Social Networking

Fake social media accounts are usually associated with bot networks, but new research shows that many social media users are creating their own fake accounts for a variety of reasons.

Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is asking its Oversight Board for an advisory opinion on whether measures taken to squash dangerous Covid-19 misinformation should continue or be modified.

Amazon alleges that the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups have attempted to orchestrate the placement of bogus reviews on Amazon in exchange for money or free products.

Online videos have cemented their place at the top of young people’s media hierarchies. However, video gaming did not increase dramatically during the pandemic. The top activities remain the same — online videos, gaming, and social media.

Facebook, Twitter and Google have made moves to prevent their platforms from being weaponized by purveyors of misinformation about the crisis in Ukraine. At the same time, Elon Musk has activated his Starlink satellite internet service over the country and has begun sending the hardware citizens wil...

Facebook is putting its plans to launch a version of Instagram for kids on hold. The move comes following a report in the Wall Street Journal that Instagram is harmful to young people and congressional pressure to scrap the project. Although Instagram is putting Kids on hold, Adam Mosseri, the head ...

YouTube has taken a backseat to TikTok when it comes to average engagement with Android users, according to a report from a mobile market watcher. During the 11-month period between August 2020 and June 2021, TikTok's Android app has surpassed YouTube in the United States in the average monthly time...

Cancel culture and politics aside, one of the more brutal threats lurking in the shadows of the internet is the slander industry. All too often, unsuspecting people become victims of websites that promote slanderous, often unverified information about individuals. This false and vilifying informatio...

Twitter is adding some new powerful features to its repertoire that users will be able to access for a price. The new premium offering, called Twitter Blue, will allow users to "undo" tweets, as well as create collections of their favorite tweets, according to independent researcher Jane Manchun Won...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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