Utah's new social media law means kids need approval from parents
Two new laws prohibit kids under 18 from using social media overnight, require age verification, and open the door to lawsuits on behalf of children claiming social media harmed them.
TikTok CEO to tell Congress video-sharing app is safe, urge against ban
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is due to answer questions Thursday from U.S. lawmakers concerned about the social media platform's effects on its young user base and possible national security risks.
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.
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.
Language of love: Couple meets, falls in love on Duolingo
Duolingo says the unlikely love story is yet another reason “to keep up with your daily practice.”
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.
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.
Andrew Tate: Romanian court upholds arrest of divisive influencer
The divisive social media personality and self-described misogynist was arrested on charges of human trafficking, rape and being part of an organized crime group.
Study: Children who habitually check social media may experience major brain changes
Researchers said habitual social media checking in teens is impacting their brain development at a time when they're already going through "significant structural and functional reorganization."
Andrew Tate arrested in Romania on charges of human trafficking, rape
The divisive social media personality and former professional kickboxer was previously banned from various platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.
Twitter now publicly shows view counts next to tweets
Twitter view counts are now shown alongside other analytics like the number of retweets, quote tweets, and likes a post gets.