pay bump as the company’s advertising business struggled.
A store sign promoting Meta's Ray Bans smart glasses in New York. Photo by AP

Meta Pausing F8 Developer Conference For 2022

April 6, 2022 · 12:16 PM PDT
The company says it is focusing instead on building the metaverse.

Facebook Bug Exposed Users to Surge of Harmful Content

March 31, 2022 · 3:07 PM PDT
The issue persisted over a six-month period.

Meta Paid Republican Firm to Push Anti TikTok Campaign

March 30, 2022 · 9:13 AM PDT
The firm, ​​Targeted Victory, has pushed stories that tie dangerous trends to TikTok.
Photo by Bloomberg
Photo by AP.

Russia to Ban Instagram

March 11, 2022 · 12:08 PM PST
Russian prosecutors have also asked a court to designate Facebook and Instagram "extremist."