Tag Archives: comments

YouTube gives up, tests hiding comments by default on Android

YouTube finally seems to have realized the obvious: comments, for the most part, are bad and you shouldn’t read them. It’s currently testing a new layout in the Android app that hides comments from sight unless you press a button to expose them. However, according to XDA Developers, the rollout so far hasn’t expanded beyond India. If you frequently… Read More »

Facebook Testing Downvote Button to Let Users Flag Inappropriate Comments

HIGHLIGHTS The new button is available for 5 percent of Android users in the US It is designed to flag inappropriate and unsuitable comments The button is only available on posts by Pages, and not by Groups, etc. A couple of years after letting its users show their “Reactions”, Facebook has now eventually started testing a downvote button to offer a… Read More »

Instagram’s latest tools will automatically block nasty comments and reduce spam

Instagram is taking cyber bullying and abuse on its platform seriously. The Facebook owned photo and video sharing app has launched new tools- a filter to block offensive comments and a spam filter in nine languages. Instagram says it has developed a filter that will block certain offensive comments on posts and in live video. All other comments will… Read More »

Kremlin says it wants apology from Fox News over Putin comments

The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were “unacceptable” comments one of the channel’s presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer” in the interview with Trump as he tried to press… Read More »

Pittsburgh TV anchor gets the pink slip for inflammatory comments on Facebook

Like it or not, what you say on social media could have serious implications in your professional career. Case in point, WTAE-TV new anchor Wendy Bell was fired for inflammatory comments she wrote on her Facebook page, reports The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Bell opined on a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania that took the lives… Read More »