Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying

The FINANCIAL -- Identifying as male and more hours spent online also contributed. As social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others continue to grow in popularity, adolescents are spending more of their time online navigating a complex virtual world, according to…

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Amazon sues counterfeiters for using social media to promote sales

The FINANCIAL — Amazon.com, Inc., announced a lawsuit against 13 individuals and businesses (collectively, the “defendants”) for advertising, promoting, and facilitating the sale of counterfeit luxury goods in Amazon’s store, in violation of Amazon’s policies and the law. The lawsuit was filed…

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ByteDance rejects Microsoft’s offer to buy TikTok

The FINANCIAL — Microsoft says that it’s not acquiring parts of TikTok’s operations after its bid was rejected by Beijing-based ByteDance. After weeks of public back and forths, Microsoft ultimately failed in its attempts to acquire TikTok. Talk of a sale began…

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Facebook threatens to block sharing of news stories in Australia

The FINANCIAL — Facebook has warned that they will block Australians from sharing news if a landmark plan to make digital platforms pay for news content becomes law. On the other hand, the sharing of personal content between family and friends will not…

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Facebook will provide WHO with free ads

The FINANCIAL — Facebook will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization in an effort to prevent the spread of the misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook is one of multiple tech companies extending free services in response to the virus. Also,…

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The World Health Organization joined TikTok to eliminate misinformation

The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization joined popular video platform TikTok on Friday to share reliable information regarding the coronavirus outbreak and to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are fighting misinformation regarding…

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YouPorn made TikTok like app for adults

The FINANCIAL — YouPorn is launching a ‘TikTok-inspired’ web app. The user swipes through videos, similar to swiping through TikTok, and either watches the video or doesn’t watch the video. SWYP tracks your actions and recommends porn curated specifically to your swiping…

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