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Meta Disables Some Filters in Texas, Illinois Following Lawsuits

May 12, 2022, 7:11 PM

Meta Platforms Inc. has pulled certain augmented reality features for users in Texas and Illinois following privacy litigation in those states.

The removed features include certain filters across Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, Messenger Kids, and Portal, the company said in a statement.

A Meta spokesperson said the technology used to power its AR effects is not facial recognition or technology covered by Texas and Illinois laws, and said such technology isn’t used to identify users.

“Nevertheless, we are taking this step to prevent meritless and distracting litigation under laws in these two states based on a mischaracterization of how our features ...

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