Social Media

Grab Your Mask and Your Civic Pride: It’s City Hall Selfie Day

The annual celebration, created by Engaging Local Government Leaders, encourages municipal workers and citizens to celebrate their communities by posting selfies in front of city halls.

Internet Ads Are a Popular Tax Target for Both Parties

Digital snooping and pandemic profits have fueled anger against tech giants.

Increasing Number of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

The jump can be attributed to the rise in social media use and the spread of misinformation, like falsehoods about the 2020 election and Covid-19 vaccines, according to an analysis by The Marist Poll.

Gov. Greg Abbott Publicly Slammed Facebook. Privately, He’s Courting the Social Media Giant to Build a Second Data Center in Texas.

The effort comes as Abbott and some Texas legislators are pushing a proposal to punish social media companies for “canceling conservative speech.”

A Bolder Way To Tweet About Boulders: How A Traffic Alert Typo Rocked the Internet

On Jan. 27, 2020, San Miguel, Colorado Sheriff's Office PIO Susan Lilly tweeted a warning of a highway obstruction: a "large boulder the size of a small boulder." The rest is internet history.

QAnon Is Winning

Conspiracy thinking in America had a huge night on Tuesday.

Lawmakers Propose $1M to Examine How Mis- And Disinformation Impacted Covid-19 Response

In particular, they’d like to know more about foreign and domestic sources propagating false information.

Democratic State Attorneys General Push Back on Trump Social Media Order

The executive order would direct federal agencies and state attorneys general to investigate social media companies for alleged bias in their content moderation policies.