Social Media

After London Attack, Facebook to ‘Aggressively Remove Terrorist Content’

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from Internet firms. Three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night in Britain’s third major ... Read More »

Defending Against Social Media Hacks: Everything You Need to Know

Unfortunately, hacking has become all too commonplace. Almost daily, we read headlines about hackers breaking into banks, government institutions and sensitive databases containing troves of personal information. Your social media accounts and those of your clients are no exception. CNN, celebrities and even Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year have all had their social media accounts hijacked at some ... Read More »

Social Media Firms Have Increased Removal of Hate Speech, Says EU

HIGHLIGHTS EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content EU earlier ordered social sites to delete all objectionable content Germany even threatened to fine EUR 50 million for the same Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response ... Read More »

Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on ... Read More »

Tories pledge to push social media firms to fight online extremism

Ben Wallace’s comments follow a Guardian investigation into the way Facebook moderates content. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters The security minister, Ben Wallace, has said that a Conservative government would increase the pressure on social media companies to help fight online extremism in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack. He said ministers were open to consider financial penalties or a change ... Read More »

Will Goodbody: Time social media firms stopped the rot

Facebook is recruiting an extra 3,000 moderators to scan the network for hate speech There are so many positive things about social media and messaging. It has transformed how we communicate, how we share thoughts, ideas and views, how we get our news, how we learn, how we show our emotions. It has brought together people who are physically and ... Read More »

Is social media making you unsociable? Research reveals Facebook and Twitter stops you seeing friends

Social media should be one of the best ways of being, well, sociable. But new research has revealed it could be having the opposite effect and leaving people more and more isolated. And the more social media sites people are signed up to, the less likely they are to see their friends in real life. LooseEnds, an app designed to ... Read More »

Ukraine to block access to Russia’s social media websites

In another round of sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday ordered the blocking of access to Russia’s most popular social media websites and search engines. Poroshenko’s office on Tuesday published the decree that he signed a day earlier, freezing the assets and banning the operations of hundreds of Russian companies in Ukraine. ... Read More »

Tories pledge to force social media companies to delete childhood posts on request

Credit: PA The Conservatives have pledged to give people the power to force social media companies to delete embarrassing content they posted as children. The Prime Minster said sites like Facebook would be forced to wipe the records of users before they turned 18 on request. Online companies will also be warned they face penalties if they fail to do ... Read More »

Interesting Statistics for the Top 10 Social Media Sites

Social media is that dominating force in the modern world that can change minds, catch more business, increase sales or build and shape a brand or business. Have you fallen prey to spending hours on Facebook, or waking up at midnight to check for Tweets? This is because of the impact social media has on all of us these days. Over ... Read More »