Tag: social media

All it took for social-media giants Twitter and Facebook to even temporarily bar President Donald Trump from addressing their vast audiences was a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, fueled by years of false statements,…

So much of what grabs the public’s attention or passes as news these days is just banal trivia. I don’t mean to be too harsh because we Americans — and probably all the world —…

A couple of Humboldt “kids” are going viral. Sandy Hurst, owner of H & H Grill, and Neil Hartwig are becoming viral sensations on TikTok, amassing more than 100,000 views for their dance videos.  Make…

WASHINGTON — Foreign actors and cybercriminals are likely to try to spread false information about the U.S. presidential election, including questioning any results not released on Nov. 3, by creating fake websites, altering existing sites…

With just two months left until the U.S. presidential election, Facebook says it is taking more steps to encourage voting, minimize misinformation and reduce the likelihood of post-election “civil unrest.” The company said today it…

LOS ANGELES — Kenny Smith got the idea while watching his son in the backyard. It happened earlier this summer, when the two-time NBA champion and TNT broadcaster saw his son, K.J., a senior guard…

America basically has turned into an outrage machine, which makes it odd to say that there is one topic that is not producing enough outrage in American discourse. It is Facebook. The enormously profitable company…

CHICAGO (AP) — The State Department says Russia is using a well-developed online operation that includes a loose collection of proxy websites to stir up confusion around the coronavirus by amplifying conspiracy theories and misinformation. …

I’m not the best one to start talking about technology.  Believe me, I am learning with everyone new ways to communicate and reach others at a distance through technology. Covid-19 has forced us to learn…

Four years after Russia-linked groups stoked divisions in the U.S. presidential election on social media platforms, a new report shows that Moscow’s campaign hasn’t let up and has become harder to detect.  The report  from…