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Pinterest Has a New Plan to Address Self-Harm

Pinterest Has a New Plan to Address Self-Harm

In an age when so much of the internet feels bad, Pinterest has carved out a niche as the place you come to feel good. So when the company noticed Pinterest users searching for content related to “self-harm”—not a ton, but enough to catch someone’s attention—it decided first to filter out what would show up…
Pinterest launches a ‘Lite’ app for emerging markets

Pinterest launches a ‘Lite’ app for emerging markets

Pinterest is the latest tech company to introduce a “Lite” version of its mobile application to meet the needs of users in emerging markets. With Pinterest Lite, launched on Monday, users will benefit from a faster download and an app that takes up less storage space on their mobile device, the company says. Pinterest previously…
Pinterest’s work in public health shows the good a smaller social network can do

Pinterest’s work in public health shows the good a smaller social network can do

By 2018, it was clear that Pinterest suffered from a problem many of its peers had long dealt with. Because most people are vaccinated and do not spend their free time making pro-vaccine content for social networks, a search for “vaccines” on Pinterest returned anti-vaccination results 75 percent of the time. The consequences of vaccine-related…
Pinterest starts displaying information from health organizations for searches related to vaccines

Pinterest starts displaying information from health organizations for searches related to vaccines

As part of its efforts against health misinformation, Pinterest is now displaying information from public health organizations for keywords like “measles” or “vaccine safety.” The social media platform had previously blocked vaccination-related search terms, but a new announcement says the company wants to close the “data void” that results from false information being spread more…
Pinterest will now surface reliable information when people search for vaccine terms

Pinterest will now surface reliable information when people search for vaccine terms

Pinterest will now give visitors accurate information about vaccines and their safety when they type in a relevant search term. In an update today, the company says it will now surface reliable information sourced from various scientific organizations whenever someone searches for vaccine-related terms, like “measles” or “vaccine safety.” Among the organizations whose information will…
Pinterest wants you to take a deep breath, literally

Pinterest wants you to take a deep breath, literally

Pinterest isn’t your typical social network — for starts, its 250 million users spend their time creating collections of things that make them happy, rather than competing to spread news that might end up making someone sad. But when Pinterest users search the platform for something dreary anyhow, the company doesn’t have qualms about stepping…

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NASA’s X-59 aircraft is a first step to letting you fly...

An illustration of the X-59 shows its long, narrow fuselage. Lockheed Martin The quest to put supersonic passenger flights back in the sky gained a few feet in altitude Monday when NASA approved final assembly of an experimental aircraft that could redefine the sonic boom for the better. Built in partnership with Lockheed Martin and…

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