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Trump says 'we have to do something' about social media
US President Donald Trump has said "we have to do something" about social media. On Tuesday, at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, the reality TV star-turned-politician was asked about the potential liability of social media firms for ...
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Social media causes youth depression, survey says
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Jason Chaffetz: Social media discrimination against conservatives 'very real'
Former congressman Jason Chaffetz claimed Wednesday social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter do discriminate against conservatives, saying “the situation is very real.” “Look, Facebook, Twitter, they all have I think a duty and ...
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George the Poet: Social media gives poets 'a fair shot'
The acclaimed performer George the Poet says social media has helped poetry thrive. The poet - whose real name is George Mpanga - is known for singles like Follow the Leader, which he made with Maverick Sabre. He tells BBC News: "Platforms like YouTube ...
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Facebook apologizes after mistaking Trump social media director for a bot
Facebook on Tuesday said it had apologized to White House social media director Dan Scavino for temporarily blocking some features on his account for a few hours on Monday. In a statement, the social media giant also said that its automated systems mistook ...
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‘Influencers’ on social media: A new low in marketing history?
As tied in as I am to the high-tech zeitgeist, I must admit that until I spent a weekend bingeing on two documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival of 2017, the whole culture of social media “influencers” had flown under my radar. Fyre, it may be ...
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Trump Says ‘Do Something’ About Alleged Social Media Bias
President Donald Trump claimed again that social media companies led by Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. discriminate against conservative speech on their platforms, and said “we have to do something,” without elaborating. “I have many, many millions ...
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How can social media become a more even playing field?
President Trump calls out social media giants after Facebook blocks his social media chief as Rep. Nunes sues Twitter for anti-conservative bias. Can anything be done to bring more fairness to private companies?
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Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt’s top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security. The move is the ...
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Jameela Jamil scolds Khloe Kardashian for promoting weight loss product on social media
Jamil, 33, said that the reality TV queen, 34, was "irresponsible" for advertising the Flat Tummy Co's meal replacement shake to her 89-plus million Instagram followers. She wrote, 'If you're too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a ...
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