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Were Facebook employees unable to enter their own building to fix router problems, during a recent (six hour) outage?

It took "extra time" to get onsite. From Facebook's report about the outage: ...these facilities are designed with high levels of physical and system security in mind. They’re hard to get into, and ...
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Was Facebook cited as a reason for a third of UK divorces in 2010 in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor?

The Daily Mail, unsurprisingly, has provided a misleading 'clickbait' title for the article. The title doesn't match up with what details they actually say in the article (and which you cited) - your ...
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Did Facebook claim its fact-checks are legally "just opinions"?

In Stossel v Facebook et al (US District Court, Northern California), Meta/Facebook filed a document on 29 November 2021 stating: ...Stossel’s claims focus on the fact-check articles written by ...
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Did one Sherry Michaels lose her daughter to COVID-19 and then use it to make anti-mask posts on Facebook?

Found this post by a local councillor on the Colleyville Citizens Opposed To High Density Facebook group. I’ve had many text and emails asking me if there was a death in Colleyville due to a recent ...
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Were Facebook employees unable to enter their own building to fix router problems, during a recent (six hour) outage?

As Robb Watts' answer states, Facebook has acknowledged this was part of the problem, so we know the claim is true. ("...it took extra time to activate the secure access protocols needed to get ...
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Did one Sherry Michaels lose her daughter to COVID-19 and then use it to make anti-mask posts on Facebook?

The original account holder has now posted a confession that the identity (Sherry Michaels) and the story associated with it was a lie. They claimed it was some sort of political experiment. I would ...
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Does the Facebook smartphone app listen to users through the installed phone's microphone?

Referring to the head of Facebook's US-based Security Infrastructure team Gregg Stefancik, User consent is needed for activating the smartphone's microphone for audio recognition. "First and ...
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Is this Pfizer’s official Facebook page?

It is clearly not Pfizer's Facebook page. The URL is misspelt: Correct: https://www.facebook.com/Pfizer/ Incorrect: https://www.facebook.com/Pzifer/ The official page has a Blue Tick indicating it ...
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Did this Facebook group criticizing Lady Gaga exist before 2008?

It's not entirely impossible that this group existed in some form. Lady Gaga left NYU in 2005, at which point there were already groups devoted to defaming people on Facebook. The details of the story ...
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Did fake news on Facebook influence US elections in 2016?

According to Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook Science Advances 09 Jan 2019: Vol. 5, no. 1: Some have gone so far as to assert that such content ...
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Does browsing Facebook make people more sad than browsing the Internet?

It didn't take me long to find a 2017 study to the contrary of the main effect... actually they found a weak one moderated by neuroticism, and so they pulled out the moral-panic yellow card (quoting ...
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Did 5% of British users delete their Facebook accounts after the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

I could not find the report of the study by Syzygy and marketing intelligence firm Attest, although I wouldn't be surprised if the report has still been kept confidential by whoever commissioned the ...
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Was Facebook cited as a reason for a third of UK divorces in 2010 in which unreasonable behaviour was a factor?

No, it isn't. I'm not sure if there is a similar headline-to-story mismatch in the cited article (firewall at work), but for the question, the title does not match the claim. "a reason for a ...
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Did Facebook allow Netflix, Spotify, and the Royal Bank of Canada to read users' private messages?

Facebook admits that four outside entities (Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox, and Royal Bank of Canada) had read/write/delete access to Facebook users' messages. However, Facebook insists that: No ...
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Did Facebook claim its fact-checks are legally "just opinions"?

No, Meta's legal team didn't claim that its fact-checking labels are "just opinions" or "just protected opinions". The word "just" doesn't appear in connection with the ...
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