A weekly roundup of notable social media headlines. This week, the buzzing headlines are all about money; ways to save it and ways to earn it. For many creators and entrepreneurs, online courses are an integral part of learning new skills. And when these resources are free, like LinkedIn’s newRead More →

Most of the stories were tied to the Chinese Communist Party’s narrative of its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Twitter says it has removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the deleted profiles –Read More →

A report by a Kashmiri diaspora group has accused social media giants Twitter, Facebook and Instagram of silencing Kashmiri voices in digital spaces by frequently suspending the accounts of artists, scholars and journalists based in and outside the disputed region, a decision called by experts as “reprehensible”. A 30-page reportRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →