• TikTok February 29, 2020 11:00 am

    Teens Love the Video App TikTok. Do They Love It Too Much?

    TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression, one proudly home to the silly, the loud and the weird

  • Instagram November 7, 2019 8:27 am

    Woman Seen on Video Taunting Lion at Bronx Zoo Turns Herself In: Police

    Myah Autry turned herself in to the NYPD in the Bronx Wednesday night, police said. Charges against her are pending

  • Massachusetts November 1, 2019 7:48 pm

    Looking for a Job? Beware of Online Recruiting Scams

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about online job recruiting scams as holiday hiring ramps up. These are schemes where fraudsters use a well-known company’s name and logo to solicit applications for fake jobs. It may come by e-mail or be posted on a recruiting website or social media platform. It’s a unique situation in which both the...

  • Instagram November 1, 2019 8:09 am

    ‘I Am The Lion Now': Woman Seen on Video Taunting Lion at Bronx Zoo Speaks Out for First Time

    The woman who was captured on viral video entering the lion’s enclosure at the Bronx Zoo in September spoke to reporters for the first time

  • Twitter October 3, 2019 7:42 am

    Woman Climbs Into Exhibit at Bronx Zoo, Appears to Taunt Lion

    A woman climbed over a visitor safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo’s African lion exhibit over the weekend, according to the zoo and video of the encounter that was posted online.

  • Twitter August 30, 2019 4:21 pm

    Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Account Hacked

    The official Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of the social media platform, was hacked on Friday. One of the first tweets sent was the N-word. Another, sent minutes later, praised Hitler. Dorsey has more than 4.2 million followers.

  • Donald Trump August 28, 2019 3:00 am

    Tech Firms Struggle to Police Content While Avoiding Bias

    Take the post down. Put it back up. Stop policing speech. Start silencing extremists. That’s just a sampling of the intense, often contradictory demands facing tech companies and their social media platforms as they try to oversee internet content without infringing on First Amendment rights. The pendulum has swung recently toward restricting hateful speech that could spawn violence, following a...

  • social media August 8, 2019 10:45 pm

    GOP Freezes Twitter Spending After McConnell Account Locked

    The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home, where he is recovering from a...

  • NBC News April 24, 2019 5:21 am

    Instagram Accounts Linked to Counterfeiting on the Rise

    Instagram is failing to clamp down on the abuse of its platform by groups of organized criminals promoting counterfeit luxury products including shoes, handbags, clothes and sunglasses, according to research by analytics firm Ghost Data. The research, seen exclusively by NBC News, shows that the number of accounts involved in counterfeiting activities linked to brands including Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga, Louis...

  • Facebook April 1, 2019 4:36 pm

    Tom Brady Creates Twitter Account on April Fools' Day, Says He's Retiring

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently created his own Twitter account just to give fans a scare on April Fools’ Day.

  • California February 1, 2019 5:59 pm

    Twitter Suspends Anti-Kamala Harris Accounts Suspected of Being Trolls

    Twitter this week suspended at least two accounts suspected of troll-like behavior targeting presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris of California as well as other Democratic candidates. The accounts were created recently and had few followers. But they posted easily shareable content about the senator’s record as a prosecutor that earned an outsized audience on the platform.

  • Facebook December 17, 2018 12:48 pm

    Israeli PM's Son Gets Temporary Ban on Facebook

    Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as “thought police” and sharing previously banned content. Yair Netanyahu blasted the website on Sunday for removing an earlier post in which he called for “avenging the deaths” of two Israeli soldiers killed last week by Palestinian...

  • United States November 22, 2018 5:44 pm

    Twitter Bans Far-Right Activist After Criticizing Muslim Congresswoman

    Far-right activist Laura Loomer became the latest conservative figure to be kicked off Twitter when her account was shut down Wednesday. Loomer said she was told by the platform that her account violated its rules against hateful conduct after she sent a tweet criticizing Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and her Muslim faith. “I’ve been silenced in America,” Loomer said...

  • United States October 17, 2018 12:49 pm

    MTV's ‘Real World' to Go International With Facebook Watch

    MTV’s long-running reality show “The Real World” is going digital and international. The network announced Wednesday that its production studio will work with Facebook Watch to create new editions of the series next year for audiences in the United States, Mexico and Thailand. The series, which depicts the adventures of young strangers placed in a house together, will stream on...

  • Massachusetts August 14, 2018 11:19 pm

    Police: Reported Hostage Situation Turns Out to Be Hoax

    Authorities responded to a reported hostage situation at a Massachusetts house that turned out to be a hoax early Tuesday morning. A 13-year-old Bridgewater girl was talking with friends on the app “Houseparty” when a man she didn’t know joined the conversation. “He was basically threatening me and my friends,” said Caoimhe Convery. “We all thought it was a joke...

  • Facebook August 2, 2018 7:30 am

    Facebook Page's Removal Angers Washington Protest Organizers

    Facebook stunned and angered organizers of a protest against white supremacists when it disabled their Washington event’s page this week, saying it and others had been created by “bad actors” misusing the social media platform.

  • New York City May 7, 2018 10:07 am

    Millions of Tweets Spread Anti-Semitic Messages, ADL Reports Finds

    Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a “megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews.” An earlier report from the Jewish civil rights group...

  • Facebook March 26, 2018 2:44 am

    Facebook Questioned About Pulling Android Call, Text Data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of contact names, telephone...

  • Donald Trump March 25, 2018 12:01 pm

    Facebook Ads Apologize for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    Facebook’s CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in multiple U.S. and British newspapers Sunday, saying the social media platform doesn’t deserve to hold personal information if it can’t protect it.

  • United States December 27, 2017 5:42 pm

    Library of Congress Says It Will No Longer Archive Every Public Tweet

    Starting Jan. 1, the Library of Congress will change its policy from collecting every tweet to saving ones on a select and more scrutinizing basis....
    With the new guidelines, the Library announced in a press release Tuesday, “the tweets collected and archived will be thematic and event-based, including events such as elections, or themes of ongoing national interest, e.g. public policy.”...

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