EghtesadOnline: About two-thirds of American adults are getting “at least some of their news on social media” with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew Research Center survey this week.
EghtesadOnline: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites — the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank — with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity" or the "social fabric."
EghtesadOnline: Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook warned Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates that technology -- and social media in particular -- can divide society even as it’s intended to bring people together.
EghtesadOnline: The aide who manages President Donald Trump’s social media accounts was reprimanded after one of his own tweets was found to violate a law prohibiting federal employees from using their positions to engage in political activity.
EghtesadOnline: The London terror attack on Saturday night compelled political parties to lay off the vitriol for a few hours. But on social media the gloves stayed on.
EghtesadOnline: British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to create new powers allowing her to punish social media and communications companies that fail to look after users' data, and to demand cash from firms to pay for policing the internet.
EghtesadOnline: Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday.
EghtesadOnline: A new study has revealed that six out of ten Iranians are on social media with Telegram messaging application holding the lead in terms of popularity.
EghtesadOnline: Newspapers and other media outlets are struggling to make money from their partnerships with tech giants like Facebook and Snapchat, raising concerns over their business models in a news landscape increasingly dominated by social media platforms.
EghtesadOnline: While celebrating the 2013 election victory that gave her a third term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel reached over a colleague’s shoulder and removed a German flag from his hand. A video of that small gesture, meant to declutter an image she knew would soon rocket around the globe, went viral on social media as purported evidence of Merkel’s lack of patriotism -- and is now spurring an effort to compel companies like Facebook Inc. to rein in hate speech and fake news.