Research + News | Topic: Facebook

Facebook Allows Drug Ads To Target Teens, Activists Say

The social network has rules about what can be shown to minors. The Tech Transparency Project found that they aren’t being enforced. Read the article here.

Social Media Use In 2021

A majority of Americans say they use YouTube and Facebook, while use of Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is especially common among adults under 30. Read the article here.

Facebook Is Working On An Instagram For Kids

Vishal Shah, Instagram’s vice president of product, reportedly announced the initiative in a Facebook post for employees. Read the article here.

Solomon Islands Set To Ban Facebook In The Name Of ‘National Unity’

The Solomon Islands Government has defended its decision to place a temporary ban on Facebook, a move it says is aimed at tackling cyberbullying and online defamation. Read the article here.

‘The Social Dilemma’ And The Big Dilemma

The film examines how tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others are able to bend our will toward company profit by perfectly curating our online experience. Read the article here.

The Facebook Friends Moms Don’t Want? Their Teens

Women who grew up on Facebook find they don’t really want to share every photo, rant and family secret with their kids. Read the article here.

Facebook Is Launching A Dedicated Gaming App To Take On Twitch, YouTube

Twitch and YouTube don’t have much competition when it comes to streaming platforms for the gaming community, but Facebook wants to change that with a new dedicated mobile gaming app. Read the article here.

Gaming’s Biggest Names Are Ditching Twitch For $10 Million Contracts

The gaming defections also highlight the growing challenge that Twitch, which Amazon bought for nearly $1 billion more than five years ago, faces in an increasingly competitive market filled with other tech-backed rivals. Read the article here.

Quitting Facebook Can Lead to Higher Grades For Teens

Study suggests that struggling students can considerably improve their grades by spending less time on social media. Read the article here.

‘Facebook is at the point of no return’: These 17-Year-Olds Are Very Clear About What They Love And Hate About Social Media

Generation Z has never known a world without the internet, smartphones and social media and their behavior is a constant source of fascination for companies who want to understand how to reach them with the next big thing. Read the article here.