Social Media

You Probably Don’t Remember the Internet

How do we memorialize life online when it’s constantly disappearing?

Senate Bill Would Force Companies to Safeguard Consumer Data

The bill outlines “reasonable” duties of care, loyalty and confidentiality for companies to follow or face fines.

Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 Consumers Distrust Government COVID Data

The survey also showed significant levels of distrust in some emerging technologies.

Bipartisan Bill Would Hold Tech Companies Responsible for Moderating Content

The legislation would make changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

It's Not Just a Social Media Problem – How Search Engines Spread Misinformation

Search engines learn to serve you what you and others have clicked on before.

Social Media Checks Can Bring Bias into Hiring

“One of the things that cropped up repeatedly was that cybervetting not only judges people’s behavior, but how that behavior is presented,” said a researcher.

We Seek 'Likes' Online the Way Animals Seek Treats

Widespread social media engagement has been likened by many to addiction.

Facebook's News Blockade in Australia Shows How Tech Giants Are Swallowing the Web

The internet in 2021 is not the same open public sphere that Tim Berners-Lee envisioned.

COVID-19 Misinformation on Chinese Social Media – Lessons for Countering Conspiracy Theories

The popular conspiracies on Weibo about the origins of COVID-19 differ substantially from those in the U.S.

How NARA’s Preserving More Than 20 Terabytes of Trump Social Media Data

Those are among 500 terabytes of records from the former president that the agency’s curating.

As Biden Signs On, Trump Appointees Share Social Media Sign-Offs

Posts highlighting the former and present administrations’ moves spanned online platforms Wednesday.

Presidential Inauguration Includes a Digital Transition

Websites and social media accounts made the transition along with presidential power, with the new administration making its mark right away.

It's Harder to Boot Right-Wing Extremists from Social Media Than ISIS

There are various reasons why. But studies suggest it’s still worth the effort.

FBI Opens 160 Cases on Capitol Riot with More Expected

The bureau is combing through more than 100,000 pieces of digital media and expects to open more cases for a range of crimes including murder, sedition and theft of national security information.

Lawmaker Urges Tech Companies to Save Posts, Metadata From Jan. 6 Insurrection

Sen. Mark Warner sent letters to 11 wireless communication and social media companies asking them to get ready to hand over content for legal proceedings.

FBI Calls for Photos, Videos of Insurrectionists at the Capitol

The Department of Justice said some participants will be charged in connection with the riots.