The truth behind dating apps exposed

Although Tinder was not the first dating app, it was the app that most impacted the dating scene with its swipe-right feature. Since its debut, several other apps have flooded the industry but this has only led to users feeling burnt out. Rolling out interviewed a couple of millennials who are on dating apps. Find […]

Amazon sues Facebook groups over fake reviews

Amazon has sued administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups for attempting to fabricate fake reviews in exchange for money or free products, according to multiple reports. Group operators reportedly recruited people in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Japan. Five-star reviews push companies products higher in customer’s searches and higher ratings have a […]

Beyoncé receives 1st Daytime Emmy Award nomination

Beyoncé — who has already won a host of accolades during her career — has been nominated in the Outstanding Original Song category for the track that she wrote for her mother’s Facebook talk show. Elsewhere, CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” leads the overall list of nominees, with 18 nods in total. The long-running […]

Why a man was sentenced to 375 years in prison over a social media post

A New Jersey man was sentenced on April 8 to 375 years in prison for murdering two children and a college student in 2016 over a Facebook post. The judge sentenced Jeremy Arrington to three consecutive life sentences for killing 7-year-old Ariel Little Whitehurst, her 11-year-old brother Al-Jahon Whitehurst, and 23-year-old family friend Syasia McBurroughs. […]

Women’s history, civil rights, and Sheryl Sandberg

Minorities have worked tirelessly over this past year to enhance protections for marginalized communities and helped make our platform safer. Under Roy Austin’s leadership, this is an entirely female team designed to put in place a civil rights structure at Meta to enhance the equity of our technologies. So, I’m excited to help introduce three […]

New details released in the house fire deaths of Alabama rapper’s grandparents

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On Feb. 17, 2021, the grandparents of Alabama rapper HoneyKomb Brazy were killed in a house fire. Over a year later, officials believe their death stemmed from a Facebook post. Investigators believe that Terrence Watkins and Jamarcus Chambers, both who have been charged with murder, went to HoneyKomb’s grandparents’ home under the leadership of Darrin […]

Man kills 3 over social media post; what set him off

A New Jersey man was convicted on March 5, 2022, of killing two children and a college student after he broke into the home in November 2016 and tortured six victims because of a Facebook post. Jeremy Arrington was found guilty of three counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, burglary, criminal restraint and […]

Boosie said Martin Luther King would be mad that fans are pirating his movie

Rapper Boosie Badazz actually invoked the name of Martin Luther King to convey his rage that some fans have watched bootleg versions of his self-financed movie about his life called My Struggle.  https://t.co/powN1IwcFJ pic.twitter.com/9PVCGkD8sD — Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) September 29, 2021 Boosie was decked out in a red suit and sneakers for the premiere for […]

Facebook donates $2M to McBride Sisters fund for Black businesses

The McBride Sisters – owners of one of the leading Black-owned wine companies – have recently announced that they received $2 million from Facebook for their SHE CAN Fund. This Fund grants Black women entrepreneurs $20,000 in Facebook advertising credits and strategic guidance to help grow their business with Facebook Elevate through a six-week mentorship […]

Facebook apologizes for its AI labeling Black men as ‘primates’

Facebook has apologized after its artificial intelligence software somehow labeled Black men as “primates.” The problem began in June 2021 when a British newspaper published the video showing Black men in altercations with law enforcement and other White men. After the video concluded, FB’s automatic message appeared stating “keep seeing videos about Primates,” the New […]

White House alum Julie M. Wenah joins Facebook as associate general counsel for civil rights

Julie M. Wenah is a Nigerian-American lawyer, executive, filmmaker, and board member from Houston. She’s a global civil rights, privacy, and product inclusion lawyer who has successfully led teams and launched products, policies, and legislation focusing on equitable and scalable solutions for domestic and international markets. Wenah recently joined the Facebook team where she serves […]

Writer Maria Lloyd explains how words can be profitable

Maria Lloyd has always had an entrepreneurial drive. From the tender age of 5, Lloyd sold puppies made out of Mardi Gras beads. That drive continued through high school where Lloyd sold CDs and later in college when she worked as a freelance copywriter. Today, Lloyd is a community advocate, copywriter, speaker, and now, author. […]

How social media might evolve in 2021

As we start the new year, there has been a significant rise in social media usage in the wake of the pandemic. From Instagram live segments, Facebook lives TV shows, Twitter worldwide discussions, and Clubhouse master classes; social media has played a significant part in people’s lives that is certain to continue throughout 2021. Below […]

Facebook announces major Africa investment

Facebook has announced plans for a major investment in internet connectivity in Africa. The American social media giant has revealed it is investing in data centers, submarine cables and Wi-Fi infrastructure, and that the continent’s economy will ultimately grow by almost $60 billion by 2024. The investment means that more people in sub-Saharan Africa will […]

Audit blasts Facebook’s civil rights record

Facebook‘s decisions are causing significant setbacks for civil rights, according to a new report. An audit commissioned by Facebook has concluded that the company’s decisions are causing significant setbacks for civil rights. The audit has claimed that the social networking giant has left many activists “disheartened, frustrated and angry” by some of their “vexing and […]

WhatsApp introducing coronavirus fact-checking chatbot

WhatsApp is introducing a chatbot to help with coronavirus fact-checking. The new feature — which was launched this week by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies’ International Fact-Checking Network — will connect the messaging app‘s users with more than 80 organizations to tell them whether certain information is false. The database includes rumors determined as […]