• Social Media Platforms Open The Kimono On Content Violations
    Naughty Instagram: In 2020, the social media platform showed an 86% increase from 2019 in removals of "adult nudity and sexual content."
  • Lawmakers Step Up Pressure On Facebook To Scrap Instagram For Kids
    "When it comes to putting people before profits, Facebook has forfeited the benefit of the doubt," stated group including Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
  • Social Media Spend Up 60% Year-Over-Year
    More than half advertising revenue was generated from Facebook News Feed (57%), followed by Instagram Feed (16%) and Instagram Stories (9%).
  • Did Fake News On Social Media Exacerbate The Health Crisis?
    New study found misinformation like conspiracy theories and promotion of ineffective "cures" led to disregard of public health directives.
  • In The Battle To Create Social Media For Kids, Zigazoo Puts Safety First
    The design is specifically geared to how kids could use and benefit from the app.
  • Facebook And Twitter Face New Pressure To Boot Anti-Vaxxers
    Senators Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Lujan suggested Facebook and Twitter should ban at least 12 of the most prominent individuals who allegedly spread falsehoods about vaccines -- including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • 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.
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