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D.C. Circuit Holds That Section 230 Locks Out Locksmiths
As we noted in our recent post on the Second Circuit case Herrick v. Grindr, LLC, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA)
United States
26 Jul 2019
What's In A (User)Name?
As consumers increasingly communicate and interact through social media platforms
United States
3 Apr 2019
Social Links: Settlement Declares Fake "Likes" Illegal; Pinterest's Impending IPO; A Bill To Criminalize "Social Media Extortion"
In what is being described as "the first settlement to deem such sales illegally deceptive," New York Attorney General Letitia James has entered into a settlement with a company that had been selling fake followers, likes and views on several social media platforms.
United States
7 Mar 2019
2018: Predictions From Socially Aware's Editors And Contributors
Happy 2018 to our readers! It has become a Socially Aware tradition to start the New Year with some predictions from our editors and contributors.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Social Links: Can Media Companies Be Liable For Their Talents' Social Media Posts?; A Trade Group For Social Influencers; A Potentially Dangerous Snapchat Update
An article on The Verge has some useful tips on how to use the function, which is called Snap Map, and how to turn it off.
United States
15 Aug 2017
Social Links: Burger King Ad Triggers Google Assistant Devices; Suits Allege Infringement Of Copyrights In Content Posted To Social Media; Twitter's Hidden "Dislike" Button
Without Google's permission, Burger King ended one of its television commercials with a statement designed to automatically cause Google Assistant devices to read a list of the Whopper's ingredients out loud.
United States
25 Apr 2017
In A Rough Year For CDA Section 230, Manchanda V. Google Provides Comfort To Website Operators
As we noted in our recent post on the Ninth Circuit case Kimzey v. Yelp! Inc., in the right circumstances, Section 230 of the CDA still provides robust protection against liability...
United States
9 Dec 2016
Social Links: Google Penalizes Sites With Pop-Up Ads; Proposed Federal Legislation To Criminalize Revenge Porn; Ad Industry Group Questions Kardashians' Social Media Posts
Google is cracking down on mobile pop-up ads by knocking down the search-result position of websites that use them.
United States
1 Sep 2016
Now Available: The August Issue Of Our Socially Aware Newsletter
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media, we discuss the impact online trolls are having on social media marketing;
United States
30 Aug 2016
Social Links: Twitter Offers Anti-Harassment Tools; Pinterest Takes On Video Ads; P&G Changes Its Social Strategy
Twitter took steps to remedy its harassment problem. In addition, over the last six months, Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts that promoted terrorism.
United States
25 Aug 2016
Social Links: Twitter's Tough Quarter; Yelp Warns Users About Litigious Dentist; Pinterest Battles Snapchat
Instagram now allows celebrities to block trolls. While Facebook reached new highs last quarter, Twitter continued to stumble.
United States
3 Aug 2016
Social Links: Livestreaming Goes Mainstream; Social-Media-Use Guidance For Judges; Three Years In Jail For Trolling?
Facebook signs more than $50 million worth of deals with media firms and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service.
United States
3 Jul 2016
Social Links: The Ramifications Of Microsoft's LinkedIn Purchase; The Brands Using Snapchat; Lawyers' Social Media Use
Lots of press surrounding Microsoft's purchase of LinkedIn: Will LinkedIn change as a result? Will the Microsoft purchase inspire a Twitter acquisition?
United States
26 Jun 2016
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20 Jun 2016
Social Links: Publishers Claim Ad Blockers Violate FTC Rules; Twitter Bags Its "Buy Button"; Has The IoT Gone Too Far?
The Newspaper Association of America has filed a first-of-its-kind complaint with the FTC over certain ad blocking technologies.
United States
3 Jun 2016
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Friday Links, April 15th 2016
We're trying something new here at Socially Aware: In addition to our usual social-media and tech-law analyses and updates...
United States
20 Apr 2016
Building A Successful Social Media App: Four Lessons Learned From Snapchat
Because they encourage spontaneity and reassure social network users that they're not sacrificing long-term privacy, disappearing messaging apps have been popping up everywhere over the last couple of years.
United States
18 Nov 2015
"Notes" Update Shows Facebook's Continued Efforts To Increase Already Impressive User Engagement
As the number of social media platforms continues to grow, users' online activity is becoming increasingly divided...
United States
1 Sep 2015
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