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FTC confirms it’s investigating Facebook — a huge threat to the social media giant

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday that it's investigating Facebook and its data policies following reports that the data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica accessed personal information of 50 million Americans without their knowledge.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Tech companies need a 'greater duty of care'

Social media is "fantastic," but it needs more control not only from the tech companies themselves but also from policymakers.  That was the message from London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who attended the South by Southwest conference last week, and it'
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How to Improve Your Social Media Content With Persuasion Psychology Principles

From: www.jeffbullas.com   By: Nancy Christinovich Via: twitter.com How to Improve Your #
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The latest Chinese social media trend is eating ice

ASMR videos are all the rage, and now time things are getting chilly. This ice-eating ASMR trend is popping up all over Chinese social media. It's exactly as it sounds: people are posting videos of themselves eating ice. Really beautiful ice. 
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Chinese reporter's viral eye roll gets censored on social media

China's annual "two sessions" meetings are as serious as they come when it comes to political affairs. Taking place in Beijing, the event predictably gets extensive coverage in China. Yet a viral eye roll by reporter Liang Xiangyi has upstaged the
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FLOTUS to reportedly meet with social media companies about cyberbullying

First lady Melania Trump is sticking to her campaign promise to crack down on online harassment and cyberbullying. She's reportedly meeting with major players in social media and tech next week to see what can be done.  Even though she's
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Ariana Grande inspires beautiful self-love movement on social media

Ariana Grande doesn't mind stopping to take photos with fans, but she does get upset when her fans crop themselves out of the pictures. On Sunday the 24-year-old singer shared an inspirational message on her Instagram Story, calling on fans to
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This song addresses what it's like to grow up surrounded by social media

Rising star Hailey Knox is serving some serious truth with 'Don't Got One' - her song that directly confronts what it is like to grow up in the age of social mediaDespite the 19-year-old artist emerging with the help of platforms like YouTube and
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All the social media opt-outs you need to activate right now

Vero is a three-year-old app that's suddenly become a popular alternative to established social media platforms. It has a platform that promises to show you what your friends and network are posting, in chronological order — and with no ads.

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