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 →

The decision comes after the government accused Facebook of deleting accounts “spreading the real reality about Ethiopia”. Ethiopia has started developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, although it does not plan to block global services, the national communications security agency said. Ethiopia has beenRead More →

Stockholm, August 16, 2021 – Belarusian authorities should refrain from contesting the news site’s appeal against his designation as “extremist” and stop using the country’s anti-extremism laws to stifle independent reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 18, authorities raided the offices of the independent newsRead More →

Tunisia’s political crisis has sparked a flurry of propaganda and social media manipulation emanating mainly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), much of which attempts to distort the narrative to justify the government’s decision. Tunisian President Kais Saied to suspend parliament and dismiss the prime minister. ShortlyRead More →

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – is pleased to launch coverage of economic news in the province this week by journalists based in Saskatoon and Regina. Saskatchewan’s best-known business journalist Alex MacPherson leads a team that includes Peter Lozinski, also in Saskatoon, and Evan Radford and Nathan Meyer in Regina.Read More →

Misinformation about the virus and vaccines has spread on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. President Joe Biden has said social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines. Biden’s comments came a day after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said misinformationRead More →

Rana Ayyoub Marie Claire South Africa Indian officials again targeted Thread, an independent non-profit media outlet based in New Delhi. Last year the police filed a criminal investigation against editor Siddharth Vardarajan for an allegedly ‘divisive’ blog over the Covid-19 lockdown. This year, the authorities launched an investigation targeting journalistsRead More →

Lagos, Nigeria – Emmanuel Alumona, a Lagos-based front-end developer, realized early Saturday that he couldn’t access Twitter on his phone. A day earlier, the Nigerian government announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that could undermine theRead More →

The announcement comes two days after the social media giant deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account. Nigeria has said it is indefinitely suspending Twitter operations in the country, two days after the social media network deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionistsRead More →

Rights groups and Palestine advocates are demanding responses from Facebook after multiple reports that the social media giant censored Palestinian content on its platforms, particularly during the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and Occupied East Jerusalem. In one letter To Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday, dozens ofRead More →

New York, May 17, 2021 – Russian authorities should unfreeze Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty accounts and stop labeling the media as “foreign agents,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 14, Russian authorities froze the local bank accounts of US Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty for allegedlyRead More →

A semi-autonomous Facebook oversight board has upheld former US President Donald Trump’s suspension, but orders a review by the social media giant within six months. “The Board of Directors upheld Facebook’s January 7, 2021 decision to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content to his Facebook Page and InstagramRead More →

The board upheld Donald Trump’s suspension from the platform, but criticized the company’s actions. A semi-independent review panel has upheld US President Donald Trump’s suspension from Facebook for inciting violence following the 2020 election, while criticizing the social media giant’s handling of the situation. The board was launched last OctoberRead More →

Social media companies must do more to stop online abuse. That’s why this weekend we’re coming together with English football and other sports and organizations to boycott social media and demand change. Barnsley FC will join the EFL, English football and sport at large in deactivating our Facebook, TwitterRead More →

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is so excited about what he’s working on that he forgot to eat his meals. By his own admission, this “keeps happening” and he thinks he may have lost 10 pounds in the past month. In an unusually flippant Facebook post that garnered an offer fromRead More →

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has temporarily blocked Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and some other social media services across the country as part of a security crackdown on a far-right religious party, officials say. The temporary ban blocked all access to social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and messaging apps WhatsappRead More →

Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir – Sadia Munawar is a 29-year-old government worker in Indian-administered Kashmir. She is also an amateur poet. Sitting at her home in a picturesque town in central Kashmir, Munawar (pseudonym) says she has witnessed firsthand the past few years of unrest, blockages and fear among residentsRead More →

Post views: 1,964 Social media moderation services gradually dominated all online businesses and most industries. With the ever-increasing number of new customers flocking to use and try it, social media has become a catalyst for introducing and sustaining businesses big and small today. Many entrepreneurs and business owners have turnedRead More →

The social media company says users who continue to post misleading tweets about coronavirus vaccines face a permanent ban from its platform. Twitter says it will start labeling misleading tweets about COVID vaccines and banning users who continue to spread such misinformation. The microblogging platform implemented a “strike system” onRead More →

The Center released a sweeping set of rules on Thursday to regulate social media companies, streaming and digital media platforms. This move will virtually place these platforms, for the first time, under government control. According to the new guidelines called ‘Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code)Read More →

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe on Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders – banned from mainstream platforms, the US conspiratorial and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have moved to more confidential and difficult networks to regulate. “Trump’s most extreme supporters were already on alternative platforms,”Read More →

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 →