As Trump Dominates Headlines, Beware the Reality of Deepfakes

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter.To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — After erroneously predicting his own arrest earlier this week, former President Donald Trump has turned to something more sinister, predicting violence and disaster following his capture. Whether the prediction turns out to … Read more

Where TikTok users might go if the app is banned

CNN — On the eve of this week’s high-profile TikTok hearings, the company shared that it now has more than 150 million U.S. monthly active users. But after hours of intense hearings in which lawmakers told TikTok’s CEO that the app should be banned, some may now be wondering where all those users would go … Read more

Pay $84 a year for Twitter Blue starting April 1 or you’ll lose your checkmark, Twitter says

New York CNN — Twitter’s free blue “verified” checkmark for famous users may finally be coming to an end. Since Elon Musk took over october control co.he has been threatening to remove “legacy” checkmarks identifying users such as government officials, corporations, journalists, celebrities and other high-profile Twitter users. Now Musk may follow through: “On April … Read more

Everyone in Washington is talking about a TikTok ban. But is it really a national security threat?

CNN  —  After TikTok CEO Shou Chew testified for more than five hours on Thursday before a Congressional committee, one thing was clear: US lawmakers remain convinced that TikTok is an urgent threat to national security. The hearing, Chew’s first appearance before Congress, kicked off with a lawmaker calling for TikTok to be banned and … Read more

College student talks about her social media breakthrough

CNN — Currently, political and legal scrutiny of some of the largest tech companies and social media platforms is intense. TikTok CEO Shou Chew faced grilling by lawmakers on Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. his testimony happened Some lawmakers have renewed calls for TikTok to be banned in the United States, citing … Read more

Utah governor signs bill requiring teens to get parental consent to join social media sites

New York CNN — Utah governor signs controversial bill Thursday’s bill would require minors to obtain guardian consent before joining social media platforms, the most aggressive step yet by state or federal lawmakers to protect children online. As part of a bill called the Utah Social Media Regulation Act, The social media platforms will have … Read more

Michigan GOP faces backlash for tweet linking gun reform to massacres

CNN — The Michigan Republican Party drew criticism Wednesday after the group used imagery of the massacre to oppose what it said were Democratic proposals to limit guns. In a social media post Wednesday morning, the Michigan GOP used photos of wedding rings taken by Nazi Germany from Holocaust victims, writing: “Before they collected all … Read more

TikTok and its CEO are trying to save the app’s status in the US

As more lawmakers raise national security concerns about TikTok’s ties to China, and some experts worry about the app’s impact on young people’s mental health, CNN is hosting a special to delve into the issues. Watch “CNN Primetime: Is It TikTok Time?” Thursday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET. CNN — At a Harvard Business … Read more

Pennsylvania county files lawsuit against social media company

CNN — A mother in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said her 18-year-old daughter is so obsessed with TikTok, she spends hours making elaborate videos and posting photos of herself edited to look slimmer . Another mother in the same county told CNN that her 16-year-old daughter’s ex-boyfriend shared a partially nude photo of the teen with … Read more

Lawmakers say TikTok is a national security threat, but evidence remains unclear

CNN  —  As TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew prepares for his first congressional grilling on Thursday, much of the focus will undoubtedly be on the short-form video app’s potential national security risks. Concerns about TikTok’s connections to China have led governments worldwide to ban the app on official devices, and those fears have factored into … Read more