Facebook and Instagram reacted swiftly to appeals last week by advocacy groups Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, announcing new educational and enforcement measures regarding discussions on the social networks about commercial activity, particularly when it involves regulated items, such as guns.
The latest solution to help Facebook users clean up their profiles to make their content work- or school-friendly is new iOS application FaceSaver, which claims to be capable of discovering “two to three times more” inappropriate content than other Facebook cleaning apps and services.
Drug companies continue to react to Facebook’s policy shift this week that enables the public to comment on the walls of certain pharmaceutical pages.
The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy has achieved a three percent engagement rate on a page that asks U.S. teenagers to resist peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol.
Pharmaceutical companies are losing a special privilege on Facebook today — the ability to block public comments on a Facebook wall.
The Kansas Department of Transportation and a community coalition have placed a Facebook advertisement targeting teenagers looking for fake IDs. In two months, over 5,000 people have responded to the ad.
Malaysian officials claim that young college-age women are being befriended on Facebook and then convinced to smuggle drugs into Africa, South America, and other Asian countries.
Could Facebook be the new gateway drug? According to a new study of by Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter lead to more risky behavior like drinking, smoking, doing drugs, and having sex.
It seems that Facebook executives haven’t taken fully to the Northern California lifestyle – or at any rate, it hasn’t affected their advertising policies. Google, on the other hand, is a different story.