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Internet Blackout: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp All Down

Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram went down with a crash on Monday, in what amounts to a major internet blackout. All three apps are owned by Facebook, which means that they share an infrastructure. All other apps connected to the company,...

“Instagram Kids” Project Put On Hold After Backlash

Instagram announced on Monday that it has halted its plans to develop an "Instagram Kids" app for children under thirteen. The company, which is owned by Facebook, put the project on hold after a wave of angry backlash from...

Facebook Portal Go: the Social Media Giant’s Next Gen of Video Chatting

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg debuted the newest generation of Facebook Portal video chatting devices on Tuesday on a livestream hosted by the social media juggernaut. The new Portal "Go" and Portal+ devices feature an array of new built-in features, including...

Social Media “Grandfluencers” Wisdom is For All Ages

Think social media is for the youngsters who are seemingly only interested in celebrities and the newest beauty treatment? Think again, as many 60 and 70-year-old "grandfluencers" take the internet by storm with their wit, wisdom and insight into...

GETTR: Trump Team Creates New Social Media Platform

Former President Donald Trump's team has created and launched a new social media platform called GETTR. Trump's former spokesman Jason Miller spearheaded development of the platform, branding it as another option, different from Big Tech platforms -- most of...

Social Media Poses Risk to Humanity, Scientists Warn

Some biologists and ecologists think social media poses a risk to humanity-- to the extent that we need to act before further damage is done.

Facebook’s Ban of Donald Trump to Last Two Years

Facebook announced that its ban on former President Donald Trump would last at least two years on Friday, in what was its first official statement outlining a timeline for Trump's suspension from the social media platform. After posting what the...

Trump Shuts Down Blog Less than a Month After Launch

Former President Donald Trump’s blog has been permanently shut down, his spokesman said Wednesday, less than a month after it went live.

Facebook Names New Fact-Checker for Fake News in Greece

Facebook announced that their new fact-checker against fake news in Greece will be French news agency AFP on Tuesday. 

Facebook to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency, Called “Diem”

Facebook is to launch cryptocurrency Diem as the Covid-19 pandemic forced the world to stay home, and eCommerce transactions increased