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Under the pandemic, US law enforcement has seen a surge in reports of sexual crimes against minors online, driven by quarantined kids – and predators – spending more time in front of screens.
It was a momentous week for social media. After years of trying to have it both ways, Twitter – one of the industry’s major platforms – moved to hold US President Donald Trump accountable for the content in his posts under the same rules it applies to the general public.
In addition to disputing misleading claims made by US President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus.
From the death of a black man in Minneapolis to a racist incident in Central Park, camera phones are increasingly being used as a weapon against racism even when justice doesn't always follow.
TikTok's poaching of Disney's Kevin Mayer to be its CEO was just the most visible part of a broader strategy by its Chinese owner to shift its centre of power away from China at a time of rising global tensions, several people familiar with the plans said.
Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter Inc since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets.
As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician’s false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation.
Denouncing “racism of any kind”, a global investment firm has fired a white woman after a viral video showed her calling police to say she felt threatened by an African-American man who asked her politely to leash her dog in New York’s Central Park.
“#Indonesia? Terserah!!!” ("#Indonesia? It is up to you!!!") is the top trending hashtag on Indonesian social media now and is a manifestation of disappointment of the attitude of some Indonesians who are neglecting the large-scale social restrictions (Indonesian acronym PSBB) in force to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the sprawling country.
Over the past day, the highest-trending question asked in the United States regarding coronavirus news on Google Search was "How many people have lost their jobs due to coronavirus?"