Scrolling through their social media feeds, Americans are likely to encounter anguished tales of political unrest, the coronavirus pandemic and the continued fallout from cyberattacks, among other bleak topics. And yet, many can’t stop scrolling even more, perhaps hoping to distract themselves from overthinking one of these lingering issues. TheRead More →

Myanmar’s military government reportedly arrested at least three protesters on Thursday, hours after blocking Facebook and other social media platforms in a bid to suppress dissent after detaining the country’s elected leaders and seizing power in a Rebellion. Facebook, used by about half of Myanmar’s 53 million people, has emergedRead More →

The move came after Marjorie Taylor Greene published baseless allegations of voter fraud in the Georgia Senate election. US tech giant Twitter has temporarily suspended the account of a newly elected Republican congresswoman for repeatedly violating its integrity policy following baseless allegations of voter fraud. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account wasRead More →

Twitter will permanently suspend accounts spreading QAnon content, banning right-wing fans of its conspiracy theories. Twitter has suspended more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content after last week’s violence in Washington when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. QAnon supportersRead More →

The US government has cited national security concerns in its targeting of the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform TikTok. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday appealed a federal judge’s order blocking restrictions that would have effectively banned the use of Chinese short-video sharing app TikTok in the United States. The government citedRead More →

Threat of arrest by the police decried as an attempt to muzzle freedom of expression in a country in crisis. Harare, Zimbabwe – Rights activists in Zimbabwe have denounced a police statement warning social media users against what they called “cyberbullying” of government officials, calling it an attempt to muzzleRead More →

Facebook’s newly created oversight board announces the first six cases involving content removed from the social media giant’s platforms. Facebook Inc’s independent oversight board on Tuesday announced the first six instances where it could overturn the social media company’s decisions to remove certain content from its platforms. The board, createdRead More →

The three most discussed topics in October on social platforms were electronics, education and healthcare in that order, followed by entertainment, shopping malls and retail, and automotive. The most important discussions on electronics last month were monopolized by Apple’s controversial decisions regarding the release of the iPhone 12. Apple’s newestRead More →

Facebook is banning posts that deny or misrepresent the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they seek information about Nazi killings, in the latest move restricting controversial content. The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the new policy on Monday, the social media giant’s latest attempt toRead More →

The Department of Justice said the Chinese-owned courier service posed a national security threat to the United States. The Justice Department is calling for an immediate ban on WeChat downloads from Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a security threat to the United States. LastRead More →

They say no news is good news, but whoever they are, they might not have thought about it, because without news you would probably feel out of the loop. That’s why some recent news about how Aussies might not be able to get their news is, well, big news. AndRead More →

Chandīgarh: Fatehabad has joined half a dozen other districts in Haryana in banning hyperlocal news channels on social media, seeking to ‘protect’ people’s mental health from the effects of spreading ‘unverified’ information. ” and “misleading” on the Covid-19. Earlier this week, the Fatehabad district administration issued orders under the EpidemicRead More →

At least six Haryana deputy commissioners have imposed a ban on social media news platforms, saying that “the spread of unverified and misleading information from such platforms can disturb the tranquility of society and harm to the Mental Health of the Ordinary Man” during the coronavirus pandemic. State activists opposedRead More →

media update Taylor Goodman reveals the latest updates from some of your favorite social media platforms. 1. Facebook launches virtual meetings on Messenger The news: Social media heavyweight Facebook is planning to introduce a video calling feature that allows users of the Facebook Dating service to connect via Messenger. ThisRead More →

Policy discussions focused on government policies during the coronavirus outbreak, including preventative measures and remote working. The educational talks focused on the suspension of schools around the world and the benefits of online learning. Conversations on health focused mainly on the spread of the coronavirus outside of China and preventiveRead More →

News platforms are changing rapidly and social media is the latest platform that makes news more accessible. BYU communications professor Quint Randle researches digital news and says the trend has both upsides and downsides. One of the advantages is that people can interact with each other and spread information veryRead More →

WJXT/Graham Media Group, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a part-time Associate Producer. Details: We are looking for future producers and this is the ideal position to learn the tricks of the trade. You produce for the web and social networks. In addition, you will assist producers in all aspectsRead More →

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — More than two-thirds of Americans get their news from social media sites, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center study. But more than half of those who read information on social media expect it to be inaccurate. Penn State researchers are working to improve the predictionRead More →

media update Jenna Cook examines these stories under her microscope and reveals exactly why they’re making headlines. YouTube stops recommending conspiratorial videos…again The news: Youtube announced on Friday, January 25, that it will reconfigure its recommendation algorithm – the thing that automatically suggests videos to users based on what they’veRead More →

media update Christine Gerber highlights September’s top social media stories and reveals why they made headlines. Instagram co-founders say goodbye The news: the New York Times recently announced the departure of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger from Instagram. The co-founders, who developed Instagram in 2010, announced their leave, without providingRead More →

media update Christine Gerber sheds light on July’s top social media stories and why they’re still hot. Instagram question stickers The news: Instagram recently launched Question Stickers, a feature that lets you attach questions to your Instagram stories. Once you’ve posted your question sticker from your sticker tray, there’s noRead More →

The following essay is reproduced with permission from The conversationan online publication covering the latest research. Social networks are one of the main sources of information in the United States and across the world. Yet users are exposed to content of questionable accuracy, including conspiracy theories, click bait, hyperpartisan content,Read More →

David Beckham’s spokesperson has dismissed rumors that he and wife Victoria are set to divorce, calling it ‘fake news on social media’, after speculation that a looming dramatic announcement was imminent circulated on Twitter and Facebook for hours on Friday. Rumors accelerated when British bookmaker Paddy Power suddenly announced heRead More →

The term digital anthropology sounds like a contradiction in terms. What could a discipline that typically relies on months of patient, qualitative observation, and which was designed for the study of small-scale societies, contribute to understanding the extraordinary dynamism of our digital lives? The answer is that we often hearRead More →

In this week’s ‘Skim’: Facebook and Instagram aim for stronger engagement with upcoming redesign; everything your brand needs to know about Amazon’s foray into social media with its Spark platform; LinkedIn’s smart new sharing options, as well as the great legal battle it just lost; Apple doubles down on originalRead More →

According to a new study, people who receive information via social media are the most critical consumers of information. While 46% of respondents worried about the accuracy of information shared on social media in the age of ‘fake news’, mainstream media remained trustworthy, despite a plethora of scandals that challengedRead More →

This week’s Skim: LinkedIn finally gets native video functionality, launches Lite version of its mobile app for emerging markets, also rolls out Windows 10 app to help you stay on top of notifications; Amazon Launches Instagram-esque Social Shopping Feed, Reportedly Plans WhatsApp Competitor; Facebook tests ads on Marketplace, brings anRead More →

In this week’s ‘Skim: Apple takes on Facebook’s Messenger bots with its new Business Chat feature for iPhone users; the latest on the big redesign of Twitter; all about why Yahoo’s takeover of Tumblr failed to realize its big social media plans; Facebook plans paid news subscriptions for users, testsRead More →

In this week’s ‘Skim: Apple launches Snapchat-inspired video editing app; LinkedIn announces big news for its Sales Navigator, adds new retargeting tools; Foursquare plots to conquer the world; YouTube is phasing out annotations; Instagram has a surprising influence on older users; and much more… Check out this week’s summary! 1.Read More →

October was a relatively quiet month in terms of social media updates, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some notable announcements. Vine’s disappearance was probably the most significant, with news and some changes from Facebook, Pinterest, reddit and YouTube. Here are the latest social media updates from October: FacebookRead More →

Washington: A new study has found that consumers of information on social media are at a higher risk of “information bubbles.” Researchers at Indiana University have found that people who search for news and information on social media are at a higher risk of being trapped in a “collective socialRead More →

Indiana University researchers have found that people who search for news and information on social media are at a higher risk of being trapped in a “collective social bubble” compared to using search engines. of research. The study, “Measuring Social Bubbles Online,” was recently published in the open-access online journalRead More →

June has been a busy month in the world of social media! Facebook has rolled out many updates, including their author tag buzz that is compared to Google Authorship. It will be interesting to see how this plays out! A common thread among the updates on various platforms seems toRead More →