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 | 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 | 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 | Jan 30, 2019 at 10:55 am
Tinder has settled a class action lawsuit age discrimination lawsuit in California for $17.3 million. It follows a challenge to its Tinder Plus subscription service, which charges over-29s twice as much as under 29s.
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 | Feb 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm
YouTube has just spoke out against its "dislike mobs." Here's our guide on what dislike spam really is, how YouTube aims to fight it, and what individual creators can do about it in the meantime.
By | Feb 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
In a major blow to Facebook's ambitions to more closely interknit its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, a German regulator has ruled that the social media giant must seek users' explicit consent before combining their data across its various apps.
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 | Feb 12, 2019 at 9:18 am
Tesla has announced that a "dog mode" will be added to its cars as soon as this week. The reason? Someone asked Elon Musk for it on Twitter. The new mode is just the latest in a long line of improvements that Tesla has rolled out across its cars based on Twitter suggestions.
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.
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 4, 2019 at 3:20 pm
Over the weekend, podcaster Joe Rogan invited Twitter CEO into his studio to chew the fat for a couple of hours about social media. Fans accused Rogan of giving him an easy ride, but we still learned a lot about Trump, trolls and...terms of service?
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.