Things are looking bad for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. In the UK, he’s being called before Parliament. In the US, Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) want to chat. On Wall Street, Facebook stock is tanking. An attempt at crisis management fell flat. And irate users are talking about dropping the social media platform altogether since allegations surfaced that the personal data of 50 million members was used to help elect Donald Trump. — David Rovella, Bloomberg
Facebook Probed Over Data Allegedly Used by Trump. The FTC and members of Congress are investigating how the personal data of all those Facebook users allegedly made it to Cambridge Analytica, the firm that worked for Trump’s campaign.
As the end of the school year approaches, children and teenagers might turn more to social media channels to stay connected with their classmates and friends during their vacations. This season also gives them the opportunity to make new friends through summer activities or camps, making social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter important tools to stay in touch.
More than 60 percent of teens in the United States have at least one social media account, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. And while being online is a good way to keep in touch with friends, it’s important for parents to be proactive about Internet safety. Continue reading 6 Tips for Keeping Teens Safe on Social Media