Older Americans 50+ are nearly four times more likely to say they feel social media ads are "untrustworthy" versus TV ads (19% vs. 5%).
A new report from WPP suggests that might be the case. The good news: fake news and trolling may fade into the sunset.
Maybe. Pro-vaccine tweeting by social influencers can help, but there's still a lot of anti-vax sentiment they need to counterbalance.
Former President Donald Trump reportedly is plotting to return to social media by launching his own platform. If so, expect him to rethink his position on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the 25-year-old media law that protects web sites from lawsuits over users' speech.
Maybe -- although reporting details make accounts ambiguous, according to a study by social media company Klear.
A study found that 47% of Black Friday shoppers in U.S. claimed to have already purchased via social channels.
The site also offers tutorials for those overwhelmed by online instructions.
Egged on by former President Donald Trump, Republican policymakers spent the better part of 2020 clamoring to regulate social media platforms.
"Digital 2021" report outlines the expanded use of social media, with 45% of users aged 16 to 64 searching for brand information.
While not specifically mentioning Twitter's permanent ban of Trump's 88-million-follower account as of Jan. 8, CEO Jack Dorsey seemed to signal that it won't create any serious challenge for the platform. "We are a platform that's obviously much larger than any one topic, or any one account," he told analysts.