Tag: social media platforms

Coalition of states are investigating Instagram’s effects on youth

A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general said Thursday it is investigating how Instagram attracts and affects young people, amping up the pressure on parent company Meta Platforms Inc. FB, -0.61%  over potential harms to its users. Led by eight states, including Massachusetts and Nebraska, the coalition is focused on “the techniques utilized by Meta to increase […]

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Most Twitter users are just there to watch, new research finds

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults say they log on to Twitter TWTR for everything from news to sports to politics. But very few of those users are there to tweet. Most of the tweets on the social-media platform come from a minority of users, a new pair of reports from Pew Research Center shows. […]

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen says company has ‘a Meta problem’

Facebook Inc. whistleblower Frances Haugen has radically different advice for her former employer and its rebranding strategy. Rather than cast itself as Meta and pursue leadership in futuristic metaverse technology, as the company announced last week, the beleaguered social networking company FB, +1.98% would be better served if it acknowledged its repeated mistakes and company […]

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