Shelly Palmer on Fox 5
The "stophateforprofit" campaign is taking its toll on Facebook's advertising revenue. Shelly Palmer chats with Bianca Peters on Fox 5's Good Day New York about hate speech on social media and what is being done to remove it. Original Airdate: June 30, 2020. Continue Reading →
Facebook Instagram
Facebook announced that users will be able to turn off “all social issue, electoral or political ads from candidates, Super PACs or other organizations that have the “Paid for by” political disclaimer" on both Facebook and Instagram. The company also set a goal to help register 4 million voters for the upcoming election. Continue Reading →
TikTok
CNBC is reporting that a growing number of TikTok users are turning to the app for personal finance advice. As of mid-June, the #investing tag on TikTok had racked up 278.1 million views. Stating the obvious, experts caution that accounts offering guidance may be skipping important lessons and hawking get-rich quick schemes. We’ve been here before. Continue Reading →

Regulating Twitter

Twitter Bird in Cage
Imagine a universe where Twitter is fully regulated, an alternative Twitterverse. This is not a place that will ever exist, but sometimes it's helpful to simplify complex issues to help think them through. What would your perfect Twitterverse be like? What rules and regulations would have to exist? Would the world be a better place if your imaginary Twitterverse existed, or would it just present us with a different set of complex issues? Continue Reading →
Dinner
This past week, I sat with my friends to count our blessings and rejoice in the season of winter festivals. It will not surprise you to learn that we had some unexpected guests including the President of the United States. Not in person, of course, but he was “in the house.” I won’t bore you with the general split. You already know everything you need to know about the topic and what each side believes. But here’s what I didn’t know. The people who are most influenced by sockpuppeted, bot-influenced, social media-infused, AI-generated, deepfaked content are the ones who are the most certain that they are not influenced at all. Continue Reading →