Selena Gomez makes history as 1st woman to reach 400 million Instagram followers
The actress and singer passed Kylie Jenner as the most-followed woman on the popular social media platform.
Donald Trump posts on Facebook for 1st time since Jan. 6 riot
Trump's post comes nearly two months after Facebook’s parent company said it would allow the former president to return to the platform.
US threatens TikTok ban if Chinese owners don't sell stakes in company
Lawmakers are considering a measure that would give the Biden administration more power to clamp down on TikTok amid national security concerns.
People use emojis to mask their negative feelings, study suggests
The research team found that negative emojis were generally only used when the negative feelings were very strong.
Instagram is the app Americans want to delete more than other apps, report finds
More than 900,000 people searched online for ways to delete or deactivate Instagram in a six month period, a recent report shows.
TikTok to limit screen time for teens to 60 minutes per day
TikTok said when the 60-minute limit is reached, minors will be prompted to enter a passcode and make an “active decision” to keep watching.
Romanian court: Influencer Andrew Tate to be held for 3rd month
The divisive social media influencer and former professional kickboxer is detained in Romania on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking.
Supreme Court seems to favor social media companies in terror case
During arguments, several justices underscored that there was no evidence linking Twitter, Facebook and Google directly to the 2017 attack on the Reina nightclub in Istanbul.
What is Section 230, the rule that made the modern internet?
A case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Gonzalez v. Google, challenges Section 230 — namely whether tech companies are liable for the material posted on their platforms.
Supreme Court weighs protecting big tech with liability shield for dangerous content
A lawsuit against YouTube from the family of an American college student who was killed by Islamic State gunmen in Paris in 2015 is at the center of a closely watched Supreme Court case being argued Tuesday.
Meta Verified: Facebook, Instagram testing paid service for verified accounts
Previously, Meta’s blue badges were free and reserved for notable public figures or businesses.
TikTok challenge resulting in stolen cars, fatalities forces Hyundai, Kia to roll out anti-theft software
The updates are free for millions of vehicles that are missing a key anti-theft device, an issue that was exploited on social media and led to rampant theft of the cars.
Ohio lawmakers propose law requiring parental consent for kids under 16 to use social media
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's proposal names YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, but it would apply broadly, to any online website, service, product or feature that requires consumer consent to register. It would not apply to “e-commerce” or “online shopping.”
Twitter changes could disrupt extreme weather alert tweets for millions
The NWS is aware of possible Twitter disruption but said the public should always have multiple means for receiving weather information and alerts.
'Tweet limit': Twitter scrambles as many unable to post
Many Twitter users have found themselves unable to tweet, follow accounts or access their direct messages as the Elon Musk-owned platform experienced a slew of widespread technical problems.
AP fact check: Egg shortage breeds chicken-feed conspiracies
Amid high egg prices, some social media users are claiming that common chicken feed products are preventing their own hens from laying eggs. But poultry experts say there’s no evidence for such claims.
13 is too young to join social media, US surgeon general says
In a CNN interview, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that kids are still “developing their identity” at this age.
Meta: Trump to be reinstated on Facebook, Instagram after 2-year ban
Facebook parent Meta says it will restore former President Donald Trump’s personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Oreo unveils ‘the most Oreo’ Oreo, stuffed with its own cookie
Oreo also announced the launch of Oreoverse, the company’s own metaverse space where fans can play games and even watch a celebrity guest explore the new virtual world on Jan. 30.
Will TikTok be banned in the US? Here’s why and why not
Even though more states are banning TikTok from government phones, there are many reasons why trying to ban it in the U.S. will be a lot harder than you might think.