Facebook has been a busy little beaver this week. It’s just possible the social network, with 2.89 billion users, generated more headlines this week than Dave Chappelle’s extremely overly discussed three-week-old stand-up special. Here’s a bit of a round-up of some of the reason’s the social network made headlines thisContinue Reading

In February 2020, the world seemed to shut down, and it’s reopened and re shut down several times since. With nearly two years of only intermittent access to the real world, it’s not surprising that everything from escape rooms to medical care moved online.  Almost every work-related meeting having moved to the internet isContinue Reading

Twitter announced it plans to once again start taking applications for verification in 2021. While Twitter never really stopped handing out “blue ticks” the company discontinued the open application process in 2017 after being criticized for verifying Jason Kessler, an organizer of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. The company says they plan toContinue Reading

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing free public access to digitized materials, including a substantial archive of web pages in the Wayback Machine announced they will start adding a fact check banner to some pages in the archive. Relying on third party checking organizations including FactCheck.org, Check Your Fact, Lead Stories, Politifact, Washington Post Fact-Checker, APContinue Reading

In a blog post, YouTube says it has removed over 100,000 videos and more than 17,000 channels from April to June for violating its new hate speech rules. This is five times more than YouTube removed in the previous three months. The company also took down over 500 million commentsContinue Reading