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An Ohio budget proposal requires parental permission for kids to use social media
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s two year state budget always has things in it that aren’t related to state spending. For instance, the budget unveiled last month by… Read More
Gas stoves became part of the culture war in less than a week. Here’s why
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — At the beginning of January, the health and climate effects of gas cooking stoves in homes was an issue policy makers and academics were studying. Then,… Read More
Fighting bogus claims is a growing priority for election offices
WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) – Local election officials preparing for the rapidly approaching midterm elections have one more headache: trying to combat misinformation that can confuse, anger and disenfranchise voters. Some… Read More
4 steps you can take to improve your Instagram feed
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — From Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen to meme creators and everyday users, many social media consumers seem to be in consensus: Instagram is dying — or… Read More
Elon Musk says he won’t buy Twitter
Updated July 8, 2022 at 6:05 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Elon Musk wants to break off his agreement to buy Twitter. In a letter to the company, filed… Read More
What’s making social media smile? That time Elmo lost his cool over Rocco
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… Read More
Kids’ mental health and safety in the spotlight as social media execs face Congress
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…. Read More
‘Lying Through Truth’: Misleading Facts Fuel Vaccine Misinformation
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 Police Officer Resigns Over ‘Insensitive’ Facebook Post
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… Read More
Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On the Platform ‘More Difficult’
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.
Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies
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.
Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning On 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.
Senator Pushes Bill To Curb ‘Exploitative And Addictive’ Social Media Practices
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.
FTC To Hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Liable For Any Future Privacy Violations
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.
#Blessed: Is Everyone Happier Than You On Social Media?
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?
Study Shows Americans Are Meaner On Twitter Than Canadians
Canadian Twitter may truly be a nicer place. Researcher Bryor Snefjella says Canadians tend to tweet more positive words compared to their American counterparts.
Obama, The Free Nugget Guy, Among Most Retweeted In 2017
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… Read More