Category Archives: Social Media

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House

Teens who are constantly online are just as likely to socialize with their friends offline

By Jingjing Jiang of Pew Research Close to half of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they are on the internet “almost constantly,” and more than nine-in-ten are social media users. These highly plugged-in youth, however, are just as … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, Social Media, United States

Social Media Use in 2018

By Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson of Pew Research A new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults finds that the social media landscape is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives. A majority of Americans … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Pew Research, Social Media, United States

Why Facebook and Twitter Aren’t Stopping the Flood of False and Toxic Content

Tech insiders and experts expose the dark side of the wildly lucrative social media business. By Denise Clifton in Mother Jones As billions in earnings continue to flow for the corporate titans of social media, so does a tide of … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Facebook, Social Media, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

WhatsApp’s Founder Tells Users To Delete Facebook

Facebook owns WhatsApp, and now we’re all confused. Or are we? by Maria Loreto Facebook made headlines in 2014 when it bought WhatsApp for $16 billion. At the time, WhatsApp was run by Jan Kuom and Brian Acton, and both … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Facebook, Social Media