By | Nov 11, 2019 at 10:51 am
Instagram's CEO, Adam Mosseri, announced over the weekend that the platform will stop displaying the number of likes posts receive in the US, over the next week. While ostensibly a reaction to the platform's effect on users' mental health, some users still aren't happy.
By | Nov 11, 2019 at 9:47 am
Users of Twitter in India have begun moving over to a rival platform, after complaints about the company's moderation policies, and claims that it's been inconsistent and heavy-handed in dealing with topics that have breached its policies.
By | Nov 7, 2019 at 6:51 am
Two former Twitter employees have been charged by the US justice department for spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia, having been paid thousands of dollars to expose information about critics of the regime. The pair are alleged to have accessed the data of thousands of Twitter users.
By | Nov 1, 2019 at 12:47 pm
A 32,000 strong Facebook group has officially moved to a paid app, and now charges a membership fee of $5 a month or $35 a year, boasting 3,000 paying members in just two weeks. It's a success that points to a potential future in subscription models for engaged online communities
By | Oct 16, 2019 at 6:03 pm
Twitter aims to restrict its users from liking, replying to, or retweeting any tweets from world leaders that are found to break Twitter's rules. Find our more about Twitter's slow-moving fight to clean up its platform.
By | Sep 23, 2019 at 2:59 pm
More than $1 billion in donations have flowed through Facebook's birthday fundraisers alone over the past few years, thanks to the over 45 million Facebook users who have donated or created a fundraiser through the massive social platform.
By | Sep 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm
Over the weekend, Facebook and Twitter announced that they had banned thousands of app developers and accounts. Shady app developers on Facebook were selling user data without protection or permission, while rogue Twitter accounts were engaged in a disinformation campaign.
By | Aug 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm
Instagram is poised to add a standalone messaging app to its lineup, threatening to compete with Snapchat in a very meaningful way. Learn more about the battle between these social media giants and what it means for the future of messaging.
By | Aug 21, 2019 at 3:39 pm
YouTube is throwing in the algorthmic towel: The Alphabet-owned video giant has revealed plans to stop running targeted ads on its videos aimed at child audiences.
By | Jun 28, 2019 at 12:13 pm
Twitter has often found itself under attack for the way it handles provocative tweets from high profile accounts, and now, in a post on the company's blog, it's vowing to do something about it. The company will begin flagging 'abusive' posts from verified government officials.
By | Aug 12, 2019 at 10:47 am
President Donald Trump hopes to pass an executive order that would see social media companies face closer scrutiny from the government, following his repeated allegations that the platforms show bias against conservative viewpoints.
By | Aug 5, 2019 at 10:21 am
8chan's repuation, and its role in the latest shooting has seen one of its service providers, CloudFlare, withdraw it service entirely, forcing the site offline. After initially declining to remove its support from 8chan, CloudFlare quickly changed its stance.
By | Jun 24, 2019 at 11:11 am
Today, Nick Clegg, Facebook's Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications, sat down for an interview on BBC radio, and faced a grilling on his company's activities, past and present. Up for discussion were regulation, the Christchurch shooting, and Russian meddling.
By | Jun 18, 2019 at 11:20 am
Streaming site Twitch is lawyering up to take on 100 of its own users. According to a court filing, Twitch is accusing the organized group of 100 streamers of breach of contract and copyright infringement after they continually streamed porn, terrorist attacks, and more.
By | Jun 14, 2019 at 11:02 am
Jordan Peterson's new social media platform, Thinkspot, is premised on the idea that regular social media sites censor conservative views and encourage liberal groupthink through destroying debate. But the internet hardly needs or warrants a new free speech social media site.