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Politics | Liberal Fascism

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand thinks we need a dedicated regulatory agency to police Facebook for misinformation

Just what the country needs — another regulatory agency.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Facebook has finally given a reason for the six-hour outage Monday - The Verge

Facebook platforms including Whatsapp, Instagram, Messenger, and Oculus VR were offline most of the day Monday as part of a massive outage caused by a configuration issue.

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The Podcast | Underground USA | United States

Former President Donald Trump gave hope to the thought that he will be running to retake the White House in 2024. But if he is, in fact, going to run for the presidency again, there are at least two things that simply must happen after Republicans retake

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

‘DISGUSTING’: Gold Star Mom of Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, Shana Chappell, suspended from Facebook/Instagram for BRUTAL letter to Biden

This is bad, even for Facebook.

News | The News

Parler wants an apology from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg after a report said the FBI found little evidence the Capitol riot was a coordinated attack

Sandberg said the attack was planned on other platforms, such as Parler, the "free speech" app that conservatives flocked to after the election.

News | News

China Uses Artificial Intelligence on Social Media To Propagandize America

A massive pro-China “spamouflage” network on social media is being used to distort international perceptions on important issues, such as...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Exactly How Facebook Learned Every Single Thing About You

In 'An Ugly Truth,' reporters Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frenkel chart the rise of Facebook and how the company sacrificed user privacy and facts for engagement.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Waiting for social media companies to tackle anti-Semitism is utterly pointless

I am about to write one of the least surprising sentences that anyone who uses social media will ever read. A report published today by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate has found that the five biggest social media sites are a free-for-all for anti-J

Humor | Humor

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The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy Haired Boss, Alice, Asok, Dogberts New Ruling Class and more.

Politics | Politics

Biden backtracks, says 'Facebook isn't killing people'

The US president is still pressing the social network to do more to combat vaccine misinformation.

News | News

YouTube Denies County Residents Access to Their Government Meetings

In a stunning display of obstruction, Google’s YouTube platform deleted a video of a public governmental meeting under the guise of that...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Antisemitism Up Over 900 Percent on Social Media Giant TikTok, Finds University of Haifa Study

TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. …

Science & Technology | Social Media

TikTok insiders say social media company is tightly controlled by Chinese parent ByteDance

Former TikTok employees say there is cause for concern when it comes to the popular social media app's Chinese parent company.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Today's Supreme Court Ruling May Ultimately Impact You - Workplace Coach Blog

Venting on social media & free speech; today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling may impact you

News | News

GOP Senator Introduces Bill to Combat BigTech Social Media Censorship

In a move that simply can’t come swiftly enough, US Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), introduced legislation aimed at curbing BigTech social...

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How Social Media Validates Anti-Semitism by Censoring Everything but Anti-Semitism

People often forget that the very concept of political correctness was invented by Stalin's Soviet Union. Now... that social media companies have decided to become "Glavlit" -- to publish only material that is supposedly truthful and passes its

News | News

USPS iCOP Clandestine Social Media Surveillance ‛Broader in Scope’ Than Thought

A suspect clandestine data mining and surveillance operation being conducted by the United States Postal Service that spies on peoples’...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is letting anyone apply for verification for the first time since 2017 - The Verge

Twitter has relaunched its public verification program, allowing anyone to once again apply to have a blue badge on their profile. You can apply from the Account Settings page on the web, as well as from within Twitter’s app.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Twitter's Holocaust problem - And another thing ...

Accounts cheering the slaughter of Jews are in the clear so long as they occasionally delete their pro-genocide tweets.

Science & Technology | Technology

Report says Facebook’s creepy data collection lets Big Pharma target your illness

Facebook is at the center of two different privacy issues that have the same thing in common: Facebook appears to want unchecked access to your information.

News | News

Biden Is All Over the Board on Social Media's Attack on the First Amendment

In the aftermath of Facebook’s totalitarian decision to maintain their banishment of former President Trump, the Biden administration...

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Completely delete your Facebook account, loose ends and all - CNET

Deleting your Facebook account isn't as simple as clicking a button. Here's everything you need to know.

News | News

'Full Of Hatred And Fear': Disinformation On YouTube Divided A Dad And Daughter

Renee Ekwoge says false and misleading videos on YouTube have changed her dad. What was once a strong, loving relationship has been corrupted, she says, by conspiratorial YouTube videos.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Here’s how many social media followers you need to make $100,000

This Lickd.co calculator shows you how many social media followers you need on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram to make money.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Leaked Facebook memo reveals how advertisers will be impacted following iOS 14.5 release

Apple finally introduced iOS 14.5 this week, which comes with the long-awaited App Tracking Transparency feature to prevent third-party apps from tracking users across the web. Since the announcement of this feature, Facebook has been complaining about th

Science & Technology | Social Media

The Best Sites to Buy Real Facebook Likes and Followers

Want to grow your influence on Facebook? This article shares a list of the best sites to buy real Facebook followers and likes.

News | News

The US Postal Service: More Than Mail Delivery, It’s Spying On You

If you’ve wondered why your mail service sucks and why the lines are so long at the post office, this little tidbit should get you pretty...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Apple will let Parler back on the App Store

Apple has approved Parler's return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free. Records included phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and email addresses.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How I Grew My Twitter Following in 30 Days With Just 30 Minutes of Use Each Day

Growing an engaged following on Twitter isn't easy, but I gained 2,500 followers and 2.5 million impressions in 30 days.

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Popular Instagram Tools to Up Your Marketing Game

You want consistency, engagement and results. Here's how to accomplish all three.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook denies its algorithms are a problem, but launches a tool to more easily view a non-algorithmic News Feed

Following years of backlash over its algorithms and their ability to push people to more extreme content, which Facebook continues to deny, the company today announced it would give its users new tools to more easily switch over to non-algorithmic views o

News | News

Unreleased Federal Report: ‘No Evidence’ Free Speech Online Leads to ‘Hate Crimes’

An unpublished report that was commissioned by and sent to Congress found that freedom of speech on the internet did not lead to a rise...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook caught Chinese hackers using fake personas to target Uyghurs abroad

Facebook on Wednesday announced new actions to disrupt a network of China-based hackers leveraging the platform to compromise targets in the Uyghur community. The group, known to security researchers as “Earth Empusa,” “Evil Eye” or “Poison Carp” targeted

News | News

Supreme Court Rules Lawsuit Against Facebook’s for Violating Federal Wiretap Laws Can Proceed

The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Facebook to intervene in a $15 billion class-action lawsuit that charges the BigTech...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook services restored after global outage

Facebook Inc has fixed a technical issue that caused a global outage of its services after more than a million people reported problems with its photo-sharing app Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter Spaces will soon have a 'Tip Jar' to let users support content creators with donations

As Twitter plans to release its new Spaces audio feature to all users starting next month, the company has been implementing new features to make the platform more interesting for content creators. 9to5Mac has found additional evidence on iOS that Twitter

News | News

Twitter Seeks Shelter Under Section 230 Over Child Porn Lawsuit

In what can only be called an arrogant act of hubris, Twitter is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit from a minor who charges that the social...

Politics | Politics

White House partnering with social media influencers to sell agenda

The direct-through-influencer approach also comes as reporters have become impatient waiting for the president's first press conference.

Science & Technology | Tech

Parler sues Amazon again, alleging breach of contract, defamation

Social media company Parler filed a second lawsuit against Amazon and Amazon Web Services this week, alleging breach of contract and defamation.

News | News

Gab Getting Canceled by Financial Sector

One of the social media networks favored by free speech advocates and conservatives, Gab, has been de-platformed from three separate...

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook will pay $650 million to settle class action suit centered on Illinois privacy law | TechCrunch

Facebook was ordered to pay $650 million Friday for running afoul of an Illinois law designed to protect the state’s residents from invasive privacy practices. That law, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), is a powerful state measure that’s trip

News | News

Minneapolis to Pay Social Media Influencers to Diffuse Anger During Floyd Murder Trial

In a move that reeks of information manipulation, the City of Minneapolis is set to pay six social media influencers to help disseminate...

News | News

Top Democrat on Anti-Trust Panel: Censorship of Conservatives Doesn't Exist

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), said Republican claims of conservative censorship on social media is "not a real problem" and a waste of...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Now the Israel Haters Turn on Facebook

Linda Sarsour. Photo: Festival of Faiths via Wikimedia Commons. You can say you don’t like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, …

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter planning a feature to let you auto-block and mute abusive accounts - The Verge

Twitter plans to introduce a way for you to automatically block and mute abusive accounts, the company announced at its Analyst Day presentation on Thursday. The company is also working on a new "safety mode."

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to pay news industry $1 billion over 3 years - Axios

The pledge comes as Australia passes a new media law designed to make tech giants pay for news.

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Reuters Fact Check

Fact checks from Reuters journalists on social media claims and visual material

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YouTube Takes Down Video of Testimony Given During Ohio House Session

Google’s video asset YouTube removed a video that showed an attorney testifying to the Ohio legislature last week. The video chronicled a procedure of government and its removal is raising eyebrows because of that. Thomas Renz, an attorney with the Ohio

News | News

Canada to Follow Australia; Takes on Facebook on Payment for Content Issue

Canada is joining Australia in taking on Facebook, following Australia's move to craft legislation demanding payment for content not created by the company. Facebook as "unfriended" the entire country of Australia, denying Australians access to the Facebo

News | News

Biden Administration Teaming Up with BigTech to Censor Vaccine Skeptics

The Biden White House is teaming up with BigTech social media companies to make sure such material deemed "disinformation" regarding the COVID vaccines “does not start trending on such platforms and become a broader movement." The White House’s direct

News | News

Instagram Now Reads Your Private Messages To Detect And Ban ‘Hate Speech’

Instagram, a subsidiary of the wide reaching Facebook empire, has announced that they will be eavesdropping on private direct messages

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram says its algorithm won’t promote Reels that have a TikTok watermark - The Verge

Instagram issued new best practices for creators who want to make content on Reels. The platform recommends getting rid of watermarks and logos and making sure content isn’t blurry.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will now take down posts claiming vaccines cause autism - The Verge

Facebook is expanding what kinds of COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation get removed from its platforms, including posts that claim vaccines cause autism. The company is also adding information about COVID-19 vaccines to its Information Center.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Social Media Bias Just Got Even More Orwellian

A study by the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, titled “False Allegation: The Unfounded Claim that Social Media Censors Conservatives,” is downright chilling...

News | News

POLL: Trump Outperformed Biden in Presidential Approval Ratings

A new presidential approval poll reveals that even though Joe Biden has allies in the mainstream media and Big Tech,

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

ROFL: 'Research' Finds 'Claims That Social Media Companies Censor Conservatives' Are 'Not Supported by Facts'

"Not only is there no evidence to support that, what evidence exists actually cuts in the other direction."bi

News | News

Amazon Committed to Hosting Twitter Despite Them Hosting Violent Content, Allegedly Child Porn

Amazon’s AWS web hosting service has struck a deal with Twitter to host the social media giant’s platform on its

News | News

Twitter Bans Small Business Advocacy Group After They Call for Big Tech Regulation

Twitter has suspended the account of a small business advocacy group whose president and CEO has made no qualms about

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Interview with Chris Van Vliet - Chris Discusses Social Media Strategies - Famadillo.com

Chris is a 4-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster,  he has 85 million views on his YouTube Channel and has co-founded a company (WOO! Tungsten) from $0 to millions of dollars in revenue in 4 years.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Fake Friends and Influence Instagram

In Fake Famous, journalist Nick Bilton sets out to document how easy it is to manufacture celebrity online.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook, Reddit get low marks for handling of Holocaust denial content

The two companies, along with Discord and Steam, get a "D" in a report card prepared by the Anti-Defamation League. Facebook disagrees with the grade.

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 social media trends to watch in 2021

Here are the changes to keep your eye on when it comes to social media engagement and outreach in the coming months. 2020 is finally over, and for most that calls for a giant sigh of relief. Digital marketers hardly have had time to relax, though, as they

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook spent more on lobbying than any other Big Tech company in 2020

Tech companies disclosed their lobbying spending for the fourth quarter late Thursday night, revealing big swings in spending from 2019 to 2020.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest: How AR elevates our data strategy | VentureBeat

Pinterest senior VP Jeremy King talked with VentureBeat about how the company's data strategy fuels changes.

Science & Technology | Tech

YouTube launches hashtag landing pages to all users | TechCrunch

YouTube is embracing the hashtag. The company has been quietly working on a new feature that allows users to better discover content using hashtags — either by clicking on a hashtag on YouTube or by typing in a hashtag link directly. Before, these actions

Politics | Politics

Nolte: CNN Demands Cable Companies Blacklist OAN and Newsmax TV

Far-left CNN is straight-up calling for the big cable TV companies to rip OAN and Newsmax TV off of their bundles.

News | News

Apple wants to delete Telegram app from people’s iPhones – here’s how to stop it

Word is circulating that Apple is planning to remotely axe the Telegram app from users’ iPhones now that President Donald Trump and millions of free speech advocates have migrated there. The social media platform notified its users on Tuesday that t

Science & Technology | Social Media

Parler Judge Balks at Quick Action to Restore Site on Amazon - Bloomberg

Parler is likely to remain offline, at least in the near-term, after a judge indicated she’s likely to take a slower, considered approach whether to force Amazon.com Inc. to restore its web-hosting service for the conservative social media platform.Amazon

News | News

Trump's Snapchat account to be permanently banned | TheHill

Snapchat plans to permanently ban President Trump’s account from the social media platform once President-elect Joe Biden takes office later this month, a Snapchat spokesperson confirmed to The Hill. 

Politics | Politics

Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return

Matze said that Parler was talking to more than one cloud computing service but refused to disclose names, citing the likelihood of harassment for the companies involved.

News | News

FTC and State AGs v. Facebook: Monopolization Law Faces Biggest Challenge in Decades

The FTC and attorneys general of 48 states recently filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook for allegedly monopolizing the “personal social network services” market. Jonathan Rubin and Jennifer M. Oliver, partners at MoginRubin LLP, say the agencies wil

News | News

Barbarian Politics | Underground USA | United States

Jan. 11, 2021 - If it weren’t so deadly serious it would be laughable, but this purge, this “cyber-Kristallnacht” is the coup they fraudulently accused Trump supporters of trying to execute on January 6th. Once again, they are guilty of actually doi

News | News

THE PURGE? ABC’s News Director Calls for ‘Cleansing’ Trump’s Supporters

Rick Klein, news director for ABC News wants to “cleanse” the nation of everyone and anyone who supports the President’s

News | International News

Chancellor Merkel: Trump Twitter Ban Is 'Problematic'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that banning President Donald Trump from Twitter is "problematic," said her spokesman on ...

News | News

‘Campaign Monitor’ Email Service Dumps Trump Campaign from Platform

On Friday, Facebook and Twitter launched an unprecedented attack on free speech and the right to freely assemble in today’s

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Apple, Google and Amazon Team Up to Shut Down Parler Proving the 'Build Your Own Platform' People Were the Clowns We've Always Known They Were

It is time to destroy Big Tech

News | News

Amazon is removing Parler from its web hosting service, meaning the platform will go offline Sunday if it can't find another host

Amazon's decision came amid calls for the company to stop providing services to Parler, after people used the site to plan the deadly Capitol riots.

News | The News

Walmart blames deleted ‘#SoreLoser’ reply to Sen. Josh Hawley on social media team ‘mistake’ (but not before Hawley fired back hard)

"Walmart social media intern in Beijing is so fired."

Business & Finance | Business

How Brands Can Develop a Winning Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2021

2021 will be for agile brands that can pick up the pieces of 2020 and adapt their strategies.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Periscope will shut down by March, Twitter confirms | TechCrunch

Following recent reports, Periscope announced today that it will end operations as a standalone app by March 2021. The Twitter -owned company referred to its current operations as “unsustainable” in an open letter posted today. It also cited a decline in

Business & Finance | Business

I Posted On LinkedIn 90 Times in 90 Days. Here's Why You Should Too.

Learn how consistently posting relevant content can grow your personal brand and revenue.

Politics | Politics

MEMO: Kamala Harris Implicated in Hunter Biden’s China Energy Company Scheme

In a story that received next to zero coverage in the mainstream media, an internal email/memo from Democrat presidential hopeful

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter users complain of timelines being overrun with ‘Promoted Tweets’ | TechCrunch

Twitter’s timeline is currently overrun with ads for some users, in what appears to be a glitch involving the distribution of Promoted Tweets. Typically, a Promoted Tweet — which is just a regular tweet an advertiser has paid to promote more broadly — wil

Science & Technology | Social Media

This Restaurant Owner Went Viral for His Response to An Influencer Who Wanted to Eat for Free

The bloggers wanted to enjoy the best dishes of the place, but they received an accurate rejection that was applauded by thousands of Internet users.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Social Media Attention: how to honestly attract viewers - Workplace Coach Blog

Social media marketing: real, honest, authentic & of value to your customers

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

If You're Cyber-bullied, Here's What To Do - Workplace Coach Blog

It happened You thought it only happened in the movies or bad spy novels. Now, it’s happened to you. Unknown …

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s latest ad tool fail puts another dent in its reputation | TechCrunch

Reset yer counters: Facebook has had to ‘fess up to yet another major ad reporting fail. This one looks like it could be costly for the tech giant to put right — not least because it’s another dent in its reputation for self reporting. (For past Facebook

News | News

Facebook Engaged ‘Emergency’ Conservative Censorship Post-Election

Facebook, Twitter, and Google did a tremendous amount of damage to the nation in the run-up to the 2020 General

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Here's the deal with those Instagram DM updates you might have gotten

By bringing Messenger to Instagram, Insta is more tightly intertwined with Facebook than ever before.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Social Media Censorship Sows the Wind, and We All Reap the Whirlwind - American Greatness

My first encounter with social media fact-checking was over a year ago, when Facebook appended a “false information” tag to a meme I had posted about World War…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Crime ring stole thousands of Facebook passwords, then forgot to use a password - CNET

Exclusive: Researchers came across stolen user data in logs stored on a cloud server. It's offline now.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram redesigns its home screen for the first time in years, adding Reels and Shop tabs - The Verge

Instagram redesigned its home screen to include Reels and Shop tabs. The Likes and upload button are moving to the top right-hand corner of the home screen next to the DMs inbox.

Science & Technology | Tech

News-sharing social media site rejects censorship, algorithms

For Facebook and Twitter users who think the platform's owners exercise too much control over what they see and don't see, there's an alternative.

Politics | Trump Politics

Bongino-backed Parler soars to #1 spot in app stores, passes TikTok and YouTube

As Twitter continues to crack down on election-related content from right-wing accounts, conservatives are flocking to Parler—an alternative platform backed by Dan Bongino.

News | News

Troll Farms in India Made Up Large Portion of Biden Following on Twitter

Just after the Biden campaign announced that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), was joining the ticket, a large spike in Twitter

Politics | Politics

Facebook censorship board is comprised mostly of foreign nationals with ties to George Soros – The Buffalo Chronicle

The recently appointed Facebook oversight board tasked with deciding which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists and foreign n…

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn launches new tool to help users discover new careers

LinkedIn's tool displays careers job seekers can transition into by finding skills that overlap with their previous jobs.

Politics | Politics

Democrats in Congress Demand More Big Tech Censorship, Not Less

The hearings on social media censorship earlier this week saw Republican Senators, and some Democrat Senators, taking issue with Jack

News | News

BIAS: Politifact, Facebook’s Fact Check Partner, Claims Pro-Police ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag Is ‘Anti-BLM’

The scrutiny of Facebook and Twitter “fact-checking” organization has been front and center throughout the Trump administration, but Politifact has

Politics | Politics

Twitter is running a blackmail operation — cooperate or no traffic for you

For all their talk of “neutral platforms,” the Big Shots at Big Tech — Twitter, Facebook and Google — are running a protection racket. They figure they can dictate what Americans get to see and rea…

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to save and download Instagram photos

A complete guide to downloading and saving Instagram photos, including creating Collections and downloading posts directly to your computer.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls on Congress to reform Section 230

Mark Zuckerberg will ask Congress to reform Section 230, the law that shields tech companies like his from liability for what users post on platforms.

Gaming | Gaming

Facebook tries to reposition itself as a gaming platform with its big bet on cloud gaming

Facebook VP of Play Jason Rubin discusses the company's battles with Apple, the technical challenges of delivering cloud games, Microsoft's deal to distribute its own xCloud games, and the importance of the new Player Name policy.

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter and White House deny claims that researcher hacked Trump’s account

Security researcher and ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims he breached Trump’s Twitter feed by guessing his password. Twitter and the White House denied the report.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Poised to Face Antitrust Suit With FTC Decision Near - Bloomberg

U.S. antitrust officials are nearing a final decision on bringing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. that accuses the social-media giant of using its dominance to harm competition, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Leverage Trending Hashtags Properly in Business

Chasing trends isn't a great strategy for most businesses, but you should still watch for social media trends. When properly leveraged, they can have a huge impact on your bottom line.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter’s massive outage may be over, company says ‘no evidence’ of hack - The Verge

Twitter has been experiencing an outage that began in the early evening on Thursday, with some users reporting problems sending tweets and refreshing their timelines starting shortly after 5:30PM ET. Just after 7PM ET, tweets began to cross our timelines,

Politics | Politics

FCC Chairman says he will move to ‘clarify’ Section 230, threatening tech’s legal shield

The rules could cause tech platforms to change their business models to avoid liability for their moderation practices.

News | News

Facebook Bans Ads Discouraging Vaccines, In Latest Misinformation Crackdown

The move is a reversal of Facebook's longstanding reluctance to block problematic content. Critics say public health misinformation has flourished on the social network.

News | News

Victor Rosenthal - Social Media and the Cognitive War Against Israel

Victor Rosenthal – Social Media and the Cognitive War Against Israel Time to take a break from giving and receiving abuse on Twitter and do some work. Last night we watched the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” It’s about the big tech

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook rebuts 'The Social Dilemma,' popular Netflix documentary

Facebook argues that the documentary-drama that quickly gained popularity for its critical look of tech platforms "buries the substance in sensationalism." 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter to start testing voice DMs - The Verge

After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June, Twitter is now experimenting with the idea of letting people share voice recordings through direct messaging.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter seemed to be testing an edit feature, but the company says it’s a bug

It looks like Twitter may finally, at long last, be allowing users to edit their tweets. Users began noticing it Sunday afternoon: If you delete a tweet reply, then try to reply again, the "deleted" text reappears, allowing you to fix any mistakes and re-

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram tests new home screen with tabs for shopping and Reels

Instagram is testing three new looks for its home screen that make Reels and shopping more prominent in its app.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and Instagram testing new feature to cross-post stories to both apps

Instagram and Facebook are testing a new feature that would further deepen the integration between the two platforms. As reported by The Verge, Facebook is testing the ability to bring Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. The report explains th

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook tests linking your FB account to your news subscriptions | TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a new feature that could help news publishers create a better experience for paying subscribers on the social network. The idea is that when Facebook identifies a subscriber from one of its publisher partners, that subscriber will be i

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Guides may soon allow creators to recommended places, products and more

Instagram is working to expand its recently launched “Guides” feature which initially debuted with a specific focus on wellness content. The feature, which launched in May, has allowed select organizations and experts to share resources related to managin

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's 'classic' look dies in September

Starting next month, the new Facebook.com will be the only version available as its "classic" website is going away for good.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Report: Facebook Doesn’t ‘Recognize Holocaust Denial’ as Anti-Jewish Hate Speech

Facebook logo. Photo: www.shopcatalog.com via Flickr. JNS.org – Facebook, according to an Aug. 10 report, “actively promotes further Holocaust-denial content …

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Censored! Big Tech Silences Over 260 Biden Critics Before Nomination

Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a popular target on social media. But Big Tech companies have responded by deleting mocking posts and suspending critics. 

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year - The Verge

A security researcher found that Instagram was keeping copies of photos and direct messages he’d deleted from his account for more than a year. The researcher discovered and reported the problem last October, and Instagram now says it’s fixed the bug as o

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram will make suspicious accounts verify their identities | Engadget

Instagram is taking new steps to root out bots and other accounts trying to manipulate its platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments - The Verge

Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) visible on each tweet, the company confirmed.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Social Media for Business Growth

Social media can also help you learn from your competitors. There has to be a good reason why your competitors are performing better than you

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened - The Verge

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation "strikes" against posts by conservative sites including Breitbart after independent fact-checkers discovered misinformation.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How To Create More Engaging Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are exceedingly common, which can make it hard to create ones that actually get users’ attention.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is surveying users on what features they’d want from a subscription - The Verge

Twitter is surveying some users to ask about potential features on a possible paid subscription version of Twitter, which could add the option to retract tweets, post longer videos, or remove ads entirely.

Politics | POLITICS

Twitter defends blocking Trump tweets but not Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

A Twitter spokeswoman has defended the company's decision to block and restrict tweets from President Trump but not those of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

News | News

Wiley permanently suspended by Twitter over anti-Semitism

Twitter was accused of inaction and delay over anti-Semitic remarks posted by the music star.

Science & Technology | Technology

10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

News | Antisemitism Watch

HonestReporting Joins Blackout After Barrage of Twitter Antisemitism | HonestReporting

  HonestReporting is joining a widespread 48-hour Twitter ‘blackout’ after the musician known as Wiley was allowed to tweet incitement against Jews

News | News

Twitter users call for 48 hour boycott of site due to antisemitism

The campaign was sparked over the lack of action taken against British rapper Wiley, who made several antisemitic comments on the platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter faces 48-hour boycott over anti-Semitic posts by rapper Wiley | Fortune

The boycott followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material, some of which was also posted to Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business.

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Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts | TechCrunch

Last week’s hack of over 100 very high-profile Twitter accounts did in fact expose the direct messages of many of those accounts, the company admitted today — including those of an elected official in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders. The attack saw numerou

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Why no one knows which stories are the most popular on Facebook - The Verge

Facebook’s CrowdTangle is only telling part of the story — and viral tweets about it are driving the company crazy

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Instagram is Making it Easier to Kickstart your Small Business

Instagram Shops, IGTV, and Pinned Comments are just a few recent updates to help small businesses market their products and services.

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Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month | TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on

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Facebook’s AI separates speech in recordings of up to 5 people

Facebook researchers describe an AI system that can isolate speech from recordings of multiple speakers on a single microphone.