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

TikTok wants to distance itself from China, but government steps in

In this illustration photo taken on July 16, 2020, Chinese and American flags are seen near the TikTok logo. Florence Rowe | Reuters BEIJING — China said it would “strongly oppose” the forced sale of TikTok, making clear the government’s involvement in the social media giant’s efforts to distance itself from Beijing. The Commerce Department … Read more

TikTok CEO grilled by bipartisan lawmakers over China ties

TikTok CEO Shouzi Zhou reacts as he testifies at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled “TikTok: How Congress Can Protect U.S. Data Privacy and Protect Children from Online Harm” as lawmakers scrutinize Chinese-owned videos – Shared application, March 23, 2023 on Capitol Hill, Washington. Evelyn Hawkstein | Reuters “Welcome to the most bipartisan … 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

TikTok’s live event ad business grows as it faces possible ban

The TikTok app is available for download in the Apple App Store on smartphones in the Brooklyn borough of New York, USA, Thursday, March 9, 2023. The U.S. is moving closer to restricting access to the popular video-sharing app TikTok, as Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner is set to unveil a bill on Tuesday that … Read more

ByteDance’s Chinese employees still have access to some U.S. data

TikTok CEO Shouzi Zhou arrives at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on “TikTok: Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images TikTok Chief Executive Zhou Shouzi told U.S. lawmakers that Chinese employees of its parent company, ByteDance, may still have access to some U.S. data on the app, but added that once its risk mitigation … Read more