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Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning

TechCrunch reports: "In an era of social media manipulation and disinformation, we could sure use some help from innovative entrepreneurs. Social networks are now...

Five big questions about Apple and Qualcomm’s surprise settlement

The Verge reports: "On the second day of their blockbuster trial, Apple and Qualcomm announced that they had reached a settlement and would “dismiss all litigation...

Twitter says it now proactively surfaces 38% of abusive content

VentureBeat reports: "In a candid blog post today, Twitter gave an update on its ongoing effort to tamp down on hateful speech, threats, and other abusive...

Facebook tests merging its News Feed and Stories into a single...

The Verge reports: "Facebook is testing a radically redesigned interface for its app, which sees the News Feed and Stories feature combined into a...

Facebook is regulating its products before lawmakers force them to

The Verge reports: "Earlier this month, Facebook undertook an effort to recast the debate around the regulation of big tech companies on its own terms....

Twitter updates twttr prototype app with engagement swipes, conversation tweaks, better...

TechCrunch reports: "Twitter’s new prototyping app twttr, which it created to test and get feedback on new features — and new approaches to old features — has been...

U.K. proposes new social media regulations to battle harmful content

VentureBeat reports: "Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail...

Twitter’s latest test focuses on making conversations easier to follow by...

TechCrunch reports: "Twitter continues to experiment with ways to make conversations on its platform easier to follow. In addition to its prototype app twttr, which is...

Australia Passes Strict Social Media Law

Billboard reports: "Australia’s Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream real violence such as the New...

Hundreds of thousands of ‘lost’ MySpace songs have been recovered

The Verge reports: "The Internet Archive has published a catalogue of 490,000 MySpace songs uploaded to the service between 2008 and 2010 that were previously thought lost as...