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Facebook Takes More Proactive Steps to Alerts Users Who’ve Engaged with Misinformation

Facebook is taking a new approach[1] to help keep users better informed within the app by sending out specific notifications to people who’ve engaged with posts which have later been identified as including misinformation, with an initial focus on COVID-19 updates. As reported by Fast Company[2]: “[Facebook] will now send notifications to anyone who has liked, commented, or shared a piece...

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Report Finds That Facebook’s Fact-Checking Labels Are Effective, But Also Legitimize Not Flagged Fake Reports

This is one of those ones that makes a lot of sense when you take a broader view, and consider the overall impacts. Facebook’s fact-checking labels[1] on disputed stories are a good way to reduce the spread of misinformation, with prominent tags on fact-checked posts giving users reason for pause before they go to distribute the same within their networks....

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New survey reports on acne, social media behavior and teenagers’ self-esteem

WAYNE, Pa., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As teenagers look forward to holiday activities, a new survey of teens (defined as ages 15-19 who are high school juniors/seniors or college freshmen/sophomores attending a school in the US) reveals that acne has a negative impact on their body image and self-esteem, and that translates into anxiety over using social media, mainly the online posting...

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The Press Release Is Not Dead—It’s Alive and Kicking – Healthcare, Insurance & Technology PR

A Review of Business Wire’s White Paper Linking Press Release Output to Outcomes[1] While the public relations industry continues to evolve and shift from traditional to digital tactics to a calculated mix of both, the power of the press release continues to show strength and agility when used strategically in a public relations campaign. Business Wire, an online distribution service...

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