As Facebook Tries To Rein In Misinformation, A Congressional Report Slams It And Other Big Tech Giants As Monopolies

The United States vice presidential debate Wednesday created a buzz on social media after a fly stole the spotlight by resting atop Vice President Mike Pence’s head for more than two minutes. The memes inspired by the insect...

Politics, Pinterest And More: Five Social Media Developments From This Week

If you weren’t dodging social media before, this week might have been the best time to do it. I completely understand the self-preservation impulse. However, abstaining from apps probably wouldn’t have saved you from catching news or viewer...

From Algorithmic Bias To LinkedIn Stories, Here Are Five Can’t-Miss Social Media Developments From This Week

Last week, it seemed as if a deal involving Oracle and Walmart had settled the TikTok drama stoked by President Donald Trump’s executive order banishing the social media network from the United States on Sunday, but the Chinese-based...

An Emerging Shopping Platform And More: Five Digital Developments From This Week

Before this year, who would’ve thought a clash between the world’s two foremost superpowers would focus on an app where teens and twentysomethings lip-sync and challenge each other to plank? That’s 2020 for you. Before President Donald Trump’s...

On Social Media This Week, People Confront Dangerous Climates Online And Offline

No, that wasn’t a new Instagram filter flooding your feeds this week. The striking visuals of orange haze that blanketed the Bay Area sky are byproducts of climate change unfiltered. As parts of California, Oregon and Washington...

This Week In Social Media: How Different Platforms Are Impacted By Political Machinations

This election cycle, the line between social media and politics has become blurred, if not completely obliterated. Whether you’re using social media for personal use, business use, or both, there’s no escaping politics. Pre-social media, you could...