• So Long, And A Red Flag On "Children's" Content
    If we are prepared to consider that malevolent foreign forces tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election with organic social-media content and paid advertising campaigns, isn't it plausible they may use the same techniques to instill dubious values in American children?
  • Graham Proposes Commission To Combat Foreign Social-Media Influence
    The controversial subject of alleged foreign attempts to influence American society via social media may get its own long-term investigative commission in Congress, provided the proposal can garner enough bipartisan support.
  • Social-Media Bigs Admit To Wider Russian Influence
    Russian meddling in American public life via social media apparently went beyond merely stirring up partisan feelings online. It extended to agents provocateurs setting up "real life" events, including political rallies and counter rallies.
  • Bing, Bing, Bing: Trump Says Presidency Impossible Without Social Media
    Trump credits social media with his election victory. He told FBN's Maria Bartiromo that ongoing drama is actually the main purpose of the presidential social-media strategy.
  • Snapchat Ramps Up Content Deals
    While Facebook and Google battle each other for the affection, or at least grudging loyalty, of media companies and publishers, small but plucky contender Snapchat is steadily building its own relationships with content creators. It just revealed a new scripted content partnership with NBCUniversal, and is also ramping up its content deals with Hearst.
  • Russian Social-Media Propaganda Targeted U.S. Military Personnel, Vets
    More details are emerging of Russian efforts to disseminate propaganda and influence U.S. public opinion via advertising and content distributed over social media, much of it targeted to specific groups. A new study suggests that one of those target audiences included current and former U.S. military personnel.
  • Regardless Of Who Loses The Election Meddling Controversy, Russia Wins
    Our enemies can only benefit when ordinary Americans start to question the fundamental integrity of their political process, as well as the motives and trustworthiness of their fellow citizens.
  • Twitter May Not Be Best Channel To Confront North Korea
    Is it realistic to expect that openly insulting the stature and ambitions of a totalitarian monster on Twitter will somehow prompt him to move in the direction of compromise and reconciliation?
  • Consumers Trust Each Other - Brands, Not So Much
    A study of 45 brands found that messages delivered via owned social media were less likely to increase purchase intent than messages delivered via earned social media. Owned social media was effective in raising brand awareness and customer satisfaction.
  • PewDiePie Doubles Down On Racist Moves
    From a marketing perspective, Felix Kjellberg's (PewDiePie) latest offense serves to highlight, yet again, the perils of working with social-media influencers. They can go off the rails at any moment.
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