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Russia Blocks Instagram, Slows Access to Twitter in Media Crackdown

Russia blocked Instagram on Friday, announcing that internet users in that country will be unable to access it, charging that the app was being used to incite violence against Russian soldiers. After its earlier throttling of Twitter and banning of...

Trump’s “Truth Social” Hits No. 1 on Apple’s App Store

Former US President Donald Trump's "Truth Social" app launched on Monday, hitting the top of the US Apple App Store rankings on its debut. The Truth Social app was created by Trump and his inner circle because of conservative censorship...

The Female Greek Shepherd Taking TikTok By Storm

Maria Retsa, a 20-year-old shepherd from Greece, has gone viral on TikTok after showing her daily life managing livestock in the Greek countryside. Retsa is the only woman in her small town of Gavala on the island of Evia who...

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Alarming Rise in Antisemitism in Social Media

On Holocaust Remembrance Day published research shows that antisemitism is rife in social media. As the world remembers Nazi atrocities and commemorates the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, German parliament speaker Baerbel Bas noted that...

TikTok Beats Google to Become the Most Popular Website of 2021

TikTok, the video-focused social networking service, has beaten Google to become the most popular website for 2021, according to IT security company, Cloudflare. According to Cloudfare the top 10 most popular domains in 2021 are: 1 TikTok.com 2 Google.com 3 Facebook.com 4 Microsoft.com 5 Apple.com 6...

Elon Musk is “Thinking of Quitting’ His Jobs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that he was considering leaving his jobs to become a full-time social media personality. Musk often uses his platform on social media to be facetious or even flippant about his relationship with his...

Twitter Most Resistant to Conspiracy Theories, Study Shows

Twitter is the most resistant to conspiracy theories among all social media platforms in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study shows

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down in Surprise Move; Stock Surges

Jack Dorsey, the erstwhile punk rocker, masseur and failed fashion designer who helmed Twitter for years, stepped down from the platform on Monday, shocking many in the business -- but giving a boost to the company's stock prices. Since 2006,...

Dozens Prosecuted in Turkey for Tweets Claiming Erdogan is Dead

At least 30 social media users in Turkey were prosecuted on Wednesday for posting and sharing sharing tweets claiming that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was dead. The Turkish Directorate General of Security said that the suspects shared "disinformation and manipulative content"...

Facebook Set to Announce New Name Today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to unveil the company's new name as well as its restructuring at Facebook's yearly Connect Conference, which will be held on Thursday. Many believe that the restructuring plan for Facebook, as well as its...