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Social media has gotten so bad that America's top doctor is intervening

The labels would require congressional approval. And Murthy's comparison to cigarette warnings migh…

Dan DeFrancesco   


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'Likes' no longer public on X to protect users' privacy

X users will be now be able to unhesitatingly like posts on the social media platform without anyon…

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Social media isn't like cigarettes, and a warning label won't help much

A warning label for social media can't hurt, but it probably won't help much.

Katie Notopoulos   


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A surgeon general's warning on social media wouldn't be as powerful as good-old-fashioned parenting, experts say

The US surgeon general proposed attaching a government warning to social media platforms. But onlin…

Erin Snodgrass   


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Wealthy Chinese influencers are being banned from social media for flaunting lavish lifestyles

A social media influencer dubbed "China's Kim Kardashian" lost access to his accounts after China l…

Jyoti Mann   


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Surgeon general compares social media to tobacco and alcohol in call for warning labels

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for social media to carry warning labels for its links t…

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Reasi terror attack: Why is the hashtag #UninstallInstagram trending on social media?

Many netizens have been claiming that they were unable to use the Reasi hashtag because Instagram h…

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It's comeback season for social media

Social media is getting a second wind – and more from this week's top stories.

Joi-Marie McKenzie,Jordan Parker Erb   


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Surgeon general: Social media should come with a warning label like cigarettes

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy said social media was contributing to an "emer…

Geoff Weiss   


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A small number of ‘superspreaders’ are propagating most of the misinformation on Twitter, study finds

Building on our understanding on the spread of misinformation on social media, a team of analysts a…

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Kids should be banned from smartphones until 13 and social media until 18, a major French study says

A French government-backed report said children under 13 should be banned from smartphones, and fro…

Thibault Spirlet   


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The man who audited Trump's social media company misspelled his own name in 14 different ways: FT

Ben F Borgers used 14 variations of his name in regulatory filings, including ones like Blake F Bor…

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   


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Nospace is a new nostalgia-filled social media app for Gen Z that's already got a 500,000-person waiting list

The app wants to bring back the social element of social media, as Gen Z become frustrated with the…

Alexandra Bacon   


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From ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ to ‘All Eyes on Rafah’: Did Blockout 2024 make Indian celebrities speak out for Gaza?

After recent airstrikes on Rafah, an AI-generated image with the words ‘All Eyes On Rafah’ quickly …

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The Kate Middleton photo drama is the gift that social media needed

The flurry of memes surrounding Kate Middleton's absence from public life has made X feel like old-…

Alexandra Bacon   


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Meta's Threads app: The text-based social media platform from Instagram trying to replace X

Meta launched its Threads app last summer, using Instagram's built-in user base to directly compete…

Michelle Mark   


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How many users does Donald Trump's social media company have? He won't say.

Donald Trump's Truth Social released new financials, and they aren't good. They're also missing imp…

Peter Kafka   


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Hashtags 'Boycott Netflix' and 'Ban Maharaj Film' trend on social media ahead of Aamir Khan's son Junaid's debut

Hashtags like 'Boycott Netflix' and 'Ban Maharaj Film' trended on social media on Thursday with a s…

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A UPenn student started a YouTube channel. In weeks, her face was stolen on China's social media.

Behind the Great Firewall, accounts using deepfakes of YouTubers in Europe and the US are promoting…

Matthew Loh   


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Roaring Kitty is back on social media and meme stock GameStop is soaring

Keith Gill just posted on X for the first time in nearly three years, sending meme stock GameStop s…

George Glover