Mother of Student Seen Striking Teacher Says Her Daughter Suffers from Autism and Depression, Blames the School for Not Labeling Her Daughter as ‘Special Needs’
The mother of a Texas high school student seen in a now-viral video hitting and yelling at a Black teacher is citing autism and a […]news.yahoo.com
Missing Chinese tennis star reappears in public in Beijing
Missing tennis star Peng Shuai reappeared in public Sunday at a youth tournament in Beijing, according to photos released by the organizer, as the ruling Communist Party tried to quell fears abroad while suppressing information in China about Peng after she accused a senior leader of sexual assault. The post by the China Open on the Weibo social media service made no mention of Peng’s disappearance or her accusation. Peng was shown standing beside a court, waving and signing oversize commemorative tennis balls for children.news.yahoo.com
In India, a government-friendly social media network challenges Twitter
A decade after Twitter emerged as an international platform and helped fuel protest movements that brought down leaders during the Arab Spring, the growth of Koo is a reflection of the growing pressures facing Silicon Valley giants.washingtonpost.com
Newsmax Star Returns to Twitter—and Is Permanently Banned Hours Later for Vax Insanity
NewsmaxNewsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson has been permanently suspended from Twitter for repeatedly violating the social platform’s rules against spreading COVID-19 misinformation, according to a spokesman for the tech giant.Twitter initially gave Robinson, who has relentlessly pushed anti-vaccine falsehoods for more than a year, a temporary time-out last week after she posted an insanely absurd claim that the COVID-19 vaccines contained a glowing tracking device that was linkednews.yahoo.com
Facebook releases new reports on transparency and oversight amid criticism
Facebook published a series of reports on Tuesday that showcase the company's evolving response to a tide of criticism that its platform causes societal harm. The reports demonstrate that the company is gradually increasing transparency and oversight of its platform - though assuredly not to a degree that would placate the growing number of lawmakers around that world who say that regulation of social media platforms is the only real antidote to problems such as hate speech, violent incitement, bullying and political polarization caused by social media services.washingtonpost.com
EXPLAINER: How social platforms are dealing with the Taliban
As the Taliban negotiates with senior politicians and government leaders following its lighting-fast takeover of Afghanistan, U.S. social media companies are reckoning with how to deal with a violent extremist group that is poised to rule a country of 40 million people.
What's in a tag? Twitter revamps misinformation labels
After its labels on election-related misinformation became a regular sighting in the weeks leading up to and following the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Twitter is now working on overhauling them in an attempt to make them more useful and easier to notice, among other things.