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FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen which displays the T...
Haleuya Hadero and Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press

TikTok CEO grilled by skeptical lawmakers on safety, content

A nearly six-hour grilling of TikTok’s CEO by lawmakers brought the platform’s 150 million U.S. users no closer to an answer as to whether the app will be wiped from their devices.
7 days ago
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Kelvin Chan

TikTok CEO to tell Congress app is safe, urge against ban

TikTok’s CEO plans to tell Congress that the video-sharing app is committed to user safety, data protection and security, and keeping the platform free from Chinese government influence.
7 days ago
FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. U.S. government bans on Chinese-owne...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko

Salt Lake County bans TikTok on government devices

The Salt Lake County Council voted last week to ban TikTok on devices it owns, becoming the latest government entity to limit use of the app.
12 days ago
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2023, Sa...
Jill Colvin, Associated Press

‘I’M BACK!’: Trump returns to Facebook after reinstatement

Former President Donald Trump has returned to Facebook after a more than two-year ban.
12 days ago
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Barbara Optutay

Elon Musk apologizes after mocking laid-off Twitter employee

After a former Twitter employee couldn't access his work computer and Twitter's HR couldn't tell him if he was an employee anymore, he did what is what's considered the new normal in Twitter: tag Elon Musk in a tweet.
22 days ago
The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device, Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. Twitter ...
Associated Press

Twitter glitches as links, images fail to load

Twitter is experiencing a bevy of glitches as links stopped working, some users were unable to log in and Tweetdeck stopped working for others.
23 days ago
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Bridger Beal-Cvetko

Efforts to curb youth social media use clear Utah Legislature, await governor’s signature

A pair of social media regulations got final approval in Utah. One requires parental consent for minors to join social media and another makes it easier to sue social media companies.
27 days ago
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Brian Fung

Sen. Mike Lee says his personal Twitter account was suspended

The personal Twitter account belonging to Sen. Mike Lee was suspended for an hour before being reactivated after tweeting about it on his government account.
28 days ago
FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a cellphone on Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. TikTok says every accoun...
Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer

TikTok sets new default time limits for minors

TikTok says every account held by a user under the age of 18 will have a default 60-minute daily screen time limit in the coming weeks.
28 days ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers questions at an announcement in Mississauga, Ontario...
Brian Fung

Canada bans TikTok on government devices

The Canadian government is banning TikTok from official electronic devices in light of cybersecurity concerns.
30 days ago
FILE: Facebook debuts its new company brand, Meta, at their headquarters on October 28, 2021 in Men...
Dee-Ann Burbin

Meta testing new subscription service for verified accounts

Meta is testing a new subscription service that would let Facebook and Instagram users pay for a verified account.
1 month ago
The Twitter headquarters signage as seen on 10th Street on November 4, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif...
Ramishah Maruf

Twitter to charge for SMS two-factor authentication

Twitter Blue subscribers will be the platform's only users able to use text messages as a two-factor authentication method, Twitter announced Friday.
1 month ago
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Sunday Edition: Social Media Bills, GSL Bills, and Online Safety Bill

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug Wright sits down with Utah Lawmakers at the State Capitol to dive into some of this year's big legislative issues.
1 month ago
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08:  U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) holds up a poster of a Twitt...
Farnoush Amiri and Barbara Ortutay

Ex-Twitter execs deny pressure to block Hunter Biden story

Former Twitter executives conceded to Congress that they made a mistake by blocking a story about Hunter Biden, the president’s son, from the social media platform in the run-up to the 2020 election.
2 months ago
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Twitter users briefly unable to tweet, send messages

Twitter users on Wednesday briefly encountered various issues with the platform, including the inability to tweet, send direct messages or follow new accounts.
2 months ago
Pat Reavy

Utah sex offender charged with kidnapping teen girl from Arizona he met on TikTok

A West Valley man previously convicted of sexually extorting a teen girl is now charged with driving to Arizona to take a different teen girl back to his home in Utah where he sexually assaulted her.
2 months ago
Authorities in Grants Pass, Oregon, are warning that suspect Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36, may be tr...
Andy Rose and Nouran Salahieh

Oregon man suspected of kidnapping, beating a woman may be using dating apps to evade police

Oregon police are warning that a man suspected of kidnapping a woman and beating her unconscious may now be using dating apps to evade capture or find potential new victims.
2 months ago
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks during the United States Conf...
Allison Gordon and Pamela Brown

Surgeon General says 13 is ‘too early’ to join social media

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms.
2 months ago
WILMINGTON, NC - SEPTEMBER 23: Former President Donald Trump arrives at a Save America Rally at the...
Barbara Ortutay and Jill Colvin

Donald Trump is reinstated to Facebook after 2-year ban

Facebook has reinstated former President Donald Trump's personal account after a two-year suspension following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
2 months ago
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Eliza Pace

Gov. Cox, AG intend to sue social media companies for harms to kids

Gov. Spencer Cox along with Attorney General, Sean Reyes, plans to sue social media companies for the harm they cause to teens, though the specifics and timeline are uncertain.
2 months ago
The TikTok logo is displayed outside a TikTok office on December 20, 2022 in Culver City, Californi...
Associated Press

2 Minnesota brothers investigated in TikTok gambling scheme

Investigators in Minnesota are looking into allegations two men have been running a TikTok gambling scheme in the state's casinos.
2 months ago
Kaitlyn Bancroft

Utah woman who stabbed teens over TikTok video sentenced to 1 year in jail

A Utah woman upset over a TikTok video that she felt was disparaging to her was ordered Tuesday to spend a year in jail for stabbing two teenage girls and injuring others.
3 months ago
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Shara Park

Utah lawmakers reveal new bills to protect teens from social media companies

Utah lawmakers announced several bills for the 2023 legislative session aimed at protecting children from the harmful effects of social media on Tuesday. 
3 months ago
Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Brad Wilcox, professor at University of Virginia, and Director of Nat...
Tamara Vaifanua

Gov. Spencer Cox addresses mental health problems caused by social media towards teenagers

Utah Governor Spencer Cox wants state officials to take a closure look at how social media and technology affect the mental health of Utah's youth.
3 months ago

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