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Thinking Before Speaking (Editorial)

We don’t have to express the first thoughts that come into our heads. In fact, we shouldn’t. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Tyson Foods Isn’t Hiring Workers Who Came to the US Illegally, but Boycott Calls Persist

Conservative influencers and politicians are calling for a boycott of Tyson Foods after false claims spread online saying the multinational meat producer is planning to hire 52,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Technology

Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Biden Administration Over Efforts to Combat Social Media Posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Monday to side with the Biden administration in a dispute with Republican-led states over how far the federal government can go to combat controversial social […] read more >
Student with cellphone on school classroom
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Technology

Kids Are Using Phones In Class, Even When It’s Against The Rules. Should Schools Ban Them All Day?

The hold that phones have on adolescents in America today is well-documented, but teachers say parents are often not aware to what extent students use them inside the classroom. read more >
Media & Marketing / Public Companies

The Year of Social Media Soul-Searching: Twitter Dies, X and Threads are Born and AI Gets Personal

We lost Twitter and got X. We tried out Bluesky and Mastodon (well, some of us did). We fretted about AI bots and teen mental health. We cocooned in private […] read more >
Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Going Viral Can Have a Lasting Effect on a Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Lexington Candy Shop in New York City has served burgers, fries and shakes to hungry patrons for decades. Last remodeled in 1948, the diner is […] read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Judge Blocks Arkansas Law Requiring Parental OK for Minors to Create Social Media Accounts

The ruling says exemptions in the law nullified the state's intent for imposing the restrictions, and the law also didn't adequately define which platforms they would apply to. read more >

From Beats to Brands: 50 Years of Hip-Hop (Jimmy Warren Commentary)

Hip-hop, now 50 years old, has had a powerful impact on business. read more >

Microsoft’s Media Literacy Program Aims to Empower Internet Users and Combat Misinformation

The tech company worked with the Trust Project, a nonprofit consortium of news organizations, to create advertisements directing internet users to a list of eight "trust indicators" that can be used to assess a website's credibility. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Public Companies

Congress Eyes New Rules for Tech: What’s Under Consideration

Tech regulation is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill as concerns skyrocket about China's ownership of TikTok and as parents navigating a post-pandemic mental health crisis have grown increasingly worried about what their children are seeing online. read more >
A panel discussion featuring Conny Braams of Unilever, Jeremi Gorman of Netflix, Michael E. Kassan of MediaLink, and Tim Mapes of Delta Airlines at South by Southwest 2023.
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing

South by Southwest is Different With a Baby (Elizabeth Michael Commentary)

Notably absent from this year's festival in Austin were many of the larger social media companies, which usually speak on panels and host brand activations. read more >
Nitin Agarwal, director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Education

UA Little Rock Researcher Awarded $95K to Study Social Media Safety

The grant from the National Science Foundation will help develop novel big data mining algorithms. read more >
A paper cubes collection with printed logos of famous social media networks and online messengers, including as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas House OKs Social Media Age Verification Requirement

The proposal goes back to the Senate, which approved an earlier version of the bill, for one more vote before it can head to Sanders' desk. read more >
Media & Marketing

Betting on Social Media as a News Destination for The Young

Operators of the News Movement hope to succeed despite journalism being littered with years of unsuccessful attempts to entice people in their 20s to become news consumers. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Arkansas Sues TikTok, Meta Over Privacy, Child Safety Claims

"TikTok is a wolf in sheep's clothing," one of the lawsuits says. read more >
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Education / Media & Marketing

March Madness: Athletes Balance Privacy, Online Profile

Find the right balance of business and whimsiness and social media opens the the NIL revenue stream. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing / Technology

Social Media Bill Spurs Concerns

Bill 396, the Social Media Safety Act, would compel social media companies to use a third-party firm to verify ages via a driver’s license or other form of identification. read more >
Education / Legal / Media & Marketing / Public Companies

School Lawsuits Over Social Media Harm Face Tough Legal Road

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month over the extent to which federal law protects the tech industry from such claims when social media algorithms push potentially harmful content. read more >
Investments

US Charges 8 in Social Media ‘Pump-And-Dump’ Stock Scheme

The Justice Department said the defendants showcased their "extravagant lifestyles" to fool others into thinking they were skilled stock traders. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Social Media Platforms Brace for Midterm Elections Mayhem

While platforms like Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube say they've expanded their work to detect and stop harmful claims that could suppress the vote or even lead to violent confrontations, a review of some of the sites shows they're still playing catch-up with 2020. read more >