Technology and Social Media

Facebook is quietly testing its own group video chat app
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Facebook has been working on cloning Snapchat's features for awhile now, but that's not the only service the social media giant is looking to duplicate. The Verge reports that Facebook recently showed a Houseparty-style live group video chat app, cal…

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Facebook takes on the US government over gag order     – CNET
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The social media powerhouse takes issue with a court order that prohibits it from informing three users that warrants have been issued for their data.

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'Flawless': 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earning social media raves     – CNET
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With great power comes great reviews: Lucky folks who received an early peek at the film are praising it as one of Spidey’s best.

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The Internet Defines ‘Covfefe’
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Early this morning President Trump tweeted a fake word. Social media’s reaction is a prime example of how language travels online. The post The Internet Defines ‘Covfefe’ appeared first on WIRED.

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While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness
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The president’s travels abroad are giving the internet a lot to work with lately. The post While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness appeared first on WIRED.

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Sorry GoFundMe. Facebook wants to steal your business, too     – CNET
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The social network grows its personal fundraiser tools.

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EU states OK plan to tackle social-media hate speech     – CNET
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Heads up, European trolls: EU ministers approved proposals to make companies like Facebook tackle hate speech on their social networks more aggressively.

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Mr. Know-It-All: How Do I Deal With My Friend the Encryption Hypocrite?
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Got a friend who insists on using Signal—but is a total blabbermouth on social? Take heart. The post Mr. Know-It-All: How Do I Deal With My Friend the Encryption Hypocrite? appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook knocks down massive spammer network     – CNET
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The social network says it had been “combating” the operation for six months.

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