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Meta Threatens to Remove News Content in Canada

  Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is at odds with the Canadian government over the proposed Online News Act (Bill C-18). The legislation, which is currently being considered in the Senate’s Committee on Transport and Communications, would require online platforms like Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for the content shared on their platforms. Tech corporations could potentially be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in annual payments to publishers if the bill is enacted…….

Twitter Announces Encrypted Messaging, Voice and Video Calls, and Per-Article Subscriptions

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has announced several new features for the social media platform, including encrypted messaging, voice and video calls, and the ability for media publishers to charge users on a per-article basis. These changes are part of Musk’s plan to revitalize Twitter, which has struggled to maintain its user base since his acquisition of the company in October 2022. Encrypted Messaging and Communication Capabilities Musk revealed that the first version of encrypted messaging would be released soon, followed……

BeReal’s Struggle to Maintain Authenticity and Market Share

  The once-popular photo-sharing app, BeReal, is now facing a steep decline in active daily users, dropping from 20 million in October 2022 to 6 million in March 2023. Despite its rapid growth within seven months, BeReal’s purported authenticity as the “anti-Instagram” may not have been enough to keep users engaged long-term. A Brief Success Story BeReal was released in 2020, providing users with a more candid and unfiltered experience compared to apps like Instagram. The platform required users to……

The Rising Impact of Social Media on Female Athletes’ Eating Disorders

  New research reveals an alarming trend where social media is exacerbating eating disorders among female athletes by endorsing unrealistic body standards. These findings stem from interviews carried out by researchers at Rocky Vista University in Colorado, who spoke with athletes who shared distressing accounts of the extreme measures they took to adhere to these standards. The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection The study underscores how platforms like Instagram and Facebook have intensified the pressure on young women to achieve “perfect”……

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