Facebook and Google Take Different First Steps to Combat Fake News

Facebook and Google have been under fire this week for failing to control the flow of misinformation about the 2016 election through their platforms. In the months leading up to the election, widely shared articles reported fake celebrity endorsements of now-President-elect Donald Trump, including ones claiming to

Facebook’s Flash is About Going Past the United States

Brazil may not be a hub for the latest tech, but it does get one privilege: Brazilians are trying out Facebook’s latest app – Flash – before anyone else. The new photo-sharing app might look familiar when you look at its filters and lenses. It’s providing

Yahoo Tries to Shift the Blame in Transparency Report

Months after the breach of 500 million accounts and reports of email scanning for U.S. intelligence, Yahoo took the opportunity to make something clear: They won’t hide that they’re working with the government. And they’re saying it’s the U.S. government’s turn to come clean. The digital platform

What’s Next for The @POTUS Twitter Handle?

On Monday afternoon, the White House blog announced the protocol for the first official transition process between presidencies for the social media accounts. As the first president to have a true social media presence, Obama has transformed the way the president connects to constituents. The

Twitter Killed The Vine Star

On Thursday, Twitter announced the shutdown of short-form video app Vine and the internet blew up in outrage. This came just as Twitter announced they’ve cut 9 percent of their employees (roughly 350 people) along with announcing their Q3 earnings. According to The Verge, these

No, Trump TV Doesn’t Already Exist. But, Here’s What it Might Look Like.

On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his “Fireside Chat,” a regular radio broadcast that helped define his presidency. The Fireside Chat marked a turning point in presidential communication.  Roosevelt’s experiment didn’t set an immediate precedent. Eventually, President Ronald Reagan picked up the practice again, delivering