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Social media sites urged to remove "like" button

Social media sites including Facebook may be forced to turn off the "like" function for British children, thanks to proposed guidelines for online safety......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 15th, 2019

UK proposes banning social media "likes" for children

Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online privacy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 15th, 2019

Australia Passes Law to Punish Social Media Bosses for Violent Posts

Australia passed sweeping legislation Thursday that threatens huge fines for social media companies and jail for their executives if they fail to rapidly remove “abhorrent violent material” from their platforms. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 4th, 2019

Australia proposes jail time for social media executives who don’t remove violent content

The proposal is one of the most sweeping crackdowns on tech companies’ content moderation efforts that policymakers in a democratic government have ever considered......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 1st, 2019

Facebook Scrambles to Remove New Zealand Mosque Attacker’s Livestreamed Video

Social media firms' speed in taking down extremist content is once again back in the spotlight following the Christchurch terror attacks.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 15th, 2019

UK Lawmakers Say Facebook Intentionally Broke Data Privacy Laws

The U.K.'s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee made the accusation in its report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 18th, 2019

Romance scams cost Americans $143 million last year, FTC says

Predatory schemes often unfold online, both on dating sites and social media, with the fraudster going to great lengths to connect with someone just to extract money from them......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 14th, 2019

YouTube Considers Removing "Dislike" Button Due To Creator Complaints, Hurt Feelings

Today in "keeping social media a shiny happy place" news, YouTube is reportedly considering disabling the "dislike" button to address what the company is calling "dislike mobs.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 8th, 2019

Facebook, Twitter Remove Accounts to Combat Foreign Misinformation

Facebook and Twitter said they removed hundreds of fake accounts from Iran and Venezuela spreading misinformation on their social-media platforms......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjFeb 1st, 2019

Social Media Sites Could Face a Ban in the U.K. Over Harmful Content, Health Secretary Says

"If we think they need to do things they are refusing to do, then we can and we must legislate." U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that social media companies co.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 27th, 2019

Remembering George H.W. Bush: See reactions from U.S. presidents, local leaders and more

News that former President George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 broke overnight, and many first learned of it when they woke up Dec. 1. In the hours since, social media sites have been flooded with statements and condolences from U.S. presidents, Houston-a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 1st, 2018

Chinese online shopping sites ditch Dolce & Gabbana in ad backlash

Chinese e-commerce sites have removed Dolce & Gabbana products amid a spiralling backlash against an advertising campaign that was decried as racist by celebrities and on social media......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 22nd, 2018

Chinese e-commerce sites ditch Dolce & Gabbana in ad backlash

Chinese e-commerce sites have removed Dolce & Gabbana products amid a spiralling backlash following a series of ads that were condemned as "racist" by celebrities and on social media......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 22nd, 2018

China and Twitter

Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used freely by activists and government critics to address subjects tha.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsNov 19th, 2018

Is Twitter dumping the 'Like' button?

Twitter users, here’s some news you may not "like." The Telegraph reports the social media platform plans to eliminate the heart-shaped “like" button. But are they really?    .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 29th, 2018

Twitter looking to remove 'Like' button as a way to improve debate on social network

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said he plans to remove the "like" button from the social network as a way to improve .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 29th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Big Facebook shareholders back move to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

Several public funds with holdings in Facebook Inc., including New York City’s pension funds, are backing a shareholder proposal to push out Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as chairman of the social-media giant’s board of directors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 17th, 2018

Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 17th, 2018

Managing Employee Time Wastage On Social Media

The age of social sites has catapulted PR into a brave new world of self-promotion and marketing to millions without the need of a middleman agency. Thanks to Twitter, you no longer necessarily have to do anyt.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkSep 19th, 2018

An Instagram fitness star just called out the social media"s body image problem — and urged people to unfollow anyone who is "too perfect"

Sia Cooper / Instagram Social media is full of pictures of people living their best lives. But it's not always .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 8th, 2018

Are Americans Really Nicer to Each Other at Work?

More than 90% of us see work as a "civility safety zone." So, you started your day checking social media sites or chat rooms where vitriol-laced personal attacks, especially about politics, have become .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 6th, 2018