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Recent articles by Karissa:

Netflix will get exclusive streaming rights to future Sony films

Netflix will get exclusive streaming rights to all of Sony’s upcoming movies, including the next installment in the Spider-Man franchise. → Read More

YouTube is once again the most popular social media platform

Facebook and YouTube are still the most dominant social media platforms in the United States, but only YouTube is still growing. → Read More

Pinterest launches a Creator Fund to pay influencers

Pinterest is launching a “Creator Fund” to pay a small group of influencers to create content for the platform. It also wrote a "Creator Code" to keep its influencers positive. → Read More

Facebook banned an Albanian troll farm supporting exiled Iranian militants

Facebook took down more than 1,000 fake accounts in March, including a few hundred that were tied to a troll farm in Albania. → Read More

TikTok is finally adding automatic captions

TikTok is taking a big step toward making its app more accessible: the app is adding automatic captions, which allows video makers to create subtitles for their clips. → Read More

LinkedIn now lets you add pronouns to your profile

LinkedIn will allow all its users to add pronouns to the top of their profiles. → Read More

Congress questioned Big Tech CEOs for 5 hours without getting any good answers

More than five hours of questioning later, we have learned very little about the state of disinformation from today’s marathon hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai. → Read More

Watch Congress grill Facebook, Twitter and Google’s CEOs at 12PM ET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are set to testify at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on misinformation. → Read More

Report links most vaccine misinformation online to just 12 people

Twelve of the most prominent anti-vaccine activists are responsible for a disproportionate amount of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media, a new report says. → Read More

Facebook didn't do enough to stop election misinformation, report says

Facebook missed billions of opportunities to tamp down misinformation ahead of the 2020 presidential election, according to a new report from Avaaz. → Read More

Jack Dorsey’s ‘first tweet' NFT sells for $2.9 million

Fifteen years after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent the world’s first tweet, the message has sold for nearly $3 million as an NFT. → Read More

WhatsApp and Instagram are down

Facebook's apps are experiencing some serious issues. Instagram and WhatsApp appear to both be down. → Read More

15 years in, Twitter is ready to be more than just tweets

For 15 years, Twitter has looked pretty much the same. Now, the company is poised to move beyond the tweet. → Read More

Twitter is 'reviewing' its rules for world leaders

Twitter will survey users on whether politicians should have to follow the same rules as everyone else. → Read More

Facebook teases wrist-controlled augmented reality

Facebook is offering a new peek into how users could ultimately control AR glasses: via their wrists. → Read More

Facebook’s Oversight Board will weigh in on rules for politicians

As Facebook’s “Supreme Court” gets ready to rule on whether Donald Trump’s suspension should be permanent, the board will also tackle some of the thornier policy issues about how Facebook handles the accounts of elected officials. → Read More

Facebook unveils 'corporate human rights' policy

Facebook has unveiled a new company-wide human rights policy to firm up its commitment to “respecting human rights in our business operations, product development, policies and programming.” → Read More

YouTube has pulled 30,000 videos for making false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

YouTube has pulled 30,000 videos for sharing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, Axios reports. → Read More

Apple rejected Parler's latest attempt to come back to the App Store

Parler’s App Store exile will continue: Bloomberg reports that Apple recently rejected the app’s bid to get back onto iPhones, citing “highly objectionable content.” → Read More

Facebook files to dismiss FTC antitrust charges

Facebook says the antitrust lawsuits targeting the company’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp should be dismissed. → Read More