Tech giants like Google and Facebook face mounting criticism over whether they used insufficient discretion in weeding out fake news. A Buzzfeed analysis found that false stories generated more engagement than content from real news sites in the three months…
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
Facebook and Google banned fake news sites from collecting funds via their advertising networks on Monday.
By Associated Press
The justices on Friday agreed to review a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling that upheld the law. The high court acted on an appeal from Lester Packingham, who was convicted of violating the law after maintaining a Facebook account under…
By Liana Heitin, Education Week
Students who use social media daily score lower in math, reading and science. But don't worry gamers, the research shows you score higher.
The St. Anthony Police Department confirmed Thursday morning that Castile died from the "officer-involved shooting" and that a handgun was recovered at the scene. St. Anthony Interim Police Chief John Mangseth did not identify the officer involved in the fatal…
By David Bauder, Associated Press
With the cameras it uses to cover Congress shut off, C-SPAN turned to social media feeds on to beam live coverage of the House Democrat's sit-in to demand votes on gun control legislation.
By Joshua Barajas
What are the ethics surrounding Facebook’s involvement in journalism? What level of transparency should platforms like Facebook provide?…
Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conservative political stories. A senior Facebook executive said the company has found no evidence to back up the anonymous allegations.
By Joshua Barajas
The self-described "front page of the Internet" may have a smaller user base than Facebook and Twitter, but for most Reddit users, the site's curated message boards are a go-to source for news, according to a new study released Thursday.
By Corinne Segal
Today, Facebook rolled out "Reaction," a set of new buttons that include Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.
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