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None of the major digital platforms lets the public see what advertising they carry and how it’s targeted, according to a new report.
There’s a lot of information on social media that would support legal proceedings, but courts have yet to harness this.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko was Twitter’s security chief. What he claims he found there is a security nightmare.
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Former Twitter security chief alleges in a whistleblower complaint gross security malpractice, with many employees having access to the social media platform’s code as well as user data.
Alex Jones claimed being deplatformed hurt his income.
Online extremists may lose followers when removed from mainstream social media, but their remaining supporters can become even more toxic.
William Ruto addresses his supporters during a campaign rally in Thika, Kenya, in August 2022.
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The centrality of religion as a governing principle is a cause for concern, given the reversals of women’s rights seen globally.
United fans are calling for a stadium boycott – but the majority live thousands of miles from Old Trafford.
Social media calls for a boycott of the club’s upcoming match against Liverpool seem to mostly becoming from outside the UK.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is one of the Premier League players who receives the most targeted abuse on Twitter.
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One in 14 Premier League footballers receives online abuse every day.
Which lesson should the technology field take from architecture: modernist efficiency or ‘living structure’?
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The late Christopher Alexander’s groundbreaking work on patterns has informed the development of technology for decades, but it’s the architect’s later work that holds the key to a healthier digital life.
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Platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are reframing democracy and the way citizens engage and organise in the digital space.
The grammar of persuasion can be subtle – but pro-lockdown tweeters tended to be more direct and less conciliatory than those they opposed.
Twitter’s stock has fallen recently, partly due to uncertainty about Elon Musk’s acquisition plan, its management says.
The ongoing battle between Twitter and Elon Musk is hurting shareholders the most so both sides should get to the negotiating table.
Social media is being used all over the world to express hatred of Jews.
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Antisemitism today does not always appear in the form of traditional hate speech. It manifests in GIFs, memes, vlogs, comments and reactions on social media platforms.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp appear in a Virginia courtroom on May 16, 2022 during their trial.
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Intimate details of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage – including sex abuse – featured during their defamation trial. There’s a long history of popular trials showcasing relationships gone bad.
The School of Athens. A mural by Raphael features Plato in conversation with Aristotle.
The ancient Greeks had the same problems with populism, hate speech and fake news as Twitter does today.
Recently, concerns have been raised over the harm caused by misinformation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal elections.
Yes, worry about Twitter, but don’t worry whether there are hordes of spambots running rampant there.
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Elon Musk’s focus on the number of bots on Twitter, whether genuine or a distraction, does little to address the problems of misinformation and spam. A pair of social media experts explain why.
Muhoozi Kainerugaba, commander of Uganda’s land forces and President Yoweri Museveni’s son.
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The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
New twists and turns, as Elon Musk raises concerns about Twitter before the purchase deal is complete.
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Elon Musk’s recent antics call into question his decision to purchase Twitter. With a US$1 billion termination fee built into the contract, Musk should cut his losses.
There’s a tension between facilitating free and fair debate on social media, and businesses’ bottom line. And it must be resolved with the public interest in mind.
A Nairobi protest against homophobic statements made by a government minister.
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Kenya’s LGBTI community continues to face the deadly consequences of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.