Social media have been seen to accelerate the spread of negative content such as disinformation and hate speech, often unleashing a reckless herd mentality within networks, further aggravated by malicious entities using bots for amplification. So far, the response to this emerging global crisis has centered around social media platform companies making reactive moves
Katina Michael of the Australian Privacy Foundation speaks with Gemma Veness of ABC24hour (June 2, 2019), about the implications of… Read More
Social media (SM) usage is increasing across the globe. Of the 7.6 billion people populating earth, 4 billion are believed to be Internet users. Over 3 billion are SM users, representing over 40% global penetration.
Information generated on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram are fast becoming powerful and ubiquitous new sources of time-critical data needed to aid decision making during extreme weather events and emergency situations.
Zuckerberg’s acknowledgement of the need to address issues related to election influence, “fake news,” and social media addiction is a significant step.
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Facebook Concedes to Effects on Health.” The social media health impact acknowledged is related… Read More
Contrarian computer scientist Jaron Lanier writes, “If you observe humans using computer programs that are designated to be “smart,” you… Read More
Social media, driven by the explosive uptake of mobile computing, has caused a systematic shift in the structure of personal… Read More
Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age. By Adi Kuntsman and Rebecca L. Stein. Stanford University Press, 2015,$21.95… Read More
It should be noted that an early, if not first, instance of an online physical attack on a person has… Read More
The issue of how video games or movies affect behavior is a recurrent topic in academic and public discourse.