Social Media

Voting Machine Myths Likely to Increase During and After Midterms, Report Finds

Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future identified mis- and disinformation campaigns suggesting that voting machines from three major companies “will be used to falsify the results of the midterms.”

Experts Weigh in on Strengths and Vulnerabilities of Election Cybersecurity

Both voting systems and the voters themselves could be targets of malign influence.

Military Leaders Praise Musk as Treasury Officials Eye Twitter Deal

Outgoing Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond thanked the SpaceX CEO “for being here.”

TikTok Should be Banned in the U.S., FCC Commissioner Says

The commissioner’s comments are the latest in a long line of concerns about the social media platform’s Chinese ties.

Social Media Content Regulation Requires G7 Consensus, Think Tank Says

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation said a U.S.-led forum could develop “a set of voluntary, consensus-based guidelines” for social media platforms to use when moderating user-generated content.

Social Media’s National Security Implications Draw Lawmaker Scrutiny

Senate Homeland Security Committee members grilled social media executives about their content moderation practices and ties to foreign adversaries.

Whistleblower Explains How Twitter Easily Skirted FTC’s Data Security Enforcement

The former public official—and legendary hacker’s—decision to expose what he described as a disastrous security environment at the company has prompted an unlikely alliance in Congress.

Border Agency Deactivates Regional Twitter Account that Promoted Homophobic Tweet

The agency shut down the Twitter account for its West Texas regional office, saying “unauthorized and inappropriate content” was posted on the account on Saturday.

Youth Technical and Social Media Education to Get $2 Million Under New HHS Program

The National Center of Excellence on Social Media and Mental Wellness aims to provide mental health support and education for young users.

Lawmakers Ask for Info on Meta’s Data Privacy Policies

Concern on Capitol Hill continues to rise about reproductive data and big tech following Roe v. Wade’s overturn.

Capitol Hill Takes Aim at Twitter Following Whistleblower Complaint

The allegation of rampant security failures on Twitter’s platform prompted lawmakers to double down on data handling practices.

House Oversight Dems Seeking Data From Social Media Companies About Threats to Law Enforcement

Lawmakers are demanding information from online platforms about how they are responding to growing threats against law enforcement officials following the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

Tourism and the Metaverse: Towards a Widespread Use of Virtual Travel?

Although tourism in the metaverse will not be able to replace outdoor experiences, it can be used to promote sites that are not easily accessible or are ignored by tourists, who can discover them virtually.

A Civil Servant's Effort to Humanize Government, One Fed at a Time

An effort to tell the stories of government workers has the goal of letting the American people know that public servants actually care.

DOD Officials ‘Must Address’ Fake Accounts Under New Social Media Guidance

The Department of Defense released its first departmentwide policy for official accounts and the personnel running them.