In 70+ lawsuits in opposition to Meta, Snap, TikTok, and

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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg: In 70+ lawsuits in opposition to Meta, Snap, TikTok, and Google, mother and father are making product legal responsibility claims, blaming algorithms for youths’ psychological well being points, and extra  —  A 16-year-old woman in Utah turns into so obsessed together with her physique picture after getting hooked on Instagram that … Read moreIn 70+ lawsuits in opposition to Meta, Snap, TikTok, and

Instagram, and more and more TikTok, have fallen

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Instagram, and more and more TikTok, have fallen afoul of the Bootleg Ratio, providing largely reposted, clout-chasing content material that slowly turns viewers off  —  TikTok is altering. … That stuff remains to be on the platform, however it’s largely fallen off my For You web page, changed by Tim … Read moreInstagram, and more and more TikTok, have fallen

Sensor Tower: TikTok Now, the BeReal clone

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Mia Sato / The Verge: Sensor Tower: TikTok Now, the BeReal clone debuted on September 18, is within the prime 10 social networking apps in 39 nations and the highest 100 apps in 24 nations  —  The TikTok Now function was first introduced final week and is constructed into the TikTok app for US customers. … Read moreSensor Tower: TikTok Now, the BeReal clone

COO Vanessa Pappas advised senators that TikTok is

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Meghan Bobrowsky / Wall Road Journal: COO Vanessa Pappas advised senators that TikTok is engaged on a closing take care of CFIUS that satisfies all US nationwide safety considerations, however did not give a timeline  —  Lawmakers specific concern over potential Chinese language affect of the favored short-video app  —  Investigation: How TikTok’s Algorithm Figures … Read moreCOO Vanessa Pappas advised senators that TikTok is

TikTok provides TikTok Now, a BeReal-like characteristic,

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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch: TikTok provides TikTok Now, a BeReal-like characteristic, to its app within the US, with each day prompts to seize a 10-second video or a photograph utilizing back and front cameras  —  TikTok launched a brand new characteristic at present that’s principally only a copy of BeReal, the buzzy French social app … Read moreTikTok provides TikTok Now, a BeReal-like characteristic,

Hackers Target Los Angeles School Distric

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Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine hasn’t gone to Vladimir Putin’s plan: Its troops have suffered devastating losses, failed to capture key Ukrainian cities, and been pushed back toward Russia. However, domestically, the Kremlin has succeeded in further suppressing its citizens—including blocking independent news media and other access to impartial information. Now, a new tool lets … Read moreHackers Target Los Angeles School Distric

After India's TikTok ban, Meta and G

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Bloomberg: After India’s TikTok ban, Meta and Google are battling for the lead in the country’s short-video app economy that could generate up to $19B in sales by 2030  —  Prateek Bhardwaj broke out as a social media star on TikTok’s short-video platform, drawing in close to a million followers and a slew of big-brand … Read moreAfter India's TikTok ban, Meta and G

The Tricky Ethics of Being a Teacher on T

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“I don’t want any students in my videos now, absolutely not,” she says, “Whether you have 10 followers or 100,000 followers, a weird person is a weird person who could find you.” Miss P’s students beg to feature in her videos, but she refuses to film their faces for safety reasons. Yet Miss P does … Read moreThe Tricky Ethics of Being a Teacher on T

Mental health content creators on TikTok and Instagram are increa

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Tatum Hunter / Washington Post: Mental health content creators on TikTok and Instagram are increasingly filling a health care gap, which critics fear could lead to harmful self-diagnoses  —  Issey Moloney signed up for therapy through Britain’s National Health Service when she was just 12 years old.  She was on a waiting list for four … Read moreMental health content creators on TikTok and Instagram are increa

TikTok has cut jobs in its US advertising department as part of a

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Sylvia Varnham O’Regan / The Information: TikTok has cut jobs in its US advertising department as part of a restructuring, offering affected employees the chance to find roles in other units  —  TikTok has cut employees from its U.S. ad department as part of a restructuring of the unit, as the fast-growing social media app … Read moreTikTok has cut jobs in its US advertising department as part of a