• U.S. Implements Social-Media Screening For Visas
    The State Department is finally adding targeted social-media screening to the vetting process for visa applicants hoping to travel to the United States. It is part of a broader effort to prevent terrorists from infiltrating the country.
  • CA Law Targets Assailants, Cohorts Who Post Video
    A new law under consideration in California would make it a criminal offense to record a violent felony in order to share it on social media, especially when the person recording the video is a direct participant or abettor.
  • Social Media Inspires Travel (And Jealousy)
    Most adults who travel today say they were inspired to do so by social media content showing their friends' adventures.
  • Facebook Fires Back On German Fines
    Facebook argued that the act would both violate European Union law and fail to achieve its aim of combating hate speech and fake news.
  • Must We Be Bitmoji? Snapchat Says Yes
    Probably hoping to get maximum value from its acquisition of Bitmoji last year, Snapchat made the switch with little fanfare earlier this week.
  • Bomb-Making Manuals On Social Media
    In one case The Times found and reported a Facebook page advocating jihad, but Facebook declined to remove it, saying it had not violated "community standards."
  • EU Cracks Down On Social Media Hate Speech
    The EU law would require big social platforms to make it easier for users to flag offending content.
  • Docs Want Warnings On Social Media
    Britain's Royal Society for Public Health recently published a new report, "#StatusOfMind," on the impact of social media on the health and well-being of young adults.
  • Facebook Guidelines Reveal Awkward Balancing Act
    Facebook's roughly 4,500 human moderators around the globe face an incredibly complicated task, with some unexpected ethical dilemmas and gray areas.
  • Facebook To Stream MLB Games
    The partnership is the latest such agreement between Facebook and a pro sports league, as the social network seeks to bolster its live video offerings.
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