Tag: media companies

Social media stars Loren Gray, Paulina Porizkova and Cassie Petrey explain how to get rich by being real

Paulina Porizkova speaks at the Forbes 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Colin Baldwin/Forbes When Paulina Porizkova started modeling at age 15, she often felt more like a puppet… Read more »

Supreme Court’s Thomas calls for fresh look at granting broad immunity to Facebook

The Supreme Court should reconsider whether federal law grants social media sites like Facebook broad legal immunity when used to commit crimes, Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday. Thomas’ comments came… Read more »

Websites could be held liable for child sexual abuse content under a bill passed by a Senate panel

WASHINGTON—Internet platforms could be held liable for child pornography content on their sites under a bill passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. The measure, known as the Earn… Read more »

Hoylman seeks to hold social media accountable for violent hate speech and vaccine misinformation

Brad Hoylman wants to turn Big Tech’s algorithms against him, in order to stop the spread of violent hate speech, anti-vaxx untruths and self-harm. The state senator seethes, far beyond… Read more »

New York bill seeks to hold social media companies accountable for disinformation

New York would be able to hold social media companies accountable for promoting disinformation, eating disorders and “other illegal content that could harm others” under new proposal designed as a… Read more »

Lawmakers see 2022 as the year to master social media. Others fear that politics will get in the way

Momentum appears to be building for federal social media regulation in 2022, with the public supporting the efforts and lawmakers optimistic about progress. According to a new survey from Morning… Read more »

Counterfeits remain a problem in the antiques world, especially Militaria – can YouTube fix the problem?

German WWII helmets on sale at the WWII militaria fair stand. (Photo by: Arterra / Universal … [+] Group of images via Getty Images) Universal Images Group via Getty Images… Read more »

Prosecuting social media sites for acts of terrorism continues to be a losing bet, as 11th Circuit drops another flawed trial

of that-does-not-improve-anything department People suing Twitter and Facebook for acts of violence committed by terrorists have yet to convince a court to accept their arguments. The use of federal anti-terrorism… Read more »

Facebook’s whistleblower said the company was doing too little to protect users. Most people agree

Following the testimony of former Facebook Inc. employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen, most of the public said in a recent Morning Consult survey that the company is not doing enough… Read more »

Global wake-up call for social media influencers and small businesses

When Facebook and Instagram fell last week, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg lost a few billion … [+] dollars in equity. But tens of thousands of businesses around the world, from sole… Read more »

Claims Facebook Hacked Appear Online As Personal Data Of Over 1.5 Billion Users “Sold On Forum”

CLAIMS Facebook was hacked appeared online because it is alleged that the personal data of 1.5 billion users of the platform appeared on a hacker forum. If this is true,… Read more »

Yik Yak, a toxic social network that shut down four years ago, is sort of making a comeback

Maybe not a good thing. Screenshot by CNET Yik Yak, a controversial social media app focused on anonymous local posts, announced his return August 16. But the app, which fell… Read more »

Capitol Riot Panel demands registrations from 15 social media companies in high-profile investigation

Top line The House special committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol on Friday sent letters to 15 social media companies on Friday seeking documents on any disinformation, extremism… Read more »