Category: Social media

Facebook Is Banning People Who Say They Will Mail Abortion Pills

Image: Josh Edelson/Contributor Facebook is removing the posts of users who share status updates that say abortion pills can be mailed and in some cases temporarily banning those users. When exactly Facebook started removing these and similar posts is unclear. But Motherboard confirmed Facebook removed such posts on the same day that the Supreme Court […]

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In France, YouTubers Deliver Political News to Young Audiences

PARIS — At first glance, the office looks like that of any video production start-up — modern furniture, a video game console, a Buzz Lightyear action figure and nobody who looks over 30. But this bustling office in a hip neighborhood of Paris is in fact one of France’s most successful new newsrooms. From here, […]

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Alabama White Woman Arrested For Video Threatening to ‘Shoot A N***** In Walmart’ Gets $500 Bond

NewsOne Featured Video Sydney Angela Holder | Source: Tuscaloosa County Jail A white woman community college student from McCalla, Alabama, has just been arrested and charged for posting to social media her apparent desire to shoot Black people. Specifically, 20-year-old Sydney Angela Holder allegedly posted that she’ll “shoot a n***** in Walmart,” according to a […]

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Three Insider Tips To Make Your Brand Perform Better On TikTok And Other Short-Video Platforms

(Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images TikTok has taken the social media industry by storm the past couple of years, attracting more than 1 billion users globally, building a vast new class of creator/influencers, transforming how music is discovered, and forcing competitors such as Meta’s Instagram and Alphabet’s YouTube to […]

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How The Chainsmokers Build Brand Deals Using Pearpop And Tubular

The Chainsmokers performing live in 2018 in Berlin (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns) Redferns The U.S. DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers are not just successful electronic musicians and performers. Like many of their peers who’ve built sustainable careers in a fast-changing music industry, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have also had to closely attend to the business […]

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As Midterms Loom, Meta C.E.O. Shifts Focus Away From Elections

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, made securing the 2020 U.S. election a top priority. He met regularly with an election team, which included more than 300 people from across his company, to prevent misinformation from spreading on the social network. He asked civil rights leaders for advice on upholding voter rights. The core election team […]

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Mining social media data for social good

For Erin Walk, who has loved school since she was a little girl, pursuing a graduate degree always seemed like a given. As a mechanical engineering major at Harvard University with a minor in government, she figured that going to graduate school in engineering would be the next logical step. However, during her senior year, […]

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VidCon, And Its Screaming Tweens, Return To Anaheim After Three-Year Pandemic Interruption

JoJo Siwa fans at Nickelodeon’s booth at 2018 VidCon (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for … [+] Nickelodeon) Getty Images for Nickelodeon For most of a decade, one of the biggest annual migrations to Orange County, Calif., was not flocks of swallows to San Juan Capistrano but herds of influencer-adoring tweens and teens to nearby […]

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‘Insecurity was my biggest motivator’: how Dragons’ Den’s Steven Bartlett became a ‘happy sexy millionaire’

I am sitting in what Steven Bartlett’s team semi-seriously refers to as the Matt Hancock chair. It is upholstered in the same plush fabric that swathes much of the millionaire marketing mogul, social media entrepreneur and podcaster’s penthouse flat in London. Above me is a crystal rainfall chandelier; in the corner of the room, Bartlett’s […]

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What does the hashtag #humanfeelings mean?

HASHTAGS are often used to reach a target audience and to help users filter information. Recently the hashtag #humanfeelings has been trending all over social media. 1 The hashtag #humanfeelings picked up after a quiz called ‘what human feeling are you’ went viral What does the hashtag #humanfeelings mean? The hashtag #humanfeelings picked up after […]

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Russia-backed network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified

A network of more than two dozen conspiracy theorists, frequently backed by a coordinated Russian campaign, sent thousands of disinformation tweets to distort the reality of the Syrian conflict and deter intervention by the international community, new analysis reveals. Data gathered by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) identified a network of social media accounts, […]

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Bitcoin Plummets Below $20,000 for First Time Since November 2020

Excitement hit a peak in April last year when Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, went public at an $85 billion valuation, a coming-out party for the industry. Bitcoin topped $60,000 for the first time. Last summer, El Salvador announced that it would become the first country to classify Bitcoin as legal tender, alongside the U.S. dollar. […]

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Infighting Overshadows Big Plans at The Washington Post

When Sally Buzbee joined The Washington Post a year ago this month, she took over a newsroom that had nearly doubled to more than 1,000 journalists under the ownership of Jeff Bezos, who bought it in 2013. Its coverage regularly won Pulitzer Prizes. The newspaper has continued growing in the months since. It has opened […]

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How Louis Theroux Became a ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Sensation at Age 52

Four or five times a week these days, some old friend will contact Louis Theroux and tell him, “My daughter keeps going around the house singing your rap,” or, “My wife was exercising to your rap in her Pilates class.” Passing by a primary school, Mr. Theroux has the feeling he is being watched, a […]

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How Louis Theroux Became a ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Sensation at Age 52

Four or five times a week these days, some old friend will contact Louis Theroux and tell him, “My daughter keeps going around the house singing your rap,” or, “My wife was exercising to your rap in her Pilates class.” Passing by a primary school, Mr. Theroux has the feeling he is being watched, a […]

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In Twitter Meeting, Elon Musk Fields Questions From 8,000 Employees

SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Elon Musk has publicly trashed Twitter, even though he is buying the company in a $44 billion deal. On Thursday, he finally acted like an owner. In an hourlong question-and-answer session in the morning with Twitter’s 8,000 or so employees — the first time Mr. Musk has spoken with them […]

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Elon Musk addresses Twitter’s employees for the first time.

SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Elon Musk has trashed Twitter in public. On Thursday, he acted like he would finally own the company. In an hourlong question-and-answer session in the morning with Twitter’s 8,000 or so employees — the first time Mr. Musk has spoken with them since he struck a $44 billion deal to […]

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Musk to Attend Twitter All-Hands Meeting

Twitter employees meet their (potential) new boss Today, Elon Musk, Twitter’s would-be (could-be?) owner, will field questions from “tweeps,” as Twitter employees are known. He will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company, announced in April, continues to move ahead despite Musk’s hand-wringing about bots, which many analysts have […]

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