YouTube policy change: False claims about past US presidential elections will be allowed
YouTube says it will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election and other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by widespread fraud, errors or glitches.
Wanted man arrested after telling police they 'gotta be quicker than that' on Facebook
A wanted Ohio man had a message for police when they posted his photo on social media: "you gotta be quicker than that." It turns out, they were.
Surgeon general warns social media can have 'profound risk of harm' for kids
Could social media for kids be regulated next, like car seats and baby formula? The U.S. surgeon general is pushing policymakers to consider change in a new report on social media and youth mental health.
TikTok, social media trends push performance crimes into US spotlight
A rise in thefts of Hyundais and Kias is linked to viral videos posted to TikTok and other social media platforms that teach people how to exploit a security weakness to steal the cars.
Montana becomes 1st state to ban TikTok
Montana has become the first state to completely ban TikTok.
Study: YouTube recommendations send violent and graphic videos to young children
YouTube is great at sending users videos that it thinks they'll like based on their interests. But new research shows that the site's powerful algorithms can also flood young users with violent and disturbing content.
Young people would give up their right to vote before the right to post, study finds
A recent survey finds that most young Americans would prioritize social media use over heading to the polls.
WhatsApp rolls out new feature allowing users to hide and lock conversations
The new feature has already begun rolling out to users globally today.
Linda Yaccarino named new Twitter CEO
Musk said Twitter's new CEO “will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.”
Passengers, crew on Florida-bound flight revive Mannequin Challenge in viral video
The 2016 dance challenge made a comeback on a flight from the United Kingdom heading to Orlando, Florida.
Congress considers new rules for tech regulation of social media
Tech regulation is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill as concerns rise about China’s ownership of TikTok, and parents are more worried about what their kids are viewing online.
Twitter's new blue check rules expose election offices to spoof accounts
Election administrators across the US are struggling to figure out how to respond after Elon Musk threw Twitter's verification service into disarray.
Social media app Clapper touted as an adult version of TikTok
The video platform allows users worldwide to connect and share unique content in their communities.
Fed-up parents in Senate push for ban of social media for kids
A group of senators is considering legislation banning social media for children under 13 years old amid growing concerns from parents about the negative impact of social media on children's mental health and well-being.
Facebook failed to protect privacy of children using Messenger Kids app, FTC says
The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook misrepresented the access it provided to app developers to private user data.
Enough Said: Vikings draft picks, reflecting on the Timberwolves season, and unfollowing people on social media
Enough Said hosts discuss the Minnesota Vikings' first round draft pick, reflect on the Minnesota Timberwolves' season, and talk about unfollowing people on social media. 2022 Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee Dan Barreiro is well known throughout the Twin Cities and beyond for his 3-6 p.m. Bumper to Bumper talk-show on KFAN 100.3-FM. Whether it’s battling with rubes and homers to remain honest or interviewing celebrities like Lou Nanne, Barreiro can be counted on daily to offer a refreshing take on the stories people are talking about. Prior to reaching the airwaves, Barreiro was a columnist for the Star Tribune for 17 years.
Jada Pinkett Smith says 'Red Table Talk' is looking for 'new home' after Facebook Watch cancellation
A Meta spokesperson said it will be refocusing on original content in virtual reality.
People spent 24% more time on Instagram after launch of AI-powered Reels, Zuckerberg says
People are spending even more time on Instagram due to short-form video content they’re seeing in their feed through AI recommendations, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Senators look to ban kids under 13 from social media in bipartisan bill
The legislation would also reportedly set restrictions for how tech companies use algorithms on social media to serve minors. Here's what to know.
Twitter verification blue checkmarks reportedly reappearing for some users
Twitter removed the blue marks last week from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee. But the marks mysteriously returned for many highly followed accounts over the weekend.