Finally, something really bad happened and it's apparently not social media's fault! Hurrah!
The backlash against big tech platforms in Britain continued this week with the news that the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a measure that will require companies like Facebook and Twitter to delete all information from their records about young users if they request it, according to the UK "Telegraph," which reports the legislation will likely be brought forward after the upcoming snap election called by May for June 8.
Thirty-six percent of U.S. adults are currently using P2P payment services, including 62% of millennials.
The FTC sent letters to 52 influencers and marketers, including Sofia Vergara, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Sean Combs, reminding them of the rules for influencer marketing, particularly regarding disclosure of paid relationships.
Ja Rule and Billy McFarland are also being sued for trying to suppress unfavorable comments on the event.
Last week, four public schools in Madison, Wisconsin began blocking free wi-fi access to dozens of social media apps.
Three anonymous attendees filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles alleging breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair trade practices.
In addition to asking for all prior social media handles going back five years, new rules would require travelers to provide old email addresses and phone numbers.
Facebook collected data that would help advertisers reach teenagers who were feeling "worthless" or "insecure," according to The Australian.
The prospect of major penalties in Britain is another red flag for social media companies operating in Europe.