Category: Social Media

January 21, 2021

Facebook's Oversight Board to Decide on Trump Ban

Facebook has to decide whether to give the ex-president his bullhorn back. It won’t make that call itself.

by Steven Levy in Business
January 13, 2021

The Parler Bans Open a New Front in the ‘Free Speech’ Wars

Apple, Google, and Amazon booted the site from their own platforms. But who moderates the moderators?

by Gilad Edelman in Business
December 29, 2020

Google pilots a search feature that aggregates short-form videos from TikTok and Instagram

Google is testing a new feature that will surface Instagram and TikTok videos in their own dedicated carousel in the Google app for mobile devices — a move that could help the company retain users in search of social video entertainment from fully leaving Google’s...

by Sarah Perez in Apps
November 17, 2020

The Senate’s Section 230 Discourse Keeps Getting Dumber

The latest congressional hearing with Facebook and Twitter’s CEOs was another parade of bad-faith arguments.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
November 12, 2020

Netflix’s latest experiment is a TikTok-like feed of funny videos

Netflix already borrowed the concept of short-form video “Stories” from social apps like Snapchat and Instagram for its Previews feature back in 2018. Now, the company is looking to the full-screen vertical video feed, popularized by TikTok, for further inspiration. With its latest experiment, Fast...

by Sarah Perez in Apps
October 27, 2020

Instagram extends time limits on live streams to 4 hours, will soon support archiving

Instagram is adapting to the way creators have been using its service during the coronavirus pandemic. With individuals and businesses now limited from hosting in-person events — like concerts, classes, meetups, and more — users have turned to Instagram to live stream instead. Today, the...

by Sarah Perez in Apps