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Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook executive acknowledges 'trust deficit' to advertisers

A top Facebook executive acknowledged the platform has a "trust deficit" in a call with advertisers obtained by the Financial Times as brands join a growing bo

Science & Technology | Technology

Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

Science & Technology | Social Media

How do Twitter lists work?

A look at how Twitter lists work and how marketers can use them to their advantage. How to follow people via lists and how to get on lists.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat apologizes for tone-deaf Juneteenth filter

Snapchat received widespread criticism Friday for its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. by smiling to break chains. By mid-day, Snap quietly pulled the tone-deaf filter and the company has

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter has announced a new feature that lets users attach audio snippets to their tweets. Audio tweets are available first on iOS "for a limited group of people" but will become available to all iOS Twitter users over the next few weeks.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

Business & Finance | Business

Six Ways To Make The Most Of Your LinkedIn Content Marketing

The content you choose to focus on, whether that be in terms of creating it yourself, posting it, liking it or commenting on it, is the springboard off of which others will engage with you.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter's Newest Trick Relies on Tracking More of Your Clicks | WIRED

The social media company is testing warnings for users who try to share links to articles they haven't read. To do that, it has to know what you've read.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them - The Verge

This test is currently limited to Android users. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter will prompt them to open it before they do so. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking if this test will roll o

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is working on a way for people to request a blue checkmark, again

Twitter is bringing back a feature it had to kill after it was misapplied to a neo-Nazi.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat will no longer promote Trump's account in Discover - Axios

The decision was made over the weekend, after Twitter flagged President Trump's tweets for glorifying violence.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts | Engadget

Facebook is now verifying IDs for profiles that have both suspicious behavior and posts that quickly go viral.

Science & Technology | Technology

Big Tech's Section 230 law: What it is and why some want it changed

The Justice Department is hosting a workshop to examine the scope of the Big Tech protection law known as Section 230.

Politics | Politics

Trump targets social media companies with executive order after Twitter fact-checks his tweets

The order came two days after Twitter, for the first time, added warning links to two of Trump's tweets, inviting readers to "get the facts."

Business & Finance | Business

Just putting it out there: It's embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

I've never been big on social media, but there's one platform I absolutely can't stomach the courage to exist on: LinkedIn.

Politics | Politics

President Trump expected to sign executive order about social media on Thursday

The move comes after Twitter fact checked Trump's tweets for containing "potentially misleading information."

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Will (Finally) Pay Influencers | WIRED

The company is rolling out new ways for its creators to make money—and they might sound familiar.

Politics | Politics

President Trump reportedly considering a panel to examine bias on social media - The Verge

President Trump reportedly wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media. The president and the GOP have alleged online platforms censor conservative views.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is testing settings that let you choose who replies to your tweet

The settings could let you allow only people you follow or mention to participate in conversations on the platform.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Social Media Isn’t Actually Creating Anxiety Or Depression In Teens

An eight-year study conducted by Brigham Young University found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.

News | News

Facebook content oversight member reportedly linked to Muslim Brotherhood

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman has been picked as one of 20 members of the new board, but has in the past proclaimed support for the Islamist organization.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone | Engadget

After months of limited availability, Facebook's redesigned desktop website is now rolling out to all of the social media platform's users.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Star Erika Santos On How Social Media Influencers Must Change To Thrive In A Post-Pandemic World

Fashion and travel blogger Erika Santos reflects on the ever-changing social media landscape and her future role as an influencer in a post-pandemic world.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting* - Forge

*Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught him cheating. He gaslit…

Science & Technology | Social Media

Startups Weekly: Where social startups will get funding in the future | TechCrunch

While consumer tech has matured as a startup category in recent years, many investors continue to be bullish on specific trends like online gaming, voice, and the unbundling of platforms in favor of focused social networks.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers - The Verge

Twitter removed a privacy feature from its data-sharing settings that let users opt out of sending advertising measurement and engagement data to its partners.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest shares jump as company issues early first-quarter guidance

Pinterest said that it hasn't seen much exposure to the advertising segments most hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, including travel, automotive and restaurants.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram to remove coronavirus related content from recommendations

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Tuesday it would remove coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and its "explore" option, unless posted by or belonging to credible health organizations.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19 | TechCrunch

After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement, the company said “we understand this is an unprecedented step, but

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Alex Trebek's Health Update Lights up 'Jeopardy!' Fans on Social Media

Jeopardy! fans are praising Alex Trebek for the latest update on his health. It has been a year since the longtime host announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and so far his treatment is working. Viewers of his show were overjoyed

Science & Technology | Tech

Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets

Science & Technology | Social Media

Why You Really Only Need 1,000 Fans To Be Successful

You don't need millions of fans to make a six-figure income through social media.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Early Facebook employees: Where are the first 20 now?

Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it's already taken down billions of accounts

Even equipped with a brand-new, high-performance algorithm, Facebook is unsure that it will ever win the war against fake accounts.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest now showing custom search results for coronavirus to combat misinformation

Pinterest is introducing a "custom search experience" when you search for information about the coronavirus on the platform. The company also pledges that it will remove misleading and false information about the outbreak.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook pulls out of the SXSW conference citing coronavirus concerns

Facebook has pulled out of the SXSW conference in Austin, TX, due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Facebook’s move follows Twitter, which announced today that it would be pulling out of the conference as well.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design

Facebook Messenger is removing its Discover tab starting next week, TechCrunch reports, after pledging to do so in August of last year. The removal means chatbots and Instant Games are gone, making Messenger more streamlined and simple in the process.

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn is testing Snapchat-like stories because that’s the world we live in now

LinkedIn is testing adding stories to its app (just like Instagram and Snapchat), in an effort to offer more "casual" business conversations.

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn Just Launched 'Featured,' and You Should Put It on Your Profile ASAP. Here's How.

LinkedIn quietly unveiled 'Featured,' which users should deploy right away on their profiles. It appears below users' 'About' and offers them a chance to more prominently show off articles, videos, web links and other media in which they've been featured

Politics | Media Watch

Column: The Old Media Pushes Facebook to the Left

The “news” media routinely exhibit a badly disguised loathing for the social media. Journalists calling themselves the “mainstream” expect the social media to bend their platforms to their liberal talking points. Any rogue information that doesn’t match t

Science & Technology | Tech

How to mute a single word on Twitter - The Verge

While most of us are aware that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, you can also mute a specific word. You can do it straight from a tweet using your iPhone, or from settings using an Android phone or desktop.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will pay users for submitting their voice recordings - TechSpot

It seems pretty much every big company, including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, has been listening to and transcribing users’ voice recordings without their consent. It’s a way to improve speech recognition systems, but many customers were ang

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter rolling out new 'Continue thread' option for connecting multiple tweets together

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together. With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them. The company announced the new feature this afternoon. When you’re composing a new twee

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed

Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in the sideba

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 Strategies to Revive And Grow Your Facebook Business Page

Business pages are still valuable, but the way to leverage them has changed.

Science & Technology | Social Media

'Every kid wants to be an influencer': Why TikTok is taking off with Gen Z - Digiday

Marketers and publishers are still trying to get a handle on why TikTok is so popular among Gen Zers. Six Gen Z marketing consultants and entrepreneurs give their take.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Getting started with Instagram: A guide for marketers

Instagram has gone from a startup to one of the world's biggest social media sites in just a decade and to stand out on the platform brands must get ready to flex their creative muscles in the pursuit of engaging, highly-visual content. 

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

GOTTA be kidding us: Twitter’s new feature allows users to report others for tweeting ‘misleading info about a political election’

We see you, Twitter.

Science & Technology | Social Media

All users can now access Facebook’s tool for controlling which apps and sites can share data for ad-targeting

Facebook is making available to all users worldwide its “Off-Facebook Activity” tool, which allows users to manage and delete the data that third-party websites and apps share with Facebook. The feature was first introduced in 2018 at Facebook’s annual de

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Ways Introverted Leaders Can Master Social Media

Social media allows even the most introverted of leaders to connect and build a genuine foundation with their audience.

Entertainment | Entertainment

12 social media trends to watch in 2020

As we close this decade down, there’s no doubt that social media will play a growing role in our lives for the foreseeable future.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook tracks you offline: How to make it stop

You may not agree with Facebook’s practices, but it’s hard to argue against its effectiveness. Advertisers are willing to pay big bucks to access your data collected through the social media platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How social media has changed in the past decade, according to its influencers

From Jake Paul to iJustine and Nerd City, NBC News spoke with more than half a dozen content creators about how the last decade of internet culture has evolved.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter blocks animated PNGs to keep trolls from using them to trigger seizures

Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags last month to send potentially seizure-inducing ima...

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android | TechCrunch

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter rolling out redesigned iPad interface with multiple columns, more

Twitter is rolling out an update to the official Twitter for iPad app that brings a much-needed interface redesign. With today’s update, Twitter for iPad now better takes advantage of the added screen real estate available on the iPad. As first noted by A

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram now lets you upload multiple photos on one Story post with ‘layout’ feature

Instagram’s newest feature for Stories is called Layout and allows users to post multiple photos in one Story post. They can upload up to six images at once.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Facebook learns what you buy at physical stores to show you ads

Facebook learns about what users are buying in order to serve them ads that reflect what they're likely to spend money on.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer marketing agencies prepare for the end of the Instagram like

With Instagram expected to soon remove Instagram likes, advertisers are doubling down on other ways to evaluate the reach of their influencers. Options include using technology or gaining access to the influencers' analytics data from a social network.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 | TechCrunch

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million monthly active users, as of the end of October. Its users also contributed 199 million posts, 1.7 billion comments and 32 billion upvotes,

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online ser

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle - The New York Times

The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter pauses plan to delete inactive accounts

The move comes amid concerns it would delete accounts from those who had died.

News | current events

Millions of Twitter and Facebook users may have had their personal information compromised

Twitter and Facebook have confirmed millions of users' personal information may have been compromised by malicious software in third-party apps.

Science & Technology | Technology

Close Down These 10 Antisemitic Accounts, ADL Tells Social Media Giants

A screenshot of Alison Chabloz performing a song that insults survivors of the Holocaust. In its latest attempt to pressure …

Science & Technology | Technology

Stuck in a Group Chat? Here's How to Stop It | Mental Floss

Trapped in a group chat on your phone's messaging service? Here's how to get out quickly and painlessly.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook lets you get rid of those annoying notification dots

On iOS you can customize Facebook's shortcut bar to remove sections you don't use.

Politics | Conservative Voices

Facebook gave Tinder and other dating apps special access to user data

New documents reveal that Facebook gave Tinder and other popular dating apps special "whitelist" privileges to access user data.

News | The News

BREAKING: Ex-Twitter Employees Charged For Spying For Saudi Arabia, Reports Say | The Daily Wire

The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday charges against two former Twitter employees for allegedly spying for Saudi Arabia which analysts believe is the first time that the United States government has accused Saudi Arabia of spying in the United

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter exec teases possible major changes coming in 2020

The floated ideas could fundamentally change how retweets work on Twitter, and that's not all.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook trained AI to fool facial recognition systems, and it works on live video

According to VentureBeat, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has developed a state-of-the-art "de-identification" system that works on video, including even live video. It works by altering key facial features of a video subject in real time using machine learni

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter admits that it showed more ads to less popular users

Twitter has a history of working to appease high profile people on the platform. In May, it changed its policy to show everyone the same number of ads, abandoning an old approach that gave popular users a better experience.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest says AI reduced reported self-harm content by 88% | VentureBeat

Pinterest announced that it's using AI and machine learning to reduce the visibility of self-harm content on its platform.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks | TechCrunch

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create makes Instagram a more omni-purpose social network with

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says it unintentionally misused user data for advertising

Users saw adds targeted based on email and phone numbers provided for security.

Science & Technology | Technology

End big tech's unfair advantage | VentureBeat

It's time to address the stark difference between legacy newspapers, radio, and television and today’s dominating digital technology companies.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

In the Age of Media Here's How to Teach Girls Self-Worth

Michelle Cove, MEDIAGIRLS founder, shares her tips on how to promote self worth, teach young women confidence, and reframe negativity on social media.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will begin hiding likes on Friday - CNET

The social media giant will test hiding the number of likes, reactions and views that posts get.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter now lets all iPhone users pin favorited lists to the timeline - 9to5Mac

After opening up access for the home timeline Lists feature to let users more easily follow their interests earlier this summer, Twitter is rolling out access for all iOS users today. Twitter shared the news in a press release: On iOS starting September 2

Science & Technology | Social Media

How much YouTube pays for views: 100 thousand, 1 million, 4 million - Business Insider

YouTube creators earn money through YouTube's Partner Program, which allows them to monetize their channels with video ads placed by Google.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

If you didn't find yourself using Facebook's Group Stories, you're not the only one. The social network has confirmed a report from commentator Matt Navarra th...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

‘They Videoed His Death’: After a Brawl, Teenagers Gawked as a Boy Lay Dying

Shocked officials on Long Island said the teenagers recorded the fight and the victim’s suffering on their phones.

Science & Technology | Tech News

LinkedIn CEO Says Tech Regulation Risks Stifling Innovation - Bloomberg

The combative relationship between Silicon Valley and global regulators has been at the center of attention for much of the past two years. Technology companies like Facebook Inc. and Google have drawn ire from lawmakers who say they may be abusing their

Business & Finance | Marketing

The State Of Influencer Marketing: Growing

Marketers' investments in influencers continue to rise, and a push toward authenticity leads to a broader set of influencer partners.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer Fraud Costs Businesses Billions but Here's What You Can Do to Avoid It | Inc.

Hype isn't a good reason to invest in marketing tools without thoroughly checking them out.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

10 viral videos that turned out to be fake

We collected 10 infamous viral videos from around the internet that where eventually revealed to be hoaxes.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

15 crucial content marketing resources and tools

Whether your team needs help with web design, SEO, social media or video production, this list is bursting at the seams with helpful digital assets. When Apple turned “there’s an app for that” into a global catchphrase in 2009, the company promised

Politics | From CNN

Twitter and Facebook take down covert Chinese accounts that tried to undermine Hong Kong demonstrators - CNN

A covert state-backed social media campaign run from China has sought to undermine ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong, according to information released by Twitter and Facebook on Monday.

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook has been collecting, listening, transcribing Messenger chats - Business Insider

The company reportedly didn't disclose to users that it was sharing any collected audio from Messenger voice chats with third parties.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Make Facebook useful by turning off all its annoying features | Popular Science

Between data privacy scandals and the psychological toll social media can take on your brain, quitting Facebook can be an alluring prospect. But it’s not always practical to delete your account.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How Is Influencer Marketing Changing?

How is influencer marketing changing? This question was originally answered on Quora by Steve Oriola.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Reach Your Target Audience on Social Media More Effectively | Inc.

Billions of people around the world use social media, so it's an effective way to reach your target market wherever they may be.

Science & Technology | Tech

Peter Thiel likens Twitter and Silicon Valley companies to North Korea - Business Insider

Thiel's comments came in an interview with "Fox and Friends" Friday morning, where he discussed his recent New York Times op-ed.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How a Dentist Used Social Media to Reach 7 Figures in Revenue

Her social media strategies also helped patients overcome their fears.

Science & Technology | Social Media

You Mean You're Still on Facebook? | Inc.

Zombies are populating my FB account. This can't be good for Zuckerberg and Co.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

The Real Reason Most Conservative Elites Ignore Free Speech Concerns

Instead of waiting for elites to lead the way, the silent majority of moderate and conservative Americans must break their silence before it’s too late.

Science & Technology | TECH

Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA

Facebook hired Yael Eisenstat, a CIA veteran, to help it address election meddling. Now she's deeply worried about the company's sway over our lives.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest wants you to take a deep breath, literally - The Verge

When Pinterest users search the platform for something dreary, the company doesn’t have qualms about stepping in. Today, Pinterest has revealed a new set of "emotional well-being activities" that it will automatically suggest to user who search for phrase

Science & Technology | Social Media

Influencer Marketing: A Phony Industry Based On False Premises

No, influencers are not going to rule the world. At least not the kind of influencers we’ve seen so far. Some people will attain positions where they can help change things or sell products and services, but it won’t be thanks to some trashy industry base

Science & Technology | Social Media

How starting a conversation boosts social media engagement - PR Daily

As algorithms begin to favor user interaction and community sharing, how can brand managers adapt their campaigns to get better organic reach? Here are some tips. How can PR pros break the ice and start a conversation? Even the most extroverted among us f

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Facebook Suddenly Deletes Policy Permitting Death Threats Against People They Don't Like

For all of Facebook’s talk of wanting to provide a safe environment, the truth of the matter came to light yesterday as the guidance for how Facebook enforces its policy on death threats was posted.

Politics | Libtards

REPORT: Remember How Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Had No Social Media Footprint? Here's Why.

When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual assault, little was known about her; in fact, she had no social media footprint at all — an extreme oddity for modern times.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big brother? Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities

Instagram today released two new features with a view to curb bullying on the platform - but it remains to be seen how effective they are.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will start taking a cut of fan subscriptions in 2020 | TechCrunch

Facebook will take a cut of up to 30% on fan subscriptions, beginning on January 1, 2020. The social network is revealing its plans as part of a broader slate of monetization-related announcements this week at VidCon. The news confirms a TechCrunch report

Business & Finance | Marketing

The Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Businesses | Digital Trends

Social media is a great way to spread the word about your business, connect with customers and network within your niche. There are some online tools that can help you schedule posts, keep track of engagement and much more. Here's the best social media ma

Business & Finance | Business

How startups can make influencer marketing work on a budget | TechCrunch

Influencer Marketing has ballooned into a $25 billion industry, yet many marketing managers are left confused by this, because for them, it’s really not delivering the results to justify the hype...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook’s content oversight board plan is raising more questions than it answers – TechCrunch

Facebook has produced a report summarizing feedback it’s taken in on its idea of establishing a content oversight board to help arbitrate on moderation decisions. Aka the ‘supreme court of Facebook’ concept first discussed by founder Mar

Politics | From CNN

Twitter says it will label tweets from Trump and other leaders that break its rules - CNN

Twitter plans to place a disclaimer on future tweets from world leaders that break its rules but which Twitter decides are in the "public interest," the company said in a blog post Thursday.

Politics | Politics

The White House may host a social media summit next month

The White House will reportedly host a social media summit next month. According to The New York Times, White House spokesman Judd Deere said the meeting will "...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Exclusive: LinkedIn goes niche - Axios

Users may have noticed that their notifications or engagements on LinkedIn have increased.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big Tech’s problem is its lack of competition - The Verge

Kara Swisher talks antitrust, regulation, and breaking up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Big Tech's Big Problems And A Conversation With The Pinterest Whistleblower

Pinterest Whistleblower Eric Cochran joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the rampant censorship of conservatives and Christians in Silicon Valley.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

10 LinkedIn Background Photo Ideas To Make Your Profile Stand Out

What's the best LinkedIn background photo you can feature on your LinkedIn profile to make yourself truly stand out? Here are 10 ideas for your background photo that can reinforce your professional value and personal brand.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Under the influencer

They’re hard to miss—@isbeeracarb, with her candy-colored hair and ornate septum ring, rocks tattoos from head to toe. Then there’s @thegirlwithbeer, who sports impeccably manicured eyebrows and thick, chestnut-colored hair.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Twitter Punishes Project Veritas For Exposing Pinterest's Censorship Of Pro-Life Group

Pinterest has come under fire for declaring the pro-life website Live Action as "pornography." A whistleblower leaked internal documents to Project Veritas.

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

Don't Minimize Conservative Concerns About Big Tech Censorship

To assert with such confidence that 'most red Americans either don’t know or don’t care about social-media censorship' seems very unwise indeed. 

Politics | Big Tech vs Conservatives

WATCH: Whistleblower: Pinterest Censors Conservative, Pro-Life Content; Pinterest Reacts | Daily Wire

A new report by Project Veritas presents a series of accusations of political and ideological bias against conservatives, Christians, and pro

Science & Technology | Social Media

Agencies voice concerns that Instagram is killing organic reach

Scores of Instagram users and agencies recently took to the social network to voice concerns over a sudden dip in engagement on their posts. Speculation around an algorithm change was dispelled by an Instagram spokesperson, but it’s left a question mark

Science & Technology | Social Media

Survey: Micro-influencers offer big rewards for brand managers - PR Daily

Do those online celebrities with smaller followings really have the engagement that some industry experts suggest? New research offers insights for your next influencer campaign. Just how successful can a “micro-influencer” be at engaging his or her audie

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

French Rock Star’s Instagram Defeats His Widow in Inheritance Battle

If Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis,” was a United States resident, then his fourth wife stood to inherit his whole fortune. Social media evidence led a French court to rule otherwise.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Five Tips For Developing A Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Nowadays, it's hard to come by a brand that doesn't want to be ahead of the game on Instagram.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran - The Washington Post

The disabled accounts include two on Twitter mimicked Republican congressional candidates in order to push pro-Iranian political messages

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE

Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.