Supremes block Texas social media law for now
Waiting to see what the lower courts think
A Texas social media law, which was designed to allow white right wingers to fill the interwebs with their unique brand of hate has been blocked by the US Supreme Court at least for now.
Texas wants to stop social media banning people for political views
Conservative politics comes from god and cannot be censored
Fresh from passing laws giving men control over women’s bodies, Texas politicians now believe that it is “their time” and that the conservative Supreme Court will approve any dumb arse law they want.
Social media made lockdowns lonelier for older people
At least according to the shrinks
Social media contact during the pandemic made many over-60s feel lonelier and more depressed than no contact at all, new research has found.
Trump sues social media giants over gagging
Backed by a right wing supporters group
Former President Donald Trump, backed by a lobby group of his wealthy supporters, is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Homeland Security will read your social media posts
At least someone will care what you ate for breakfast
The Department of Homeland Security has begun implementing a strategy to gather and analyse intelligence about security threats from public social media posts, DHS officials said.
Philippines most obsessed with social media
Followed by Colombia
The Philippines is the country most obessed with social media, followed by Columbia, according to a study from OnBuy.com.
FCC contradicts itself over social media regulation
It claims has the powers it said it did not have before
The FCC’s arguments that it has the power to become Donald Trump’s censor of social media contradict the arguments it used for another of its controversial decisions – ending net neutrality.
Trump orders Republicans to pressure social media
They are biased against my fans
Donald “Don’t wear a mask, corona only infects the weak” Trump is leaning on Senate Republicans from his sick bed to ratchet up scrutiny of social media companies it sees as biased against conservatives in the run-up to the November election.
Trump asks court to reject social media gagging case
All been a terrible misunderstanding
The Trump administration has filed a motion asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit against the president’s executive order targeting social media companies, calling it a “profound misunderstanding”.
US adults who get their news from social media are a bit thick
You probably were not expecting this
According to a report from Pew Research, US adults who get their news mainly from social media platforms tend to follow the news less carefully and are less informed on vital subjects.