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Social Media and the Stockholm attack

VR-zone writer David Farrell was in downtown Stockholm, Sweden during the recent terrorist attack that saw a hijacked truck driven into crowds. Here's his eyewitness account of the incident and his observations on how social media played an important role in public safety and awareness immediately after the attack happened. (more…)

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Germany May Fine Facebook for Fake News

Facebook has had its fair share of problems when it comes to fake news.  Although Facebook has already taken steps to deal with this troubling issue, it might have to step up its game because there has been word that the German government is likely to set up a new

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Social Media Companies Join the Fight Against Terrorism

All of the US' social media networks are now attempting to create a database consisting of photos and videos which are used to lure and recruit people into terrorism. The companies, Microsoft, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are going to form a shared database to help recognise, and identify images associated

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Facebook Adds Snapchat-Like ‘Masks’ for Live Video

Are we really that narcissitic? This self-absorbed generation is obsessed with Snapchat's dog filters and flower crowns. Taking advantage of this trend is Facebook, that has just hopped on to the boat with its Halloween-themed 'masks'. Much like Snapchat's filters, these masks will allow you to transform yourself into classic Halloween

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