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It's Time for a Social Media and Disinformation Reckoning: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 6
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Can social media be saved? Can democracy be saved? The first question may seem less compelling than the second, but to some very worried observers, they are intimately entwined. Social networking — on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a host of other online networks — is the root of all current cultural evils, in the eyes […]

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Would Social Media Have Made Life Worse For Richard Jewell?
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Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: Clint Eastwood’s new movie Richard Jewell recounts the incredible tale of the security guard. Jewell was later [erroneously] considered a suspect after being hailed by the media for saving many from injury or death by discovering a backpack containing three pipe bombs in Atlanta’s Centennial Park during the 1996 Summer […]

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Democratising Pleasure: Sex Tech and Social Media
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[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”35068″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”style”:”height: 999px; width: 666px;”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”}}]] By Malavika.S  Women have always had a complicated relationship with sex. It’s either a duty, or a crime – there’s supposed to be no middle ground. Certainly women aren’t supposed to enjoy it- or god forbid, seek it out on our own terms. Technology is supposed to make our lives better, […]

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Social Media and Mental Health
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Every millennial alive has heard the news: we’re a lazy, entitled, selfie-stick-waving generation. But we’re also the generation most conscious about deteriorating standards of mental health in our country. After all, what’s the point of a $5 trillion economy if half the population is too depressed to enjoy it? Of course, that’s assuming we get […]

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Google’s Crackdown on Media Leaks Gets Leaked
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Google is turning over a new leaf. Oh wait! It is actually turning over a leaf that is as old as civilization and was never part of the company’s DNA in its more than twenty years of existence. The company has drastically cut down its weekly all-hands-on meetings because it found the contents of such […]

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Are You on Social Media? Be Ready for Surveillance
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Over the past few weeks, there has been an outcry over alleged snooping of social media handles and platforms with most top technology majors including Facebook and Google facing legal action over third-party surveillance. Now, a new report claims that nearly 90% all internet users could be on the list of people monitored by bad […]

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Evidence of War Crimes Vanishing From Social Media
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A controversy has erupted over YouTube’s practice of taking down graphically violent videos that may be evidence of recent war crimes. YouTube’s policy — similar to other social media platforms — has been to remove content that contains hate speech, disinformation or disturbing images. In the past, Facebook and other services have been called out […]

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Federal court strikes down FCC effort to relax media ownership rules     – CNET
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The Third Circuit once again chastised the agency for not considering how local media consolidation will affect women and minorities.

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FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4 billion acquisition of Tribune Media
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The long, drawn out saga over Tribune Media Company's fate could soon come to an end. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the sale of Tribune to Nexstar Media Group. The $6.4 billion deal will create the nation's largest local…

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