Instagram To Block Content Promoting Weight-Loss Products, Cosmetic Procedures To Users Under 18Instagram, owned by Facebook, announced a new policy that will block, and sometimes remove, content promoting weight-loss or cosmetic procedures to younger teens.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg In DC To Privately Meet With LawmakersFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation.
Tech Execs To Congress: We're Acting Faster On Extremist ContentExecutives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms.
Amid Privacy Crisis, Facebook Now Wants To Put A Camera On Your TVWhen Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.
California Could Tighten Social Media Rules For ChildrenCalifornia is considering tightening the rules for children under 13 using social media.
Social Media Helps Reunite San Francisco Woman With Her Stolen Pet PugA San Francisco dog owner said the power of social media and a stranger's kindness helped reunite her with her stolen pet pug Thursday morning.
Homeland Security To Collect Social Media Usernames On Immigration And Visitor ApplicationsThe Department of Homeland Security plans to begin requesting social media information on applications for immigration benefits and foreign travel to the US, an expansion of data collection already taking place.
Facebook Is Making Its Own Deepfake Videos To Help Fight ThemFacebook said Thursday that it is paying for the creation of its own deepfake videos, which will be used to make a data set.
From Likes To Love; Facebook Launching Dating ServiceFacebook is stepping up from tracking mere likes to helping users in their search for love.
Twitter Temporarily Suspends Ability To Tweet Via Text Message After CEO HackedTwitter is temporarily suspending the ability to tweet via text messages, days after CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked.
YouTube Says It's Removing More Hate Speech Than Before; Controversial Channels Remain UpDespite instituting a more stringent policy around hateful content in June, YouTube has been criticized for doing too little and not providing enough transparency.
Hacker Sends Racist Tweets From Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's AccountTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey has found his official account hacked and sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers.
Facebook Tightens Political Ad Rules, But Leaves LoopholesFacebook is tightening its rules around political advertising ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, an acknowledgement of previous misuse.
YouTube Disables 200 Videos Attacking Hong Kong ProtestsYouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Study: People Who Post Selfies Are Seen As Insecure, Less LikeablePeople who post more selfies than posies to their social media accounts tend to be viewed more negatively by others, a new study said Tuesday.