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Fake News Thrives on 'Alternative' Social Media Sites

Fri, Oct. 7, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Alternative social media websitesAlternative social media sites provide a community for a growing number of Americans who use these platforms to connect with others and stay informed on current events, but the fringe content that flows on these sites could be contributing to our polarized political environment.

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SEC Nabs Kim Kardashian for Illegal Touting

Mon, Oct. 3, 2022

By Kevin McCauley

KimKThe Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against Kim Kardashian for promoting an EthereumMax crypto asset security on her Instagram account without disclosing that she received a $250K payment for the plug.

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Facebook Plays Role in U.S. Mental Health Decline

Mon, Oct. 3, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

FacebookA new study that claims to provide “the most comprehensive causal evidence to date on the effects of social media on mental health” suggests that the birth of Facebook coincided with an increase of anxiety and depression among adolescents and young adults.

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Teens Flock to TikTok, Leave Facebook Behind

Fri, Aug. 12, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Tik TokTikTok has quickly become one of the top online destinations for U.S. teens, while Facebook use among this prized demographic in recent years continues to hit new lows.

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A Tale of Two Countries

Fri, Aug. 5, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Jon GingerichMost Americans agree that we’re not headed toward a good place. In fact, that seems to be the only thing we agree on.

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Americans Remain Divided on ‘Cancel Culture’

Thu, Jun. 9, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

cancel cultureAmericans disagree on what role “cancel culture” plays in our public discourse, but an increasing number of Democrats now side with Republicans in the belief that calling others out on social media is ineffective at holding people accountable and is more likely to punish people who don’t deserve it.

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People Avoid Challenging Fake News to Avoid Conflict

Thu, Apr. 28, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Everyday Misinformation ProjectSocial media users often refrain from calling out misinformation and conspiracy theories they encounter online because they want to avoid conflict, according to a recent U.K.-based study.

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Midweek Mornings Best Social Media Post Times

Mon, Apr. 25, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

Sprout SocialTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings are the best times for engaging with people on social media platforms, according to findings by Sprout Social.

Americans Trust Big Tech, Skeptical of Social Media

Tue, Mar. 1, 2022

By Jon Gingerich

social mediaAmericans largely believe the tech industry has had a positive impact on their lives, but they also distrust social media companies, according to a recent Ipsos report.

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Executives on LinkedIn in 2022

Thu, Jan. 6, 2022

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianMany executives in the last year have become more active on social media platforms, particularly LinkedIn. But too often, the content these leaders post lacks inspiration and authenticity.

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Social Media Challenges in 2022

Mon, Dec. 6, 2021

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn TorossianA breakdown of some of the content and feature changes social media platforms will be rolling out in the not-to-distant future.

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Facebook Poses 'Urgent Threat' to US

Tue, Oct. 5, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

facebookThe U.S. government acted against Big Tobacco and forced automakers to install seat belts, yet it allows Facebook to set its own rules without any degree of oversight, whistleblower Frances Haugen told congress today. Facebook’s products “harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy,” she said.

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