Social Media

FILE: In this photo illustration, a mobile phone featuring the TikTok app is displayed next to the ...
Haleluya Hadero, AP Business Writer

TikTok sues US to block law that could ban the social media platform

TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance are suing the U.S. federal government over a law that would ban the popular video-sharing app unless it’s sold to another company.
20 days ago
In one TikTok video, viewed more than 16.7 million times, an interviewer asks eight women on the st...
AJ Willingham, CNN

Man or bear? A viral question has spawned scary responses

Another day, another hypothetical scenario tearing people apart on social media. However, this cultural discourse has some sharp teeth.
21 days ago
FILE - OpenAI's ChatGPT app is displayed on an iPhone in New York, May 18, 2023. With companies dep...
Associated Press

Eight U.S. newspapers sue ChatGPT-maker OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement

A group of eight U.S. newspapers is suing ChatGPT-maker OpenAI and Microsoft, alleging that the technology companies have been “purloining millions” of copyrighted news articles without permission or payment to train their artificial intelligence chatbots.
27 days ago
FILE - The Hyundai company logo hangs over a long row of cars at a car dealership in Centennial, Co...
CNN

Hyundai is the latest brand to pause advertising on X due to antisemitism

Hyundai said on Thursday it paused advertising on X, after an ad from the automaker reportedly appeared adjacent to an antisemitic and pro-Hitler post on the social media site.
1 month ago
Unfounded allegations of students at Mt. Nebo Junior High School dressing up like animals and bitin...
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com

No evidence of ‘furries’ in Nebo School District despite allegations, social media firestorm

Unfounded allegations of students at Mt. Nebo Junior High School dressing up like animals and biting, barking, and pouncing on fellow students created a social media firestorm on Wednesday.
1 month ago
Phone with Instagram logo...
Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer

Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion

Instagram says it’s deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion.
2 months ago
FILE - Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarter...
Wyatte Grantham-Philips, AP Business Writer

Free blue checks are back for some accounts on Elon Musk’s X. Not everyone is happy about it

Elon Musk’s X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, has started restoring complimentary blue checks to some of its users.
2 months ago
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Dan Rascon

Utah County company says its video messaging app can detect nudity to keep kids safe

A Utah County company recently released a new video messaging app that it says can detect nudity or partial nudity to keep kids safe.  
2 months ago
In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is seen in the app store on a phone on March 13, 2024 in...
Haleluya Hadero, AP Business Writer

TikTok is under investigation by the FTC over data practices and could face a lawsuit

A person familiar with the matter says the Federal Trade Commission is investigating TikTok over its data and security practices.
2 months ago
A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit by Elon Musk’s X that had targeted a watchdog group...
Brian Fung

Judge tosses Elon Musk’s case against hate speech watchdog in excoriating rebuke

A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit by Elon Musk’s X that had targeted a watchdog group for its critical reports about hate speech on the social media platform.
2 months ago
FILE - The Capitol Dome and East Front of the of the House of Representatives is seen in Washington...
David Klepper, Associated Press

New bipartisan bill would require online identification, labeling of AI-generated videos and audio

New bipartisan legislation introduced in the House would require the identification and labeling of online content generated using artificial intelligence.
2 months ago
Cache Valley Pharmacy owner, Phillip Cowley working with employees....
Mike Anderson

Utah small business worries that TikTok ban could hurt growth

A small Utah pharmacy is worried the proposed federal ban on TikTok could hurt other small businesses from growing.
2 months ago
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo, on Sept. 28, 2020. News outlets are warning of a deadl...
Jill Colvin and Kevin Freking, Associated Press

House Republicans continue with TikTok ban vote, despite Trump’s disapproval

House Republicans are moving ahead with a bill that would require Chinese company ByteDance to sell TikTok or face a ban in the United States
3 months ago
Beijing Headquarters...
Brian Fung, CNN

Wait, is America actually banning TikTok now?

House lawmakers are moving with dizzying speed with a plan that could ban TikTok from the United States.
3 months ago
The European Union has launched a formal investigation into TikTok. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty I...
Anna Cooban

The EU opens formal probe into TikTok over protection of children

The European Union has launched a formal investigation into TikTok to determine whether the company is doing enough to protect minors on its platform as well as examine other suspected violations of the bloc’s landmark Digital Services Act.
3 months ago
A principal in Davis County School District is calling on parents to help him identify ad shut down...
Debbie Worthen

Davis County principal calls on parents to track down cyberbully on TikTok

An elementary principal in the Davis School District is asking all parents of sixth grade students to help track down and stop a cyber bully.
4 months ago
Sen. Mike McKell, R-Spanish Fork, and Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, speak about their new s...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com and Lindsay Aerts, KSL TV

Utah lawmakers want social media companies to ditch algorithmic feeds, limit time for minors

State lawmakers unveiled Monday their proposed changes to Utah's social media regulations, which would allow companies to avoid an assumption of harm.
4 months ago
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Josh Ellis and Shelby Lofton

Viral video appears to catch Cybertruck driver using Apple VR headset in Utah

A social media video has gone viral for showing a man wearing a new Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset while driving a Tesla Cybertruck in Utah County.
4 months ago
The TikTok logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays the TikTok h...
Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer

Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny and others may vanish from TikTok as licensing dispute boils over

Universal Music Group, which represents artists including Taylor Swift, Drake, Adele, Bad Bunny and Billie Eilish, says that it will no longer allow its music on TikTok now that a licensing deal between the two parties has expired.
4 months ago
FILE - Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarter...
Associated Press

X pauses some Taylor Swift searches as deepfake explicit images spread

Social media platform X has blocked some searches for Taylor Swift as pornographic deepfake images of the singer have circulated online.
4 months ago
Taylor Swift attends the 65th Grammy Awards in February 2023 in Los Angeles.
(Matt Winkelmeyer/Gett...
Associated Press

Deepfake explicit images of Taylor Swift spread on social media. Her fans are fighting back

Pornographic deepfake images of Taylor Swift are circulating online, making the singer the most famous victim of a scourge that tech platforms and anti-abuse groups have struggled to fix.
4 months ago
FBI sextortion graphic...
Garna Mejia

Predators targeting more Utah teens with sextortion scams, FBI report says

Teen sextortion cases are on the rise across the nation and in Utah.
4 months ago
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Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com 

Utah residents suing state over soon-to-be enacted social media restrictions

A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against Utah's social media regulations on behalf of several residents, including a teenage Utahn, who allege the regulations violate protections for freedom of speech.
4 months ago
FILE - The SpaceX headquarters is seen, May 25, 2012, in Hawthorne, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 24, 20...
Associated Press

SpaceX accused of unlawfully firing employees who were critical of Elon Musk

A U.S. labor agency has accused SpaceX of unlawfully firing employees who penned an open letter critical of CEO Elon Musk and creating an impression that worker activities were under surveillance by the rocket ship company.
5 months ago

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