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In this video, CBS News correspondent Julie Pace reports on the evolution of social media and what you need to know about the newest technologies.
In the video, Pace reports that, “there’s no doubt that social media is changing the way we interact with each other.”
In the past, we may have been able to share a photo of a famous person or even a famous moment.
In 2016, however, Instagram became a hot topic because of its controversial photo sharing features and users began sharing photos that were edited to include things like fake celebrities.
That trend continued in 2017, with users posting thousands of photos with the hashtag #picshow #nascargirl, as well as a number of fake celebrities that were shared with the hashtags #hotdog, #jane, #hustler, and #hotwife.
In 2018, Instagram was forced to remove some of the fake photos because of copyright issues.
However, the company’s decision to take down the accounts of celebrities who shared those photos was criticized by many users.
In 2019, Instagram also removed several of the accounts that posted the photo of Jennifer Lawrence with the caption “The #jenniferlawrence selfie,” as well the account of rapper Jaden Smith, who used the hashtag “#thejaydenmeansyou.”
In 2020, Instagram removed a number the accounts behind the photo that showed rapper Justin Bieber kissing a woman, and the account behind the account for former President Donald Trump also was removed.
The year 2020 saw a number different controversies regarding social media.
In 2020 the New York Times reported that Instagram was not properly auditing the accounts it removed.
In 2021, Snapchat banned the account that posted photos of former President George W. Bush kissing a baby, and in 2022, Facebook removed the account to which the photo was posted.
Instagram did not respond to a request for comment.
In 2022, a user of a fake account uploaded a series of photos that showed a female singer performing at a concert with the words “Lionel Messi’s girlfriend” and “Nelson Mandela.”
The photos were then posted on social media, and after some backlash, the account was taken down.
In 2017, Instagram claimed that it removed more than 3 million unauthorized posts.
In 2024, Instagram announced it would not remove content from its app that was offensive or offensively false.
In 2025, Facebook said that it was banning more than 4 million “inappropriate content” from its network, including a fake news article, a photo with the headline “I think I’m gay” and an image of a naked woman with a caption “Can’t sleep because of the sun.”
In 2025 and 2021, the companies said they were taking down content that “disparages, demeans, vilifies, exploits or exploits people based on their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Google and other social media companies said in a joint statement that the removal of content on their platforms is only a small part of their efforts to fight hate and bigotry.
“We are proud to be part of the global community of creators who fight hate, discrimination, and hate speech online, in person, and offline,” the companies wrote.
In a joint announcement on Wednesday, the White House said it would use technology to help law enforcement authorities “ensure the safety and security of our communities.”
In a statement, the Department of Justice also announced that the Department would work with tech companies to help them “strengthen our ability to fight online harassment, and to help communities counter hate and abuse.”