Karissa Bell, Engadget

Karissa Bell

Engadget

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Engadget
Past:
  • Mashable
  • Yahoo
  • Cashay
  • The Wirecutter

Recent articles by Karissa:

Discord bans Reddit’s WallStreetBets for hate speech as scrutiny intensifies

Discord has banned the server used by the controversial subreddit r/WallStreetBets for repeated violations of the company’s hate speech policies. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg wants to reduce political content in News Feed

Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is thinking about ways to “reduce the amount of politics on its platform.” → Read More

Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty' in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

Facebook’s business has boomed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the company is warning that 2021 might prove more difficult → Read More

Twitter is making it easier for researchers to study it

Twitter just took a major step toward making it easier for researchers to understand the conversations happening on its platform. → Read More

Twitter’s new ‘Birdwatch’ experiment crowdsources fact-checking

Twitter is launching a new feature to fight misinformation: Birdwatch, a “community-driven approach” that crowdsources fact checks. → Read More

Instagram adds ‘professional dashboard’

Instagram is adding a new “professional dashboard” feature that brings all the app’s business tools into a single place. → Read More

President Joe Biden names Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC chair

Jessica Rosenworcel, the FCC’s leading Democrat, will serve as acting chairwoman, replacing Ajit Pai. → Read More

Amazon can keep Parler's servers offline, judge rules

Amazon Web Services doesn't have to let Parler back online, a federal judge has ruled. → Read More

House oversight chair asks FBI to investigate Parler

The chair of the House Oversight Committee wants the FBI to investigate Parler’s role in the Jan.6 violence at the Capitol. → Read More

Facebook blocks events around D.C. and state capitals ahead of inauguration

Facebook is cracking down on events in an effort to prevent its users from organizing violence ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. → Read More

WhatsApp postpones new privacy policy amid ‘confusion’

WhatsApp says it will give users more time to agree to its controversial new privacy policy, citing mass “confusion” and “misinformation” about the update. → Read More

Jack Dorsey breaks his silence after Trump ban

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made his first public statements since the company permanently banned Donald Trump from its platform → Read More

Amazon says it spent months warning Parler about violent posts

Amazon says it warned Parler officials about the violent threats on its platform nearly two months before the riot at the US Capitol. → Read More

TikTok changes privacy settings for its youngest users

TikTok is introducing new “enhanced” privacy settings that restricts certain features for younger teens and changes default settings for older teens. → Read More

Twitter purged 70,000 QAnon accounts in three days

Twitter says it’s purged more than 70,000 accounts for spreading conspiracy theories associated with QAnon. → Read More

Facebook bans all mentions of ‘stop the steal’ ahead of inauguration

Facebook says it’s barring all mentions of the phrase “stop the steal” in the wake of last week’s riot in Washington D.C. that resulted in five deaths. → Read More

Parler sues AWS after Amazon knocks service offline

Parler is suing Amazon Web Services in a last-ditch attempt to get back online. → Read More

Apple to Parler: Moderate violent threats or face ban

Apple has threatened to ban the “free speech” social media app Parler. → Read More

The day Facebook and Twitter's rules finally applied to Donald Trump

Facebook and Twitter finally delivered an answer to what has been one of the most pressing questions during Donald Trump’s presidency. → Read More

Donald Trump's Twitter lockout is over (for now)

Donald Trump’s Twitter timeout is over. → Read More