Wanted man arrested after telling police they 'gotta be quicker than that' on Facebook
A wanted Ohio man had a message for police when they posted his photo on social media: "you gotta be quicker than that." It turns out, they were.
Surgeon general warns social media can have 'profound risk of harm' for kids
Could social media for kids be regulated next, like car seats and baby formula? The U.S. surgeon general is pushing policymakers to consider change in a new report on social media and youth mental health.
TikTok, social media trends push performance crimes into US spotlight
A rise in thefts of Hyundais and Kias is linked to viral videos posted to TikTok and other social media platforms that teach people how to exploit a security weakness to steal the cars.
Montana becomes 1st state to ban TikTok
Montana has become the first state to completely ban TikTok.
Study: YouTube recommendations send violent and graphic videos to young children
YouTube is great at sending users videos that it thinks they'll like based on their interests. But new research shows that the site's powerful algorithms can also flood young users with violent and disturbing content.
Young people would give up their right to vote before the right to post, study finds
A recent survey finds that most young Americans would prioritize social media use over heading to the polls.
Linda Yaccarino named new Twitter CEO
Musk said Twitter's new CEO “will focus primarily on business operations, while I focus on product design & new technology.”
Congress considers new rules for tech regulation of social media
Tech regulation is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill as concerns rise about China’s ownership of TikTok, and parents are more worried about what their kids are viewing online.
Twitter's new blue check rules expose election offices to spoof accounts
Election administrators across the US are struggling to figure out how to respond after Elon Musk threw Twitter's verification service into disarray.
Social media app Clapper touted as an adult version of TikTok
The video platform allows users worldwide to connect and share unique content in their communities.
Facebook failed to protect privacy of children using Messenger Kids app, FTC says
The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook misrepresented the access it provided to app developers to private user data.
How to spot spam Facebook posts to avoid accidentally sharing scams
Scammers are using stories of missing children, injured pets, and stolen trailers to trick people into sharing scams on Facebook.
Senators look to ban kids under 13 from social media in bipartisan bill
The legislation would also reportedly set restrictions for how tech companies use algorithms on social media to serve minors. Here's what to know.
Twitter verification blue checkmarks reportedly reappearing for some users
Twitter removed the blue marks last week from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee. But the marks mysteriously returned for many highly followed accounts over the weekend.
YouTube rolls out updated policy for eating disorder-related content
YouTube introduced the new changes this week to better manage video content about eating disorders.
Budweiser releases new pro-America ad with iconic mascot in wake of Anheuser-Busch Mulvaney controversy
The advertisement features one of Budweiser's famous Clydesdale horses passing iconic American landmarks.
Montana lawmakers pass bill to ban TikTok statewide
Montana lawmakers have given final passage to a bill banning the social media app TikTok in the state.
Skeptical US lawmakers grill TikTok CEO over safety concerns
The CEO of TikTok has been grilled by a U.S. congressional committee to make the case for why the hugely popular video-sharing app shouldn’t be banned.
How TikTok collects your data, even if you don’t use TikTok
Questions over how ByteDance collects and shares information – and who the company shares it with – have been plaguing the social media giant for months.
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.