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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

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

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.

Social Mediation: Politicians Bypass Press, Control Message

By Ivan Moreno | Dec 21
A July report from the Pew Research Center on Journalism and Media found that 44 percent of U.S. adults said social media was the platform that informed them of events in the 2016 presidential election.

Germany Threatens to Fine Facebook Over Hate Speech

By Frank Jordans | Dec 20
German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster.

Congress Fights for Consumers' Right to Leave Bad Reviews

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Sep 24
Legislation in Congress would ensure that customers who want to post negative reviews on websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor can do so without legal repercussions.

Two County Misdemeanor Cases Now Pending Against Alleged Florida Threat Maker

By Norm Kent | Sep 3
Craig Jungwirth, at the center of attention for allegedly making terroristic social media threats against gay Floridians, already has a date with the law next week, albeit on significantly more minor charges.

Watchdog Pushes to Make Social Media Stars Disclose Ads

Sep 2
A consumer watchdog is urging the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on deceptive social media ads.

WhatsApp is Going to Share Your Phone Number With Facebook

By Brandon Bailey | Aug 27
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company.

Here's What 'Fifty Shades' Star Jamie Dornan Thinks of Social Media

By Leanne Italie | Aug 14
Don't look for Jamie Dornan on social media. He's had it. Specifically, he's had it with hate-mongering trolls he's encountered despite a hyper fan base for "Fifty Shades" and "The Fall."

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