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Snapchat's Future After Filing for IPO

Snapchat's Future After Filing for IPO

Feb 16
Despite early success and popularity, some are concerned that Snapchat may not be able to sustain its momentum.

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

By Carolyn Thompson | Feb 15
Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference.

Sexist, Vulgar Posts on Women's Marches Rebound on Officials

Sexist, Vulgar Posts on Women's Marches Rebound on Officials

By Brian Slodysko | Jan 29
Across the U.S., mostly male public officials have been reprimanded, called out or disciplined over social media postings about the women's marches around the globe last weekend.

French Internet Censorship Rose Sharply in 2016

French Internet Censorship Rose Sharply in 2016

By Raphael Satter | Jan 27
French authorities ordered the blockage or removal of more than 2,700 websites in 2016, Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Tuesday, a spike in censorship that some critics in the tech industry fear will do little to snuff out extremist content online.

LaBeouf-Led Livestream Says 'He Will Not Divide Us'

LaBeouf-Led Livestream Says 'He Will Not Divide Us'

By Deepti Hajela | Jan 26
Shia LaBeouf wants you to know: "He will not divide us." For the first few days of Donald Trump's presidency, the actor has been repeating that sentence into a live camera mounted on a wall outside a New York City museum.

President's Backers, Critics Power #ThankYouTrump Trend

President's Backers, Critics Power #ThankYouTrump Trend

Jan 25
A movement to thank President Donald Trump on Twitter for the action he has taken during his first week in the Oval Office hasn't worked out quite as originally planned.

NY Lawsuits Blame Social Media in Terror Attacks

NY Lawsuits Blame Social Media in Terror Attacks

By Larry Neumeister | Jan 23
The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists.

Turkey Arrests 1,656 Social Media Users Since Summer

Turkey Arrests 1,656 Social Media Users Since Summer

Dec 28
Turkish authorities have formally arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for allegedly supporting terrorist organizations or insulting officials on social media, and are investigating at least 10,000 others, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Honk if You Want to Know What the 'Om Telolet Om' Meme Means

Honk if You Want to Know What the 'Om Telolet Om' Meme Means

Dec 27
The expression was started by Indonesian children standing on the side of the road yelling for bus and truck drivers to toot their horns, which play a series of jingle-like beeps.

Newsweek Reporter Seeks ID of Twitter User After Seizure

Newsweek Reporter Seeks ID of Twitter User After Seizure

By Claudia Lauer | Dec 22
A Newsweek reporter who has epilepsy said he had a seizure after being sent a message on Twitter intended to trigger such an episode and is seeking information from the social media company to identify the person responsible.

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