• Few Older Americans Trust Social Media Advertising
    Older Americans 50+ are nearly four times more likely to say they feel social media ads are "untrustworthy" versus TV ads (19% vs. 5%).
  • Will Social Media Paywalls Be Common In The Future?
    A new report from WPP suggests that might be the case. The good news: fake news and trolling may fade into the sunset.
  • Can Social Media Ease The Path To Herd Immunity?
    Maybe. Pro-vaccine tweeting by social influencers can help, but there's still a lot of anti-vax sentiment they need to counterbalance.
  • Trumpian Social Network Could Spur Support For Section 230
    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.
  • Did Sponsored Content Really Drop In 2020?
    Maybe -- although reporting details make accounts ambiguous, according to a study by social media company Klear.
  • Report Finds Social Commerce On The Rise Globally
    A study found that 47% of Black Friday shoppers in U.S. claimed to have already purchased via social channels.
  • Facebook Group Helps Pittsburghers Get Vaccinated
    The site also offers tutorials for those overwhelmed by online instructions.
  • FCC Republicans Endorse Regulations For Social Media, Champion Free Speech For TV
    Egged on by former President Donald Trump, Republican policymakers spent the better part of 2020 clamoring to regulate social media platforms.
  • People Spend Nearly 2 1/2 Hours Daily On Social Media
    "Digital 2021" report outlines the expanded use of social media, with 45% of users aged 16 to 64 searching for brand information.
  • Twitter Hits 192M Users, Dorsey Shrugs Off Trump Removal
    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.
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