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Facebook, Twitter and major social media sites blocked amid Liberian anti-corruption protest

Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Liberia have restricted Internet access in the country by blocking Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat ...

Facebook, Twitter and major social media sites blocked amid Liberian anti-corruption protest

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Social Media Sites Reportedly Blocked a Satirical Rap Video at the Singapore Government’s Request Facebook and YouTube appear to have blocked access to a satirical rap video after the Singaporean government allegedly requested its removal over fears it would inflame racial tensions in the city-state, Reuters reported Friday. The video featured Yo...
2019-08-02 19:15

The White House's social media summit may not include Facebook and Twitter The White House's upcoming social media summit might be missing some key players when it goes ahead this week. Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to attend, according to sources who spoke with CNN....
2019-07-08 15:45

Trump is hosting a social media summit, but Facebook and Twitter aren’t invited Trump lashed out in a Twitter post before the event on Thursday at some social media companies and traditional news firms, saying, "The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media" and criticizing what he said was unfairness by som...
2019-07-11 19:15

Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to White House social media summit, sources say The White House has not extended invitations to Facebook and Twitter to attend its social media summit on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said....
2019-07-07 20:15

A Trump executive order aimed at addressing allegations of anti-conservative bias on social media services like Twitter and Facebook is reportedly in the works Getty/Business Insider The White House is reportedly floating several drafts of an Executive Order aimed at social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. President Trump has repeatedly accused tech giants and social media companies of anti-Trump...
2019-08-08 16:00

Trump rails against ‘bias’ social media sites during summit President Trump lashed out at social media “censorship” and “bias” Thursday and threatened legislation if Silicon Valley doesn’t change its ways. “I am directing my administration to explore all regulatory and legislation solutions to protect free sp...
2019-07-12 10:45

Extinction Rebellion Lewisham: London roads blocked off by climate change activists in major rush-hour protest Extinction Rebellion protesters have caused rush-hour mayhem this morning after blocking off major roads in south-east London in their latest campaign....
2019-06-14 11:15

Social media sites block satirical rap video in Singapore after government complaint Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the wealthy city-state's government requested the removal of content it said could fan racial tension....
2019-08-02 10:30

Leeds’ tawdry Twitter beef with Derby is actually social media done right | Paul MacInnes It may look petty, but this online antagonism shows that many football clubs have become relatively savvy online operators after their faltering first steps a decade agoIf you, like many people right now, are yearning for common courtesy, a sense of ...
2019-05-28 19:15

Adidas social media campaign for new Arsenal jersey hijacked by Twitter trolls Adidas kicked off a humiliating social media campaign to promote its new jersey for a British soccer team – by inadvertently tweeting out images of the shirt bearing anti-Semitic and racist messages. The German sportswear goliath launched its #DareTo...
2019-07-03 01:01

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
2019-05-28 22:30

‘So Great Looking and Smart.’ President Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media ‘Summit’ (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at social media companies and the press ahead of his White House “Social Media Summit” gathering of mostly conservative groups. Trump tweeted Thursday morning against social media...
2019-07-11 15:30

Twitter exec: ‘Jail,’ ‘impeachment’ for Trump, calls social media chief ‘racist d--k’ A senior Twitter manager who has called for jailing and impeaching President Trump and slammed the White House social media chief with four-letter slurs is raising concerns that the platform isn’t serious about policing hate posts....
2019-07-15 17:15

President Trump's Designated Protest Zones Are the Perfect Analogy for 'Censorship' on Social Media President Donald Trump has often complained that America’s largest social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, are censoring conservative voices. But even if they were, the First Amendment doesn’t apply to social media companies, and a video f...
2019-06-20 17:15

Proud Boys rally for free speech, protest bias in social media in Washington D.C. An extremist group with ties to white nationalism attracted about 250 supports to its Demand Free Speech rally Saturday in protest of anti-conservative bias on social media....
2019-07-07 13:15

FBI and Facebook Potentially at Odds Over Social-Media Monitoring An effort by the FBI to more aggressively monitor social media for possible threats sets up a clash with Facebook’s privacy policies and its attempts to comply with its recent FTC settlement....
2019-08-08 21:30

Facebook Use Eroding in US as Social Media Under Pressure: eMarketer Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday....
2019-05-28 15:45

Dave Rubin: Americans should 'think about' their relationships with Facebook, other social media Americans need to think critically about their relationships with social media companies and how they affect their privacy, talk show host Dave Rubin said Tuesday night....
2019-06-05 06:45

Roger Stone avoids jail, banned from major social media after judge rules he breached gag order Stone, 66, a notorious Republican political operative who has described himself as a "dirty trickster," had previously been dressed down by the judge for his public remarks about the federal criminal case in Washington, D.C....
2019-07-16 20:30

'Facebook is at the point of no return': What teenagers love and hate about social media Gen Z — from babies being born now up to the age of around 22 — use WhatsApp for communicating with their parents and are courted by the likes of Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube for their attention. Some are really not fans of Facebook....
2019-07-31 23:45

Unruly social media no model for Facebook's Libra currency: BoE's Carney Facebook cannot expect its new Libra currency to benefit from the same unregulated free-for-all that helped the company achieve a dominant position in social media, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 20:30

Chinese Official Ironically Says State Media Shouldn't Be Restricted on Facebook and Twitter Facebook and Twitter are blocked in mainland China by the country’s censors, but that hasn’t stopped Chinese state media from using those same social media platforms to spread propaganda about the protests in Hong Kong. And Chinese officials are not ...
2019-08-20 20:00

Jordan Peterson announces new social media platform amid Pinterest controversy Jordan Peterson recently announced he will be launching a social media website alongside Dave Rubin and other key figures. Peterson says the site will have strong free speech policies, and the announcement is quite timely in light of the new Pinteres...
2019-06-14 09:15

Trump poised to hold social media summit without social media companies President Trump's forum on social media may occur without the participation of the tech firms he accuses of squelching speech and sapping his follower growth....
2019-07-04 12:15

Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise The new Global Digital Statshot report from Hootsuite and We Are Social is packed with all the latest data you need to understand how people are using the internet in July 2019. You’ll find the complete report in the SlideShare embed below, but...
2019-07-17 14:30

CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being 'utopian socialists' CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group dedicated to a diet....
2019-05-25 22:45

A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher's Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts Earlier this year, a group of St. Louis police officers were put on administrative leave after their racist social media posts were resurfaced, prompting the police department to launch an investigation into them. Now, the head of St. Louis’ police u...
2019-07-16 10:15

‘Honey Boo Boo’ pretends to snort cocaine live on social media amid Mama June Shannon’s drug troubles Honey Boo Boo pretended to prepare and inhale a line of cocaine on her Instagram Live on Thursday, despite her mother Mama June struggling with drug addiction....
2019-08-03 04:45

Philadelphia police union calls commissioner ‘irresponsible’ amid investigation into alleged racist, anti-Muslim social media posts The head of Philadelphia's police union has accused the city’s police commissioner of being “premature and irresponsible” with comments about expecting officers to be fired over alleged racist and anti-Muslim social media posts....
2019-06-21 03:45

Dutch populist Geert Wilders blocked by Twitter Wilders was blocked over a tweet linking the Dutch left-wing to Islamist honor killings. His party recently lost all its seats in the European Parliament....
2019-05-31 19:30

2 Men Make a Federal Case Out of Being Blocked on Twitter by the Notorious AOC Conservative critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are coming for the New York progressive, saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to being blocked from blocking trolls folks on Twitter....
2019-07-11 05:30

Anthony Scaramucci: Twitter blocked me for ‘fat shaming’ Trump Anthony Scaramucci has been blocked from tweeting — because of his “fat-shaming” of President Trump, the former White House communications director said Friday. Scaramucci sent the Web site Axios a screenshot of the notification he got fr...
2019-08-16 20:45

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sued by people she blocked on Twitter Two critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who were blocked by the lawmaker on Twitter are now suing her. New York congressional candidate Joseph Saladino and former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hinkind on Tuesday filed separate lawsuits against....
2019-07-11 03:45

Payal Rohatgi Hits Out At Mumbai Police After Being Blocked On Twitter Bollywood actor Payal Rohatgi alleged Thursday that Mumbai Police had blocked her on Twitter, prompting Maharashtra Chief Minister's wife, whom she had tagged, to request the cops to look into the......
2019-07-11 23:00

Social Media, Social Mood and the Coming Chorus of "More Harm Than Good!" Because tech stocks remain a focal point of public enthusiasm, the sector continues to provide valuable clues about society's progress from optimism to pessimism. This European Financial Forecast excerpt explains what this enthusiasm means for stocks...
2019-05-29 00:45

Twitter apologises for blocked China accounts ahead of Tiananmen anniversary Twitter Inc has apologised for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, after an outcry among users....
2019-06-02 16:15

Twitter apologizes for blocked China accounts ahead of Tiananmen anniversary Twitter Inc has apologized for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, after an outcry among users....
2019-06-02 16:45

RPT-Twitter apologises for blocked China accounts ahead of Tiananmen anniversary Twitter Inc has apologised for suspending accounts critical of Chinese government policy days ahead of the 30th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square, after an outcry among users....
2019-06-02 16:15

Twitter ‘accidentally’ blocked accounts of China dissidents ahead of Tiananmen anniversary Twitter has apologized after it suspended hundreds of accounts that were critical of the Chinese government, merely days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4. The microblogging service said it suspended “a number o...
2019-06-03 13:45

State Dept. Intelligence Analyst Quits to Protest Blocked House Testimony The analyst, Rod Schoonover, spoke in June before the House Intelligence Committee, but the White House refused to approve his written testimony for entry into the record....
2019-07-11 02:15

Sites of major US weapons tests now see wildlife flourishing From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife....
2019-08-19 00:30

Why media, especially social media, is vital for Jack Hughes Jarrod Moses, the president of United Entertainment Group, and Jack Hughes discuss how media and social media can help grow Hughes' brand.       ...
2019-07-08 19:15

Syrian state media claims Israeli airstrikes hit sites near Damascus Regime says air defences confronted the attack, which was launched from Lebanese airspaceFour civilians have been killed and 21 injured in Israeli missile strikes near Damascus, Syria’s state news agency Sana has claimed.An Agence France-Presse corre...
2019-07-01 20:45

Rot in peace: Sites lacking for whale corpses amid die-off PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are washing up on the U.S. West Coast that the federal agency that deals with the rotting carcasses is running out of places to put them while they decompose. NOAA Fisheries is asking those with private, isol...
2019-06-21 09:45

Facebook lets you (sorta) control what info it gets from other sites Facebook is offering new privacy tools that allow users to personally manage how much dirt on your browsing and spending habits Facebook gets from other websites — in theory, at least. Have you ever been browsing Facebook and noticed an ad for someth...
2019-08-21 06:30

Mexico Files Charges to Launch an Anticorruption Drive The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced its first major anti-corruption prosecution, delivering on a central campaign promise....
2019-05-29 01:45

FBI: Media 'wrong' on Garlic Festival shooter's white supremacy ideology, despite social media post In an Instagram post just before the shooting, an account believed to be the gunman's urged people to read a book associated with white supremacists.        ...
2019-08-02 09:30

‘Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror’, says Guterres announcing UN plan to help safeguard religious sites In the wake of a horrific mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced his intention to launch a UN action plan for the safeguarding of religious sites, declaring that “mosques and all places of prayer...
2019-05-21 18:45

GOP freezes Twitter spending to protest locking of McConnell’s account Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home, where he is recovering from a shoulder fracture....
2019-08-09 07:30

Why social media is going blue for Sudan People on social media are turning their profile pictures blue to stand in solidarity with Sudan and bring awareness to the uprising that is currently sweeping the north African country....
2019-06-14 17:45

EU vote: CDU and SPD ignored social media to their peril Germany's political establishment has not adapted to the pivot to politics by social media stars. The failure to tune in to younger generations was likely a reason why mainstream parties lost significant votes last week....
2019-05-29 01:15

Uganda: One year of social media tax The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of the staunchest supporters of the tax are no longer convinced....
2019-07-20 17:15

The FBI plans more social media surveillance The FBI wants to gather more information from social media. Today, it issued a call for contracts for a new social media monitoring tool. According to a request-for-proposals (RFP), it's looking for an "early alerting tool" that would help it mo...
2019-07-13 05:45

Unhappy at Twitter, thousands of Saudis crash pro-Trump social network A surge of about 200,000 users believed to be from Saudi Arabia who are frustrated at what they say is censorship by Twitter have helped crash the small social media network Parler, which styles itself as a "free speech-driven" space....
2019-06-14 02:15

Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest The campaign posted a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville home. Twitter said the video violated its policy....
2019-08-08 21:30

Twitter accuses China of anti-Hong Kong protest campaign China sowed political discord and undermined the protest movement in Hong Kong on Twitter, the company has said. The social media platform notified Facebook, where a state-backed disinformation operation was also found....
2019-08-20 03:00

Social Media Hurts Girls More Than Boys The public and experts alike have blamed social media for a long list of mental health issues, including rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior among America’s youth. But research on the subject is conflicting. One study publ...
2019-08-14 00:45

Social media shaming and forgiveness: why nobody’s beyond the pale She was a high-flying international human right’s lawyer who worked with refugees. Then she was found dead on a beach in East Sussex. What happened in-between is a story of crime and punishment, and a question of how justice works in the social media...
2019-07-05 18:15

Tax Authorities Don't Snoop On Social Media, Says Top Official It is a "misconception" to think that the Income Tax Department is snooping on social media posts related to exotic foreign tours or possession of expensive goods to check undisclosed income, a top......
2019-07-14 17:30

Social media becomes ode to Lavelle in breakthrough World Cup The Women's World Cup may be over for another four years, but the breakthrough tournament of one young US star already has fans excited about the future....
2019-07-08 03:00

Politicians and celebrities light up social media after U.S. win American politicians, athletes and celebrities flooded social media on Tuesday to cheer the U.S. soccer team's 2-1 victory over England in their women's World Cup semi-final....
2019-07-03 09:45

Steinmeier: Social media has a 'clear responsibility' In an interview with DW Director-General Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media....
2019-05-28 02:30

Have you seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
2019-06-15 15:15

Social media for the soul: why are there so many therapists on Instagram? Therapists are now using the platform as a way to offer support to their followers – just don’t call it ‘therapy’ In 2017, California therapist Lisa Olivera made her first post to her Instagram account. “I am here to share bits of wisdom, tools for w...
2019-08-01 15:30

Social media bots are damaging our democracy Social media has become our town crier. When major news breaks, roughly two-thirds of American adults now find out about it online in real-time. But the aftermath of the week's third mass shooting, environmental catastrophe or political meltdown...
2019-08-16 12:45

Why Channing Tatum Is Signing Off Social Media Channing Tatum is taking a minute. On Wednesday, the Magic Mike star took to social media--to tell fans he's leaving social media. "I'm gonna take a break and come......
2019-08-07 21:30

Social media mourns death of Leo, the ‘Pet Sematary’ cat Leo, the poster boy for the horror flick “Pet Sematary,” has died. His passing was noted Thursday on his Instagram account, which, started by his owner Kirk Jarrett’s 12-year-old daughter, accrued 17.6K followers since the film opened in April. “It i...
2019-05-31 04:15

Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs US President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views....
2019-07-12 12:15

Who Trump should have invited to his 'social media summit' The actual list of invitees suggests the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists and bigotsThe White House on Thursday will host a meeting of some of the rightwing internet’s loudest voices – and worst trolls.Donald ...
2019-07-11 19:45

Seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
2019-06-19 21:15

Social media photos led investigators to hit-and-run suspect ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man posted photos of his damaged vehicle on social media, telling friends he’d hit a deer. But the Florida Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Dwayne Drayton struck and killed 70-year-old Robert Henschel as he st...
2019-06-06 21:15

Is it too late for social media to contain bullying epidemic? When was the last time you were shocked by a nasty comment on your favorite social-media site? It may help to know that you’re not alone. Instagram this month launched two new features on its platform meant to prevent bullying. One feature asks users...
2019-07-16 00:30

This ‘hot’ Tennessee cop is driving social media crazy A young police officer from Tennessee has become an overnight social media sensation after starring in a two-minute video explaining a new hands-free driving law on behalf of the Knoxville Police Department....
2019-07-05 23:15

Cocaine use on the rise in Europe thanks to social media LISBON, Portugal — The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction said in a report on Thursday that social media, ...
2019-06-06 21:15

Want a US visa? Fork over your social media details first Trump administration’s latest move to vet people during the visa process is to ask for their emails and social media handles. And according to a report by Hill.TV, if you lie about your accounts, you can face “serious immigration consequences.” As an...
2019-06-03 13:45

Teens turning to social media for news NBC NEWS-Many teens are turning to social media for their news. Researchers surveyed over a thousand teens between the ages of 13 and 17, and a large majority said it was important to follow current events. However, half got the news from Youtube. W...
2019-08-20 04:30

Unhappy with Twitter, thousands of Saudis join pro-Trump social network Parler A surge of about 200,000 users believed to be from Saudi Arabia who are frustrated at what they say is censorship by Twitter have helped crash the small social media network Parler, which styles itself as a "free speech-driven" space....
2019-06-14 03:00

Social media is actually good for your mental health: study Facebook is just a scapegoat for societal woes and — contrary to popular scientific opinion — may actually improve your mental health, according a to new study. Sure, the social media platform has a bad reputation, with many studies reporting that th...
2019-06-28 07:00

"Lovely Old Man": Huawei Executive Becomes Unlikely Social Media Star Chinese netizens posting to the social-media site Weibo this week threw their support behind an unlikely internet sensation: a bespectacled British Huawei executive who defended the Chinese telecom......
2019-06-13 04:15

Lesbian couple attacked on bus gets blasted on social media ‘for being gay’ Social media users are adding insult to injury to the lesbian couple who suffered a chilling attack on a London bus last week. The assault, which left an American woman with a broken jaw after she refused to kiss her partner at the urging of a group ...
2019-06-09 14:30

White House to Hold Social Media Summit The White House will hold a social media summit on July 11, aiming to have a “robust conversation” about online platforms such as Google and Facebook at a time when they are under increasing attack in Washington....
2019-06-28 00:45

Popular social media site is a toxic dump A lake in Siberia nicknamed the Novosibirsk Maldives is a popular Instagram spot because of the appealing color of the water. It's also close to a Trans-Siberian Railway stop. The turquoise visage has a similar hue to oceans or seas you might se...
2019-07-11 17:45

Floyd and Pacquiao trade words on social media Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao traded words on social media on Tuesday. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight title on Saturday with Mayweather in attendance....
2019-07-24 11:15

Polarisation on social media could be reduced with a few simple tweaks Once again elections are being battered and political views polarized by far-right propaganda flooding social media – could a simple tweak to online connections help win the information wars?...
2019-05-23 16:30

Social media ads for vaping must include nicotine warnings, FTC says The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a handful of "e-liquid," or vape, companies that they -- and their social media influencers -- must follow the same advertising rules as everyone else. Specifically,....
2019-06-08 09:15

Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
2019-07-11 12:30

Why social media is key to keeping employees engaged at work When it comes to social media and the workplace, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are typically viewed as distractions, rather than assets. However, when used properly, social media can become an invaluable tool for keeping employees more engaged,...
2019-07-12 00:45

Online horrors: social media’s mental toll (NBC News) Social media content reviewers work to purge the internet of disturbing posts that can depict animal abuse, murder and child pornography. Shawn Speagle says he is haunted by his work as a former content moderator for Facebook. “I hav...
2019-06-29 03:15

6 dead in Indonesia riots, gov’t restricts social media Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media...
2019-05-22 11:30

| 'I'm here 24/7': Rohingya youths share their stories on social media When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment....
2019-08-21 10:15

Steinmeier: 'Social media platforms have huge responsibility' In an interview with DW's director-general, Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media....
2019-05-27 14:45

‘Social media recognition’ is overcrowding Everest, climber says A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of significance,” explained Adrian Hayes, a British...
2019-05-28 08:30

Calculate How Many Books You Could Read If You Quit Social Media A new calculator from Omni Calculator shows you how many books you could read in one year, if you checked them instead of checking social media. Enter how often you check social media (or any time-wasting sites that you’re willing to give up), and ho...
2019-08-09 17:30

Social media is revolutionizing how scientists interact with the public The field of science communication -- the practice of informing and educating people about science-related topics -- arose just after the start of the Enlightenment when Francesco Algarotti published his first edition of Newtonianism for the Ladies i...
2019-07-03 23:00

Behind the Screen review – inside the social media sweatshops Sarah T Roberts’s vital new study demonstrates how online content moderation is a global industry that operates on the back of human exploitation“All human life is there” used to be the proudest boast of the (mercifully) defunct News of the World. Li...
2019-08-19 03:00

Opinion: Kevin Durant is all of us on social media, and he should never stop He’s way too accessible on Twitter and Instagram. He’s hilariously defensive, especially for a two-time NBA Finals MVP. And he shouldn't change.        ...
2019-05-29 23:30

Feds confirm ‘Ice Bae’ is a CBP officer, is free to use social media The US Customs and Border Protection agency has confirmed #IceBae’s status as a CBP officer, telling The Post in an email that it has no problem whatsoever with her newfound fame — and that she can tweet as many photos as she wants. ̶...
2019-07-17 10:30

US now requires social media info for visa applications If you want to stay in the US, you'll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the country now requires virtually all visa applicants to provide their social media account names for th...
2019-06-02 00:45

Islamophobia fuelled by anonymity on social media, report says Islamophobia is being fuelled by anonymity on social media and could be curbed if users had to disclose more about their identities, a report for the extremism watchdog said today....
2019-07-31 18:15

Social media has become a battleground in Hong Kong's protests Hong Kong protesters' social media use demonstrates an increased understanding of cybersecurity and how to effectively communicate with the medium....
2019-08-16 13:45

Be a social media star with the LG G8's powerful camera tools Advertorial by LG: the opinions expressed in this story may not reflect the positions of PhoneArena! disclaimerIf you're looking for the best camera to spice up your Instagram feed, look no further than the highly acclaimed LG G8. Its versatile camer...
2019-06-20 21:45

Nasdaq CEO’s social media habit lands her in court Nasdaq’s CEO should probably get off social media. Adena Friedman, the head of Wall Street’s second-largest stock exchange, got dragged into Manhattan federal court on Thursday over a business dispute with a fund manager — and a key piece of evidence...
2019-05-23 22:30

‘Inequality’ job listing at The New Republic draws social media’s ire After absorbing a drubbing on social media, The New Republic has improved a job posting for the position of “deputy inequality editor,” which required 29.5 hours of work a week — with no benefits. “Long a champion of equality in all its guises, The N...
2019-06-27 19:15

Your Celebration of Pride Must Go Further Than Putting Up a Rainbow on Social Media With the coming of June marks another year where I celebrate being 55 shades of gay. Indeed, I do celebrate my homosexuality every day I chose to take a breath, but June marks Pride Month and with that, the celebration gets kicked up a couple decibel...
2019-06-05 22:45

Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants U.S. State Department requests for some visa applicants to hand over information related to their various social media accounts will now extend to nearly all applicants, including those traveling to the U.S. for education or business, the Associated ...
2019-06-04 01:45

U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants The State Department is asking visa applicants to submit social media accounts that they have used in the past five years under a new policy that took effect on Friday....
2019-06-03 00:45

Social media critics no problem but not granny, says Kuchar Matt Kuchar might have been able to shrug off withering social media criticism after paying less than the going rate to his stand-in caddie, but disappointing his grandmother was a whole different matter....
2019-07-11 04:45

Your social-media photo could soon have you starring in a porn video A "Deepfake" video is one created with several photos of a subject. Using AI, these pictures can be used to create a video of the subject doing something that he or she never did. But Samsung has taken this technology and made it even more lethal; no...
2019-05-23 20:30

Neymar uses social media to respond to rape allegation Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman's allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts meant to show the accuser sent friendly messages following the alleged attack        ...
2019-06-02 20:30

Social media becomes ode to Rose Lavelle in breakthrough World Cup The Women's World Cup may be over for another four years, but the breakthrough tournament of one young US star already has fans excited about the future....
2019-07-08 03:15

Twitter Blocks Accounts of Iranian State Media Outlets A day after Twitter suspended the accounts of several Iranian state media outlets, the social networking service said Saturday it acted after harassment of people linked to the Baha'i faith....
2019-07-22 09:45

Twitter Suspends Accounts Of Iranian State Media Outlets A day after Twitter suspended the accounts of several Iranian state media outlets, the social networking service said Saturday it acted after harassment of people linked to the Baha'i faith....
2019-07-21 06:45

How to know for sure if Facebook (or any social network) is down Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. In the past couple of months, Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks have faced a lot of outages. But ho...
2019-07-04 11:15

The people of Puerto Rico are angry: Here is what's fueling a major protest planned for Monday A major demonstration is planned Monday in Puerto Rico in an unrelenting push to get Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after a text message scandal.        ...
2019-07-21 23:15

Stan Van Gundy bolting ESPN in major NBA media move Turner Sports is revamping its NBA coverage and is on the verge of hiring Stan Van Gundy away from ESPN to be a prominent game analyst, The Post has learned. Van Gundy’s addition could have long-term implications for Turner’s top games. For its...
2019-08-14 21:45

Roger Stone banned from social media for violating gag order A fed-up federal judge banned Roger Stone from posting on social media for allegedly repeatedly violating a gag order in his case. DC Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she wouldn’t toss President Trump’s former adviser in jail for violating h...
2019-07-16 22:15

Americans trust celebrities, social media more than product labels Consumers trust celebrities and social-media influencers to do their research for them. Sixty-one percent of Americans are concerned about the healthiness of the products they buy and consume, but 34 percent say they rarely ever research the health c...
2019-05-22 20:45

6 dead in Indonesia riots, government restricts social media JAKARTA, Indonesia — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on so...
2019-05-22 12:30

Two men charged with drop-kicking and killing cat in social media video One man is accused of kicking the cat, and the other of taking the video. They are charged with killing and torturing an animal.        ...
2019-08-09 16:30

Poor guy also named Jeffrey Epstein gets hammered on social media A publicist for Disney who shares the same name as the dead convicted pedophile has been getting hammered with nasty comments and mentions on social media from people who think he's "THAT Epstein."...
2019-08-13 02:15

TPD gears up for ‘Social Media Dangers & Awareness’ class for parents TUCSON – Social Media is a great tool, but it can be dangerous in the hands of a child. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is training parents on what to look out for. TPD says predators are learning that with social media, they can stay in the...
2019-06-14 18:15

Two Palo Verde HS students questioned for social media threat TUCSON – Two students at Palo Verde Magnet High School are being questioned after a social media threat was reported on Wednesday, according to Tucson Unified School District. TUSD says Tucson Police Department did “an immediate investigation” Wednes...
2019-08-09 02:45

Kevin Durant justifies his social media behavior: ‘I’m sticking to something I know’ Kevin Durant isn’t going to stop getting into Twitter fights anytime soon. After yet another instance in which Durant punched downward online, responding to both Chris Broussard and a random Twitter user when called out online, Durant defended ...
2019-05-25 06:30

'She repeatedly insulted me': Man 'confesses' to killing social media star A man arrested over the murder of a social media star whose body was found in a suitcase with her throat slit has confessed to her murder, according to Russian officials....
2019-08-01 21:45

Spelling Bee whiz balances reality TV, social media stardom OXON HILL, Md. — Akash Vukoti no longer stands out at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for his age, not with a record 23 spellers competing this year who are 9 or younger. But he’s the only member of the single-digit club to be making his thir...
2019-05-29 21:45

Verizon Sells Early Social-Media Darling Tumblr NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress. Tumblr is known for its devoted fan base and has been home to angry posts from celebrities like Taylor Swift. It angered ma...
2019-08-13 08:30

Vox pop superstar is a social media darling decades on | Lucy Siegle The BBC’s lady in red broke the internet thanks to her witty and easy eloquenceUnexpectedly last week, a 42-year-old BBC Two vox pop featuring an East End woman in a red raincoat broke the internet. We don’t know her name, but this unassuming star ha...
2019-08-03 19:15

TPD to hold ‘Social Media Dangers & Awareness’ class for parents “Meet Susan… a 42 year old man posing as a 15 year old girl online.” Courtesy: Tucson Police Department TUCSON – Attention parents! Protecting your kids online may be a challenge. It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends, sl...
2019-05-29 18:30

India and Pakistan in social media dogfight before cricket clash Pakistani channel releases spoof video of shot-down pilot, prompting outrage in IndiaIndia and Pakistan have had tempestuous relations since their birth as independent states. There have been wars, skirmishes, bad-natured exchanges, and prolonged dip...
2019-06-14 14:30

The Fiver | Teenage YouTubers and apparent social media parodies Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Just like New York City and the poor woman that lives in the flat above Weird Uncle Fiver, football never sleeps. It’s mid-June and you should be outside being wholesome: fishing with your dad, runni...
2019-06-13 18:15

Using Social Media to Prevent Mass Shootings Faces Challenges President Trump’s call for law enforcement and social-media companies to develop technology to prevent mass shootings cuts to the heart of several enormous challenges, experts say....
2019-08-06 17:00

Bahrain Says Following Opposition Social Media Could Lead To Legal Action Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government......
2019-06-03 03:45

U.S. FDA warns flavored e-cigarette makers over social media posts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued warning letters to four flavored e-liquid product makers, stepping up pressure on firms using social media influencers to promote their products....
2019-06-07 19:15

FDA and FTC Hit Vape Companies With Warnings Over Influencer Posts on Social Media Multiple vaping companies were sent letters by federal regulators this week over posts by social media influencers that did not include necessary warnings about the vape products.Read more......
2019-06-08 10:45

‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media. With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message....
2019-06-01 16:15

U.S. now requiring nearly all visa applicants to submit social media details The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers....
2019-06-01 18:45

Bahrain says following opposition social media could result in legal action Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government campaign against critical online voices....
2019-06-03 00:30

Jay Som on social media, MySpace music, and recording her new album at home Los Angeles-based Jay Som (a.k.a. Melina Duterte) has been doing this music thing most of her life—since roughly 12 years old, in fact, when the musician was still uploading songs to MySpace music. In the midst of the Pitchfork 2019 madness, the crea...
2019-07-24 20:30

Social media threat placed TUSD school on soft lockdown TUCSON – A social media threat placed Alice Vail Middle School on a soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Tucson Police Department responded to the middle school located at 5350 E. 16th St. near Craycroft Road and put the school on a brief lockdown....
2019-05-22 07:15

Manipulated Pelosi Videos Spread on Social Media, With Help From Trump Edited videos of the House speaker were widely shared online, pointing to the political chaos that digital manipulation is likely to cause in the future....
2019-05-24 19:01

11 Charged In Aligarh For Inflammatory Social Media Posts Over Murder Police have charged 11 persons for allegedly posting inflammatory content, and were maintaining tight security on Tuesday to prevent any flare-up in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a toddler,......
2019-06-11 23:30

Gen Zers struggle to save their sanity with social media breaks For Lent, “People usually give up chips or ice cream, something bad for you,” Vincent Opalewski tells The Post. “I decided to give up social media — cold-turkey.” The 25-year-old had been feeling disenchanted with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Sna...
2019-05-30 02:45

Social media becomes oppressive reminder of mortality thanks to new FaceApp filter FaceApp, the ever-viral app from a Russian tech company that definitely isn’t using your photos for nefarious purposes, is making the rounds again, this time for transforming young, vibrant faces into old, weathered ones. We’re going to look at some ...
2019-07-17 21:45

Faulty social media post causes concerns in Sierra Vista SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – A false social media post implying a school shooting caused concern at a Sierra Vista School Monday. Sierra Vista Police said in a media press release, that after an investigation regarding a Snapchat conversation, it foun...
2019-08-07 16:00

This is the crazy face-aging app that’s taking social media by storm If you’ve opened any of your social media accounts over the past several days, you’ve no doubt seen a procession of old, wrinkled yet slightly familiar-looking faces taking over your feed. These kinds of apps or visual tricks often seem t...
2019-07-18 01:30

Miss India photo stirs debate on social media What began as an innocent collage of this year's Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India's obsession with fair skin....
2019-06-03 17:30

Lack of sleep is more of a problem for teen girls than social media Parents shouldn’t worry about how much time teens are spending on social media as long as they are getting plenty of sleep and exercise and aren’t being bullied...
2019-08-14 07:45

How Social-Media Meme-Makers Rescued ‘Game of Thrones’ From Itself A viral clip mashing up Arya’s horse and the song “Old Town Road” brought a breath of democratic vitality to an exhausted and stumbling series in its final days....
2019-06-06 20:45

The most popular social media networks each year, gloriously animated Considering social media’s global impact (hello Trump and Brexit), it’s strange to think just how young the medium is. Hell, before the early 2000s, if you wanted to reconnect with a long-lost friend, you’d have to go full detective to find their con...
2019-06-12 01:45

Verizon sells off early social media darling Tumblr Verizon acquired Tumblr through its purchase of Yahoo, which bought the social media platform for $1.1 billion in 2013.       ...
2019-08-13 02:45

Little girl’s terrifying ‘The Nun’-themed birthday party a social media hit One little girl is being praised on social media for conjuring up a spooky theme for her birthday party: “The Nun.” Three-year-old Lucia celebrated her birthday in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday, and decided on a party inspired by the 2018 horror film ...
2019-06-08 00:15

Russia used social media to influence EU citizens' votes, report says A report from the European Commission on disinformation has said that Russian sources attempted to influence the recent European elections through social media....
2019-06-17 18:30

Social Media Censorship Is Hurting Those on the Margins, EFF Project Contends Bias on social media has become a highly politicized topic in the US—started mainly by right-wingers crying foul at having their accounts suspended or banned, and snowballing in a series of congressional hearings on the subject. The White House itsel...
2019-05-21 14:45

Trump Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Right-Wing Social Media Trolls A White House gathering on Thursday illuminates the influence of President Trump’s Twitter fans within the political establishment. But it also has the makings of a West Wing pity party....
2019-07-11 21:30

Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’ was a celebration of conspiracy theorists President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report, he said it would be "a big and exciting day at the White Ho...
2019-07-13 05:45

White House social media summit not a ‘one-and-done,’ Trump’s allies say Trump coupled his admonitions of the tech industry — delivered Thursday in front of more than 200 of his closest online allies — with a promise to summon top tech executives to Washington soon and a threat to unveil new regulations targeting the way ...
2019-07-13 13:15

72 Philadelphia Officers Benched After Offensive Social Media Posts Officers accused of making racist, dehumanizing or otherwise biased posts were placed on administrative duty in Philadelphia and barred from presenting cases to prosecutors in St. Louis....
2019-06-20 20:15

The dumbest things baby boomers do on social media, according to millennials Millennials are striking back. Tired of being dissed by their elders, 20- and 30-somethings are taking to meta Facebook groups to mock the digital ineptitude of baby boomers. “A group where we all pretend to be boomers” has racked up more than 241,00...
2019-07-10 23:00

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country....
2019-05-21 20:30

‘You’ll miss me when I’m gone’: the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch Her risque videos blazed a trail for viral fame in Pakistan. But the price she paid for popularity was death. By Sanam MaherPakistan’s first celebrity-by-social media, Qandeel Baloch, was known for the videos and photographs she posted on Facebook, T...
2019-07-09 11:45

It's "Big Red Flags" for 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way's Laura After a Fight With Aladin Over Social Media It's Laura's last days in America before she travels to Qatar to be with her husband Aladin in 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, and things are fine, right? Uh, wrong. "I got......
2019-07-08 18:45

Cannabis-related companies hit brick wall on social media Cannabis and industrial hemp companies that are legal in many states are finding an uneven terrain online when they attempt to promote their businesses or sell products over the internet....
2019-06-24 10:45

Neymar raises new speculation about Barca with social media post "Neymar posted a video featuring himself in a Barcelona shirt on social media on Saturday, raising more speculation that the Paris St Germain forward might return to his former club, but his public relations company said he would show up in Paris on ...
2019-07-14 10:15

TikTok's Videos Are Goofy. Its Strategy to Dominate Social Media Is Serious. China’s first big hit in the U.S. uses an advanced algorithm to personalize its addictive video-sharing app, and parent Bytedance’s enormous ad spending on Snap, Facebook and Instagram aims to hook their users. Privacy advocates and parents are takin...
2019-06-29 13:00

| Trump escalates war on social media at White House 'summit' Escalating his attacks on Silicon Valley, US President Donald Trump hinted at new regulations on social media as he gathered critics of major online platforms at a White House "summit"....
2019-07-11 20:45

Single dad becomes social media star after asking daughter for fashion advice A single father had no idea that asking his 19-year-old daughter for fashion advice was going to change his life. Carli Saville shared the images that her father, Jeff, sent her of different possible outfits for him to wear on a date — and asking for...
2019-07-16 00:15

Elections Canada will not use social media ‘influencers’ in federal campaign Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election....
2019-06-21 07:45

Daniel Sturridge reunited with stolen dog after social media appeal • Sturridge had asked for Lucci’s return after LA break-in• Former Liverpool striker posts video thanking publicDaniel Sturridge has been reunited with his stolen dog, two days after an emotional appeal from the former Liverpool striker on social med...
2019-07-11 00:45

Big Tech Is a Likely Target at White House Social-Media Summit A “Social Media Summit” at the White House this week will offer a platform for Trump supporters who say they face censorship by left-tilting Big Tech—and a preview of a likely re-election theme for the president....
2019-07-10 16:45

On International Yoga Day, Some Exercise Their Funny Bone On Social Media International Yoga Day 2019 is today, June 21, and most of India seems to be celebrating the day with enthusiasm. But as #InternationalDayOfYoga and #YogaDay2019 trend at the top spots on Twitter,......
2019-06-21 10:30

NFL quarterbacks have strange conversation about outer space on social media Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s strange question about outer space roped Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs into the conversation....
2019-07-11 20:45

ICE’s social media monitoring policy for migrants prompts concern TUCSON -The federal government is monitoring migrants in a new way. It has caused some concern for one local immigration attorney who spoke with News 4 Tucson. Immigration Attorney Maurice Goldman said he was shocked to see printouts of his client...
2019-06-27 23:30

Instagram Turns Obscure U.S. Sights Into Social-Media Destinations Across the U.S., smartphone-wielding masses are converging on picturesque attractions that many learned of on social media. Before Instagram, “no one really talked about Horseshoe Bend.”...
2019-07-10 05:45

Trump's 'Social Media Summit' Airs Grievances Against Big Tech President Trump used a “Social Media Summit” at the White House to bond with some of his most provocative supporters over shared grievances against large technology companies whose representatives weren’t invited....
2019-07-12 02:00

ProBeat: YouTube is no better than Facebook or Twitter YouTube is not a social network, but when it comes to its rules and recommendation algorithms, the Google company is just like Facebook and Twitter.Read More...
2019-06-08 09:15

Facebook and Twitter are growing into the mainstream The row over a fake Nancy Pelosi video shows platforms are no longer disruptors, but incumbents, gatekeepers and publishersIn the first three months of 2019, Facebook removed about 2bn fake accounts from its servers. This is roughly equivalent to all...
2019-06-02 16:15

Supergirl's Media Landscape Is Getting More Intense With New Arrivals and a Major Exit in Season 5 During yesterday’s Supergirl season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and crew took to the stage to both debut the first trailer for the next leg of Kara’s adventure, and to shed a little light about some newcomers who are on their way to s...
2019-07-22 02:30

Pupdate: Dog-centered social media accounts are taking the internet by storm The latest internet trend has dog-centric social media accounts talking to followers from the dog's perspective from every social media platform.       ...
2019-06-10 17:45

Social media star Christian Aaron charged with identity theft A young social media influencer is accused of stealing a Long Island woman’s identity to open up American Express credit cards, which he used to buy $19,000 worth of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana bags and a trip to Hawaii, prosecutors said Friday....
2019-06-22 14:45

Tornado in Jefferson City: Residents take to social media after powerful storm After a tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Mo. early Thursday morning, residents have flooded social media with images and video showing the wrath of the storm....
2019-05-23 10:45

U.S. SEC sues social media firm Kik for 'illegal' initial coin offering The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued social media company Kik Interactive Inc on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017....
2019-06-04 20:45

Furnishing college dorm rooms is big business thanks to social media pressure The National Retail Federation expects 2019 to have the highest back-to-college spending it’s recorded since it started tracking spending in 2003, with an average of $976.78, up from last year’s $942.17....
2019-08-02 01:30

Navy wants 350 billion social media posts for epic research project The U.S. Navy wants to amass 350 billion social media posts for a massive data archive that will provide new insight into how people communicate online....
2019-05-31 10:30

Social media blocks satirical video in Singapore after government complaint Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the government of the wealthy Asian city-state requested the removal of content it said could fan racial tension....
2019-08-02 20:30

Read This: An illuminating visit to the social media graveyards of cancelled TV shows Usually, when a TV series is cancelled, its social media accounts die right along with it. That’s not always the case, though, as is evidence by the official The King Of Queens Twitter account rearing its head last month to comment on Game Of Thrones...
2019-06-28 22:30

US SEC Sues Social Media Firm Kik for 'Illegal' Initial Coin Offering US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Kik on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017....
2019-06-05 18:30

Social media users help cops bust alleged turtle killer Justice came slow and steady for this alleged turtle killer. Devin Antoine Simpson, 20, was busted by cops in North Carolina for kicking to death the helpless pet — after outraged social media users saw a video of the attack online, authorities...
2019-06-05 06:15

Trump meets conservatives at 'free speech' social media summit President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
2019-07-11 23:00

Ryan Adams returns to social media in wake of abuse allegations It’s been five months since The New York Times published an in-depth piece on singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, detailing accusations from numerous women he’s been romantically or sexually involved with over the years—including songwriter Phoebe Bridgers...
2019-07-21 06:45

Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism, says Patriots owner Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media....
2019-05-21 15:15

Andrew Yang's no-tie look sparks social media frenzy during Democratic debate Presidential candidate Andrew Yang stirred up a response on social media during the Democratic debate Thursday night when it was quickly evident he was the only male candidate on stage not wearing a tie. ...
2019-06-28 05:30

Don't Miss: social media violence, lowdown on AI, scary black holes Watch a town descend into chaos after a social media hack, learn how much we really know about AI, explore science-art links – and peer inside black holes...
2019-05-21 15:30

Mexican Officials Have Taken to Social Media to Ease Tensions With the U.S. Over Immigration and Trade (MEXICO CITY) — Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariff...
2019-06-03 16:15

Browsing social media is not always free. Looking at Instagram or Pinterest could cost you big-time It's not just kids who are susceptible to social media peer pressure. Parents, too, can fall victim — and actually have gone into debt as a result....
2019-07-31 18:45

How a #10YearChallenge tweet highlights Iran’s paradoxical relationship with social media The 10-Year Challenge was the year’s first big internet fad. You remember? When people posted pictures of themselves from 2009 and 2019 in order to… well, actually, that was it. Depending on who you talk to, it was either a benign trend for people to...
2019-06-05 18:15

St. Louis, Philadelphia police involved in review of social media posts Police departments in Philadelphia and St. Louis are investigating more than 100 officers over complaints about social media posts that critics say is insensitive at best, and bigoted at worst....
2019-06-20 20:30

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner review – social media storm lit up Royal Court, LondonJasmine Lee-Jones’s play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourismThe lights are still dead when this play opens. A wrapped-up body is dragged on stage and dumped in a grave. This ...
2019-07-09 14:45

Trump hosts right-wing social media summit at White House Right-wing media personalities will be at the White House on Thursday for a social media summit hosted by President Donald Trump to tackle perceived anti-conservative bias on online platforms....
2019-07-11 12:30

World’s first 360-degree infinity pool confuses social media: ‘Where are the stairs?’ The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool is could begin construction in London as soon as 2020, according to British pool design company Compass Pools. However, people are confused about how swimmers will get in it....
2019-06-08 04:30

Trump’s hairstyle at church service prompts speculation on social media Speculation abounded Sunday after President Trump was photographed with what appeared to be a new hairstyle during a surprise visit Sunday to a Virginia church. ...
2019-06-03 12:45

UK university will study students' social media data to prevent suicide A university in the UK is planning to use data analytics to help prevent student suicide. Northumbria University, and a handful of partner organizations, will collect data from students' social media accounts to create an "Early Alert Tool." If ...
2019-06-06 12:45

Alabama mayor apologizes for homophobic comments in social media post The mayor of a small Alabama town is being asked to resign by city council members following inflammatory remarks he made on his Facebook page that he has since apologized for....
2019-06-08 15:45

Man Utd vows to take action after Pogba targeted by racist abuse on social media Manchester United says it is "working to identify" those responsible for the racist abuse aimed at midfielder Paul Pogba on social media following Monday's 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers....
2019-08-20 16:00

Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda during Pentecost Mass VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also decried that “the more we use social media,...
2019-06-09 14:30

Mack Horton targeted on social media as he is warned over Sun Yang snub World governing body reprimands Horton and Swimming Australia, as swimmer’s Instagram account is flooded with abuseSwimming Australia and Mack Horton will receive an official warning from the sport’s world governing body, Fina, after the Olympic cham...
2019-07-23 09:30

Nepal Objects To US Envoy's Move To Engage With People On Social Media The Nepal government today took strong exception to the US envoy's move to engage with Nepali people on a weekly basis through social media, saying it would only invite unnecessary controversy,......
2019-05-23 11:30

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slogans....
2019-07-03 02:30

Billy Vunipola will not forsake social media in World Cup despite Folau furore • Saracens forward made comments supportive of Israel Folau• ‘I have made my position clear,’ he says at England campBilly Vunipola has no plans to stay off social media during the forthcoming World Cup in Japan despite the controversy sparked by his...
2019-07-17 07:15

Peddlers of Medical Misinformation Are Using Social Media 'Censorship' as a Selling Point No one has ever accused Mike Adams, the self-proclaimed Health Ranger, of being an understated guy, but recent events have taken him to new, shouty heights. After Adams’ website, Natural News, had its page suspended by Facebook in June for violating ...
2019-07-12 22:30

‘Way ahead of the field’: inside Trump's unprecedented social media campaign Donald Trump spent more than $11.1m on Facebook and Google ads alone in the first six months of 2019It was the end of a tumultuous month for the Trump White House. A redacted version of the Mueller report had been released to the public. Democratic c...
2019-07-03 19:45

Parties Face ‘Crackup’ as Outsiders Wield Social Media Against the Establishment In the same week that Ross Perot died, the aftershocks of his assault on the two-party system could be seen in internal quarrels involving President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi....
2019-07-13 21:15

Judge bans political strategist Roger Stone from social media A federal judge in Washington, D.C., tightened a gag order Tuesday for political operative Roger Stone, completely banning him from using any social media sites....
2019-07-17 05:30

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2019-08-11 20:30

White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings White House officials and big social media companies met on Friday to talk about how to curb extremism online after two mass shootings last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio....
2019-08-09 22:30

Robert Kraft: Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media....
2019-05-21 14:31

Advertisers, agencies and social media combine to tackle online threat Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online....
2019-06-18 08:30

Railways To Hire Public Relations Experts, Woo Social Media Influencers A team of private public relations professionals will soon drive the railways' publicity campaign both at the Union ministry in the national capital as well as in each of its zones, with the national......
2019-06-16 07:30

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress voter turnout in last month’s parliamentary elections, a European Commission review said....
2019-06-14 17:30

Social media erupts as Target checkout registers malfunction across the country #TargetDown was trending on social media after Targets across the country were hit with outages, leading to headache for customers trying make purchases on Saturday....
2019-06-16 01:45

Scientists call on social media companies to provide better vaccine information The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance, published Tuesday in the Journal of Health Communication, has called on companies like Google and Facebook to better identify misinformation related to vaccine safety....
2019-07-02 18:01

Social media giants under microscope in Ottawa as politicians aim to protect privacy Tech giants will be in the hot seat this week as politicians from Canada and 10 other countries gather to consider how best to protect citizens' privacy and their democracies in the age of big data....
2019-05-27 14:45

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
2019-05-25 15:15

Wikipedia co-founder calls for social media strike over privacy issues “Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires.” Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s “Declaration of Digital Independence,” a new manifesto of sorts advocating for the decentralization of R...
2019-07-02 23:15

Social media hampers dialogue, independent thought, German politician says The president of the Bundestag and self-proclaimed "digital immigrant," Wolfgang Schäuble, said social media keeps people in their own filter bubbles, making it harder to reach informed decisions....
2019-05-25 09:15

Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump on social media and in court _____ A Utah judge has been suspended for six months without pay after he made a series of critical statements about President Donald Trump online and in his courtroom over the past few years. The Utah Supreme Court filed its court ruling this past w...
2019-05-26 10:00

Trump’s Social Media Summit nearly descends into brawl in Rose Garden It was a fracas at the White House! President Trump’s Social Media Summit on Thursday almost descended into a brawl when Sebastian Gorka got into a brief shouting match with a White House reporter in the Rose Garden. Gorka, a former adviser to ...
2019-07-12 03:15

LA ice cream truck owner doesn’t care for social media influencers No amount of influence can buy you even an ice cream cone at this Los Angeles hot spot. The owner of popular City of Angels ice cream truck CVT Soft Serve got so fed up by so-called “influencers” asking for free treats in exchange for Ins...
2019-07-04 17:15

TV Scoop Awards 2019: Vote for Best Fandom and Cast on Social Media And we're off! Voting has officially begun for the 2019 E! TV Scoop Awards, and we're starting with what's traditionally a pretty big race: Best Fandom and Best Cast on Social......
2019-07-20 03:45

G-20 Tells Social-Media Operators to Step Up Efforts Against Terrorist Content The U.S. joined other major nations in calling for social-media companies to crack down on violent terrorist content online, an apparent easing of Washington’s concerns about internet censorship....
2019-06-30 17:15

New York man hounded on social media says he didn’t order hit on David Ortiz A Dominican man in New York says he’s being wrongly accused on social media of ordering the shooting of former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz — and now he fears for his own life, according to new reports. Joel Galván’s photo has been circula...
2019-06-12 22:30

J.J. Watt announces engagement to Kealia Ohai with social media post The Houston Texans' J.J. Watt got engaged to soccer star Kealia Ohai, saying in a Twitter post, "I'm the luckiest man in the world."        ...
2019-05-27 06:45

François Payard bakes a ‘Fruit Loops’ cake for the age of social media Pastry chef François Payard, known for the fine French desserts he once created for KarVer and his own eponymous patisserie, has baked-up something he calls an “interpretation” on American fare. Ebb & Flow, his new waterfront cafe near the One°15 Bro...
2019-07-19 23:45

I used to sneer at pictures of cats on social media but I’ve moved on | Coco Khan I waste hours looking at pets online and thought I’d learned to be tolerant of other people’s posting foiblesIt has been a while since my Auntie B has taken an interest in me – a pleasant consequence of exhausting the full spectrum of her disappointm...
2019-07-12 15:15

‘He’s not controversial, he’s truthful’: Trump praises far-right voices at ‘social media summit’ President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views....
2019-07-12 19:15

Trump's Social Media Summit Was a Brain-Melting Horror Show Wormed-brained attendees at Donald Trump’s Social Media Summit were treated to nearly an hour of him complaining about not getting enough engagement on his tweets, slamming the media for reporting on his spelling and grammar errors, and a flurry of o...
2019-07-12 00:45

Fortnite's Creator Just Gave Us a Good Reason to Take It Seriously as a Social Media Company Even if the days of your youth are long past, chances are you know Fortnite and that flossing dance are popular with the kids. Building on that success, Epic Games—the company behind Fortnite and creator of Unreal Engine—just acquired Houseparty, a s...
2019-06-13 05:00

Russian media, celebrities protest against investigative journalist's drug bust Three of Russia's leading newspapers took the unusual step on Monday of publishing identical front page headlines to protest over what they suspect is the framing of an investigative journalist on drug charges....
2019-06-10 19:15

Russian Media Muffle Protest Images, Broadcast Beef Kebabs President Vladimir Putin, whose approval ratings have dropped, tries to keep demonstrations out of public view as Russians grumble over falling living standards, a pension overhaul and endemic corruption....
2019-08-07 17:30

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess The kind of disinformation now known as fake news has tainted public discourse for centuries, even millennia. But it’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and election-meddlers that can widen social fissures, und...
2019-05-24 00:15

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a social network and not somewhere you can make friends....
2019-07-12 15:15

Adidas' social media campaign backfires, sending out anti-Semitic tweets A social media campaign celebrating Adidas' new gear for the Arsenal soccer team in London went awry Monday, with the retailer sending out anti-Semitic tweets....
2019-07-02 18:30

Russians ‘spread fake plot to assassinate Boris Johnson’ on social media Suspected spy operation was designed to provoke tension in the west, says new studySuspected Russian spies floated a series of fake stories on social media including a claim that Remainers were planning to kill Boris Johnson and that the novichok use...
2019-06-23 01:15

Trump slams 'washed-up psycho' Bette Midler as the two clash via social media Actress Bette Midler gave a half-baked apology for circulating a fake quote on Sunday that she alleged President Trump gave to People Magazine in 1998 about a potential presidential run. ...
2019-06-05 07:45

Family feuds and social media spats: Hong Kong's generational divide Young people in Hong Kong today feel priced out of the city. Their parents' generation grew up in a relative land of opportunity. That goes a long way to explaining the political divide....
2019-07-10 11:30

Bam Margera arrested for trespassing days after social media plea for Dr. Phil's help About a week after reportedly pleading for help from Dr. Phil on Instagram, "Jackass" star Bam Margera was arrested for trespassing.        ...
2019-08-15 03:45

Social media suffers whiplash as Trump mixes threats with a plea for help in shootings President Trump has claimed for months that Silicon Valley giants are biased against conservatives, threatening antitrust investigations and fuming that his Twitter following would otherwise be well above 62 million....
2019-08-14 20:45

Investigators probing social media posts of couple who died on Fiji trip Investigators are looking at social media posts from a young Texas couple’s dream vacation to Fiji as they investigate a mysterious ailment that killed them, according to a report. David Paul, 37, and his wife, Michelle Paul, 35, shared videos ...
2019-07-02 16:15

Maria Folau: Netball star will not be punished for social media support of husband Netball star Maria Folau will not be punished for social media support for sacked rugby player husband Israel Folau, who claimed "hell awaits" gay people....
2019-06-23 13:45

Connecticut man accused of social media threat to local Puerto Rican festival A Connecticut man was arrested early Saturday for a social media post that police say implied a threat to the New Haven Puerto Rican Festival, according to reports...
2019-08-10 22:30

Minister Pratap Sarangi, Social Media Hero, Says Criminal Cases "False" Pratap Sarangi, the lawmaker from Odisha's Balasore who was sworn in to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new council of ministers on Thursday, has found instant stardom on social media for his austere......
2019-05-31 16:30

Alec Baldwin’s daughter, Ireland, told him to ‘get over’ her racy social media posts When Ireland Baldwin posted a cheeky photo of herself to Instagram last month, it quickly prompted her dad Alec Baldwin to respond. Now, the 23-year-old model is addressing her father's comments. ...
2019-08-07 04:30

Free agent Kevin Durant says on social media he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Free agent Kevin Durant says on social media he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets. The post Free agent Kevin Durant says on social media he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-07-01 03:45

Who has the best chicken sandwich? Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and Wendy's are clucking on social media A week after Popeyes first nationwide chicken sandwich was released, the fast-food chain started a Twitter feud with competitor Chick-fil-A.       ...
2019-08-20 22:00

Phil Neville: Players should boycott social media to combat racist abuse "England women\u0027s coach Phil Neville has urged the football community to boycott social media for six months and \"send a powerful message\" in response to a significant rise in online racist abuse of players."...
2019-08-20 17:00

The Kardashian-Jenners’ social media accounts, once an asset to their show, have finally eclipsed it "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" aired part of the Khloé Kardashian/Jordyn Woods/Tristan Thompson drama, but we’ve already gotten a comprehensive look at both sides of the story....
2019-06-27 20:30

Muslim group calls on Conservative candidate to step down over social media posts In a statement to Global on Friday, Melek didn't deny sharing any specific messages on social media, but said she does not support conversion therapy and "will always stand with with Muslim Canadians."...
2019-08-05 03:30

| Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Pogba racist abuse Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba suffering racist abuse online....
2019-08-21 03:00

Teaching parents how social media plays a role in their children’s mental health TUCSON – A behavioral health activist is encouraging kids to get off their phones in order to help their brains. Watch below to hear more about what Collin Kartchner had to say on Monday, August 12:...
2019-08-13 18:45

Phil Neville calls for social media boycott to combat racist abuse • England women’s coach responds to Pogba abuse on Twitter• ‘Let’s come off social media. Let’s see the effect that it has’Phil Neville has called for the football community to “send a powerful message” and boycott social media for six months in resp...
2019-08-20 15:30

Stopping America's next hate-crime killers on social media is no easy task The pattern is clear: Hate-filled manifestos posted on websites populated by white supremacists, followed by gun attacks against blacks, Jews, Muslims, or Latin American immigrants....
2019-08-09 22:30

UPDATE 1-Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
2019-05-25 15:15

With Social Media Campaign, Women In Japan Fight "Heels At Work" Rule A group of Japanese women Monday submitted a petition to the government to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work....
2019-06-03 15:15

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary restrictions on some social media functions aimed at stopping online hoaxes during recent violence linked to the announcement of official election results, a communications ministry official said....
2019-05-25 15:15

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesda...
2019-05-29 09:01

Corey Johnson arouses social media debate with racy Instagram post City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Corey Johnson sparked a Twitter tempest Friday morning after posting a photo on social media around midnight of a shirtless, sculpted mystery man. “Thursday night…,” the single council speaker wrote on h...
2019-08-10 02:00

Vulgar Videos Made on Chinese Social Media Apps Now Infiltrate WhatsApp The titillating videos made on Chinese social media apps have now found a bigger mobile-based messaging medium to corrupt young minds: Facebook-owned WhatsApp....
2019-07-01 07:15

Josh Hawley’s Section 230 amendment would only make social media censorship worse Earlier this month, freshman Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation that would undermine the internet as we know it. Hawley’s “Ending Support for the Internet Censorship Act” would revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996...
2019-06-29 14:30

Neymar speaks with cops about posting photos of rape accuser on social media Brazilian soccer star Neymar spoke with cops for nearly two hours Thursday evening about his posting images and messages of his rape accuser on social media without her permission — a possible violation of her online privacy. The Paris Saint-Ge...
2019-06-07 08:45

White House Disinvites Pro-Trump Cartoonist From Social Media Summit, Maybe for Being a Bit Too Racist Tomorrow, the Trump administration is hosting its first “Social Media Summit,” which is exactly what it sounds like: a far-right shitpost convention....
2019-07-10 22:30

Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, had long complained about the Russia investigation online even after a judge ordered him to keep quiet....
2019-07-16 20:30

Former top NFL pick shows up at Cleveland Browns camp, stuns fans on social media Former NFL quarterback Tim Couch appeared at Cleveland Browns training camp over the weekend and social media began to get hot and bothered by the former No. 1 draft pick's physique....
2019-07-31 18:45

Trump slams tech firms at 'free speech' social media summit US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior....
2019-07-12 11:30

Social media is not a source of peril, Sen. Josh Hawley, it's a powerful tool Social media platforms help us connect with family and friends, find help and do our jobs. Sen. Hawley uses them so his comments ares hypocritical.       ...
2019-06-13 13:45

White House Hosts Social Media Summit for Pro-Trump Digital Warriors Conservative fringe figures will get their moment with President Trump during a “social media summit,” where they will share stories of what they call discrimination and suppression on the internet....
2019-07-11 20:45

Judge scolds Trump ex-adviser Stone and bans social media posts A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media, describing him as behaving like a schoolchild unable to follow simple orders, after prosecutors accused him of viola...
2019-07-16 21:30

Trump invites far-right internet figures to discuss bias at ‘social media summit’ Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and activists Bill Mitchell and Charlie Kirk will attend Thursday’s event, but no social mediaThe White House has invited a number of social media pundits and Republican lawmakers to discuss “opportunities and ch...
2019-07-11 19:45

Trump invites conservative social media personalities to White House summit President Trump on Thursday will hold a “Social Media Summit” at the White House, where he will meet his prominent online personalities and vent his frustrations with big-tech companies allegedly squelching conservative voices, according to reports. ...
2019-07-11 14:15

Boyfriend may have murdered social media star Bianca Devins in jealous rampage: DA The boyfriend of social media star Bianca Devins may have flipped out when she kissed another man while attending a concert in Queens on Saturday night, a report said. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara on Tuesday revealed the possible mo...
2019-07-17 03:30

Big Advertisers and Social Media Form Alliance to Fight 'Unsafe' Content Online The companies said the effort, called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and announced during the ad industry’s annual Cannes Lions festival, will develop specific steps to protect both people and brands from what marketers call “unsafe” conte...
2019-06-18 13:15

Texas social media influencer and aspiring musician PJ Simien III killed in car wreck A popular social media influencer was killed when he was thrown from his Jeep in a single-car accident in Texas this week, according to a new report. PJ Simien III, who graduated from Texas A&M, and previously attended Kinkaid High School, was drivin...
2019-07-16 22:15

Second Mack Horton-Sun Yang clash avoided as social media abuse flows Australian swimmer places eighth in 800m freestyle heatHorton bombarded with abuse from China after protestA potentially explosive second meeting between Mack Horton and his Chinese rival, Sun Yang, has been avoided with the Australian failing to qua...
2019-07-23 09:30

CBOE Launches Second In Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL – January 13, 2017 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has launched the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Weekly Index (SMLCWSM Index), the second in a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes design...
2019-05-22 08:15

Olivier Rousteing on his plan for world domination and why he spends 8 hours a day on social media "You probably think I'm drinking champagne with Kim every day in LA..." Olivier Rousteing on why all is not as it seems for the most followed French fashion designer on Instagram...
2019-08-01 15:45

House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections....
2019-07-16 03:30

Jussie Smollett Celebrates Pride in First Social Media Post Since Alleged Attack Jussie Smollett has made his return to social media. On Monday morning, the Empire star took to Instagram where he shared a memorable clip from this weekend's 2019 Tony......
2019-06-10 21:45

Police probe as soccer star Neymar uses social media against rape claim Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman’s allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts.        ...
2019-06-03 15:15

Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media as Congress and the White House battle over efforts to gain access to Trump's financial reco...
2019-05-24 00:15

Meet ‘Ice Bae’: Latina Border Patrol officer taking social media by storm A female Border Patrol officer has gone viral — with social media users dubbing the woman #IceBae — on account of her dolled-up appearance. “Holy s–t…I think I’m coming down with a case of undocumentation,” w...
2019-07-16 07:15

Chick-fil-A’s AI can spot signs of foodborne illness from social media posts with 78% accuracy Chick-fil-A is using AI and machine learning to parse social media for incidents of foodborne illness at its more than 2,400 restaurants in the U.S.Read More...
2019-05-23 23:45

72 Philadelphia police officers taken off streets over alleged racist social media posts Philadelphia has placed 72 of its police officers on administrative duty pending an investigation into alleged bigoted social media posts. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.        ...
2019-06-21 01:45

CBOE Launches First in Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL -- August 15, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has launched the CBOE-SMA Large Cap Index (SMLC Index), the first of a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes that measure short-term mark...
2019-05-22 12:15

The key to stopping social media censorship is not to smash tech companies, but to amend Section 230 With Democrats and Republicans alike eager to flex government power over private social media companies, one option remains most appealing to limited government conservatives. Section 230 of the the Communications Decency Act protects "providers" of ...
2019-06-06 03:15

CBOE to Develop Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL – June 14, 2016 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Social Market Analytics (SMA) to develop a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark index...
2019-05-22 12:15

In Troubling Experiment, UK University To Monitor Students' Social Media To Prevent Suicide A university in the UK announced that it will surveil student social media posts, among other data, to try and determine whether they are suicidal. The project is part of a pilot program and will reportedly be deployed across all British institutions...
2019-06-06 06:45

Minutes Before Oath, PM Changes Twitter, Facebook Display Pictures As Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a fresh term in office after a grand oath ceremony in Delhi today, his official social media accounts also saw a change. His Twitter and Facebook handles were......
2019-05-30 23:00

"We Should Sue Twitter, Facebook, Google For Bias," Says Trump: Report US President Donald Trump has threatened to sue tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter, saying they are spreading political bias against the Republicans....
2019-06-27 23:30

Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter Tinder last week agreed to store data in Russia and comply with government information requests. Analysts say the regime was sending a message to other online players....
2019-06-12 15:30

Facebook, Google and Twitter need to do more to tackle fake news, EU says In a report published Friday, the EU found evidence of "coordinated inauthentic behavior" on online platforms ahead of the European Parliament elections last month....
2019-06-14 13:45

Twitter, Facebook Act Against Disinformation on Hong Kong Protests Twitter took down more than 900 accounts that it said were part of a Chinese government campaign to discredit protesters in Hong Kong by spreading misinformation....
2019-08-20 01:30

Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on election security Elections officials and leaders at tech companies Facebook, Google and Twitter are set to testify later this week at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on election security, lawmakers announced Monday....
2019-05-21 16:45

Facebook might bring major streaming services to its Portal for TVs Last year, reports emerged Facebook was working on a video chat camera you'd plug into your TV. It sounds a bit like its Portal smart display, albeit without the need for a dedicated screen. One reported aspect of the device is that it'd of...
2019-07-31 19:15

Social media personality ‘Real Tarzann’ arrested on burglary, battery charges in Florida A Florida man known on social media as "The Real Tarzann" for his apparent connection with wild animals is facing battery charges after he was arrested Friday....
2019-08-11 01:30

UPDATE 1-House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections....
2019-07-16 03:45

Nearly 2 dozen St. Louis officers flagged over alleged 'racially charged social media posts' The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office placed nearly two dozen city police officers on an exclusion list Tuesday after learning about recently revealed “racially-charged social media posts of current and retired city police.”...
2019-06-19 09:45

Area 51 expert on social media campaign to 'storm' top-secret site: Military won't let anyone get close An author and expert on Area 51 said the U.S. military will never let civilians anywhere near the mysterious Air Force-run site after the "Storm Area 51" movement went viral on Facebook. ...
2019-07-15 17:15

Huawei executive becomes unlikely social media star as Chinese rally to tech giant’s defense Among Weibo’s trending topics Wednesday, alongside a South Korean pop idol and a difficult-to-summarize story involving two frogs, was John Suffolk, Huawei’s global cyber-security chief, who parried parliamentarians’ questions this week about whether...
2019-06-12 23:45

Trudeau warns social media regulation could be used to repress citizens, stifle free speech As momentum builds around the globe for regulating tech titans like Facebook and Google, Trudeau made it clear Wednesday that he sees government intervention as a last resort....
2019-05-30 07:30

Man charged with murder of Bianca Devins allegedly posted photos of her body on social media Brandon Clark, 21, was charged late Monday with second-degree murder in the death of Bianca Devins, 17.        ...
2019-07-16 17:45

PGA Tour golfer Jonathan Byrd takes to social media seeking kidney donor for his mom PGA Tour golfer Jonathan Byrd took to social media Monday night in hopes of finding an organ donor for his mother, Jo, who is battling kidney disease.       ...
2019-08-13 20:15

Trump invites conservative tech critics to White House for ‘social media summit’ Facebook, Google and Twitter have struggled to battle back allegations in Washington that they censor conservatives. A July 11 event could set the stage for even more scrutiny....
2019-07-02 22:45

Woman uses social media to find owner of wedding pictures found in thrift shop A woman who purchased a lunch bag from a California thrift shop made an unexpected discovery: a USB drive containing photos from a wedding nine years earlier....
2019-07-01 18:15

Man charged with murder of Bianca Devins posted photos of her body on social media, authorities say Brandon Clark, 21, was charged late Monday with second-degree murder in the death of Bianca Devins, 17.        ...
2019-07-16 21:15

UPDATE 2-Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesda...
2019-05-29 01:15

Demi Lovato shares obsession with 'Bachelorette' star Mike Johnson on social media Fans of "The Bachelorette" bid farewell to Mike Johnson on the series' most recent episode, but Demi Lovato isn't quite ready to let go. The pop singer frequently expressed her desire for Johnson on social media throughout the current season, leading...
2019-07-03 20:45

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year - but few people could convincingly explain why....
2019-07-17 10:15

Back-to-school shopping: Kids influenced by social media push parents to overspend Kids pushing their parents for the coolest in back-to-school gear is a late-summer tradition. Today, kids have backup: social media influencers.       ...
2019-08-09 21:30

White House questions tech giants on ways to predict shootings from social media The technology could serve as an early-warning system for potential attacks, White House officials proposed at the brainstorming session, perhaps compiling information from across social sites to identify attacks before they happen...
2019-08-10 06:00

AOC, Trump join list of celebs and social media stars as 'most influential people on the internet' While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Trump differ vastly in their political views, a new ranking highlights some common ground between the two....
2019-07-17 00:45

Trump blames mental illness, video games and social media for mass shootings Donald Trump has blamed America's latest mass shootings on video games, mental illness and social media, after 31 people died in attacks in Texas and Ohio over the weekend....
2019-08-06 07:15

The Influencer Marketing Report: Research, strategy & platforms for leveraging social media influencers This is a preview of the Influencer Marketing (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the top platforms, as well as strategies for social media influencer marketing, click here. Current subscribers can read the ...
2019-07-08 13:15

Watch: Brazil soccer star Neymar says he is 'accused of rape' in social media video Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. posted a video over the weekend on social media, telling his fans that he has been "accused of rape" and denying the allegation....
2019-06-04 01:00

Egyptian Soccer Player Kicked Off National Team After Getting Exposed As A Sex Pest On Social Media The Egyptian national soccer team, currently competing in the African Cup of Nations, announced today that they have booted midfielder Amr Warda out of their AFCON squad after several women revealed evidence of Warda being a DM-sliding, unsolicited d...
2019-06-27 22:15

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump's reelection bid.       ...
2019-07-09 00:30

Suspect in Capital One breach threatened to 'shoot up' California social media company, feds say Prosecutors say the Seattle software engineer arrested over the hacking of Capital One repeatedly boasted about the hack and has threatened to “shoot up” a California social media company....
2019-08-01 15:45

Elon Musk hires man behind 'absolute unit' sheep meme to run Tesla's social media Adam Koszary’s tweet of giant sheep went viral last yearMusk adopted image and description for his Twitter profileElon Musk has reportedly hired the man responsible for a viral tweet about a giant sheep to be Tesla’s social media manager. Related: Te...
2019-05-21 21:15

Hacker Accused of Capital One Breach Threatened to 'Shoot Up' Social Media Company, Prosecutors Say The individual suspected of being behind the massive Capital One data breach that compromised the data of an estimated 106,000 million people has been accused in a court filing of threatening to “shoot up” a California-based social media company and ...
2019-08-02 05:30

Le'Veon Bell delivers impassioned rant to call out social media haters The New York Jets running back took to Instagram on Sunday to call out people who think he should only think and care about football.       ...
2019-07-23 03:30

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao spar on social media, stirring up rematch hype As boxing fans called for a rematch of a blockbuster 2015 bout, Mayweather took credit for Pacquiao's popularity. It continued from there on social.       ...
2019-07-24 16:15

White House Social Media Summit promises to be carnival of conservative bias victimhood The White House Social Media summit is shaping up to be a carnival of right-wing extremists and conspiracy-theorists who believe they are victims of bias.Read More...
2019-07-09 02:15

Trump looks to rally controversial online allies at White House social media summit Some experts fear Trump's invite list might legitimize their online tactics -- posting incendiary, misleading tweets or videos -- entering the 2020 election campaign....
2019-07-10 12:30

Facebook, Twitter delete fake accounts originating in Iran Several fake social media accounts spreading messages in support of Iran have been removed from Facebook and Twitter. The deletion of the accounts came after an investigation by internet security firm FireEye....
2019-05-29 09:15

Over 900 Chinese Twitter, Facebook accounts disabled over ‘deceptive tactics’ Both of the social media platforms are currently blocked in China, but many of the accounts were able to receive access due to the use of VPNs, according to Twitter's statement....
2019-08-20 11:30

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan: TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agency quoted its head as saying on Thursday....
2019-06-06 21:30

China Resists Charge by Twitter, Facebook of Disinformation Effort China’s government pushed back against moves by Twitter and Facebook to curb accounts the companies said were part of a state-sponsored disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters....
2019-08-21 01:30

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given ...
2019-06-18 17:30

YouTube Weighs Major Changes to Kids' Content Amid FTC Probe YouTube executives are debating moving all children’s content into the stand-alone YouTube Kids app, to better protect young viewers from objectionable videos....
2019-06-20 10:01

Hawaii astronomers lose observation time amid protest Astronomers said Friday they will attempt to resume observations, but they have already lost four weeks of viewing -- and in some cases won't be able to make up the missed research....
2019-08-11 14:00

Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement that the demonstration “seriously disrupted” airport operations. It said all check-in services for departing flights had been suspended.        ...
2019-08-12 20:45

The Internet broke today: Facebook, Verizon, and more see major outages Enlarge / The Internet this week, more or less (credit: torange.biz (modified)) Last week, Verizon caused a major BGP misroute that took large chunks of the Internet, including CDN company Cloudflare, partially down for a day. This week, the rest o...
2019-07-04 02:30

They are going to leave Facebook: A chat with social networkers Revolution Populi Famed Yale professor David Gelernter and investment banker Rob Rosenthal field questions about Revolution Populi, their startup effort to build a blockchain-based alternative to Facebook. Will the desire to control our personal information prompt us ...
2019-07-17 04:30

Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for 'Social Media Summit' As a part of President Donald Trump’s latest crusade promoting his misleading and misguided theories that social media companies are discriminating against conservatives, the White House is hosting a “social media summit” that will assemble several c...
2019-07-03 16:30

Acting DHS chief launches probe into 'disturbing & inexcusable' Border Patrol social media posts Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday that he has launched an “immediate investigation” into what he called “disturbing & inexcusable” social media posts from Border Patrol agents that purportedly included graphic and vulg...
2019-07-03 18:15

Kliff Kingsbury monitored players via fake social media accounts during time at Texas Tech In 2016, Kliff Kingsbury admitted to monitoring his Texas Tech players via fake social media accounts, often using "cute girls" as avatars.       ...
2019-06-15 06:15

Social media users call for Home Depot boycott because co-founder supports Donald Trump Social media users are calling for a boycott of Home Depot after the retailer's co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed he will support Trump's re-election.       ...
2019-07-09 17:45

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disseminating their dangerous content online – without infringing on one’s constitutional rights – a somew...
2019-07-10 19:45

Teen girl brutally killed before photos of her body posted on social media, New York police say The brutal killing of 17-year-old Bianca Devins is drawing international attention after her alleged killer shared images of the slaying online.        ...
2019-07-16 12:45

Paige Thompson, accused Capital One hacker, threatened to ‘shoot up’ social media company: report The Capital One hacking suspect recently threatened to “shoot up” a social media company, according to a report. Paige Thompson, 33, made the threat against the unidentified company in May and it reported it to Seattle police, CBS News reported, citi...
2019-08-01 23:01

Police Officers Get Exposed for Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate Police officers and departments across the nation have been accused of having implicit bias against and racist views about black people for a long time. The accusations are not new, but they are often refuted by those accused....
2019-06-05 16:30

White House summit on social media gave a boost to key Trump supporters. They used it to attack Mueller. The bemoaning of social media suppression has proved to be an incredible marketing opportunity — and a route to stardom — for Trump’s right-wing provocateurs....
2019-07-25 03:15

Ryan Adams Back on Social Media After Sexual Misconduct Allegations and Mandy Moore's Accusations Ryan Adams has returned to social media and is speaking out about "believing women," months after he went on a hiatus amid allegations of sexual misconduct and emotional abuse. In......
2019-07-22 05:30

How Brexit party won Euro elections on social media – simple, negative messages to older voters Analysis highlights key to success of Farage party and identifies dozens of pro-Brexit bot accountsThe Brexit party used simple messaging, an active social media presence and a “overwhelmingly negative” attack to win the online battle before the Euro...
2019-06-29 23:15

U.S. House panel subpoenas website 8chan owner to testify as part of social media probe The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday it had subpoenaed online message board 8chan owner Jim Watkins to testify on Sept. 5 as part of its probe into countering extremist content on social media platforms....
2019-08-15 00:45

Britney Spears flaunts body in zebra bikini, hits back at social-media haters The 37-year-old star took to Instagram to broadcast a carefree image – and to send a message confirming that she's the one posting those videos.        ...
2019-05-29 20:15

Trump Voices Support for Social Media Legislation Conservatives Call a Free-Speech Killer “Senator [Hawley] thinks conservatives are too stupid to realize he’s trying to kill free speech online,” FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group, tweeted out last month. It’s not alone in its criticism. In recent weeks, a slew of prominent rig...
2019-07-13 05:15

Sex tech companies and advocates protest unfair ad standards outside Facebook’s NY HQ A group of sex tech startup founders, employees and supporters gathered outside of Facebook’s NY office in Manhattan to protest its advertising policies with respect to what it classifies as sexual content. The protest, and a companion website ...
2019-07-31 19:00

Amid Trade Rumors, Marcus Stroman's Twitter Is Driving Everyone A Little Nuts Marcus Stroman is going somewhere. The Blue Jays starter is having an excellent season, putting up a 3.18 ERA for a woebegone Toronto team in the first half and earning his first all-star election. He’s also still got another arbitration-eligible yea...
2019-07-12 00:30

In accusing China of disinformation, Twitter and Facebook take on a role they’ve long rejected China pushed back against claims by Twitter and Facebook that the government had run disinformation operations aimed at the Hong Kong protests. The comments underscored the challenging of setting global standards for online speech....
2019-08-21 03:00

China cries foul over Facebook, Twitter block of fake accounts China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong....
2019-08-20 11:30

Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter likely facing review from Justice Department The Justice Department said Tuesday it would begin an antitrust review of online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple and Amazon .       ...
2019-07-24 02:15

Facebook and Twitter: It Sure Looks Like China's Spreading Bullshit About Hong Kong Protesters Social media giants Facebook and Twitter this week disclosed their responses to what they characterized as coordinated disinformation campaigns originating in China—specifically tied to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong—that they believe may ...
2019-08-20 04:30

PM race: Hunt receives major boost amid Brexit and tax rows Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's bid to be the next Tory leader and prime minister has received a significant boost after he won the backing of two senior cabinet ministers....
2019-06-11 02:30

The Latest: Hong Kong police mobilize amid protest calls The Latest on a highly contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Local media reports in Hong Kong say police are mobilizing thousands of additional officers to keep order amid calls for protesters to begin gathering Tuesd...
2019-06-11 11:45

Thousands protest amid outcry over Myanmar child-rape case Thousands of protesters marched to a police office in the north of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Saturday, demanding speedy and transparent justice in a child-rape case that has sparked national outrage....
2019-07-06 11:00

Silent 'free election' vigils held across Moscow amid protest ban After authorities rebuffed their rally plans, Russian activists stood in solitary silence at some of the city's monuments. Previous protests have sparked police action that saw 3,000 people arrested....
2019-08-18 06:00

Nike faces backlash on social media after pulling US flag shoe design days before the Fourth of July Getty Images/Raymond Boyd Nike pulled a flag-themed shoe design after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he and others find the specific flag offensive, because of its association with the time of slavery in America, according to a new rep...
2019-07-02 11:45

A Change of Scenery, a Commitment to Service and a Social Media Cleanse: Inside Selena Gomez's Year of Rebuilding Selena Gomez needed a change. While she's been a bit omnipresent as of late, sitting down for a handful of interviews to promote her new movie The Dead Don't Die, out in theaters......
2019-06-14 21:30

George Conway mocks concerns over publishing donors after wife Kellyanne decries practice on social media Attorney George Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, created an awkward scene on social media Wednesday when he mocked a concern that his wife had been highlighting on her Twitter feed....
2019-08-07 21:00

President Trump Invited a Cartoonist Known for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Images to a White House Social Media Summit While Facebook and Twitter are reportedly still waiting for their invites, President Donald Trump has invited a cartoonist accused of creating “a blatantly anti-Semitic” illustration to a Social Media Summit at the White House. Artist Ben...
2019-07-07 19:15

Celtics star Jayson Tatum chided on social media after his beloved Blues beat Bruins in Stanley Cup Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum celebrated the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday on social media and immediately received criticism from fans....
2019-06-13 18:45

Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics President Trump’s planned social media summit on Thursday sparked widespread backlash even before it began, with critics blasting the White House for convening its most controversial online allies for a political rally aimed at the 2020 election....
2019-07-12 05:45

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List 'Social Media Identifiers,' Previous Phone Numbers According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under t...
2019-06-02 03:01

Montana hunters who illegally killed Yellowstone mountain lion left trail of photos on social media Three hunters in Montana who illegally killed a mountain lion in Yellowstone National Park last year were caught after authorities followed a trail of pictures the trio posted on social media, according to court documents....
2019-06-14 03:45

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran, anti-Trump messages during 2018 election: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesda...
2019-05-28 22:45

Macy's pulls portion control plates after social media users claim they support eating disorders Macy’s vowed to remove a set of dinner plates from all stores after receiving backlash on social media from users who claimed the design promoted body shaming and eating disorders....
2019-07-23 13:45

AR IN SOCIAL MEDIA: How immersive experiences drive sales, improve customer engagement, and boost awareness (FB, SNAP) This is a preview of the AR in Social Media research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Apps & Platforms industry research reports. Augmented reality's (AR's) ability to link our digita...
2019-07-15 10:45

Facebook signs major partners for its cryptocurrency network and it still sounds terrible Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. The likes of Mastercard, Visa, Uber, and PayPal are all backing the social media giant’s upcoming digital coin due to be unvei...
2019-06-14 14:15

Tories continue Facebook ad spree as 'major bugs' block transparency Tools to crack down on ‘dark money’ political ads are ineffective, researchers say“Major bugs” in Facebook’s political transparency tools are preventing researchers and journalists from holding advertisers to account, according to a report from Mozil...
2019-08-01 04:45

Facebook-FTC deal means a $5B fine for social network, but not much on face for users Facebook’s $5 billion settlement with the FTC is a done deal, but what will it mean for users? Not much will change for consumers, experts say.       ...
2019-07-24 21:15

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says breaking up social network wouldn't help Saying "we have a responsibility to keep people safe on Facebook," Mark Zuckerberg gave a status update on how social network is keeping users safe.        ...
2019-05-24 02:30

Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s Difficult Year review – thumbs down! As if bewitched by their level of access, the BBC ditched critical distance, rolled over and let out one giant cheer for the global techno-oligarchy. Unfriend!Facebook has a director of social good. She is called Hema and if she has a surname, we wer...
2019-07-17 00:15

Nude models gather in NYC to protest Facebook and Instagram's female nipple ban An artist commissioned a nude protest in New York City on Sunday which sought to highlight Instagram and Facebook's ban on photos showing female nipples....
2019-06-02 23:15

Scaramucci fires back at Trump on Twitter amid feud: 'You are losing your fastball' Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and President Trump have been exchanging fire in recent days, with "The Mooch" telling the president, "you are losing your fastball."...
2019-08-13 09:00

Facebook, Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters Twitter and Facebook together suspended hundreds of accounts that were tied to a Chinese disinformation campaign that targeted pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong....
2019-08-20 06:00

China fights back after Twitter, Facebook suspend state-backed accounts China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Twitter said on Monda...
2019-08-20 22:30

Facebook, Twitter: Chinese accounts spreading disinformation on Hong Kong protests China has been mobilizing fake social media accounts to spread false information online about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, both Facebook and Twitter said Monday....
2019-08-20 06:30

Twitter and Facebook take first actions against China for using fake accounts to sow discord in Hong Kong The social media giants said they were taking action against what Twitter called a "significant state-backed information operation" related to the protests....
2019-08-20 07:00

Twitter, Facebook remove Chinese accounts that undermined Hong Kong protesters Twitter and Facebook announced on Monday the suspension of Chinese accounts that they said spread disinformation about the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. In a blog post, Twitter said they disabled 936 accounts involved in a “coordinated state-ba...
2019-08-20 08:00

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — and as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete facts about Facebook‘s Libra (formally known as GlobalCoin) have been made public so far. Reports ...
2019-06-17 18:15

Twitter and Facebook crack down on accounts linked to Chinese campaign against Hong Kong Company also suspends thousands of accounts as it reports ‘state-backed information operation’Twitter has removed nearly 1,000 accounts and suspended thousands of others tied to a campaign by the Chinese government against protesters in Hong Kong, th...
2019-08-20 14:00

Facebook, Twitter remove Chinese accounts attacking Hong Kong protesters China has been mobilizing fake social media accounts to spread false information online about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, both Facebook and Twitter said Monday....
2019-08-20 12:00