Facebook’s plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

Facebook's effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn't have a specific answer as to when the t...

Instagram now asks new users for their age

Instagram is getting more serious about curbing underage use. As of December 4th, the social network will start asking for your date of birth when you sign up, and will use the date from your Facebook profile if you're using that. This will help the...

Twitter bans House candidate who suggested Ilhan Omar should be hanged

Twitter may be reluctant to crack down on politicians' tweets, but it still has its limits -- and one political candidate may have crossed the line. The social media giant has permanently banned Republican House candidate Danielle Stella's personal a...

Facebook labels a post as false to obey Singapore misinformation law

Facebook has voluntarily labeled fake news and other misinformation for a while, but in Singapore it now doesn't have much choice. The social site has labeled a November 23rd post as containing "false information" to obey a Singapore law meant to cu...

Bitmoji’s custom clothing makes your avatar more true to life

It's now easier to be a rugged individualist... as far as a digital avatar will allow, anyway. Snap is rolling out a Mix and Match option for Bitmoji on Android and iOS that, as the name implies, lets you customize your virtual persona's clothing on...

Facebook built a facial recognition app that identified employees

Facebook's stance on facial recognition has changed as of late, but its past enthusiasm for the technology may have been stronger than previously thought. Business Insider has learned (subscription required) that Facebook developed an internal mobil...

Police arrest member of group that hijacked Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account

Law enforcement has struck a blow against the group that compromised Twitter chief Jack Dorsey's account, albeit relatively late. Motherboard has learned that police arrested a former leader of Chuckling Squad (unnamed as the person is a child) roug...