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TikTok pledges $250M in COVID-19 relief efforts, plus another $125M in ad credits

Short-form video app TikTok announced today it’s committing over $250 million to support front line workers, educators, and local communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an additional $125 million in advertising credits to public health organizations and businesses looking to rebuild. Some of these funds are being directed towards major health organizations, ...

What does a pandemic say about the tech we’ve built?

There’s a joke* being reshared on chat apps that takes the form of a multiple-choice question — asking who’s the leading force in workplace digital transformation? The red-lined punchline is not the CEO or CTO, but: C) COVID-19. There’s likely more than a grain of truth underpinning the quip. The novel coronavirus is pushing a ...

Facebook is working on a coronavirus… reaction button?

03.30.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

When Facebook introduced reaction buttons in 2015 that let you respond to a post with a heart or a sad face instead of just a "like," it was a huge improvement.  Now, Facebook is working on a puzzling reaction button for the coronavirus era: a C... ...

Twitter removes Giuliani tweet pushing misinformation about coronavirus

03.28.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Twitter removed a tweet from Rudy Giuliani on Friday that contained several pieces of misinformation related to coronavirus. The tweet, which quoted another tweet from right-wing personality Charlie Kirk, falsely claimed that the drug hydroxychloroqu... ...

Want to share viral coronavirus content? Consider these expert tips first.

03.17.2020 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

If you do a simple scroll through your social media feed, you're likely to see at least a few posts related to the coronavirus pandemic.  The last week, in particular, has brought a deluge of stories, charts, graphs, and explainers on how to "fl... ...

Thousands of political ads are sneaking around Facebook’s disclosure rules

03.07.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The election year battle against misinformation on Facebook isn’t off to a good start, at least according to one study. Researchers at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering discovered that tens of thousands of Facebook pages ... ...

Facebook has paused election reminders in Europe after data watchdog raises transparency concerns

Big tech’s lead privacy regulator in Europe has intervened to flag transparency concerns about a Facebook election reminder feature — asking the tech giant to provide it with information about what data it collects from users who interact with the notification and how their personal data is used, including whether it’s used for targeting them ...