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.
By | Jun 6, 2019 at 9:49 am
People wishing to travel to the US are now being asked to provide their social media details on visa applications, as well as their phone numbers from the past five years. These new visa rules are expected to impact 15 million people and give the US Government tonnes of data.
By | Apr 30, 2019 at 6:00 am
Elon Musk's tweets will soon all be lawyer-approved: According to a new court filing, the millionaire CEO has reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to have a Tesla lawyer vet all of his Twitter musings on the subjects of Tesla’s finances.
By | Apr 18, 2019 at 5:24 am
Google and Apple have dropped the Chinese social video app TikTok from their app stores in the country of India, following a ban enacted by an Indian state court.The app, which lets users share quick videos soundtracked to music, has 500 million users, and 40% live in India.
By | Apr 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm
With bad headline after bad headline, it hasn't been a great week for social media companies. From Facebook discriminatory ads, to Neo-Nazis on YouTube, we round up all this awful week for social media companies. We round up some of the bad press from the past five days
By | Apr 2, 2019 at 6:53 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a new push for regulation across Europe and the US, and it's the biggest evolution in his public views on the matter we've seen yet. Zuckerberg explained it all in a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend. Here's the rundown on his thoughts.
By | Mar 19, 2019 at 6:50 am
A new paper from a cross party committee in the UK government is proposing radical new measures to force social media companies, such as Twitter and Facebook, to be more socially responsible, especially when it comes to their younger users. We explain the report's recommendations
By | Mar 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm
Last week, Facebook announced plans to deprioritize anti-vaccination content on its platform. It's just the latest tech giant to address the misinformation that can spread easily across social networks including YouTube, Amazon, and Pinterest.
By | Mar 11, 2019 at 9:42 am
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to combine functionality across the company's three massively popular messaging apps – Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Here's what you need to know about Facebook's biggest new development in years.
By | Feb 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm
YouTube has just announced that it is disabling the commenting function for any videos on its platform that feature minors. The decision follows reports that that the massive video sharing site has failed to protect children's safety online.
By | Feb 28, 2019 at 9:40 am
After years of hiding behind the "it's free speech" shield, social media companies have began suspending or permanently banning offensive accounts. We round up some notable examples of social media users who've seen their posting privileges revoked in recent years.
By | Feb 28, 2019 at 9:12 am
TikTok, the popular social media app aimed at teens, has fallen foul of Federal Trade Commission guidelines and ordered to pay $5.7 million for failing to adequately protect minors. The settlement takes aim at the company for collecting children's data without permission
By | Feb 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The UK's Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published its long awaited report on 'fake news', and its recommendations on how to ensure that social media platforms are held accountable spreading it. Its good news for users, but bad news for Zuckerberg and co.
By | Feb 13, 2019 at 10:09 am
A groundbreaking Stanford study has revealed that deactivating Facebook can have wide-ranging effects on our mental health — and not all of them are positive. We take a look at the study's findings and speak to experts about our brains on Facebook.