Days before the German federal election, Facebook took what it called an unprecedented step: removing a series of accounts that worked together to spread disinformation about COVID-19 and encourage violent responses to government restrictions. COVID. The crackdown, announced Sept. 16, was the first use of Facebook’s new “coordinated social harm”Read More →

The Online Citizen went out of business this week. Source: Facebook Singapore-based news portal The Online Citizen (Contents) temporarily shut down its website and social media accounts after its license was suspended by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) for allegedly failing to disclose its foreign financial backers. The IMDARead More →

As 2021 draws to a close, we see some trends emerging. From Instagram playing favorites to LinkedIn investing big bucks in creators, it looks like this kinetic industry is showing no signs of slowing down. Right here, media update‘s Taylor Goodman gives you the inside scoop on the latest socialRead More →

The social media giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for “a clearly unacceptable mistake” but has already faced allegations of racial bias. Facebook announced that it had disabled its subject recommendation feature after mistaking black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called thisRead More →