Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Jan. 17, 2019, 11:51 PM GMT By Claire Atkinson Scott Pelley, the veteran correspondent and former anchor for CBS News, retracted two social media postings on Thursday that suggested there was an Egyptian warrant for his arrest as a result of his recent "60 Minutes" interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Pelley’s tweet and an Instagram post were removed Thursday morning after CBS News could not immediately verify the threat. Pelley’s tweet read, in part: “I was disappointed last week when Egypt issued a warrant for my arrest. Apparently the president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, didn’t like my questions about his human rights record during our 60 Minutes interview. In my view, it is a sign of weakness when a government cannot abide truthful criticism.” CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco told NBC News, … [Read more...] about CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley deletes social media posts that Egypt wants to arrest him
Deleting social media
Grammy-winning rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West deleted his social media accounts because “his rants were becoming unhealthy,” according to a source. West’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were deleted on Saturday, along with his posts.“Kanye got to the point where he realized his rants were becoming unhealthy. This is why he deleted his account,” claimed an alleged source to People. “Kim agreed it was time for him to take a social media break. She just wants him to focus on his family for a bit now… He can also focus better on his music and being creative when he avoids social media.” West, who frequently wears a “Make America Great Again” hat in public, had previously left Twitter last year, becoming active again in April. West is set to meet President Trump for lunch at the White House on Thursday. Celebrities are increasingly leaving Twitter, and this month alone has seen the departure of singer Robbie Williams, … [Read more...] about Report: Kanye West Deletes Social Media Accounts – ‘Rants Were Becoming Unhealthy’
A Singapore parliamentary committee on Thursday spent hours questioning representatives from social media and tech companies, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google, over their policies and role in managing "deliberate online falsehoods". Facebook's Asia-Pacific vice-president of public policy Simon Milner, specifically, faced what he himself described as a "tough Q&A" with Singapore's Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam. Asked why Facebook users were not informed earlier about the Cambridge Analytica breach, Milner acknowledged it was a wrong call and pointed to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission that the company had made mistakes. He added that the social media should have notified users and taken further steps to ensure the data was deleted.Shanmugam said Facebook's demeanour was similar to how train tickets previously were sold, where all liabilities would be removed on the part of the train operator, reported local broadcaster Channel NewsAsia. Such behaviour, he said, … [Read more...] about Singapore questions social media giants over ‘online falsehoods’
Social Networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back, or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able to hit the delete button is another story. Social media outlets make money off of you and your information, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they don’t want to let you go. Because of this, the biggest networks have made it overly complicated to delete your account. But if you are set on getting rid of them, here’s what you’ll have to do. Facebook You’ve had your Facebook account for about a decade, and in that time you’ve posted a little too much personal information. Maybe you’re just sick of all the baby pictures and slightly offensive status updates your friends are sharing. You’ve had enough. If you’ve ever … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Actually Delete Your Social Media Accounts
posted on 3 days ago, 09:39 0 1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) Is Whatsapp considered social media as well? posted on 3 days ago, 10:53 0 8. Vega007 (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 May 2017) No, that's a messaging platform. posted on 3 days ago, 11:18 4 13. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) I was surprised to see it in a chart in this article. But in that case, not hard to give up on social media. I am hardly on it. posted on 3 days ago, 09:45 11 2. Cat97 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2017) Social media is the greatest plague of our times, especially for young people who are ruining their education due to social media addiction. Soon there will be an entire generation of dumb, poorly-educated people. The society will slowly learn to deal with this, the human brain will even more slowly evolve to be able to deal with this, but for for the moment social media is nothing less than a very addictive drug … [Read more...] about Comments for : How hard is it to give up on social media?