“I think it is really important, that if businesses want to reach consumers on social media, to post images. People aren’t going to read a big block of text anymore. They don’t have the time or the patience,” said Kristen Herhold at The Manifest.
Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users.
The federal appeals court ruling is the first time a case challenging a politician’s use of social media has reached the appellate level.
On My Take, Clinton Yates uses a court case in Loudoun County, Virginia, to explore why privacy laws on social media don’t work for same for elected officials as they do for citizens.
From the continued effects of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to social media being used to help spur horrific violence in places like Myanmar, these tech firms are no longer considered startups run by dorky whiz kids.
A statement from Facebook says the company “recently removed five accounts run by multiple individuals for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook around the Alabama special election.”
On platforms like YouTube and Instagram, users can launch themselves into stardom. In Maryland, some have begun turning their social media presence into lucrative careers.
As there is no financial cost to join the ubiquitous social media platform, the dollar amount points to the strength of the emotional pull that the service has on its users.
The D.C. Attorney General Office is suing Facebook claiming the social media giant failed to safeguard users’ data and improperly shared information, including with the political research firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 presidential election.
When Facebook announced its latest privacy-related blunder last Friday, one detail alarmed users: third-party apps could have accessed photos that were never even posted.
Workers who were hired to clear the remnants of properties incinerated by the Camp Fire in California have been fired after they posed for photos appearing to make light of the inferno that wiped out nearly an entire community and killed 85 people.
Parliament’s media committee accused Facebook of cutting special deals with some app developers to give them more access to data, while icing out others that it viewed as potential rivals.
Facebook blocked a Charlottesville reporter who posted an Instagram meme used by murder suspect James Alex Fields in the months before the 2017 white nationalist rally.
Fake news has become an addiction, as tech companies like Facebook and Google target vulnerable people and turn the problem into a health crisis, argues journalist Bob Sullivan.
Washington’s mayor started a heated Thanksgiving discussion early by telling the city she is “annoyed” with a beloved condiment in the nation’s capital.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.