Ohio House committee passes bill to block social media from ‘censoring’ users

Ohio House committee passes bill to block social media from ‘censoring’ users

This post was originally published on this site An Ohio House committee passed legislation Tuesday prohibiting social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube from “censoring” their users. The legislation would block the companies from removing posts or expelling people from their platforms based on the “viewpoint” of users or...

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Why the Kremlin is still active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Why the Kremlin is still active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

This post was originally published on this siteThere are still several Kremlin accounts active on Twitter. How come?

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How Russian YouTubers are trying to get around censorship

How Russian YouTubers are trying to get around censorship

This post was originally published on this site The Russian government has blocked Facebook, Twitter and TikTok and passed a new media law that imposed a prison term of up to 15 years for intentionally spreading “fake news” about the country’s military. Our team spoke to Maya Volf, who works...

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White House is briefing social media creators on Russia and Ukraine

White House is briefing social media creators on Russia and Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is doing outreach on Ukraine and Russia to popular digital creators from platforms like TikTok, seeking to message to the highly influential group and reach a broader — and younger — audience.

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Senate Democrats press YouTube on removing ‘ghost gun’ videos

Senate Democrats press YouTube on removing ‘ghost gun’ videos

This post was originally published on this siteFive Democratic senators on Monday wrote a letter to YouTube asking the online video platform to more strictly enforce its policy forbidding videos about making “ghost guns.”  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) along…

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TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend impact on kids at US hearing

This post was originally published on this site Three social media networks massively popular with the youngest users — TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube — tried to convince skeptical US lawmakers Tuesday they are safe as worry about Facebook’s potential harms spills over to other platforms. Video-sharing app TikTok and photo...

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The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

The impact of social media on kids is again the focus of a Senate hearing

This post was originally published on this siteDoes social media use harm children? That’s one question senators will be asking executives from YouTube, Snap and TikTok at Tuesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill.

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