Meta Faces New Lawsuit in Kenya; Google Suspends Pinduoduo After Finding Malware

In today's ExchangeWire news digest: Meta and its content moderation partners face legal action in Kenya; Google temporarily removes Pinduoduo from its Play Store due to security concerns; and Amazon prepares to cut 9,000 jobs.

Meta sued by former content moderators in Kenya

Meta and its Kenya-based content moderation partners are facing fresh legal action in Kenya. In a lawsuit filed on Monday (20th March), 43 of Meta’s former content moderators allege they were unlawfully dismissed from their roles by Meta’s former partner Sama and later blacklisted by current associate Majorel. 

Google suspends Pinduoduo after malware found

Google has temporarily removed e-commerce app Pinduoduo from its Play Store citing security concerns. According to a Google spokesperson, the Play version of the app was found “to contain malware” and had been “enforced on via Google Play Protect”.  

Amazon to cut 9,000 jobs


Amazon is set to conduct its second biggest wave of job cuts this year. The e-commerce giant will reduce its global workforce by 9,000, with the cuts predominantly impacting its advertising, cloud services, and Twitch livestreaming teams.

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Fact of the Day

18,000 - the number of jobs Amazon cut in January 2023.

Source: Financial Times