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Regulating Facebook’s Meta vision; and Brazil’s highly politicized fight against corruption
05 November 2021 00:00
- Data Privacy and Security
- Tech and Telco
- Financial Crime
- North America
- Latin America
Facebook has undertaken a radical project in rebranding and reframing. The tech company that you have come to know and like — or dislike, as the case may be — will now be known as Meta, although the popular social-media platform will still be called Facebook. But it’s not just about changing the letterhead: Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a company around immersive experiences, through virtual and augmented reality. It should come as no surprise that the road ahead features regulatory hurdles, with the inevitable accumulation of data underpinning Meta’s vision raising both privacy and antitrust concerns. Also on the podcast: How Brazil’s anti-corruption efforts are feeding into the country’s deep political divisions, ahead of the next federal election.
Mark Zuckerberg sees the immersive computing platform of the "metaverse" as the future of his company, now rebranded from Facebook to Meta.
After significant results in major investigations over the past decade, the anticorruption environment in Brazil faces big challenges.