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Twitter will add labels to political candidates in order to increase transparency in the upcoming United States midterm elections....

Facebook users worldwide are being asked to review their privacy settings, including information they share on their profiles and facial recognition preferences....

Twitter is hoping to woo smaller publishers who are frustrated with Facebook to its new website....

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Facebook users in the United States who want to run certain ads on the platform will need to supply the last four digits of their Social Security number, a picture of a government-issued ID and the user’s United States mailing address....

A growing number of publishers are creating content specifically for Snapchat....

President Donald Trump’s blocking of his critics on Twitter is unconstitutional, a federal court judge said today....

Vevo, scrapping plans to build its own music-video platform outside of YouTube’s control, is shutting down its mobile apps and consumer-facing website, the company announced Thursday. ...

YouTube is experimenting with a personalized feed and it isn’t sitting well with many creators and viewers. ...

The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee have contacted Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey with complaints about how the social networks treat conservatives. ...

Facebook Marketplace has expanded into home services....

The TeenSafe app parents use to monitor their children's devices instead has left personal information exposed after servers affiliated with the app were left open to the public....

Snap wants to find the next big media business, so it’s launching a seed accelerator to invest in startups or creators that want to build media projects for mobile devices....

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg answered questions Tuesday from the European Parliament in Brussels about the platform’s massive data leak affecting millions of users....

Twitter bots may have changed the outcome of two of the world’s most consequential elections in recent years, according to an economic study....

Privacy and anti-monopoly advocacy groups kicked off a Freedom From Facebook campaign Monday, demanding that the Federal Trade Commission require the social media giant to break up into four separate companies....

Slack is giving developers the tools to build new integrations that turn clicks on messages into actions on their own platforms. ...

Instagram is adding a mute function so that users can avoid seeing content from select users without completely unfollowing them. ...

Since the start of the year, BuzzFeed noticed a significant decrease in Facebook Live video views on its news channel, pushing the team to find other platforms such as Twitch to reach new audiences....

Facebook is enlisting Qualcomm to provide the tech for its gigabit Wi-Fi project meant to make sending data through routers more efficient and increase internet speeds....

Facebook and YouTube are the worst offenders when it comes to exposing children to suicide, violence, cyberbullying and sex, according to Britain's highest-profile children's charity, the NSPCC. ...

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