Media Control

Social media giants respond to amplified criticism of the dangers of their services

Implications - Social media giants have come under scrutiny for some years now as they increasingly become vessels for the spread of false information, the incitement of violence, for tech addiction and for negatively impacting mental health. Such scrutiny has resulted in small changes in the way these companies operate, some of which can go so far as to affect their bottom line by reducing the amount of time spent on their own services, or by inciting consumer backlash. Such initiatives aim to reduce the negativity that social media giants have done little to address in the past, as more consumers demand change.
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Fake News Filters - Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
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Warm 447 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 17
Fake News Filters
Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
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Happiness-Focused Social Media Departments - Instagram is Launching a 'Wellbeing Team' Department
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This Year and Warm 330 Clicks Pub: Apr 12, 18
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Time-Monitoring App Tools - Instagram and Facebook's Activity Dashboard Breaks Down Time Consumption
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This Month and Average 66 Clicks Pub: Aug 2, 18
Time-Monitoring App Tools
Instagram and Facebook's Activity Dashboard Breaks Down Time Consumption
Facebook, and now Facebook-owned Instagram prepares to launch an Activity Dashboard as a means of ensuring that its services are not only fun but also contribute positively towards the user’s... [More]
Mobile Message-Limiting Features - WhatsApp Now Has a Forwarded Messages Limit
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This Month and Mild 24 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 18
Mobile Message-Limiting Features
WhatsApp Now Has a Forwarded Messages Limit
In an effort to curb the spread of fake news that can lead to violent events WhatsApp is rolling out a new forwarded messages limit. This limit comes following a series of violent lynchings... [More]
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