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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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Taylor Swift talks social pressure, criticism in Miss Americana Netflix trailer     – CNET
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The documentary follows the singer-songwriter as she navigates fame, critique and finding her voice.

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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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Is Spotify Testing Social Song Exploration?
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This is one sharing that every music lover would love. For, it would enable one to check out the playlists of friends and get inspired into playing the same via Spotify. Imaginatively christened Tastebuds, the app would allow users to explore the music taste profiles of their friends and is reportedly being tested on the […]

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Social ad company Smartly.io sells a majority stake to Providence Equity Partners
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Smartly.io, a company helping advertisers automate their campaigns across Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, has sold a majority stake to Providence Equity Partners for €200 million (approximately $223 million). Helsinki-headquartered Smartly.io says it automates ad production, ad buying “and everything in between.” Founded in 2013, the company has more than 350 employees across 16 global offices, […]

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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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Deep Fakes Threaten Social Media’s Very Existence
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At a time when everyone that is anyone in the corporate world is waxing eloquent about how AI can change the way technology enhances our lives, there are groups of individuals out there somewhere battling a real threat that artificial intelligence is rattling the legitimacy of information sharing through cyber space. Deep Fakes (or deepfakes […]

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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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