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Two mothers from Kentucky have filed lawsuits against Instagram’s parent company, Meta, claiming that the app targeted their daughters with images and posts that led to eating disorders and suicide attempts.
The 15 Most Dangerous Social Media Apps for Children
As our children head back to school, Enough is Enough, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping children safe in the digital world, is distributing a list generated by law enforcement detailing the 15 most dangerous apps for children.
Schools Block Student Access to Social Media
The school district of Madison, Wisconsin has launched a pilot project at several schools which will block student access to social media sites in order to help them re-engage with the world.
Study: People Hesitant to Opine on Social Media
One of the big news stories this week is about how the government has just enlisted members of academia to begin to "police" online opinion for possible "misinformation", but a new study has found that people are not as anxious to share their views on-line as most of us believe.
Pope: Silence is Golden!
Pope Benedict XVI's message for World Communications Day calls upon the faithful to take a break from constant tweeting, Googling and Facebooking in order to listen to others and understand ourselves better.
Big Sis is Watching You!
Those of us who love to keep up with our world via Twitter, Facebook and other social media need to be aware that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing its surveillance of these sites in an attempt to pre-empt any sign of civil unrest in the country.
Study: New Media Censors Christian Viewpoint
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study has found that despite the big promises of the Internet to allow unfettered free speech for all, Christian groups are among the few that are being censored online.
Jesus' Facebook Page Attracts More Than 8 Million Followers
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A diet doctor from North Carolina has created a Facebook page known as "Jesus Daily" with the goal of converting 50,000 people this year, and more than eight million fans are already on board.
Police Grapple With The Dark Side of Social Media
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The role social media played in the deadly riots in London and violent flash mobs in the U.S. in the past week are behind moves by law enforcement on both sides of the Atlantic to establish special crime units dedicated to policing Twitter and Facebook for evidence of crimes in the making.
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