Joke about a juice cleanse on Twitter, and you just might begin a national conversation on copyright laws. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. Continue reading
Most parents who use social media today find information about raising children through their networking sites and care little about what information friends and family share on social media about their kids, a new study finds. Continue reading
Over the weekend, the hasthag #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches popped up on Twitter following a string of church fires throughout the South. Since its inception, it’s been used more than 170,000 times. Continue reading
Google said Friday that the company will begin allowing users to request that nude or sexually explicit images posted without their consent be removed from Google search results.
Despite reports saying the United States has an uphill climb in countering the Islamic State group’s propaganda on social media, retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said Tuesday, “I don’t agree with the broad characterization that we’re losing” the war to win hearts and minds. Continue reading
In St. Petersburg, a shadowy Russian organization called the Internet Research Agency hires trolls to spread propaganda and hoaxes online. Jeffrey Brown interviews Adrian Chen of The New York Times Magazine about what he’s discovered about the group. Continue reading
In the age of social media, one poorly worded tweet is enough to destroy a career or even a life. Jeffrey Brown talks to Jon Ronson, the author of “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,” about numerous cases of people discovering the impact of social media the hard way, and how the Internet has become the our culture’s town square for public shaming. Continue reading
In an effort to learn more about her third grade students, Colorado-based teacher Kyle Schwartz prompted them to tell her: what I wish my teacher knew.
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.