Social media limits on political ads hurt smaller campaigns

Mar 11, 2020
Google's new policies mean campaigns need to spend more to get their messages out.
This year, Google started limiting microtargeting after complaints that some political messages were getting shared with just a handful of people.
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Journalists say Instagram is shutting down conversation about Soleimani

Jan 13, 2020
Facebook says it is legally required to take down posts in support of sanctioned groups and people. Is it going further than that?
People hold posters showing the portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Major General Qassem Soleimani and chant slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate on Jan. 5, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Tumblr was an early social media favorite. What happened?

Aug 13, 2019
Verizon is selling Tumblr, the social blogging platform.
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How LinkedIn steered clear of controversy

Aug 12, 2019
"You're not really yourself, you're your work self," says New York Times reporter John Herrman about the platform's users.
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President Trump to host "Social Media Summit" at the White House

Jul 11, 2019
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google are reportedly not invited to the event.
Conservative political activist James O'Keefe speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 1, 2019. O'Keefe is one of the many guests invited to President Trump's "social media summit."
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Met Gala red carpet faces challenge from influencers

May 7, 2019
"Camp" was the theme this year. Some designers are rethinking their participation in the charitable event that's the highlight of the fashion calendar.
Lady Gaga attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating camp at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6 in New York City.
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Instagram gets commercial

May 1, 2019
Users will soon be able to make purchases without leaving the app.
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Is your phone listening to you?

Apr 22, 2019
Marketplace reporter Jack Stewart is trying to find out and needs your help.
Smartphones are a part of everyday life, but do they listen in on our conversations?
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Who knew a space agency could go viral?

Apr 10, 2019
By using social media, NASA discovered what the public was looking for.
Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, watch the landing of InSight on Mars on Nov. 26, 2018.
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China's Googleless internet remains vibrant

Apr 8, 2019
Many U.S. tech firms are blocked, but there are homegrown equivalents inside the "Great Firewall."
The Google logo is reflected in windows of the company's China head office as the Chinese national flag flies in Beijing in 2010.
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