A proposed new law will put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media that will impact platforms such a Reddit and Facebook.
The whistleblower alleges the social media platform allowed hate and let illegal activities be unchecked, a claim that supports former Facebook employee Frances Haugen disclosures.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg intends to announce the decision at the company's annual Connect conference next week.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
US-based non-profit Stand With Kashmir's new report highlights the complicity of social media platforms in digitally censoring Kashmiris since 2017.
An investigation of TikTok has shown that the app is falling short of protecting children against misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has approved legislation which limits social media companies from removing content or accounts.
There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
Social media rewards performance over actual politics, and hinders productive and nuanced policy discourse.
The platform PetaBencana crowdsources social media data to map disaster events in real-time, enabling residents and government agencies to make informed decisions during emergencies.
The London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue analysed 124 videos that used speech from four original TikTok videos to stoke fears about vaccine side-effects
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