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.
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.
Most adults who travel today say they were inspired to do so by social media content showing their friends' adventures.
Facebook argued that the act would both violate European Union law and fail to achieve its aim of combating hate speech and fake news.
Probably hoping to get maximum value from its acquisition of Bitmoji last year, Snapchat made the switch with little fanfare earlier this week.
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."
The EU law would require big social platforms to make it easier for users to flag offending content.
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's roughly 4,500 human moderators around the globe face an incredibly complicated task, with some unexpected ethical dilemmas and gray areas.
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.