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The US is letting its people be radicalized through social media

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Rachel Bovard In the wake of the tragic shooting in Buffalo, much has been made of the role social media has played in radicalizing the shooter. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free......

Reggie Bullock Wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Award

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jelani Scott Mavericks forward Reggie Bullock received a special honor ahead of Sunday night’s Western Conference finals matchup against the Warriors. Bullock, 31, announced on social media he has been named the recipient of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion......

How Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover plans shook Wall Street and social media

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk wears many hats as Tesla CEO, SpaceX CEO, and founder of the Boring Company and Neuralink. He’s also a prolific Twitter user. The news that Musk made a $44 billion offer to buy Twitter and potentially become the......

Aurangzeb: Why is a Mughal emperor who died 300 years ago being debated on social media?

BBC
“He gave the highest number of grants for maintaining Hindu temples, he himself was two-thirds Hindu by blood because Akbar, his great-grandfather, had married a Rajput [a warrior Hindu caste], and there were more Rajputs in higher echelons during his rule than that of any other Mughal.” BBC – For......

Social Media Debates Whether Tyler Herro’s Chase-down Block Should Have Been a Foul

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jelani Scott The Celtics made headlines Thursday with a 127–102 win to even the Eastern Conference finals, but their big victory hasn’t stopped fans from debating a thrilling yet controversial play that took place early in Game 2. The sequence......

Seeking Pills, Young People Head to Social Media, With Deadly Results

New York Times
Now, when Snapchat users search for “fenta,” “xanax” or other drug language, the results are blocked. They are redirected to an in-app video channel with content from nonprofit groups and the C.D.C. that addresses “fentapills” — the dangers of purported OxyContin, Percocet, Xanax and Adderall. According to Facebook’s latest community......

Female-led Disruptors are defying the odds and tackling massive social problems

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Founder and CEO of Maven Clinic Kate Ryder, the first female health tech unicorn, valued at $1 billion. Daniel Zuchnik | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images There’s no doubt that the pandemic has been particularly challenging for female founders.......

Lawmakers, experts fight over bid to stop social media firms from censoring users

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here House committee members considered Wednesday a bill that would allow users to sue large social media platforms that block or censor user content based on the user’s viewpoint — legislation related in part to former President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban.  Lawmakers and......

Buffalo shooting suspect’s social media investigated by New York attorney general

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that her office will be launching an investigation into the social media channels used by the Buffalo shooting suspect to “plan, promote, and stream” his attack. Payton Gendron, 18, allegedly detailed his......

Congress seeks ways to reduce Social Security customer service delays

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Eakgrunge | Istock | Getty Images Many people who have dialed the Social Security Administration’s toll-free number during the Covid-19 pandemic have faced long wait times. In an effort to alleviate the customer service issues, Congress this week held a......

Ant Anstead Denies Exploiting Son Hudson on Social Media Amid Christina Haack Custody Battle – E! Online

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Ant Anstead is defending his social media behavior. On May 16, the Celebrity IOU: Joyride star, 43, headed to his neighborhood soccer field and filmed video of his two-year-old son Hudson… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Truth Social has no ad revenue, but banks on exclusive Donald Trump posts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Truth Social, the Donald Trump-backed social network, aims to attract an “open, free, and honest global conversation” on its platform “without relying on hostile Big Tech companies,” according to a new regulatory filing that offers a glimpse into the......

After Buffalo Shooting Video Spreads, Social Platforms Face Questions

New York Times
“This spreads like a virus,” Ms. Hochul said, demanding that social media executives evaluate their policies to ensure that “everything is being done that they can to make sure that this information is not spread.” There may be no easy answers. Platforms like Facebook, Twitch and Twitter have made strides......

Trump’s free to use Twitter if Musk lifts his ban, but he has to post on Truth Social first

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the I-80 Speedway on May 01, 2022 in Greenwood, Nebraska. Scott Olson | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump will partially restrict himself on social media, even if Elon......

Tech firms ask U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas social media law

Reuters
Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – Lobbying groups representing Facebook(FB.O), Twitter(TWTR.N), Google (GOOGL.O) and other tech companies filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court on......

Appeals Court Revives Texas Law Targeting Social Media Companies

New York Times
A Texas law prohibiting large social media companies from removing political speech became the first of its kind to take effect on Wednesday, posing complicated questions for major web platforms about how to comply with the rules. The law, which applies to social media platforms in the United States with......

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