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A shortage of popular weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have prompted a skyrocketing demand. Which has also lead to scammers on social media offering to ship weight loss drugs for lower prices — and without a prescription. A joint investigation conducted from February through April by the nonprofits Digital Citizens Alliance and Coalition […]

The U.S. Senate voted by a wide margin  in favor of legislation that would ban TikTok in the United States if its owner, the Chinese tech firm ByteDance, fails to divest the popular short video app over the next nine months to a year. Driven by widespread worries among U.S. lawmakers that China could access […]

On March 25, 2024, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 3, implementing one of the nation’s strictest social media regulations for minors. The new legislation prohibits children under the age of 14 from having social media accounts, and mandates the termination of existing accounts for this age group. Teenagers aged 14 and 15 […]

The U.S. Supreme Court heard pivotal cases on Monday that challenge social media laws enacted by Texas and Florida, in what legal experts deem the most significant First Amendment cases in a generation. These laws, a response to perceived censorship of conservative viewpoints by major social media platforms, particularly after the platforms banned former President […]

Zeddy Will, a 21-year-old talent from Queensbridge, is making significant strides in the entertainment industry as an influencer, actor, and rapper. With a vibrant personality and a strong work ethic, he has garnered a substantial following on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. Zeddy’s musical endeavors, notably his viral hit “Freak You” and the […]

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November 17, 2023

Snoop Dogg said that he is giving up smoking. The rapper and entrepreneur’s statement, shared in a black-and-white social media post, reads: “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.” “I’m giving up smoke,” he added in the caption. Source: USA Today […]

A new report says people have been scammed out of billions of dollars on social media according to the Federal Trade Commission. Online shopping from social media ads on Facebook and Instagram made up for 44% of the scams. Scamming people with fake investment opportunities was at 53% and online romance also played a role in the […]

According to the Federal Trade Commission, since 2021 Americans have lost $2.7 billion in scams from social media. Throw on top of that the report said that only a fraction of the actual harm. Most cases of fraud go unreported, the agency noted. People continue to fall victim to social media scams in part because […]

Has social media companies played a role in the declining mental health of students? The Greece Central School District thinks so, and they are joining a nationwide lawsuit to help fight it. The district said the school board voted to approve the measure, joining more than 200 districts already a part of the suit, which […]

Schools are taking on social media giants including Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube, asserting that the platforms have caused their students harm – particularly regarding issues like cyberbullying and mental health issues linked to social media usage. Approximately 200 school districts have joined the lawsuit against the platforms’ parent companies so far, which has been consolidated in […]

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