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September 22, 2021


Worried About Your Teen on Social Media? Here’s How to Help.

New York Times
The Wall Street Journal revealed last week that researchers at Instagram had studied for years how its photo-sharing app affects young users and found that it can be particularly harmful to teenage girls, news that alarmed parents and lawmakers. According to the research, which was not publicly released, Instagram makes......

German Social Democrats’ lead narrows days before election

A combination of four images shows placards of Germany’s top candidates for the September 26 German general elections being placed on large boards. The top row shows Armin Laschet of the Christian Democratic Union Party CDU and Olaf Scholz of Germany’s Social Democratic Party SPD. The bottom row shows Greens......

“48 Hours” previews the dark social media world that’s targeting a murder victim’s family

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here “48 Hours” previews the dark social media world that’s targeting a murder victim’s family – CBS News Watch CBSN Live “48 Hours” explores the disturbing aftermath of a teen’s murder and the continued harassment of her grieving family. Jericka......

Instagram chief faces backlash after awkward comparison between cars and social media safety

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Adam Mosseri, Facebook Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Adam Mosseri, the head of Facebook‘s Instagram service, came under a flurry of criticism Thursday after comparing the value of social networks to society to that of cars. “We know that more people......

Bolsonaro’s Ban on Removing Social Media Posts Is Overturned in Brazil

New York Times
The Brazil Senate and Supreme Court have nullified rules that President Jair Bolsonaro issued last week banning social networks from removing what they judge to be disinformation about the coming presidential election. The dual moves by the court and by Congress late Tuesday quickly killed one of the most restrictive......

Why isn’t Congress motivated to save Social Security?

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Why isn’t Congress motivated to save Social Security? 1 00:00:00,060 –> 00:00:05,190 >> For literally the past three years Congress has chosen not to fix Social Security and by 2 00:00:05,190 –> 00:00:09,140 pushing the problem off it becomes a......

TikTok: Social media giant to roll out support for users’ mental health

The new resources, which the company said will be rolled out globally in the coming months, include an expanded guide on eating disorders and a feature that will direct users to local support, such as a Crisis Text Line, if they search for the terms such as suicide. BBC –......

Britney Spears Deletes Instagram, Breaks from Social Media Before Court Hearing

2:55 PM PT — Britney just confirmed what we told you first … that she’s just hitting the pause button for a bit. She writes, “Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement 💍😉 !!!!  I’ll be back soon 💋🌹✨.” Britney Spears......

In Social Policy Bill, Businesses See a Lot to Like. They Oppose It.

New York Times
“People say they’re for this new stakeholder economy, that they’re committed to sustainability,” said Mr. Hollender, now the chief executive of the liberal American Sustainable Business Council. “But at the same time, there is a system of incentives designed to maximize profits, and when those profits are threatened, businesses don’t......

Could a reboot make social media a nicer place?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58501172?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA It will be using a multi-disciplinary approach, corralling participants across industry, government, civil society, and academia, to build a portfolio of research, projects, programming, and educational opportunities to improve the digital social space. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Texas forbids political ‘censorship’ by social media companies.

New York Times
The governor of Texas signed a bill on Thursday banning social media platforms from removing posts because of the political views expressed in them, a measure that is likely to draw significant legal scrutiny after a similar law was blocked by a judge in Florida. Under the new rules, large......

Brazil’s President Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

New York Times
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is temporarily banning social media companies from removing certain content, including his claims that the only way he’ll lose next year’s elections is if the vote is rigged — one of the most significant steps by a democratically elected leader to control what can be......

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