• With WannaCry, At Last Something That's Not Social Media's Fault
    Finally, something really bad happened and it's apparently not social media's fault! Hurrah!
  • UK May Require Social Media Companies To Delete Data On Demand
    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.
  • Americans Go Big On P2P Payments
    Thirty-six percent of U.S. adults are currently using P2P payment services, including 62% of millennials.
  • FTC Sends More Warnings To Influencers
    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.
  • New Lawsuit Claims Fyre Organizers Tried To Quash Social Media Critics
    Ja Rule and Billy McFarland are also being sued for trying to suppress unfavorable comments on the event.
  • Schools Try Blocking Social Media
    Last week, four public schools in Madison, Wisconsin began blocking free wi-fi access to dozens of social media apps.
  • Fyre Social Influencers Sued For Fraud
    Three anonymous attendees filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles alleging breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair trade practices.
  • State Dept. To Expand Social Media Screening Of Travelers
    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 On Insecure Teens
    Facebook collected data that would help advertisers reach teenagers who were feeling "worthless" or "insecure," according to The Australian.
  • UK Lawmakers Threaten Social Media Cos With Big Fines
    The prospect of major penalties in Britain is another red flag for social media companies operating in Europe.
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