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Beyoncé edits two songs on Renaissance after social backlash

The album hasn’t even been out a week, but Beyoncé responded to requests to change an ableist slur in "Heated" and remove an...

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These ‘CSS crimes’ turn social media posts into games

The social network cohost offers an alternative to Facebook and Twitter, one where users have more control and can even use CCS to create interactive...

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Eight photo-centric social sites that are not Instagram

Here are a few photo-friendly social networking sites that (assuming you can get your friends to actually come there as well) you might want to...

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Microsoft is launching a Facebook rip-off inside Teams

Microsoft has built its own Facebook-like social network for Microsoft Teams. Viva Engage includes communities, news feeds, and even Instagram-like...

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Why social networks won’t stop pushing NFTs

Twitter, Meta, and Reddit rolled out NFT avatars right as the crypto market was crashing. Is it bad timing, or a sign they believe NFTs will explode...

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Social networks won’t be able to stay neutral on abortion

Facebook and Instagram are among the sites working to figure out how to moderate abortion-related content after the end of Roe v. Wade. The end of...

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Pokémon Go developer Niantic is rolling out its Campfire social network

Niantic — the studio behind Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Pikmin Bloom — is rolling out a new app called Campfire designed to help players of its...

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How to use Instagram to share with other social networks

If you’re an Instagram user, there’s a good chance it isn’t the only social network that you post to. The app makes it very easy to send your...

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Meta is adding social hangouts to the Quest’s VR home space

Meta is rolling out Horizon Home, a small-scale hangouts space for the Quest VR headset. The feature was announced after Meta changed its name from...

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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media moderation ban

The Supreme Court has responded to a petition from NetChoice and the CCIA over HB 20, a Texas law banning much social media moderation. A Texas law...

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After Uvalde, social media monitoring apps struggle to justify surveillance

In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting, questions are being asked about the effectiveness of social media monitoring technology, which is now...

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Niantic moves beyond games with Lightship AR platform and a social network

The Pokémon Go developer wants to be the Google Maps for AR apps with the release of its Lightship Visual Positioning System and Campfire, a...

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Florida’s social media moderation ban is probably unconstitutional, says court

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld most of an injunction on Florida’s SB 7072, which restricts much moderation of social media...

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Tech industry appeals the bad Texas social media law to the Supreme Court

Tech industry trade organizations NetChoice and the CCIA have appealed directly to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Texas social media...

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Court lets Texas restrictions on social platform content moderation take effect

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay an injunction blocking HB 20, which limits...

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Trump says he won’t leave Truth Social, despite Musk’s Twitter takeover

Trump’s announcement comes moments after Musk won a bid to take Twitter private at $54.20 a share. Rather than tweeting from his formerly favored...

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Coinbase launches social NFT marketplace in limited beta, just as NFT sales dive

Coinbase, a major cryptocurrency exchange, has launched its NFT marketplace in a limited beta as a bid to catch up to competitors like OpenSea and...

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Two top Truth Social execs resign from the company

Chief technology officer Josh Adams and head of product development Billy Boozer both resigned from their roles less than a year after joining...

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Social media might be bad for teens’ mental health at certain age windows

A new study found periods where social media use is more closely linked to lower life satisfaction one year later. Finding these windows could help...

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David Mamet filed a short story about airplanes to back Texas’ terrible social media law

Playwright and filmmaker David Mamet filed an allegorical short story supporting HB 20, a currently blocked Texas social media law banning companies...

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The US has sanctioned the head of Russia’s largest social network

After sanctions were imposed on Russia following military action in Ukraine, one of the named individuals was Vladimir Kiriyenko, a Putin ally who...

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Reddit’s new Discover tab pushes the app into the modern social media era

The new Discover tab feature helps you find new communities with a focus on media. We talked to Reddit’s director of product for community and...

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Trump’s Truth Social app can’t beat Twitter, but it doesn’t have to

Trump’s Truth Social app could still be successful if it can cement itself as the main messaging platform for the Republican Party and the...

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Why Trump’s Truth Social may not survive the hype

Truth Social, a conservative social network, has launched — but aside from President Trump’s endorsement, it looks awfully like the earlier...

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Trump’s new social media app launches on iOS

Truth Social, a new social media network developed by former president Donald Trump’s new media company, is now live on the iOS App Store. Prior to...

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Trump’s social media app will reportedly go live on Presidents’ Day

Truth Social, Donald Trump’s upcoming social media app, is expected to be released on iOS on February 21st, 2022, according to a report from...

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Meta’s social VR platform Horizon hits 300,000 users

People are flocking to try Facebook’s main bet on the metaverse: the VR social gaming app Horizon. Now Mark Zuckerberg says the company is bringing...

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Savathûn simps savor savage social media shredding

In a takeover of the Destiny 2 Twitter account, Savathûn, the villain of Destiny 2’s newest expansion The Witch Queen, teased fans in an amusing...

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