Monday, April 22, 2024

Tag: social media

New bill that would effectively ban TikTok in US passes House

The bill would ban TikTok in the U.S. unless the social media platform's parent company, ByteDance, divests its holdings.

How mindsets drive commentary—whether reform, revolution, reaction or resistance to change

Cheap shots only cheapen what still in the main offers an effective, worldwide online opportunity.

The impending wave of AI misinformation in the 2024 election: Experts...

Experts in the field of AI and digital media are raising alarms about the potential impact of this technology on the electoral process.

In times of war, digital activism has power. Here’s how to...

Eyewitness accounts, verified facts and culturally sensitive reporting are competing with misinformation, political propaganda and irresponsible journalism.

90 seconds to midnight

The question now is whether such a 12:01, a future without the Doomsday Clock, without the existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change is even imaginable.

Utah enacts social media measures to protect minors online

The two regulations come as parents and lawmakers are concerned over social media use and mental health.

The RESTRICT Act could ban TikTok and other foreign-based technologies

The bill would allow the Department of Commerce to review and ban any foreign-based technologies that pose a risk to national security by use of Americans' user data.

How to get to the root of the social media crisis

Section 230 reform isn’t going to solve our problems.

States ask appeals court to reinstate 2020 antitrust lawsuit against Meta...

The lawsuit, which was originally filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleged that "Meta used its monopoly power to buy potential competitors and curtail competitive behavior."

“Libs of TikTok” and the right’s war on public education

This seems like the ultimate end game of all these attacks on public education.

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.