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Facebook now has 1.94 billion users, an increase driven by mobile growth, the company said Wednesday as it released another strong earnings report. But questions loom about whether the social network can adequately deal with some of the content posted by its growing audience.
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site.
Well if you need to grab a pint of brew and an excuse for it, look no further than the MonteLago Beerfest.
Stevens also Facebook lived a rant boasting a killing, boasting about the killing and a number of people he blamed, including his ex girlfriend. Those videos were shared thousands of times.
Facebook said Monday it took too long to identify and take down videos of the fatal shooting Sunday of an elderly man and his alleged killer's plan and live confession — a series of disturbing incidents that have again raised questions about the giant social network's ability to address objectionable material on its platform.
UNLV has named Kevin Stoker as the new director for the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, effective July 1. Stoker previously served as senior associate dean of the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. His research interests include media ethics, the evolution of journalism and creative approaches to public relations. His professional background includes work as a print reporter and freelance writer.
Michael Easter has always been interested in health, so the career path that has led the Utah native to UNLV, where he has been an adjunct professor of health journalism since August, makes perfect sense.
For President Trump, negative news coverage must be the handiwork of partisan enemies. Ironically, the intelligence agencies took much the same approach when they assessed Russian interference in the election. Though it got much less attention than the analysis of hacking, the report released on January 6 includes a lengthy discussion of the Kremlin-funded TV network RT. No less than Trump’s diatribes about “the dishonest media,” the agencies’ examination of RT serves to remind us that media criticism isn’t a job for the federal government.
With the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Women's Marches across the country the day after, many social media feeds have been inundated with political posts.
Over the past few months, Facebook has pushed an ad campaign that works to demystify its latest big feature: the ability to stream video, live.
Mobile video is changing the way we witness crime, from live footage of a mentally disabled man tortured by four assailants , to a recording that led to the manslaughter conviction of an Israeli soldier , to the body cameras designed to keep police accountable.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will continue to operate its jazz station after a proposal to outsource management to Nevada Public Radio prompted a backlash from students.
As UNLV’s game against Duke quickly got away Saturday, D’mon Cotton knew he had a lot of time to fill on the radio broadcast, knowing most listeners no longer would care much about the play-by-play.
The dedicated hordes of UNLV students who packed regents meetings to defend the campus radio station can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
"When we were kids, talking in class was not allowed." "No, but now students are strongly encouraged to not just chat with friends, but pull up their Facebook and Snapchats while in the classroom."
UNLV hopes to find a permanent leader for its ailing journalism school by the end of the academic year, school administrators said Thursday.
Who knew that imaginary creatures could create such a real-life ruckus?
It’s been a week since “Pokemon Go,” a free smartphone-based game app, was released. And ever since, legions of fun-loving Southern Nevadans have braved the oppressive heat to join other Americans with way too much time on their hands to chase Pokemon in parks, on city streets, in offices and wherever else the wily critters might turn up.
Gunfire rings out during a traffic stop. Within a few moments, Philando Castille was slumped over the steering wheel – killed when a Minnesota police officer opened fire. Also, within those moments, Castille’s girlfriend – Diamond Reynolds - who was sitting in the passenger seat, pulled out her cell phone and started broadcasting the bloody and emotional aftermath on Facebook Live. One viewer commented: “Don’t stop recording.”
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