Twitter, Facebook and Google plan to tell Congress they have found additional evidence of Russian use of their services to influence the 2016 U.S. election.
Jonah Peretti, the media company’s CEO, said Trump’s presidential campaign is akin to cigarette ads—“hazardous to our health.”
When a staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo posted a link to "The Daily Show" on Twitter, the American and Egyptian governments learned the power of social media; with digital product placement, editors can integrate advertisements into film or television scenes that were never there to begin with; meanwhile, to make way for a parking lot near the 2014 World Cup stadium site in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian authorities are kicking indigenous squatters out. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Here's something to think about the next time you want to Instagram a photograph: A shift in the photo-sharing website's policy means that picture could be sold to an advertiser and used without payment or your permission.
As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters. The biggest loser: democracy.
The trend of geographical location is coming to Facebook. “Places,” the new feature to be implemented in coming weeks, will allow Facebook users to phone home not only their personal information and consumer preferences but their actual physical location to their friends (and advertisers).
The cartoon "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a classic that offers us an endearing and memorable message against yuletide commercialism. But ABC must not have been paying attention, as it cut several key scenes from the program to add even more space for -- you guessed it -- advertisements.
If it seems that you can't escape Barack Obama's ubiquitous smiling mug no matter where you go, be careful to not turn on your Xbox. Obama has become the first presidential candidate to buy ad space inside a video game. Among the games are the popular "Madden '09" football and "Burnout: Paradise" racing.