Tag: socialmedia

Twitter’s fake news problem is getting worse

Earlier this week, we endured another school shooting. This time, in Parkland, Florida, where at least 17 students were killed. During the shooting’s aftermath, hoaxes and disinformation spread on Twitter. It’s a phenomenon that happens after ……


Facebook: Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug

A number of people have been receiving random notifications from Facebook after giving the social network their phone number for two-factor authentication. Worse, if they attempt to cancel that by replying to the message, say with STOP or CANC……


Logan Paul hasn’t learned his lesson

Logan Paul, the YouTube star who came under fire recently after posting a video of a corpse, is at the center of yet another controversy. This time around, Paul is facing backlash for uploading a video in which he’s seen shooting two lifeless ……


Facebook’s ‘downvotes’ test tries to fix comment moderation

Back in 2016, Facebook reportedly chose to roll out Reactions instead of a dislike button, because the latter would’ve sown too much negativity. According to The Daily Beast, though, the social network is now testing a “downvote” button, which……


Snapchat swaps mess for money

Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago — it’s no secret that people don’t like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new users since going public last February, decided it nee……


UK to review online trolling laws

Over the last nine months, the UK government has looked at various ways to make the internet safer for people across Britain. In October 2017, culture secretary Karen Bradley published an Internet Safety Green Paper, which discussed a voluntar……


We spend less time on Facebook, but it still makes loads of money

The past few weeks haven’t been easy for Facebook. After announcing an overhaul to its News Feed earlier this month, one that places emphasis on people’s interactions over content from brands, the company has been taking heat for its new appro……


FEC reviews stricter rules for political ads on social media

The Federal Exchange Commission has begun reviewing a stricter set of rules for political ads on social media. FEC chief Ellen Weintraub has revealed at a tech conference in Washington that the agency has finished writing up a draft of new rul……


Snapchat drops white frames around Snaps from Camera Roll

Snapchat has (finally!) completely killed off the white frame around snaps not captured with its own camera. The app’s latest version drops the border when you add Snaps from the Camera Roll to your Story — an extension of its update last yea……


Facebook explores whether social media is good for democracy

As part of its Hard Questions series, Facebook has decided to explore the question of whether social media is good for democracy. The last US presidential election brought that question to the fore of many people’s minds, directly or indirectl……