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Social Media Users ID White Supremacist Marchers

After a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent last weekend, social-media users have been going through images of the event with a fine-tuned comb, "outing" participants to the Internet at large.

Trump Retweets Fake Account

The President was duped into sharing a tweet from a person masquerading as someone else online. The Twitter account was tied to a pro-Trump e-commerce operation selling knockoffs of Trump campaign memorabilia.

ACLU Sues Governors For Blocking Users

Blocking unwanted followers on social media, or "kicking losers to the curb" in technical parlance, is an unquestioned right of private citizens. But what about politicians? Can elected leaders, when using social media in their official capacities, scrub their follower lists of unwelcome critics?

Most Liked Social Network Is... Google+?

Google+, long dismissed as the also-ran and afterthought of the social-media world, is actually well liked by the relatively small group of people who use it.

The Dark Side Of Influencers: Douchebags

Jake Paul is a Disney star, as well as an influencer, with 8.5 million followers across YouTube, Instagram and the like. Paul is now persona non grata in his West Hollywood neighborhood because of his preferred method of entertaining his social-media audience. Think destructive.

'They're Not Going To Take Away My Social Media,' Vows Trump

Social media was a central pillar of Trump's long-shot, outsider campaign for the presidency, allowing him to succeed where conventional wisdom said he would fail. And he's not about to stop now.

President Troll

There are good reasons Donald Trump is posting a video of himself beating up a CNN avatar. First, because it pleases his base, or at least part of it. Mostly, because it shifts attention from serious issues - like the Russia probes or the Senate's healthcare bill.

Social Media Linked To Surge In Plastic Surgery

The increase in cosmetic surgery can be tied, in part, to social media. But it becomes most insidious when it targets children.

Social Media Is A Propaganda Powerhouse

Social media's real killer app is spreading propaganda, disinformation and fake news, according to a new study from the University of Oxford's Computational Propaganda Research Project.

McDonald's Taps Snapchat For Huge Hiring Push

McDonald's announced it is looking to hire 250,000 people across the United States this summer, with an advertising campaign rivaling any mass-market consumer brand. Where is the Golden Arches looking o find all these new (typically millennial) employees? Snapchat, of course.

Most CEOs Still Not Using Social Media

Most of the country's top CEOs aren't active on social media - they don't even have social-media accounts (dormant or otherwise). That's according to a new survey of Fortune 500 CEOs conducted by and Domo. Just 40% of those studied were active on at least one of the big social media platforms in 2016, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+.

Rating The Authenticity Of Influencers' Followers

Fohr Card this week announced a rating system that lets brands see how authentic the following of each of its 15,000 influencers actually is on Instagram.

Social Media Melds Digital With Tangible

The more digital our social lives have become, the more many of us seem to crave the tangible, the experiential, the takeaway that doesn't vanish with the swipe of a finger.

Gerber Among The 86% Of Marketers Using Influencers

Gerber relied on influencers recruited by Linqia to launch its Lil' Beanies treats for toddlers. A recent Linqia survey found that 86% of marketers use influencers as part of their content strategy.

Taking Your Leads From Artificial Intelligence

Sysomos' new integrated platform also incorporates artificial intelligence to "uncover correlations, anomalies and associations" -- and that's the aspect I'm going to focus on.

Are You Ready For Social VR?

Linden Lab, which created the created the virtual world Second Life in 2003, is in "invite-only, creator-preview" mode for Sansar, a new VR-based platform that has been described as a "WordPress for social VR."

It's All About The Experience

Eighty-three percent of U.S. consumers say having a positive customer experience with a brand is more important than the product itself, and 71% say they will not come back after one bad incident.

An Illuminating Conversation About Conversational Marketing

Highlights from the "Talk To The Brand: AI, Bots And Conversational Marketing" panel at MediaPost's OMMA SXSW event.

Putting Social Media In Its Place

Disconnectedness -- along with other perils of the social media age such as cyberbullying, sexting and overindulgence -- has become a major area of discussion.

Rushkoff On 'Generation Like,' Big Data and 'Team Human'

Media theorist, author and filmmaker Douglas Rushkoff showed his Frontline documentary "Generation Like" this week and then fielded some thought-provoking questions.

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