Social Media

Trump’s social media bias reporting project is a data collection tool in disguise

I. Three years ago this month, Mark Zuckerberg gathered together a group of influential conservatives to defend Facebook against allegations of political bias. The company had found itself under pressure after Gizmodo reported that the editors who then worked for Facebook “routinely suppressed conservative news” from its since-abandoned Trending Topics module. It hoped that a roundtable discussion with Glenn Beck, Fox News host ... Read More »

Refresh for the RACGP’s social media guide

A range of general practice teams, consumers and medico-legal organisations were consulted to assist with the update of the guide. Social media in general practice provides recommendations on the professional and safe use of social media in general practice settings – which, the guide states, is ‘paramount’. The updated guide is aimed at practices that are new to social media, but ... Read More »

Social Media Platforms Increasingly Popular With Cybercriminals

Fraud is one of the major challenges posed by the digital revolution and a new white paper by RSA Security suggests that social media is the perfect place for it to thrive. The U.S. information security company (which is part of the Dell family) released their annual “Current State of Cybercrime Report” for 2019, alerting readers to the growing trend of cybercriminals ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Blocked Social Media Services Following the Deadly Easter Attacks

Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people, a group that monitors internet censorship said. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional nationwide blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber. Sri Lankan officials said they were temporarily blocking social media to ... Read More »

Radical Transparency: How One Distiller Uses Social Media To Change Rum

Foursquare distiller Richard Seale uses Facebook as a tool to share his views on rum, which are many. GETTY Social media has been an increasingly utilized tool for consumers dispensing harsh opinions. But when it comes to corporations or executives doing the criticizing, the verdict has yet to be rendered. Should owners of companies call out consumers in live social ... Read More »

Is social media addiction breaking up marriages in UAE?

Top reasons for divorce included infidelity, lack of communication, job loss, social media, and unrealistic expectations. Social media addiction is taking a toll on family life, with husbands and wives glued to their phones instead of interacting with each other and their children. And, according to a judicial official in Abu Dhabi, this lack of real communication at home has ... Read More »

MSPs raise concerns over social media abuse

Senior MSPs have raised concerns that the increasingly “polarised” political debate on social media is spilling over into abusive behaviour in “real life”. Three quarters of members have had security reviews at their local offices with community police officers. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said he had recently faced “aggressive” people swearing at him in the street. And others have called ... Read More »

13 Tools That Can Help Your Agency Manage Social Media

These days a social media strategy is a vital concern for most businesses, particularly agencies. Despite popular belief, implementing a successful social media strategy can be a lot harder than it seems, as it involves a lot of steps that have to be repeated on a daily basis. Many agencies choose to utilize specific tools to get the job done. ... Read More »

Social media addiction is not natural or normal – but is it really a disease?

 ‘Could anyone stand to live without a smartphone, in 2019, and to go without social media?’ Photograph: Richard Baker/Corbis via Getty Images Is social media addictive? The issue is complex, and probably generational. It’s obvious that what social media does to us, especially those of us who are heavy users, is not natural, or normal. It’s not normal to submit ... Read More »

Message of tolerance gets trolled on social media

Social media experts and advertising agencies feel criticism of marketing campaigns that involve society or religious issues could hinder creativity. Two ads by Hindustan UnileverNSE 1.17 %, one of the country’s biggest advertisers, have drawn intense criticism over the past week on social media with calls for a boycott of all its brands. While a Brooke Bond Red Label advertisement faced a ... Read More »