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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Defends Company From Critics in Leaked Audio

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has had a tough couple of months.  Not only was the largest social network...

Battle Royale: Singularity6 Bets That Virtual Worlds Will Outgun Social Networks

Key Takeaway: Virtual gaming worlds may become social networks of the future;...

Why Gen Z Doesn’t Click with Mainstream News

Key Takeaway: Traditional news companies are failing to connect with Gen Z consumers, a report on...

Pinterest Burnishes Clean Image With Tool to Curb Vaccine Misinformation

It seems impossible to go a week without another social network handling fallout from another fake news scandal. Digital pinboard Pinterest, however,...

Facebook News Push Takes New Turn, Highlighting Importance of News, Advertising

Social networks encroaching on news organizations’ turf took another turn this week when Facebook announced its latest effort -- hiring a squad...

Immigrant Social Network Homeis Raises $12M to Expand to U.S.’s Latino...

Moving to a new country is scary, complicated, and fraught, and immersing oneself in a strange culture adds layers of dissonance and...

Twitter Backs ShareChat, Looks to Compete with Facebook in India

Twitter led the latest $100 million round in an Indian social media app ShareChat, according to a TechCrunch report over the weekend,...

Instagram, Snopes Roll Out New Fact-Checking Features to Address Memes, Satire

Two popular platforms are increasing their efforts to combat online misinformation. Social media giant Instagram and Snopes, a 25-year-old...

Instagrammable “Experiums” Connect People with Brands, Social Media — Not Each...

It’s been three years since Museum of Ice Cream -- what might be considered the case study for pop-up Instagram havens --...

Augmented Reality Dreams: Snap Tries Again With Spectacles 3

Snap isn’t backing down from its effort to sell video-recording sunglasses, unveiling its third iteration that doubles the cameras and the price. 

Move Over Facebook — Twitter Also Fumbles in Safeguarding User Privacy

Facebook isn’t the only social network to have blundered with users’ privacy.  Twitter is the latest member of the...

Blockchain Company Will Test Word-of-Mouth Marketing Channel For Gen Z

WOM Protocol, maker of a Blockchain-based marketing technology, is employing Gen Z shopping platform Yeay to test young consumers’ preference for viral,...

Facebook’s Video Platform “Watch” Draws Advertisers Wary of YouTube Pitfalls

Advertisers are warming up to Facebook’s nearly two-year-old Watch video platform as they seek an alternative to YouTube, whose problems with sexual...

China Censorship Crushes Small Developers; Some Smell Opportunity

Chinese government meddling on the Web, including censorship on the mammoth WeChat social network, is boosting anxiety among game developers and smaller...

DeepNude Code Ban Spotlights the Dark Side of AI and Deepfakes

Things really do last forever on the Internet, especially the smut. The latest example is DeepNude. Code-sharing website Github...

Instagram, Twitter Take Small Steps to Fight Cyberbullying

Amid rising concern over the flood of hateful content on social media, Instagram and Twitter are taking small steps to cut the...

Consumers Wary Internet Companies Are Spying On Them

Like most consumers, “CBS Morning News” Host Gayle King finds it creepy when ads appear in her social media feed for products...

YouTube Removes Kardashian Deepfake For Copyright Violations, Not Fake News

As A.I. enables the creation of more fake content, social media platforms risk a loss of credibility with their users who will...

Epic Games Buys Houseparty to Combat Gen Z’s “Loneliness Epidemic”

Generation Z is on “the precipice of a loneliness epidemic,” according to Sima Sistani, co-founder and CEO of the “face-to-face” video chat...

Zuck Getting Schooled by Deepfake Video Shows New Social Media Concerns

Facebook’s response to fake videos has been tested again, this time with a 20-second AI-generated video of Mark Zuckerberg published on Instagram...
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