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Mass evacuations in response to natural disasters like Hurricane Maria are a logistical challenge, but also face psychological barriers to residents being willing and able to leave. EPA

Psychology holds key to getting people out before disaster strikes

Promoting individual resilience will contribute to reductions in disaster threats for at-risk communities globally.
Families should be more involved in digital literacy education as parents are the ones who introduce digital media to their children. Shutterstock.com

Researchers find Indonesia needs more digital literacy education

Dozens of voluntary researchers in nine Indonesian cities mapped digital literacy activities and they found the country needs much more to solve their digital media problems.
Both camps in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election this year engaged in post-truth politics. www.shutterstock.com

Beyond fake news: social media and market-driven political campaigns

Indonesian politicians have engaged in post-truth politics, framing information and stories by appealing to emotions with very little or no regard to any policy details and objective facts.
Advertising through online influencers is shaping consumer law, business models and people’s careers. Nico Aguilera/Flickr

Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy

Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy. The Conversation19.6 MB (download)
Even though online influencers might not be overtly endorsing a product, advertisers will still pay a lot to have something featured, even subtly, in a post.
A man sporting a Nazi tattoo leaves Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017. Steve Helber/AP Photo

Over the years, Americans have become increasingly exposed to extremism

Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators. Screenshot from YouTube

Australia’s screen future is online: time to support our new content creators

Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.

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