What’s up: Meta Platforms in an internal study on February 2 reported that gender imbalance is a significant obstacle in Facebook’s business growth, said Reuters. On the same day, Meta also reported Facebook’s first-ever quarterly drop in daily users due to higher mobile data costs in India. As per the “high-level overview of the growth trends” internal study, many women distanced themselves from the “male-dominated social network” due to privacy and safety concerns. Content safety, unwanted contact, nudity were some factors contributing to the gender imbalance – a problem the platform continues to struggle with in India. It may be mentioned that this survey was conducted over two years until 2021-end. Why it matters: Facebook, Meta, and social media in general have often been criticized on grounds of promoting hate speech and an unsafe environment online, including on gendered lines.…
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