Social Media

Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say.

Despite Big Tech’s attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.

Dealing With Grown-Up ‘Mean Girls’

Just as in the destructive patterns in adolescence, women can be both the victims and the villains in their adult relationships.

Palettes Are What Every Teen Wants for the Holidays.

How did eye shadow become the most sought-after item on high schoolers’ wish lists?

Silicon Valley Learns Washington’s Language (and Vice Versa).

Big Tech’s presence in the capital is unmistakable, and its interests intersect with more and more issues, says David McCabe, a tech policy reporter.

Peloton faces backlash over 'sexist, dystopian' exercise bike advert.

In ad man buys his partner an exercise bike for Christmas and she vlogs her grateful thanksThe exercise bike company Peloton has been widely criticised for a Christmas advert described as “sexist” and “dystopian” by social media users.In the adver...

How Huawei Lost the Heart of the Chinese Public

When an executive wrote about her house arrest in Canada, an outcry about a former employee’s treatment arose on social media.

Podcasts and Travel Apps? Facebook Is Working on Those.

The social network is exploring new product areas through a team dedicated to building the company’s future.

Peloton Holiday Ad Criticized as Sexist

The 30-second ad, which features a man giving a woman a Peloton Bike for the holidays, inspired parodies on social media and comparisons to “Black Mirror.”

Lil Bub, Pioneer in Internet-Famous Cats, Dies at 8.

The cat, with a droopy-tongued face that endeared her to legions of fans, suffered from feline dwarfism.

Facebook Testing a Way to Let You Move Photos to Rival Sites.

The company, accused by the E.U. of stifling competition, is trying a tool in Ireland that would allow users to move photos and videos to Google.

These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources.

With the rise of smartphones and social media, journalists use new methods to track major news events.

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar’s Potential Challenger.

Danielle Stella, a Republican, suggested on Twitter that Ms. Omar be tried for treason and hanged.

Here’s What’s Happening in Your Teenager’s Bedroom

Rowan Winch is 15. He’s already built and lost business empires in his room.

TikTok Reverses Ban on Teen Who Slammed China’s Muslim Crackdown.

The video app said it would review its policies after a 17-year-old in New Jersey who discussed Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.

Use it or lose it: Twitter will start deleting inactive accounts in December.

The company is putting inactive accounts on notice.

Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames.

Company has been criticised for handling of move it says will reduce risk from hackingTwitter has announced it is to clear out inactive accounts, freeing up dormant usernames and reducing the risk of old accounts being hacked.But the company is fa...

TikTok 'makeup tutorial' conceals call to action on China's treatment of Uighurs.

Teenager claims video sharing platform is censoring her posts, which TikTok denies A US teenager who is using makeup tutorials on TikTok to spread awareness of China’s detention of at least a million Muslims in internment camps in Xinjiang has cla...

TikTok Blocks Teen Who Posted About China’s Detention Camps.

The app faced renewed questions about whether it censors material after it removed an American’s video about Muslims in China.

The Work Diary of Jackie Aina, Beauty Influencer

With 3.2 million YouTube subscribers, she advocates for those with skin tones like her own — while aiming for 10 hours of sleep a night.

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When Mom Slams a Brand on Instagram

Mom influencers hold great sway over their loyal audiences. So how much research should they do before criticizing a company?

‘Functionally Extinct’: Do Dire Claims About Koalas Help or Hurt Them?.

The fires tearing across eastern Australia have hurt koalas, and their population is shrinking. But scientists disagree about which terms are harmful for conservation efforts and which ones help.

Singapore invokes 'fake news' law for first time over Facebook post.

UK-born politician told to edit post after alleging government influenced state investorsA politician in Singapore has corrected a Facebook post that questioned the independence of state investment firms after a government request, in the first us...

When Instagram Killed the Tabloid Star

In the 2010s, celebrity culture was domesticated by a free photo sharing app, and the paparazzi were left stranded on the pavement.

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How Taylor Swift Dragged Private Equity Into Her Fight Over Music Rights.

The Carlyle Group, an investor in her catalog, has stepped in to encourage talks between Ms. Swift and Scooter Braun, who now controls her old label.

Newscaster’s Errant Email Calling in Sick Gets National Attention.

Colleagues at many of Nexstar Media Group’s nearly 200 television stations jokingly offered prayers and created a shrine for Nick Vasos, who started trending on Twitter.

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