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They have blood on their hands

In recent days, executives of the largest social media companies appeared before the US Senate. On the occasion, Senator Lindsay Graham told them very clearly: “Mr. Zuckerberg, you and the companies before us, I know you didn’t mean to, but…

Modern Cognitive Warfare. How they are trying to control our minds

We will often come back to the roots of the ongoing Ukrainian tragedy, which hold a valuable lesson for everyone. One of its primary ironies is that history is repeating itself. The West has once again used one of its…

Meta is subverting the Bolivian government while enabling the far right

Supporters of the ruling party are finding themselves deplatformed as the social media giant defends the opposition Meta, the company that owns Facebook, has blocked a slew of accounts and groups as part of its “Adversarial Threat”  program. The social media…

Social Media: The Socially Acceptable Addiction

The Internet is like a bottle of wine. With it, you can lift your mood, appear more confident than you really are – perhaps do things you wouldn’t normally. A key difference: we don’t let children consume alcohol. It makes…

How India Has Creatively Turned Social Media Into a COVID-19 Helpline to Battle the Pandemic

But Modi’s government is suppressing the effort in an attempt to cover up its failure to prevent the crisis. By Ruhi Bhasin Death, sickness, and helplessness have become the “new normal” that Indians are being forced to live with as…

Cuban artists fight repression through song, social media and hunger strikes

Cuban rappers are a visible part of the resistance This article was written anonymously by an author in Cuba, using the fake name “Luis Rodriguez” Historically, the political system in Cuba has repressed any form of opposition, including legitimate proposals…

Reporting Terrorism & Violence: Media Profits and Pitfalls

Over the last century, terrorism seems to have become a widespread issue in the world. News of violence is frequently talked about in the media, and it seems as though these actions are becoming more prominent and widespread. Is this…

Model Friends

By Luca DiMatteo How many friends do you have? As a novelist and blogger, this question is put to me over and over. I’m always puzzled by what the question means. I have many friends that I have never physically…

Can Social Media Platforms Stop Electoral Disinformation and Respect Free Speech?

US Elections Underscore Challenges of Online Content Moderation By Deborah Brown Social media platforms—under fire for not doing enough to address United States election-related misinformation in 2016—have released a flurry of new policies in recent weeks and months to protect…

Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence

Archive Needed to Preserve Content Deemed Dangerous Social media platforms are taking down online content they consider terrorist, violently extremist, or hateful in a way that prevents its potential use to investigate serious crimes, including war crimes, Human Rights Watch…

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