Commentary: After the sudden death of yet another musical icon, stars and others turn to social media to offer tributes.
A lack of trust formed the perfect petri dish in which a plague of misinformation could bloom. The post 2016: The Mainstream Media Melted Down as Fake News Festered appeared first on WIRED.
Facebook is the one of world’s most powerful forces in media, whether it cops to this or not. The company is starting to show signs that it’s acting like one.
Mainly because of the amount of money they bring in, many people expect celebrities and other prominent figures to have thicker skins than the average Jane or Joe. However — as evidenced by the numbers of celebrities who’ve forsaken social media — fame and fortune are not effective defenses against an all-out assault by faceless […]
Social Cues: Also trending on social media are John Lennon and Bluetooth 5.
Mark Wilson shares his article on Beta News: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has made calls for technology companies and social media to do more to tackle the problems of cyberbullying, online intimidation and — rather specifically — under-18-year-olds texting sexually explicit images. Of course, he doesn’t have the slightest idea about how to go about […]
Soz about that. Mindfulness, yeah? Virgin Media has overhauled its botched spam filtering system, which has resulted in businesses and customers missing thousands of legit emails.…
Social Cues: The tech company’s new Touch Bar tech nearly overshadows Halloween on Facebook and Twitter.
The American Civil Liberties Union recently uncovered evidence that led Twitter, Facebook and its Instagram subsidiary to stop sharing data with Geofeedia, a firm accused of improperly collecting social media data on protest groups, and sharing that information with numerous law enforcement agencies. Geofeedia, a developer of location-based analytics, had been marketing its technology to […]