Category: Business / Social Media

September 22, 2020

To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users Their Words Are Trash

It won’t solve everything, but a new study suggests real-time automated feedback could help make the internet a less toxic place.

by Arielle Pardes in Business
September 21, 2020

Trump’s TikTok Deal Is Still an Unresolved Mess

The president’s ban on WeChat has also hit a roadblock.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
September 10, 2020

TikTok Is Paying Creators. Not All of Them Are Happy

Users say the platform’s new Creator Fund is opaque and riddled with problems. The company says it’s listening.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
September 6, 2020

Doctors and Nurses Take to TikTok to Fight Covid Myths

“We can treat only one patient at a time, but if we can get a message out there that can hit thousands or hundreds of thousands, then we can change their thoughts.”

by Helen Santoro in Business
August 24, 2020

MAGA TikTok Creators Stand by Trump—Despite a Potential Ban

Conservative influencers say they understand the president’s moves to shut down the platform in the US, even if it costs them their audience.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
July 31, 2020

Trump May Soon Order TikTok’s Sale, as Microsoft Circles

The short-video app is wildly popular with teens, but officials fear it could be a conduit for data to China, or for Beijing’s propaganda.

by Tom Simonite Will Knight in Business
July 28, 2020

Stop Saying Facebook Is ‘Too Big to Moderate’

The social media company could surely enforce its own rules on false and harmful posts—it just needs to cut into its massive profit margins.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
July 9, 2020

An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate

In a meeting and an unusual report, activist groups that instigated an ad boycott of the social media company say it has not responded adequately to criticism.

by Sidney Fussell in Business
June 29, 2020

Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump

Reddit and Twitch are the latest companies to take action against the president and his supporters, as platforms re-evaluate and reinforce hate speech policies.

by Gilad Edelman in Business