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21.05.2019

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

Stephanie Alice Baker, City, University of London and Chris Rojek, City, University of London for The Conversation Former social media influencer and “wellness guru” Belle Gibson first caught public attention after claiming she cured herself of terminal cancer by rejecting conventional medicine in favour of… »

23.04.2019

Sri Lanka attacks: government’s social media ban may hide the truth about what is happening

Sri Lanka attacks: government’s social media ban may hide the truth about what is happening

Meera Selva, University of Oxford for The Conversation Sri Lanka has temporarily banned social media and messaging apps in the wake of the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels across the country, which killed at least 290 people. The ban is ostensibly to stop… »

21.04.2019

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

Carole Cadwalladr at TED2019 In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK’s super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters — and linking… »

22.05.2018

Big Data is watching you

Big Data is watching you

We republish here two related articles from The Conversation that show the need to remain vigilant of what social media is doing with the information we share. Four ways your Google searches and social media affect your opportunities in life Lorna McGregor, University of Essex; Daragh… »

27.03.2018

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

By Chris Hedges Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives—15 Republicans and three Democrats—has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run Al-Jazeera television network register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The letter… »

01.03.2018

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Posted on: Monday, February 26th 2018 at 1:45 pm Written By: James Grundvig The original article, copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018, can be found here. Here are GreenMedInfo Re-post guidelines Translated into Italian in two parts: here and here   The third digital revolution to… »

13.01.2018

Frankenfacebook does it again

Frankenfacebook does it again

“Mark Zuckerberg sets toughest new year’s goal yet: fixing Facebook: CEO reveals this year’s ‘personal challenge’ as site faces relentless criticism over spreading of misinformation and damage to users’ mental health… this “personal challenge” for 2018 will be “to focus on fixing these important issues”…The past year has seen the social… »

16.11.2017

Human Touch through Virtual Space and Time

Human Touch through Virtual Space and Time

This morning, I woke up and found this lovely note from an old college friend on my Facebook page which, for some reason, touched my heart. Sure, we receive notes and posts like these which at times may sound mushy and sentimental. But this rang true, coming from an… »

25.03.2017

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

By Fackson Banda Fackson Banda is Programme Specialist in the Bureau of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). PARIS (IDN) – As social media expands, journalism is more special than ever: This is the conviction expressed by participants at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural… »

19.06.2016

We are making a difference and we will carry on

We are making a difference and we will carry on

To see solutions to the overall problems facing various societies today we need to look beyond the systems that are in place today, mostly in westernised and imposed forms. I say western because largely that’s the most fast moving and influential force guiding most everything nowadays, from the banking system,… »

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