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From Facebook to Twitter to YouTube, social media platforms are transforming communication and internet culture, even as they raise privacy concerns for users.

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Big Tech’s never-ending censorship loop

Omicron is outpacing delta on social media, too

Facebook still won’t give up Instagram for Kids

Spotify Wrapped, unwrapped

Twitter is again losing Jack Dorsey, its multitasking, wizard-bearded visionary

Did you (or your dog) eat a suspicious mushroom? These very online mycologists want to help.

How to fix Facebook

Facebook is backing away from facial recognition. Meta isn’t.

Facebook is now Meta, but it’s not quite a metamorphosis

Wall Street doesn’t care about the Facebook leaks. Mark Zuckerberg does.

Facebook’s whistleblower tells Congress how to regulate tech

Why this Facebook scandal is different

The mystery behind OnlyFans’ flip-flop on porn

It’s hard to be a moral person. Technology is making it harder.

A new bill would hold Facebook responsible for Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

The surgeon general wants Facebook to do more to stop Covid-19 lies

Racist trolls attacked England’s soccer team. Fans fought back.

How TikTok’s hate speech detection tool set off a debate about racial bias on the app

Trump’s lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google will probably go nowhere

The FTC’s antitrust complaint against Facebook has been dismissed — for now

Why some biologists and ecologists think social media is a risk to humanity

The ever-changing pressures of running an Instagram business

People keep finding late loved ones on Google Maps

The problem with Facebook’s attempt to be more like Nextdoor

What Facebook’s two-year Trump ban does and doesn’t do

How Snapchat became the forgotten social platform

Donald Trump’s new blog lasted less than a month

Michael Flynn’s coup comments show how QAnon is evolving in the Biden era

Who wins Instagram giveaways? An investigation.

Facebook’s empty promise of hiding “Likes”

Journalists can tweet about Black Lives Matter but not about Palestine

The “TikTok intifada”

Twitter is finally verifying people again

How Citizen sparked a $30,000 manhunt for the wrong guy

Seems like everyone hates Instagram for kids

Parler is back in Apple’s App Store, with a promise to crack down on hate speech

Many Americans struggle with debt. Social media doesn’t help. 

Open for a surprise: The endearing results of Twitter’s new image crop

YouTube’s kids app has a rabbit hole problem

Here’s just how much people have stopped talking about Trump on Facebook and Twitter

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