Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySheera Frenkel, Mike Isaac and Kate Conger Oct. 29, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday, a search on Instagram, the photo-sharing site owned by Facebook, produced a torrent of anti-Semitic images and videos uploaded in the wake of Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. A search for the word “Jews” displayed 11,696 posts with the hashtag “#jewsdid911,” claiming that Jews had orchestrated the The Instagram posts demonstrated a stark reality. Over the last 10 years, Silicon Valley’s social media companies have expanded their reach and influence to the furthest corners of the world. But it has become glaringly apparent that the companies never quite understood the negative consequences of that influence nor what to do about it — and that they cannot … [Read more...] about On Social Media, No Answers for Hate
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We're looking at you, Elon Musk and Brandon Truaxe. Hayden Field Published 8:00 am CDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Photo: Joshua Lott | Getty Images Photo: Joshua Lott | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Joshua Lott | Getty Images When Entrepreneurs Post Impulsively, Their Companies Pay the Price. Should Their Social Media Be Regulated? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It was the tweet read ‘round the world -- or at least all of Wall Street. “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on the morning of Aug. 7. “Funding secured.” Those nine words resulted in intense scrutiny, an onslaught of public speculation, a company board review, fraud charges … [Read more...] about When Entrepreneurs Post Impulsively, Their Companies Pay the Price. Should Their Social Media Be Regulated?
Isobel Asher Hamilton, provided by Published 9:56 am CDT, Friday, September 21, 2018 Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Foundation For Sports Integrity Conservative politician Damian Collins called for new rules to create a "commercial incentive" for social media companies to effectively moderate their content, after being shown evidence from a Business Insider investigation into Instagram's new service IGTV. Business Insider discovered during a three-week investigation that IGTV's algorithm recommended disturbing and potentially illegal videos, with some of the material being referred to the police. Collins has called for tighter regulation of tech companies before, and is leading a parliamentary probe into fake news. Damian Collins, the British Conservative MP leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, called for tighter regulation of social media companies after being presented with a Business Insider investigation into Instagram's new service IGTV. … [Read more...] about Instagram TV’s ‘very disturbing’ videos show social media needs regulation, according to a prominent British politician
Advertising anything marijuana related is banned on social media but organic strategies are viable and effective. Jasmine Pickel Published 12:04 pm CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images You Can Promote a Cannabis Brand on Social Media but Not Easily 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There was a time on social media when organic content was king. If your page had 1,000 followers, those 1,000 people would see your posts. Life was so simple then. Those days are over. By now it will likely come as no surprise to learn that algorithms on social media platforms are limiting the reach of organic posts, … [Read more...] about You Can Promote a Cannabis Brand on Social Media but Not Easily
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) handling of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s proposal to take the carmaker private and its failure to promptly file a formal disclosure has raised governance concerns and sparked questions about how companies use social media. FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk at a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Musk stunned investors last Tuesday by announcing on Twitter that he was considering taking Tesla private in a potential $72 billion transaction and that “funding” had been “secured.” Tesla’s shares closed up 11 percent before retrenching after the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had asked Tesla why Musk announced his plans on Twitter and whether his statement was truthful. Musk provided no details of his funding and as of Thursday Tesla’s board had … [Read more...] about Tesla’s slow disclosure raises governance, social media concerns