Social media

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    Note to self: Don’t Google the word ‘family’

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller notes a social media giant’s internal fight over the word “family.” A Google executive sparked a fierce backlash from employees by using the word “family” in a weekly, company-wide presentation, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Many…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    Facebook’s new workplace rules critiqued

    Chris White of the Daily Caller delves into inside information involving a social media giant. Facebook is creating new rules limiting an employee’s ability to change colleagues’ minds about politics and religion, Business Insider reported Tuesday, citing internal documents reflecting the change. The rules prohibit bullying, bans attempts…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    French laments toxic Twitter

    David French writes at National Review Online about a social media giant’s toxic influence. By measure of active users, it’s a lightweight. Facebook is the behemoth, with more than 2.2 billion people on the platform. YouTube has 1.9 billion, Instagram 1 billion. Twitter is all the way down…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2019
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    Facebook offered less protection of your data than previously reported

    Katelyn Caralle of the Washington Examiner details the latest revelation about Facebook’s privacy problems. Facebook used more intrusive personal data sharing practices than previously disclosed, and exempted some businesses from its stated privacy rules. The tech giant insisted that it had implemented stricter privacy protections a long time…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018
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    An alternative to Twitter

    Celine Ryan writes for the Daily Caller about the latest developments surrounding a social media company that functions as an alternative to Twitter. After an unexpected surge of new users caused some technical difficulties earlier in the week, the new app that some are calling the answer to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018
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    Apparently you can’t just Google the answer

    Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller highlights one instance in which Google fails to answer an important question. Google has declined to answer several questions related to an internal debate Google employees had about potentially suppressing The Daily Caller and Breitbart in the company’s search function. The Daily…
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2018
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    A call for anti-censorship legislation targeting social media

    Jeremy Carl argues in a Federalist column for new legislation focusing on social media censorship. Louis Farrakhan remains on Twitter, while Jesse Kelly was supposedly permanently banned—then reinstated suddenly, without explanation, after Congress began to sniff around. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
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    Comparing Twitter to Chinese government

    James Altschul argues in a Federalist column that Twitter‘s user bans “echo” policies implemented by China’s communist government. While social media services like Twitter had banned individual provocateurs such as Chuck Johnson and Milo Yiannopoulos prior to this, the wave of bans following Charlottesville included credit card companies,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 28, 2018