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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Elmo losing his last nerve feels so good right now. With omicron raging and the prospect of more mass shutdowns, the beloved Muppet yelling about his pal Zoe’s pet rock — “Rocco’s just a rock!” — is downright cathartic. Thank you to Twitter user @wumbooty for sharing this video clip, which… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A Senate committee is widening its investigation into the impact social media platforms have on children, teens and young adults, with more apps facing congressional scrutiny. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports with Jean Twenge, a psychology professor and author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant,… Read More
There’s no link between Covid-19 vaccines and death. But a new NPR analysis finds stories implying a link have gone viral this year at a dramatic rate.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — A Nelsonville police officer sworn in Friday afternoon resigned several hours later over a post she had made on social media. Nelsonville Police Chief Scott Fitch announced the officer’s resignation in a post on his department’s Facebook page late Friday night. The officer was not named in the post, but Fitch later… Read More
Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said that Facebook is working harder than ever to counteract efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.
Tensions between President Trump and Twitter escalate as he threatens to “strongly regulate” or shut down social media platforms, which he accuses of silencing conservative viewpoints.
The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.
Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the company will pay $5 billion and its co-founder could be subject to penalties if Facebook doesn’t comply with the agreement.
If you’ve spent time on social media, you’ve seen lots of pictures of people seemingly having a better time than you. They may be smiling, but they’re not necessarily happy. What are they telling us?
Canadian Twitter may truly be a nicer place. Researcher Bryor Snefjella says Canadians tend to tweet more positive words compared to their American counterparts.
Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, Social Media Battles, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and technologies. A best selling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range… Read More
NEW YORK (AP) — What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common? They all made the biggest splash on Twitter this year. Twitter on Tuesday released its top trending people and topics for 2017, ranging from sports to politics to Korean boy bands…. Read More