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    LONDON (AP) — Instagram on Tuesday launched a feature that urges teenagers to take breaks from the photo-sharing platform and announced other tools aimed at protecting young users from harmful content on the Facebook-owned service. The previously announced “Take A Break” feature encourages teens to stop scrolling if they have been on the social media platform for a while, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said in a blog post. It rolled out to the U.S., United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday and would reach the rest of the world early next year, he said. Young users will see notifications about the feature and be urged to set reminders to take more breaks going forward, the post said. It’s one of the efforts that Facebook, renamed Meta Platforms, has touted on its platforms as it weathers backlash about not doing enough to rein in harmful content and faces new legislation looking to impose restrictions on tech giants. Former Facebook product manager turned whistleblower Frances Haugen has testified to U.S. and European lawmakers working on those measures, citing internal...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Congressman Devin Nunes announced he will leave Congress and begin working for former President Donald Trump’s social media company at the beginning of 2022.  “The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship,” Nunes said in a statement. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world-class team that will deliver on this promise.” READ MORE: Young Boy Dead, 2 Others Wounded In Wilmington ShootingNunes, who has been a staunch supporter of Trump, said he will retire from Congress in January 2022 and become the new CEO of the former president’s social media company. Some experts believe that Nunes may have decided to leave Congress as redistricting may leave his seat less secure. “It appeared that re-districting would put him in a disadvantageous position and he was afraid of losing his seat,” said Claremont McKenna College professor Jack Pitney. “Apparently there was an opportunity to go to work for the Trump organization and he saw a big payday.” ...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.As the senior Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, Devin Nunes was next in line to become its chairman should the Republicans take back the House in 2022. Which is to say that Nunes would have ascended to what is widely considered to be the most powerful chairmanship in the House of Representatives. And all he had to do was stay in Congress.But Nunes decided to discard the opportunity. Instead, he announced that he had joined Donald Trump's social media venture, Truth Social, as its CEO. Nunes said he was "humbled and honored" to have been entrusted with the job.The decision by Nunes says a lot about where power in the conservative movement rests -- or, at least, where Nunes believes it rests. It's not writing intricate legislation on taxes in Congress. No, Nunes' move signals that he thinks that the power lies in the pro-Trump media. Read MoreAnd Nunes isn't wrong. I've long pointed out that the...
    DELPHI, Ind. (WLS) -- Indiana police may have a break in the Delphi murder case of two teenage girls.The video featured is from a previous report.Libby German, 14, and Abby Williams, 13, were reported missing on February 13, 2017, after they went hiking at Delphi Historic Trails in Indiana. The bodies of Libby, 14, and Abby, 13, were found after they went missing on February 13, 2017, while hiking at Delphi Historic Trails in Indiana. Their killer remains on the run. When they didn't show up at a designated meetup time, an extensive search ensued. Their bodies were found the next day in a wooded area near the trails, about a half-mile upstream from where they had been dropped off.RELATED: Police, FBI continue search for suspect 4 years after killing of teen girlsDetectives with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police announced Monday that they have uncovered a fictitious online profile and are asking for help identifying the person who created it.Police said the profile, "Anthony_shots," appears to have been used from 2016 to 2017 on social...
    Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Zuma Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is leaving the US House of Representatives to take on a position as CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group, the former president’s latest nebulous enterprise. Nunes, an ardent Trumper, has spent 10 terms in Congress. His main social media qualification seems to be like that he likes to hold a petty grudge. During his tenure as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he released an eponymous memo alleging that the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia was politically motivated. After his district’s biggest newspaper, the Fresno Bee, called him a “Trump stooge” in 2018 (they had endorsed him in every election from 1996 to that point), he waged war on them. Solid stuff—none of which stopped him from continuing to be reelected. But nothing shows that Nunes has the aggrieved mentality of the chronically online quite like the issue of a certain fake cow. In 2019, Nunes took offense to a number of satirical Twitter accounts, including...
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced his retirement from Congress on Monday, effective “at the end of 2021,” to join former President Donald Trump’s upcoming social media company. Nunes said: It has been my privilege to serve the people of California’s San Joaquin Valley for nineteen years in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, I fought hard in Washington for the interests and values of Valley families and to help my constituents resolve any problems they may have with a federal government agency. Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in. I’m writing to let you know I’ve decided to pursue this opportunity, and therefore I will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of 2021. I will deeply miss being your congressman. NEW: Rep. Devin Nunes letter to his constituents announcing his retirement from Congress.Of note- this email says he will retire at the end of this year, not wait until his term ends in 2022.⁦@JakeSherman⁩ reported his retirement first. pic.twitter.com/HgSS5yDqFh — Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) December 6, 2021...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police and Philadelphia School District safety officers have responded to a threat at George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science in North Philadelphia. A source shared the threat, which was posted on Instagram by “Carverkilla,” with Eyewitness News. The Instagram user threatened to “shoot up” the school at 2 p.m. Monday. READ MORE: Police Say Daughter's Roommate Accused In Fatal Fire That Killed 81-Year-Old Julius Drelick, According To Court DocumentsSchool district officials responded to the school located at 1600 W Norris Street, and no immediate threat has been found. A robocall was sent to all parents informing them of the situation. READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Vehicle, Occupants In Kensington Triple ShootingThe school is staying open for the balance of the day, but parents have the option to pick students up early. Eyewitness News is hearing there are lines of parents at the school. No visitors will be allowed in the building today as a result of the threat. MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?This is...
    A company connected to Trump's attempt to make a social media alternative is under investigation by federal regulators. Digital World Acquisition Corp ., a SPAC partnered with the Trump Media & Technology Group, said in a public filing on Monday that it received inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in recent weeks. The company stated that it had received "certain preliminary, fact-finding inquiries" from both regulators and that it would comply with these inquiries from both federal agencies. TRUMP SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANY RAISES $1 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS The company said it received an inquiry in late October and early November related to a review of trading that occurred before the company's Oct. 20 announcement that it would merge with Trump Media & Technology Group. The company also received requests for details and documents in early November from the SEC. While some may jump quickly to conclusions about the merits of Digital World Acquisition Corp.'s business initiative, the company notes that SEC and FINRA inquiries do not necessarily...
    The publicly traded company that plans to merge with Donald Trump's new social media venture revealed on Monday that it is being investigated by federal regulators. The disclosure came in a filing by Digital World Acquisitions Corp - a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) or 'blank check' company - that said the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and FINRA regulatory agencies had asked for details of stock trading and communications with Trump’s company before the deal was announced. It deals a blow to Trump's plans for an anti-censorship site two days after he announced his Truth Social had raised a further $1 billion in investments. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for an investigation last month, citing press reports that DWAC had been in talks with Trump since March, before the SPAC went public -possibly in breach of rules. In a filing on Monday, DWAC said it had been asked by FINRA for information about its activities ahead of announcing a merger with Trump's company.  'According to FINRA’s request, the inquiry should not be construed as an indication...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An animal shelter going a different route to reach as many people as they can to get help: The Front Street Animal Shelter is so short-staffed they took to social media asking for volunteers. “That’s put us in a really tough spot where we’re just keeping up with our essential functions and adoptions,” said Sacramento Animal Care Services PIO Ryan Hinderman. READ MORE: Third-Down Woes Continue To Haunt Raiders In Critical LossesWaiting for their forever home is taking longer than it should.  Hinderman told CBS13 overall staffing is down 25% – and the animal care staff, those who actually tend to the animals, is down 50%. “With the staff we have, we’re able to keep up with essential functions, taking animals, feeding, medicating,” said Hinderman. “But because there’s only one or two staff right now to handle adoptions. What that means [is] animals are staying in the shelter longer than they need to.” But when Front Street Animal Shelter put out a call for help on Facebook, the community answered with hundreds applying to volunteer. READ MORE:...
    Tommy Fury may have been ruled out of his grudge match with fierce rival Jake Paul, with reports today suggesting he has withdrawn. The two fighters, who have been embroiled in a grizzly war of words in the months leading up to their showdown, were set to scrap a week on Saturday. However, it has now emerged that the bout is in serious doubt, with claims on social media surfacing about Fury potentially being forced to drop out. It has also been reported that Tyron Woodley, another of Paul's foes, may fill in instead for a potential rematch. Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champion, suffered a split decision loss to the youngest Paul sibling in their tussle in August.  The reason for Fury's rumoured withdrawal is not yet known and there has been no official confirmation despite the uncertainty. Tommy Fury has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his grudge match with Jake Paul Paul has been embroiled in a fierce war of words with Fury in the build-up to the showdown RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Donald Trump's new anti-censorship social-media site has attracted a further $1 billion in investments, the former president announced Saturday.   Announcing the injection of cash into his upcoming site TRUTH Social, Trump said: '$1bn sends an important message to Big Tech that censorship and political discrimination must end. 'As our balance sheet expands, Trump Media & Technology Group will be in a stronger position to fight back against the tyranny of Big Tech.' The 45th President of the United States previously explained that his plan for TRUTH was to allow users to post 'without discrimination on the basis of political ideology'. The capital raise highlighted the former US president's ability to attract strong financial backing seizing on his personal and political brand.  Trump is working to launch  TRUTH Social during the first quarter of 2022.   Trump is working to launch the social media app called TRUTH Social during the first quarter of 2022 Donald Trump's fledgling social media venture and an investment vehicle it is partnering with said Saturday that institutional investors have pledged $1 billion in funds for the former...
    TEEN Mom's Vee Rivera announced that her husband Jo's grandmother died, revealing that she will be taking a 'step back from social media' as she comes to terms with the loss. The MTV personality shared the news in a somber series of video clips, posted to her Instagram Story. 5Vee Rivera announced online that husband Jo's grandmother has diedCredit: Vee Rivera/Instagram 5She said in the post that she would be taking a social media breakCredit: Facebook Addressing her recent absence from social media, Vee explained: "I know I’ve been a little MIA this weekend. We had a death in Jo’s family - his grandmother - so just kind of taking everything in and getting ready for her funeral services next week and stuff. … I am processing. "We’re all processing, so I kind of like stepped back from social media a little bit." Vee went on to shout out Jo's ex, Kailyn Lowry, whom she costars on a podcast with saying: "As far as the podcast, I will be on this week but Kail was like ‘don’t worry about...
    Following the announcement of former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole's passing on Sunday, tributes started to pour in from both sides of the aisle. In a statement, President Joe Biden remembered the times he shared with Dole, who died on Sunday from lung cancer at the age of 98. 'A month after being sworn in as president, one of the first conversations I had with anyone outside the White House was with our dear friends, Bob and Elizabeth Dole, at their home in Washington. 'Bob had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and I was there to offer the same support, love and encouragement that they showed me and Jill when our son Beau battled cancer.  'Like all true friendships, regardless of how much time has passed, we picked up right where we left off, as though it were only yesterday that we were sharing a laugh in the Senate dining room or debating the great issues of the day, often against each other on the Senate floor. 'I saw in his eyes, the same light, brave and determination...
    Gen Z grew up on social media — we've been building our list of friends and followers since we were young. So, for college students who want to try their hand at launching a business, they have a ready-made customer base and marketing platform at their fingertips. Social media platforms recognize that potential and have been rolling out commerce tools. Pinterest and Facebook were among the earliest to launch shopping/marketplace features and Instagram followed a few years later, giving small businesses the opportunity to reach millions — and in some cases billions — of users. This has been a game-changer for start-ups. In August, TikTok announced a partnership with Shopify, where Shopify merchants who have a TikTok for Business account are able to add a shopping tab to their profiles. Reality star Kylie Jenner was among the first users to try the new TikTok shopping feature, using it to market her Kylie Cosmetics beauty products to her 37 million followers.Kylie Jenner attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on...
    Getty Images Neil Magny punches Robbie Lawler. Khamzat Chimaev has had trouble finding an opponent for his next UFC bout but veteran fighter Neil Magny appears game for the challenge., Magny put out the challenge to Chimaev on social media on Friday, saying he’d be up for a scrap with the undefeated fighter. UFC president Dana White talked earlier this week about how hard it has been to find Chimaev an opponent. “Khamzat Chimaev is one of the baddest dudes that I’ve ever come across and is literally willing to fight anyone and doesn’t care what the timeframe is or any of that stuff,” White told The Jim Rome Podcast on Wednesday. “He’s one of the baddest dudes that I’ve ever come across. “At the end of the day, if you’re a professional fighter, this is what you do,” White added. “You should look at a guy with as much hype and as much bravado as Chimaev has as a huge opportunity. Yes, 100 percent [they are afraid of him].” Magny responded to a tweet citing White’s statement,...
              more   Michigan State Representative Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) on Thursday introduced a bill to limit the influence of Big Tech on the state’s elections. House Bill 5597, entitled Justice Abolishing Corporate Kneecapping (JACK) Act, would prohibit social media platforms from “willfully” de-platforming a candidate running for office. In order to protect the individuals, the legislation also requires social media sites to establish a method for an individual to identify as a candidate “beginning on the date the user qualifies as a candidate and ending on the date of the election or the date the user ceases to be a candidate.” “If you’re a declared political candidate for public office and a big-tech company kicks you off their platform, for whatever reason, it’s going to cost them,” LaFave said. “This way, companies such as Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube can’t pick and choose who is allowed on their platforms based on their own political leanings and biases.” If enacted, a company would face a penalty of $10,000 per day and reasonable attorney fees for violating the law. “As a state,...
    Facebook (now known as Meta) has removed hundreds of accounts linked to China-based administrators for allegedly promoting coronavirus misinformation online, the U.S.-based social networking site said Thursday. Meta, formerly known as Facebook Inc., said it deleted “524 Facebook accounts, 20 pages, four Groups and 86 Instagram accounts” connected to the misinformation campaign. The operation launched on July 24 involved a social media user posing as a fake Swiss biologist named “Wilson Edwards” who claimed on Facebook and Twitter that the U.S. government was “putting pressure on World Health Organization [W.H.O.] scientists studying the origins of COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] in an attempt to blame the virus on China,” Facebook detailed in a report published December 1. “Within 48 hours, hundreds of social media accounts around the world had picked up on the story. Within a week, Chinese state media including the Global Times and People’s Daily were running headlines about the alleged US ‘intimidation,'” Facebook recalled. “On August 10, the Swiss Embassy in Beijing announced that there was no record of any Swiss citizen by that name [“Wilson Edwards”]. The same...
    After then-President Donald Trump led a failed coup in Washington, multiple social media companies—including Trump’s favorite of them all: Twitter—booted him from their platforms. Now, nearly a year since the Jan. 6 riot, the ex-president and current leader of the GOP is one step closer to getting his revenge on Big Tech. Thus far, Trump’s attempts to create a MAGA-media alternative have proved either fruitless or spectacularly embarrassing. But there’s reason to believe Trump is closer than ever to his dream of a Trumpy social network; he’s been privately discussing the option of teaming up with Rumble, a right-wing YouTube-wannabe based in Canada. According to email and server records, it appears Rumble and Trump’s still-to-be-launched social media app, Truth Social, are already sharing some infrastructure, with Rumble hosting a mail server for Trump’s planned app. In recent months, Rumble and the twice-impeached former president’s social media venture have been in talks about a potential business partnership, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of these sources, who has spoken to Trump about the prospect, said the former...
    The Australian Prime Minister wants users of social networking sites to be held accountable when they engage in malicious activity and incite hatred. A bill is due to be tabled in parliament early next year. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced legislation to combat online hate on Monday, November 29. These anonymous accounts, “trolls”, were initially targeted for sowing dissent and controversy on social media. This law suggests Australian Channel ABC, Will legally involve the responsibility of social networks when users are defamed. In fact, even Facebook or Twitter would be obliged to provide the identity of such “troublemakers”. If the authorities are unable or unwilling to disclose the identity of the person concerned, the platform will accept its own expense. The virtual world should not be a western country where ‘bots’, fanatics and trolls can hurt others anonymously. It’s not in the real world, it’s not in the virtual world, “said Prime Minister Scott Morrison. In addition, sites should create an online complaint system that allows users who have been harassed or slandered to report themselves. By criteria not...
    Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Facebook owner Meta to sell Giphy after it purchased the company for $315 million last year. The move by the antitrust watchdog is the first time a global regulator has ordered a major tech company to offload a completed deal, according to Bloomberg. The agency said on Tuesday that it found that the merger “has resulted or would result in a substantial lessening of competition.” “We have decided that the only effective way to address the competition issues that we have identified is for Facebook to sell GIPHY, in its entirety, to a suitable buyer,” the regulator said in a summary of its final report on the deal, which was released on Tuesday. Facebook, which rebranded under the corporate name Meta in October, has gobbled up several smaller companies in recent years but has never been ordered to sell a company after a deal was already inked. FTC FILES RENEWED ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST FACEBOOK Meta now must decide whether to comply with the regulator’s order or to...
    LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook’s acquisition of GIF-sharing platform Giphy and ordered the social network to reverse the deal, saying it hurts social media users and advertisers by stifling competition for animated images. The Competition and Markets Authority said Tuesday that the deal would let Facebook “increase its already significant market power” by denying or limiting other platforms’ access to Giphy GIFs and driving traffic to Facebook-owned sites. It’s reportedly the first time the watchdog has sought to unwind a tech deal. “By requiring Facebook to sell Giphy, we are protecting millions of social media users and promoting competition and innovation in digital advertising,” said Stuart McIntosh, chair of the group that carried out the investigation. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta, in this screen grab taken from a video released October 28, 2021.Facebook | via Reuters Meta, Facebook's parent, has been told by the U.K.'s competition watchdog that it must sell gif-sharing platform Giphy. The Competition and Markets Authority said Tuesday the deal could harm social media users and U.K. advertisers. In August, the CMA said it had provisionally found Facebook's purchase of Giphy would harm competition between social media platforms and remove a potential challenger in the display ad market. At the time, the CMA said it may require Facebook to unwind the deal, which is reportedly worth $400 million, and sell off Giphy if its competition concerns are ultimately confirmed. When the deal was announced, Facebook said it wanted to further integrate Giphy into the Instagram app "so that people can find just the right way to express themselves." The CMA fined Facebook £50.5 million ($67.4 million) in October for failing to provide regular updates to show that it is complying...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — All Propel schools in the area will be learning remotely today due to a threat that was posted on social media. Multiple threats were made via Snapchat, and as a result, all 13 schools in the system will utilize remote learning Tuesday. READ MORE: Mayor Bill Peduto Helps Light Pittsburgh's Official MenorahIn their initial statement, Propel was only going to have its schools in Montour and Hazelwood learn remotely, as those were schools were the initial threat happened. All of the 11 remaining schools were to remain with in-person learning, but that has since changed. READ MORE: Monongahela River For Nominated For River Of The Year In PennsylvaniaThe threat alleged that someone will either bring a gun to school or a bomb to the Propel Montour campus. At this point, the school system is working with police to find out who made the threats. The intent is to file charges once someone is identified. MORE NEWS: Uncertainty Surrounds New Omicron Variant: 'We Don't Have Answers Yet'Propel is asking anyone who could help identify the suspect tot call...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- If you've ever used social media to voice a complaint against a company, you're not alone.Almost every company in the world, whether big or small, has some sort of social media presence. But will sending them a tweet or leaving them a lengthy Facebook comment help resolve the issue?Consumer Reports says it's a good place to start, but there's a catch.A less confrontational approach can often bring better results."Whatever platform you're using, try a direct message instead," said Octavio Blanco, an editor for Consumer Reports. "Companies know you can put them on blast where everybody can see your message, so they may appreciate it when you don't."Blanco said using this method may actually get you a faster or more helpful response. Plus, there are other benefits you can get by going the private message route.Consumer Reports says it can also help you avoid scams since no one can see your complaint publicly except a company representative. That's important when dealing with a bank or financial services company.Also, make sure you're interacting with an official company account.On...
    In this article TWTRParag Agrawal named Twitter CEO on Nov 29th, 2021.Courtesy: TwitterIn stepping down as Twitter CEO on Monday, Jack Dorsey is handing over the reins to a computer scientist with a PhD from Stanford who's had a central role in developing the company's artificial intelligence technology, all while staying largely out of public view. Parag Agrawal, who joined Twitter a decade ago and worked his way up to technology chief in 2017, will take over as CEO immediately, following Dorsey's surprise resignation. Dorsey described his trust in Agrawal as "bone deep." "The board ran a rigorous process considering all options and unanimously appointed Parag," Dorsey wrote, in an email to Twitter employees on Monday that he also shared via tweet. "He's been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs." Agrawal has been Dorsey's closest partner in considering the future of the Twitter platform, and the two have a shared vision for decentralizing social media, according to a former company executive, who asked not to be named to protect confidentiality....
    JORGINHO gave away a goal against Manchester United due to a terrible touch a week after Fabinho showed how it should be done. United cleared from a corner and with Jorginho under pressure from a high ball, the Italian lost control of the ball and Jadon Sancho pounced to open the scoring. 2Jorginho's miscontrol allowed Jadon Sancho to break through on goal and scoreCredit: Sky Sports 2Fabinho remained cool under pressure when placed in the same situation against Arsenal last week Last week, Fabinho was placed in an identical scenario against Arsenal, but with only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang closing him down. But the Brazilian was the epitome of composure as he brought the ball down and played a pass back to Alisson. Tactical Times have mocked Jorginho on Twitter using a clip of the Liverpool star. The tweet read: "Jorginho, this is how you do it." Fans on social media loved the ribbing, with one saying: "He (Jorginho) doesn't have the capacity." Another added: "Just the perfect lesson." FINAL PICTURES Off White designer Virgil Abloh is seen in NYC just a...
    Priyanka Chopra made headlines on Monday, November 22 when she removed her last name “Jonas” from her social networks. The decision sparked rumors of a divorce between the Desi woman and the American singer-actor. The next day, Priyanka put an end to these rumors by sharing the clip “Jonas Brothers Family Roast” on her social media accounts in which the actress can be seen looking for her husband. Anushka Sharma shared a video on her Instagram story praising Priyanka. Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra appeared together in Zoya Akhtar’s inactive family drama ‘Dil Datkne Do’. Earlier, Lord Samantha Ruth also shared a video clip filed by Priyanka Chopra. Although he did not headline it, Samantha was a “Wonderful! Sticker to the story. The “Family Man 2” actor has been making headlines since announcing his divorce from South Indian superstar Naga Chaitanya. Paradoxically, after Samantha removed her last name from her social media accounts, rumors erupted that she had split up. According to a clip Priyanka first shared, the one-minute teaser video of the fried session began with the...
    A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after he shot dead a five-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park while making a video to post on social media. The teenager was arrested Friday morning and is currently being held at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center in Minnesota. 3Cops were called to a home on the 8000 block of Florida Avenue N. at around 10.20pm ThursdayCredit: WCCO TV 3Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Mark Bruley said it was an 'unfortunate accident' but added the investigation was ongoingCredit: WCCO TV The youth is related to the younger boy but the two were not siblings, according to Brooklyn Park Deputy Chief Mark Bruley. Cops were called to a home on the 8000 block of Florida Avenue N. about a shooting that injured a child at around 10.20pm Thursday. Police found the boy had a single gunshot to his head. Efforts were made to save the boy’s life but were unsuccessful, Bruley said. The 13-year-old along with several other juveniles were inside the residence handling a gun to make the social media video. Most read in The...
    In this article MLFB Soccer in the U.S. has not always had the best track record. Its popularity fluctuates, and interest is usually tied to significant events, such as the World Cup or the Olympics. Major League Soccer has spent more than 25 years trying to change the sentiment toward soccer in the U.S. while competing with more fast-paced, high-scoring sports such as the NFL and the NBA. Over the last 10 years, the MLS has become increasingly popular. The league garnered the attention of top international talent, brought in significant investments and generated a massive presence on social media. The MLS is focused on expanding its clubs to large sports markets and increasing popularity with younger generations. Nevertheless, the league has seen its fair share of obstacles, such as financial woes, leadership shakeups and its continuous fight to draw a large television audience. Establishing a massive television audience is everything to the league. Media rights deals are a cornerstone of how a league functions and the driving force for its longevity, growth and operational revenue. The league is looking...
              more   Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) penned a letter this week to YouTube after it was revealed the social media giant demonetized a news video discussing a story how former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli allegedly sexually assaulted Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. An episode of Breaking Points, a YouTube show hosted by Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, was demonetized after it ran a segment discussing the disappearance of the tennis star, the Federalist reports. “Despite the CCP’s history of human rights violations and ‘disappearing’ its own citizens, YouTube chose to demonetize the video. According to YouTube, ‘it isn’t suitable for all advertisers,’ and ‘will continue to run limited or no ads,” Blackburn said in her letter addressed to Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube. According to a press release sent out by Blackburn’s office, YouTube, which has publicly promoted the MeToo movement, is helping Beijing rewrite history. “It apparently is not enough that YouTube takes steps to censor American citizens. Now it is working with the CCP to promote its dangerous viewpoints around the world,” Blackburn said. “I understand...
    LOUISE Redknapp has broken her social media silence following the birth of her ex-husband Jamie's new son Raphael Anders. The singer got busy with business as usual, ignoring the announcement that Jamie, 48, had welcomed a baby with new wife Frida Andersson. 3Louise took to her Instagram stories to promote her Peacocks editCredit: Instagram / Louise Redknapp 3It comes after Jamie welcomed his baby son Raphael with Frida AnderssonCredit: jamie.redknapp/Instagram Former footballer Jamie and Swedish model Frida, 38, welcomed baby Raphael earlier this week, taking to social media to share the news. Louise, 47, had been yet to break her silence on Instagram since the post - despite fans of the Eternal singer reaching out to share their support. But on Thursday it was business as usual as she took to her Instagram stories to promote her partnerships with Peacocks Fashion. "It's definitely coat weather," she wrote to her followers, sharing a snap of herself wearing a green coat, tightly holding the hood over her head. The star looked glamorous for the modelling shoot,...
    Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, will testify before the Senate early next month about the social media platform’s impact on children. The appearance in front of the Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee is scheduled for the week of Dec. 6. “After bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company’s leadership why it uses powerful algorithms that push poisonous content to children driving them down rabbit holes to dark places, and what it will do to make its platform safer,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), the panel’s chair, said in a statement. “I appreciate Mr. Mosseri voluntarily coming to the Subcommittee and hope that he will support specific legislative reforms and solutions, particularly in its immensely potent algorithms,” he added. Mosseri uploaded a video to his Twitter Wednesday touting the work the platform has done to improve experiences online for young users. “These are important issues but we have shared goals,” he said, referring to Congress. “We all want young people to be safe when they’re online.” How social media affects teens and children has cut...
    MINNETRISTA, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings say team representatives and mental health professionals are at Everson Griffen’s home Wednesday, caring for the defensive end. Earlier in the day, a video was posted to Griffen’s Instagram account in which Griffen said someone was trying to kill him in his home. Griffen can be seen holding what appears to be a gun in the video, which he says is registered to him. “Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family,” the Vikings said in a statement. “We will have further comment at the appropriate time.” Statement from the #Vikings pic.twitter.com/9jARTVVCor — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 24, 2021 Images also posted to Griffen’s account appear to show him asking for help and appear to be an exchange between himself and his agent. In one image, in simple white text on a gradient background, Griffen appears to write, “I need help people trying to kill me. At my own house.” The videos and messages have since been deleted from Griffen’s verified account, but have...
    A long line of research suggests spending too much time on social media is harmful to the developing brains of children. But a new study has warned that even middle-aged adults are also 'substantially' more likely to be depressed if they are social media users. Harvard University researchers found adults feel even sadder if they use platforms favoured by youngsters, like TikTok and Snapchat, possibly as it makes them feel old.   They surveyed 5,400 American adults with an average age of 56 on two occasions, once in May 2020, and then again a year later. Participants were asked to complete a nine question mental health questionnaire and about which social media they used. Lead author of the study, Professor Roy Perlis, told NBC News: 'People who were using Facebook, people who were using TikTok, and people who were using Snapchat were substantially more likely to come back and tell us they felt depressed the next time they filled out the survey.' But the researchers could not rule out that depressed people may be more likely to log onto social media, perhaps...
    Social media ripped woke supposed criminal experts for saying that the public should not refer to the string of thefts across California as 'looting.'  Those interviewed by a Bay Area news station, including a professor of criminal justice and ex-cop, think the steals should be referred to as 'organized smash-and-grabs.' The distinction originates from the California penal code, which defines looting as 'theft or burglary... during a 'state of emergency,' 'local emergency' or 'evacuation order resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot or other natural or manmade disaster.' The distinction is important to experts like Lorenzo Boyd, PhD, who is a professor of criminal justice & community policing at the University of New Haven, and a retired veteran police officer. 'Looting is a term that we typically use when people of color or urban dwellers are doing something. We tend not to use that term for other people when they do the exact same thing,' Boyd said. There has been no claim made regarding the identities or races of the thieves involved in the current crime wave.   No local or national...
    Miss France hopefuls have been warned against overediting their social media photos after there was a public outcry over the difference between their filtered selfies and official photos released by competition organisers.  Fans of the pageant were struck by the heavy editing on social media snaps after 'natural' portraits of all 29 finalists were released last week.  Critics said some of the hopefuls' editing was so dramatic they looked like entirely different people on social media.   Miss France hopefuls have been warned against overediting their social media photos after there was a public outcry over the difference between their filtered selfies and unretouched photos released by competition organisers. Some fans said Miss Alsace, Cecile Wolfromoff, looked different in her Instagram snaps (left) compared to the official portrait (right) Miss Corse, Emma Renucci, also prompted questions, with one critical Twitter user saying she looked like a different woman. Pictured, Emma on Instagram (left) and in the portrait  'Wtf, it's not the same girl,' one fan wrote of Miss Corsica.  Another tweeted: 'Miss Alsace is truly a beautiful woman, but I find there...
    A CANADIAN tech guru has highlighted a handy experiment that you can perform to check if Facebook is spying on you. TikTok star Morten Rand Hendriksen told his 11,000 followers that the trick proves once and for all that the social media app isn't secretly listening to its users. 2A TikTok tech guru has highlighted a handy experiment that you can perform to check if Facebook is listening to youCredit: TikTok Conspiracy theorists have for years falsely claimed that the Facebook app hijacks smartphone microphones to listen in on conversations. The company is said to use the information it gathers to better target advertisements. Facebook has repeatedly denied the claims. According to Morten, who posts on TikTok under the username "@mor10web", there's an easy way to check if the app is snooping on you. It proves that Facebook targets ads based on your web history – such as online searches and social media activity – rather than what you say out loud. "You need a friend for this and you need a lot of patience," he said in a recent...
    KYLIE Jenner returned to social media for her first time after the Astroworld tragedy. Her Instagram comeback marks her first post after the 24-year-old delayed her holiday makeup line launch. 5Kylie Jenner has returned to social media for the first time since the Astroworld TragedyCredit: Social Media - Refer to source 5She wished Hailey a happy birthdayCredit: Instagram @kyliejenner Kylie took to her Instagram Story on Monday to share a photo of Hailey Bieber swimming in a pool with the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum’s daughter Stormi, three. Hailey- who is married to Justin Bieber- turned 25 on November 22. Alongside the photo, Kylie wrote: “Happy birthday @haileybieber you are such a beautiful person inside and out. We love you lots.” DELAYED LAUNCH Kylie posted the snap shortly after her annual holiday makeup line launch was delayed. The beauty mogul has dropped her festive collection with Kylie Cosmetics on November 19 for the past four years in a row. However, fans have been left waiting this year as there is no sign of the 2021 palette and lip kits amid...
    Anyone who receives the honor of showing up on Capitol One Arena’s massive 360-degree scoreboard during Wizards or Capitals games will still have an opportunity to show off the moment on social media. On Monday, Monumental Sports & Entertainment said it will continue its partnership with 15 Seconds of Fame (15SOF), an app and media platform that delivers “shareable fan video moments at live events.” “More than ever, fans have a desire to uniquely show their team pride and share significant memories on social media,” said Hunter Lochmann, Monumental’s chief marketing officer. 15SOF’s app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. After fans register for free, they can share their videos on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 15SOF has similar partnerships with other NBA and NHL teams, as well as NFL and MLB properties.
    Liberals and conservatives spoke out after the fatal attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with some on the Left saying it might be karma for the Rittenhouse verdict. At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured Sunday by a suspect who drove an SUV into a Christmas parade. "Good god Wisconsin, wtf are we even doing here!?!??!" one self-described advocate tweeted. "Still waiting to hear if the shots that were fired came from the SUV or were fired at the SUV in 'self defense.'" WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, REELS AFTER HORRIFIC PARADE ATTACK LEAVES AT LEAST FIVE DEAD AND SCORES INJURED Good god Wisconsin, wtf are we even doing here!?!??!Still waiting to hear if the shots that were fired came from the SUV or were fired at the SUV in "self defense". https://t.co/kwzUnHjuBq— Alyssa Miller ???? Duchess of Hackington (@AlyssaM_InfoSec) November 21, 2021 "Kyle Rittenhouse flashed white supremacist hand signals, while hanging out with an infamous white supremacist group ( & LE connected) The Proud Boys. So we understand his motivation," said Tariq Nasheed, a...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Two South Florida schools faced social media threats Friday, and one of them lead to an arrest. A thirteen-year-old girl has been charged with a second-degree felony after making Instagram threats towards students and staff at Renaissance Charter school in Pembroke Pines, according to police. READ MORE: All-Clear Given Following Bomb Squad Investigation In Brickell AreaOver at Plantation High School there was a code red lockdown due to their own online threat. Earlier in the week, Broward Public Schools launched their #THinkB4UPost campaign regarding social media threats. “We have to pivot the way in which we’re trying to communicate this message to the students by delivering it in that space if we want the message to actually reach the students,” said Keyla Concepción, Broward County Public Schools. While the campaign was focused on one day the message and the work continues. READ MORE: Hundreds Take Over Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Runway For A Good CauseBroward schools spokesperson Keyla Concepción says they’ve partnered with law enforcement agencies and even sports teams like the Miami Dolphins to get...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) — The House voted on Wednesday to censure Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona and strip him of his two committee assignments after he posted an edited anime video to his social media accounts that depicted violence against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and President Biden. The House passed a resolution punishing Gosar by a vote of 223 to 207, with Republicans Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joining all Democrats in support of the measure and one Republican voting “present.” After the resolution was approved, Gosar stood in the well of the House chamber while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi read aloud the formal rebuke against him. Read more at CBSNews.com>>
    Getty A young man holding a smartphone casts a shadow as he walks past an advertisement for social media company TikTok on September 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. It’s 1.30am in the morning, and I’m about to watch a duel between magicians. One is a “demonolater”, a word I have never heard before, someone who claims they worship demons and can petition them in return for knowledge or power. The other describes themselves as a “Solomonic magician”, and claims to be able to command demons to do his bidding, as some Jewish and Islamic traditions have believed of King Solomon, who ruled Israel in the 10th century BC. I first discovered this debate because, in the course of studying 16th century books of magic attributed to Solomon, I had found, to my astonishment, that “Solomonic magic” is still alive and well today, and growing in popularity. Twitter had suggested to me that I might be interested in an account called “Solomonic magic”, and a few clicks later I had found myself immersed in a vast online community of...
    The Los Angeles Police Department trialed an artificial intelligence program designed to pinpoint users likely to commit crimes using their friends lists, location data and analyses of their social media posts.  A trove of internal LAPD documents obtained by the Brennan Center for Justice reveal that the department tried out Voyager Labs' software in 2019, and considered a long-term contract before the four-month trial ended in November of that year.  The software was used to surveil 500 social media accounts and sift through thousands of messages during that period, according to The Guardian.  Police said that data was used to get 'real-time tactical intelligence,' 'protective intelligence' for members of local government and the police department and to investigate cases related to gangs and hate groups. A sales pitch sent to the LAPD by the firm lays bare the capabilities of the software, which can rapidly amass a suspect's social media posts into a searchable interface, use AI to gauge whether those posts show indicators of extremism or criminal activity and surveil thousands of associated accounts. Voyager Labs claims that their software...
    With cuffing season in full swing, singletons everywhere will be coupling up with new partners ready to flaunt their budding relationships on Instagram.  But if you've noticed your partner is hesitant to show you off to their friends and family online, you could be victim of 'pocketing' - where a person refuses to acknowledge their relationship on social media.   The term means a new partner is actively avoiding acknowledging your existence online and is going out of their way not to introduce you to any of their friends and family.   While it doesn't necessarily mean that the person is cheating, relationship expert at eharmony Rachael Lloyd says those who do it often want to reap the benefits of a relationship while also living a 'single life online'. For example the person 'pocketing' their partner may want to like certain photographs or send messages to other social media users without them knowing they're in a relationship.  Relationship expert at eharmony Rachael Lloyd claimed those who 'pocket' their partners are doing so as a 'power play' and will often want to reap...
    (CNN)Hanging on to social media connections that don't make you feel good? Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel said today is the day to unfriend them.The initiative started in 2010 on Kimmel's show, where he advised his audience, "post a status update that says, 'I'm moving this weekend and I need help.' The people that respond? Those are your friends. Everyone else isn't." He has acknowledged the unofficial holiday in many years following. CNN has reached out to ABC for comment on the occasion, but has not received a response.Since then, the virtual world has grown more integrated with the physical one -- as well as more politically divided. With the magnitude of information coming our way, it is important to be selective about who is allowed into our virtual world, said Suzana Flores, a licensed clinical therapist with New Orleans non-profit Ochsner Health and author of the book "Facehooked." Read More"Social media is a very wonderful tool in order to make us feel happier, and conversely it can be overwhelming because in today's world, a virtual world, we're receiving multiple...
    (CNN)The holiday season is right around the corner, and for many that means more time spent with family across generations. Before you demand that your children drop their smartphone to talk meaningfully about gratitude at the Thanksgiving dinner table, take a moment to consider what you're asking. When it comes to generational divides, it's hard to find one bigger than technology use, especially social media. How to talk to teens about technology use (and reduce it) is one of the most common questions I get from parents in my child and adolescent psychiatry clinic. Adults worry that technology overuse is taking a toll on their children's mental health. For teens, it's more complicated. Whether it's social media, gaming or online chat forums, the digital landscape has become fundamentally integrated into their everyday life.Faced with that conflict, I typically ask parents and caregivers not only how much their kids are using technology, but how they are using it and how that use is impacting their headspace. Once we know the answers to those questions, we collaborate to find solutions. Rather than...
    The Chicago police union boss announced his retirement from the force - and bid to run for mayor - on Tuesday, a day after his first disciplinary hearing for controversial social media posts and other actions that allegedly discredited the department.  John Catanzara, who was an officer for 27 years, officially submitted his paperwork to retire from the police department early Tuesday morning, cutting his discipline hearing short to avoid being disciplined or fired. The head of Chicago's largest police union faced charges of violating 11 CPD rules in connection to 18 allegations involving controversial posts on social media made to his personal Facebook page before he became police union president. He intends to remain in his post as union boss. In the social media posts, he compared the city's employee vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany, called Muslims 'savages (who) deserve a bullet,' and appeared in police uniform to promote former President Donald Trump.  Catanzara said he believed he would not get a fair hearing and that he would almost certainly be fired - as recommended by Police Superintendent David Brown...
    Prosecutors are claiming that Facebook deleted key evidence in a case against an extremist New Mexico militia group when it removed the group's page last year, and accuse the tech giant of refusing to retrieve needed information. District Attorney Raúl Torrez, of Bernalillo County in New Mexico, filed a lawsuit in June 2020 to limit the online activities of the New Mexico Civil Guard, a heavily armed self-described militia. The group clashed that month with protesters rallying to remove a statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate in Albuquerque. The violence ended in gunfire and left one protester seriously injured. While the shooter wasn’t a member of the militia, Torrez claimed its members perpetuated the chaos through posts and rhetoric on social media. The month after the protest, however, Facebook deactivated the group’s account for violating its policy, which bans hate speech and dangerous organizations. Now, the social media giant won't comply with a subpoena to produce content from the account. Facebook deleted key evidence in a legal battle against an extremist New Mexico Civil Guard when it deleted their...