Social Media

Former South Korean Social Media Giant in Talks ‘With Major Gaming Companies’ to Implement Its Crypto

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>A former South Korean social media giant is still keeping alive its promise to relaunch its business with the help of the cryptocurrency industry. A local media outlet reported that Cyworld is in talks with “major gaming companies” that involve crypto-related ventures.</strong> Company Also Plans to Launch Its Mainnet to Compete With …

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Parler: We warned the FBI more than 50 times before the Capitol riot

Enlarge Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Embattled right-wing social media firm Parler infamously promises its users a laissez-faire approach to “free speech” on its service. As the company now tells Congress, however, Parler apparently does warn federal authorities when it discovers certain kinds of violent content on its platform—and users who flock to …

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Crypto media runs with the bulls as new entrants compete against established brands

New opportunities arise during each Bitcoin bull run. The current ebullience has been driven by an influx of institutional investors, along with major payment providers like PayPal and Mastercard.  But why are they here to begin with? Much of the recent enthusiasm can be attributed to the vast and vociferous audience that’s been developed by …

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XRP Army gets ‘RelistXRP’ trending, demands exchanges comply

Members of the XRP Army — supporters of the XRP token — have started an online movement to pressure crypto exchanges to relist the digital asset amid Ripple facing a lawsuit from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. According to Twitter user MackAttackXRP, the hashtag “RelistXRP” was trending in The Netherlands earlier today, …

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Distraction, not partisanship, drives sharing of misinformation

Enlarge Lewis Ogden / Flickr We don’t need a study to know that misinformation is rampant on social media; we just need to do a search for “vaccines” or “climate change” to confirm that. A more compelling question is why. It’s clear that, at a minimum, there are contributions from organized disinformation campaigns, rampant political …

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US lawmakers propose Australia-style bill for media, tech negotiations

Enlarge / Rep. Ken Buck (R-Co.) and Microsoft president Brad Smith at a House hearing on regulation and competition in the news media industry on March 12, 2021. Drew Angerer | Getty Images A group of US lawmakers is proposing new legislation that would allow media organizations to set terms with social media platforms for …

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Pakistan bans TikTok again for hosting ‘obscene’ content

Tiktok users in Pakistan won’t be able to access the app yet again after the Peshawar High Court issued an order to ban the short-form video sharing platform in the country. According to Al Jazeera, Ary News TV and other local news outlets, the court made the ruling during a hearing into a petition against …

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Crypto influencers scramble to recover Twitter accounts after suspensions

According to a March 10 tweet by Bitcoin (BTC) podcaster Peter McCormack, at least six crypto-related accounts have been recently suspended by Twitter. The listed accounts include some of the most prominent crypto figures on Twitter with over 300,000 subscribers like Bitcoin on-chain analyst Willy Woo and BTC stock-to-flow model creator PlanB, as well as …

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Twitter sues Texas AG alleging political retaliation for Trump ban

Twitter isn’t happy that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton launched an investigation into the company after it banned former President Trump. CBS News reports Twitter has sued Paxton in federal court, alleging the AG is violating the First Amendment by trying to punish the social network for exercising free speech rights over the content it …

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Facebook reportedly investigated over ‘systemic’ racism in hiring

Facebook has publicly committed to fighting racism, but there are concerns that isn’t translating to its recruitment practices. Reuters sources say the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating possible “systemic” racism in Facebook’s hiring and job promotions. Facebook program manager Oscar Veneszee Jr. and four candidates have reportedly accused the social network of …

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