Business Sep 11, 2019

Facebook bans self-harm images in fight against suicide

Facebook Inc. will no longer allow graphic images of self-harm on its platform as it tightens its policies on suicide content amid growing criticism of how social media companies moderate violent and potentially dangerous content. The social network also said on Tuesday self-injury related content ...

Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media

Sumo Sep 9, 2019

Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media

by John Gunning

At first glance, sumo can seem intransigently stuck in the past. Training consists mostly of repeating the exact same movements day after day with little regard for modern sports science or recovery, and both clothing and rituals remain unchanged from what they were centuries ago. Dig ...

Instagram makes it easier for users to flag misinformation

Business Aug 16, 2019

Instagram makes it easier for users to flag misinformation

Instagram on Thursday added a way for users to easily report deceptive posts made to the photo and video-oriented social network owned by Facebook. A new tool being rolled out lets users of the service tap a "report" option on-screen when they see a post ...

Trump takes to Twitter to accuse it of gagging conservatives

Business Jun 10, 2019

Trump takes to Twitter to accuse it of gagging conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again Sunday to accuse the messaging platform of gagging conservative voices — a "Giant Mistake!" that he said runs counter to freedom of expression. "Twitter should let the banned Conservative Voices back onto their platform, without restriction," ...

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Business May 7, 2019

Facebook removes more pages tied to Russian operators

Facebook on Monday said it removed more pages, groups and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to. The takedown at Facebook and its image-centric social network Instagram was described as part of ...