(WASHINGTON) -- Newly introduced legislation seeks to protect individuals nationwide from being misrepresented by certain kinds of digital content known as "deepfakes," a category that includes deceptive political messages, computer-generated sexual abuse material and more."We know that weaponized deception can be extremely harmful to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- California is making history with a first-of-its-kind bill to ban four harmful chemicals from candy, cereals, salad dressings and other processed foods, legislation that will soon hit Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk to be signed into law. However, the bill spares one... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new NGO report released Thursday claims TikTok's algorithm targets "vulnerable teens" and recommends "harmful" content to them, sometimes as rapidly as every 27 to 39 seconds.The report, from the Center for Countering Digital Hate, defines harmful content as content about... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. social media companies are prioritizing making a profit over taking down harmful rhetoric that leads to violent extremists perpetuating the ideology, according to a Senate Homeland Security Committee report released on Wednesday."Social media companies have failed to meaningfully address the growing... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- People who smoke marijuana were more likely to have certain types of lung damage than people who smoked cigarettes, according to a new study that reviewed lung scans of smokers. The researchers who led the study say their findings suggest smoking... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- High levels of chemicals called per-and polyfluoroalky substances (PFAS) were detected in water-proof or stain-resistant school uniforms in the United States and Canada, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.PFAS chemicals, often called... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Tuesday, May 24 marked yet another tragic day in America, after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in rural Texas, leaving 19 children and two teachers dead, and dozens of family members and friends in mourning.As the nation reels... Read More.
Camila Cabello hopes her fans never tell those who are struggling with their mental health to just look on the bright side of things. She explained comments like that don't help, and can actually make the situation worse.Camila, who has regularly spoken out about her... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Legislators on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at protecting children from the potentially harmful impacts of social media.The bill, sponsored by Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., came as Congress held five hearings on the dangers of social media... Read More.