Social Media

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Hackers appear to be targeting Facebook more than other sites

Privacy experts found that searches related to an account being hacked were the highest for Facebook users.

 | Scripps News Staff

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New bill would expand authority to address TikTok security threats

A new bill would allow the Secretary of Commerce to respond to national security risks that TikTok presents.

 | Nathaniel Reed

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Social media influencer pleads guilty to $1.5M COVID relief scheme

32-year-old Danielle Miller — who has more than 30K Instagram followers — pleaded guilty to wire fraud and identity theft.

 | Gage Jackson

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Thousands of pro-Trump Twitter bots are attacking DeSantis, Haley

Social media bots have become more sophisticated as tech companies have become better at detecting them.

 | AP

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Jack Dorsey beta testing new social media app to rival Twitter

Bluesky is now available in Apple's App Store. However, an invite code is needed to use the app.

 | Scripps News Staff

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TikTok sets new 60-minute screen time limit for minors

When the time limit is reached, users younger than 18 will be asked to enter a passcode and make an "active decision" to keep watching.

 | Gage Jackson

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White House: No more TikTok on government devices

The Office of Management and Budget said this is a "critical step forward in addressing the risks presented by the app to sensitive government data."

 | AP

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Canada bans TikTok on devices used by government

TikTok will be removed from all Canadian government devices, and employees will be blocked from reinstalling it, officials said.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Elon Musk says he hopes to have new Twitter CEO by the end of year

During a video call to the World Government Summit, Musk said making sure Twitter can function remains the most important thing for him.

 | AP

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Businesses tap into booming short-form social video

Nearly all growth in both consumer spending and hours spent on video apps has skyrocketed.

 | Vanessa Misciagna


TikTok helps a Maryland dad's boating app become Apple's #1 app

A Harford County man's boating app is cruising to a new level of success after a little help from his daughter and a whole lot of TikTok users.

 | Cat Sandoval

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Where Gen Z gets its news: Social media

A 2022 poll shows network and cable TV news came in fifth and sixth place, with newspapers dead last.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

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Donald Trump can soon return to Instagram, Facebook

Meta has reinstated former President Donald Trump's accounts as part of a new protocol.

 | Scripps News Staff

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What is the future of Twitter?

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has floated the possibility of declaring bankruptcy and has slashed costs and thousands of jobs.

 | Patrick McGovern

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Elon Musk testifies in 2nd day of Tesla tweet trial

The trial hinges on the question of whether a pair of tweets that Musk posted damaged Tesla shareholders.

 | AP

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Elon Musk takes witness stand to defend Tesla buyout tweets

The tweets resulted in a $40 million settlement with securities regulators and a class-action lawsuit alleging he misled investors.

 | AP

Bryan Kohberger, left, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022

Idaho stabbing suspect made troubling social media posts

The newly uncovered social media posts, which Scripps News has not independently verified, shed light on Bryan Kohberger's desensitized past.

 | Adi Guajardo

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Elon Musk drama shifts from Twitter to Tesla

The case is based on Musk's 2018 tweets about possibly taking Tesla private — prompting a $14B swing in stock fortune over a 10-day period.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Online creative community shares why it's difficult to leave Twitter

After Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and the mass exodus that followed, many users are wondering if they should leave the platform.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Seattle schools sue tech giants over social media harm

Seattle Public Schools blames social media for worsening mental health and behavioral disorders in students, making it more difficult to teach them.

 | AP

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Twitter Says It Will Relax Ban On Political Advertising

The move represents a break from a 2019 policy, which banned ads by candidates, political parties or elected or appointed government officials.

 | AP

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10 TikTok Food Trends That Took Over Our Kitchens In 2022

Breaking down 2022's most enticing, intriguing and perhaps questionable food-related videos.

 | Tricia Goss

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What Is The 12-3-30 Workout? The Routine Is Gaining A Following

If you've seen before-and-after shots with the hashtag #12330 on social media, they're doing this workout.

 | Emily O'Brien

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University Of Idaho Professor Sues TikTok Psychic Over Murder Claims

The lawsuit claims Ashley Guillard told her 100K TikTok followers baseless claims that professor Rebecca Scofield was involved in four recent murders.

 | Scripps News Staff

Twitter CEO Elon Musk

Musk Says He'll Be Twitter CEO Until A Replacement Is Found

Elon Musk's announcement came after millions of Twitter users asked him to step down in an unscientific poll the billionaire himself created.

 | AP

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EU Accuses Meta Of Antitrust Breaches With Classified Ads

The European Union's executive commission took issue with the tech company tying its online classified ad business, Facebook Marketplace, to Facebook.

 | AP

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Twitter Poll Closes With Users Voting For Musk's Exit As Chief

There was no immediate announcement from Twitter, or Musk, about whether he would step down, though Musk said that he would abide by the results.

 | AP

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Musk Polls Twitter Users About Whether He Should Step Down

Elon Musk also promised not to make any more major policy changes without an online survey of users.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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Twitter Bans Linking To Facebook, Instagram, Other Rivals

The banned platforms include mainstream websites such as Facebook and Instagram, and upstart rivals Mastodon, Tribel, Nostr, Post and Truth Social.

 | AP

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Twitter Under Elon Musk: Violating Free Speech Or Preventing Doxxing?

Twitter CEO Elon Musk suspending some journalists' accounts has worried press freedom advocates, but he says it's because of policy.

 | Bianca Facchinei