For years, social media platforms have fueled political polarization and hosted an explosion of hate speech. Now, with four months until the US presidential election and the country’s divisions reaching a boiling point, these companies are upping their game against bigotry and threats of violence.
A new research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path toward developing body image issues and eating disorder behaviors — even though they are smartphone savvy.
A majority of Americans believe social media companies have too much control over the news on their sites, and most are worried that they get a less favorable "mix" of information as a result, according to a new survey.
The US will require nearly all visa applicants to the country to submit five year’s worth of social media history, email addresses and phone numbers, threatening “serious immigration consequences” for those who try to mask such private information.