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S. Korean Antitrust Regulator Takes Steps to Penalize Meta

S. Korean Antitrust Regulator Takes Steps to Penalize Meta

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s antitrust watchdog has taken steps to penalize Meta Platforms Inc. for allegedly failing to protect local consumers on its e-commerce platforms of Facebook and Instagram, sources said Friday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has concluded its investigation into Meta’s purported violations of South Korea’s e-commerce law and subsequently [...]

Gen Z Embraces Individuality and Personal Interests on Instagram

Gen Z Embraces Individuality and Personal Interests on Instagram

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – This year, Instagram highlighted “micro-trends” as a defining characteristic of the global Generation Z (born between the mid-1990s and 2000s). Rather than adhering to a singular, standardized trend, young individuals are prioritizing their unique personalities and interests, forming stronger connections with others who share similar passions. Instagram made this announcement [...]

Instagram Study Exposes Greenwashing by Major Companies, Misleading Consumers

Instagram Study Exposes Greenwashing by Major Companies, Misleading Consumers

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study found that four out of every 10 Instagram accounts belonging to large companies in South Korea were found to be posting misleading environmental content, a practice known as “greenwashing.” This often confuses consumers, making them think the companies are more environmentally friendly than they actually are. [...]

‘Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Blind Date’: Trending Keywords on Facebook and Instagram

‘Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Blind Date’: Trending Keywords on Facebook and Instagram

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. tech giant Meta Platforms Inc. on Wednesday released a report analyzing the mutual interactions of users worldwide connected through Facebook and Instagram. The report identified four primary cultural trends for this year and the future: exploratory identities, refined relationships, assertive aspirations, and lived values. The report showed that [...]

Personal Info Watchdog Looking into Legality of Meta’s Privacy Policy Update

Personal Info Watchdog Looking into Legality of Meta’s Privacy Policy Update

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Personal Information Protection Commission is looking into whether the upcoming privacy policy update by Meta, the operator of Facebook, runs afoul of domestic law and will take action if any irregularities are found, officials said Friday. Meta has since late May sent out notifications to South Korean users [...]