Category Archives: cyberlaw

Social Media Rant Costs Star His Show


‘”It started when Adam Richman … showing off his 70-pound weight loss, Instagrammed a photo showing off his dramatic loss in weight using the hashtag ‘#thinspiration.’” (Via ABC) ‘That word is most often associated with pro-eating disorder Internet communities, which … Continue reading

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Emotion-Manipulation Study Gets Facebook in Big Trouble


Facebook Faces Investigation in UK Following Emotion-Manipulation Study That’s the smaller trouble. Here’s the big one: Facebook Emotional Experiment Linked To Pentagon Research On Civil Unrest ‘Facebook’s controversial “emotional study”, which subjected over half a million unwitting users of the … Continue reading

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The Rise of Robot Journalism


Should we celebrate it? ‘…Narrative Science has been generating sports stories — game wrap-ups, etc. — and earnings-based reports for a number of clients including Forbes magazine for a couple of years now. In an interview with Steven Levy of … Continue reading

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China: Cure for Internet Addiction Worse than Disease


‘Last week, a 19-year-old girl at a rehab center for teenage internet addicts in Henan province died after being kicked and dropped by her instructors for two hours, part of a disciplinary “training session” for not asking permission to go … Continue reading

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Social Media Intrudes Into Prenups


New Prenup Trend: a Social Media Clause More couples are drawing up contracts dictating online behavior ‘Couples Are Signing ‘Social Media Prenups’ To Prevent Spouses From Posting Unflattering Photos Of Each Other Couples are signing “social media prenups” before they … Continue reading

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