TikTok has quickly grown to become one of the most popular social media apps in the mobile industry. While it’s not officially supposed to be used by anyone under 13 (and under-18s technically need approval from a parent or guardian), nobody’s enforcing the age limits.
Only slightly more than half of Americans find that it is simple to determine if something is either news or opinion. The worst area of confusion is social media, where just 43 percent of people said they could easily sort news from opinion.
TikTok, a social media platform popular with children and teenagers for making and sharing funny videos, is suffering from the same misinformation virus as other social media platforms.
Facebook’s refusal to censor political speech or false ads from politicians has given rise to a basic question: Who is considered a politician?
As a critical news consumer, it is important to remember that even major news outlets make mistakes. Case in point: a video from Kentucky misrepresented as one from Syria.
In the midst of political protests, road blockages, and deadly conflict in Bolivia, raw information, misinformation and disinformation are all spreading rapidly across social media platforms. Thankfully, two relatively new fact-checking teams at ChequeaBolivia and Bolivia Verifica are helping the public determine what is real news and what is fake.
Fake news stories about the 2020 election on Facebook are being produced and viewed at an unprecedented rate.
Recycled, outdated news stories are yet another threat to news consumers–especially if they get their news on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
TikTok is one of the world’s fastest growing social media platforms, thanks in part to its popularity with tweens and teens. But the platform is also attracting the attention of several U.S. senators because of potential threats to national security and privacy.
Twitter has banned political ads on its social media platform, but the criteria of what constitutes “political” remains unclear.