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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Fail NATO Test on Fake News

Take it from a NATO group reporting from near the Russian border: U.S. social media remains a breeding ground for fraud, fake...

Pinterest, The Knot to Stop Promoting Wedding Venues That Were Once...

Two of the biggest U.S. wedding websites -- The Knot and Pinterest -- are taking a step into the 21st century and...

Anti-Facebook: New Social Media Platforms Lure Disenchanted Users With Quality Content,...

Key Takeaway: Facebook’s public scrutiny creates a window of opportunity for the...

TikTok Faces U.S. Army Security Assessment as Scrutiny Increases; Cadets Told...

TikTok can now add the U.S. army to the range of American critics looking into privacy and security concerns related to the...

Snapchat Takes Stand on Political Ads, as Social Media Rivals Jockey...

Snapchat fact-checks all political ads, CEO Evan Spiegel said this week, the latest tech company aiming to address the spread of misinformation...

TikTok Scrutiny Highlights ‘Deep Systemic Risk’ For All Chinese Apps: Experts

This week TikTok generated a lot of headlines and regulatory scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, but the issue goes beyond TikTok.

Can This Digital Payment Card Win Over Gen Z Clients? Not...

Key Takeaway: Mitto hopes that its digital payment card wins over Generation Z clients in Spain, Latin America, and the E.U., but...

Algo-Shaming: Google, Facebook Expand Power With Crackdown on Creators Seeking Clicks

As advertisers, influencers, and journalists feverishly maneuver for eyeballs and likes, employing an arsenal of tactics to boost their views, social media...

Twitter, Facebook Clash over Political Ads, Cryptocurrency in Fight for Moral...

The Dorsey-Zuckerberg battle for the future of social media ramped up this week, and both sides sought to claim the moral high...

TikTok Parent Denies Plans for Hong Kong IPO as U.S. Expresses...

ByteDance, the China-based parent of popular video music platform TikTok, has been in denial mode the past two days. 

Facebook Teams Up With Big News Organizations, Seeking to Blunt Fake...

Key Takeaway: The Facebook News platform will give some media organizations a...

Congress Grills Zuckerberg for Pitching Libra as Solution for the Unbanked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, testifying again today on Capitol Hill, faced pushback from members of Congress skeptical of his claims the social...

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...
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