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Donald Trump's Truth Social launches a web app

Prepare to see a lot more Donald Trump on social media again. Truth Social is no longer siloed behind an iOS-only mobile app.Trump's alternative social network, Truth Social, pushed out a notification on Friday to its current iOS app users informing them that a web version of the platform is now available.  SEE ALSO: ...

Twitter's new misinformation policy aims to tamp down misleading viral tweets

Your Twitter timeline's going on a cleanse. The social media giant announced a new policy Thursday which aims to reduce the spread of viral misleading tweets on the platform. The crisis misinformation policy, as it's officially dubbed, narrowly focuses on "false" content or allegations made during broadly defined times of crisis, and includes specific...

New York AG launching investigation into Twitch, 4chan, and Discord over Buffalo shooting

Twitch, Discord, 4chan, and 8chan all played a role in the white supremacist mass shooting in Buffalo this weekend, according to the shooter himself.New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to know exactly what role each one played.On Wednesday, James announced in a tweet that she was launching an investigation into those four platforms, as well...

From lake science to bones to snails, these TikTok accounts are STEM treasure troves

Since its inception, TikTok has quickly become an arbiter of culture, memes, and even political organizing, all while curating eerily specific For Your Pages for its users full of dancing videos, funny filters, and viral songs. But one of its most promising uses is connecting more people to fun, educational accounts, spanning the range of science, technology,...

Moms are speaking out for abortion rights today. Join them.

For many, this is a hard Mother's Day to "celebrate."Since the Supreme Court majority opinion planning to strike down Roe v. Wade was leaked on May 2, the potential loss of reproductive rights has never loomed larger in the era since the original 1973 decision. Despite what anti-choicers sometimes argue, abortion is not anti-motherhood. A 2016 study...

Feeling lost? Follow these reproductive justice accounts.

It's easy to feel discouraged by the incessant bad news and vapid takes on our social feeds, especially as our political leaders once again put the right to bodily autonomy at risk. But, on the other side of the perhaps dull coin, social media has ushered in a new era of increasingly democratized access to political organizing and health education for...

'Twitter Circle' is here for all your trash-talking needs

Look, not everyone needs to see all of your tweets all of the time.On Tuesday, Twitter announced a new feature which lets users tweet exclusively to pre-selected followers. Dubbed "Twitter Circle," the limited test is being run globally and appears designed for instances where users explicitly don't want their content to go viral. SEE ALSO:...

Want to know more about LGBTQ history? Follow these accounts.

The protection of LGBTQ communities and their complex, deep histories is an ongoing battle waged by activists, politicians, and historians around the world. As government leaders and public figures attempt to diminish both the rights and visibility of these groups, observers to the political battleground don't have to sit idly by. From political advocacy...

Donald Trump finally starts posting on his own social media platform, Truth Social

Roughly two and a half months after Truth Social publicly launched, its main attraction has finally arrived.Former president Donald Trump finally started posting on Truth Social, his very own alternative social media platform, on Friday after being conspicuously absent since the service launched in mid-February. "I'M BACK!" Trump posted along with a...

There's no need to freak out over Elon Musk buying Twitter. He's all hype.

Just because Elon says it doesn't mean it's true.Elon Musk is the "genius" co-founder of Tesla, according to his bio on the company website. Except he isn't a founder at all, joining well after Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning created Tesla in 2003. Musk's fans may admire him for building SpaceX, a space exploration company, however, that company's...

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