Tag: Social Media

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Biden Administration Partners with Popular Dating Apps to Help Encourage Users to Get Their COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dating apps and sites like Tinder and OkCupid aren’t just tracking users’ favorite hobbies and personal likes and dislikes anymore. As more and more cities begin to open up, and as the number of vaccinated individuals increases, many people will start feeling comfortable venturing out again to make up for…

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Darnella Frazier, Teen Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder, Releases Heartfelt Tribute In His Memory

Following the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death earlier this week, Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old who filmed his murder, has released a heartfelt tribute in his memory. When Minneapolis police were apprehending Floyd, Frazier just happened to be walking by the scene with her nine-year-old cousin. As Floyd’s arrest began,…

Instagram

Instagram Adds New Feature Allowing Users to Select Their Preferred Pronouns

While many individuals on social media have taken to adding their preferred gender pronouns into their existing profile bios, Instagram has taken that concept one step further, launching a new feature that officially builds a person’s pronoun selection into their account setup. Samantha Kubota of The Today Show has reported…

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GLAAD Declares Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube ‘Effectively Unsafe’ for LGBTQ Users

In a first-of-its-kind report on “user experience” for the country’s leading social media platforms, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has declared Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube “effectively unsafe for LGBTQ users.” Cynthia Silva from NBC News reported that GLAAD’s inaugural “Social Media Safety Index” report originally…

LinkedIn

Data From 500 Million LinkedIn Accounts Hacked and Put Up for Sale on the Dark Web

In a blow to businesspeople of all levels and industries, the career and business networking site LinkedIn confirmed that data “scraped” from approximately 500 million profiles has been archived by hackers and is being sold on the dark web. The site has approximately 675 million members, meaning that data from…

Facebook

Facebook Takes Biggest Step Yet to Attack Hate on Its Platform

On Wednesday, March 17, Facebook announced its most far-reaching efforts ever to remove racist, sexist and other hate-fueled content from its platform. Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News reported that the social networking giant is “changing the way it recommends groups and will limit the reach of those that break its…