Tag Archives: Facebook

Comment devenir djihadiste en quelques clics

Capture d’écran d’une vidéo de propagande de l’État islamique disponible sur le réseau social Youtube jusqu’en octobre 2014. Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr, CC BY Pascal Lardellier, Propedia and Richard Delaye-Habermacher, Propedia La récente célébration de « l’anniversaire » de l’attentat niçois du 14 juillet 2016 rappelle que ces événements ont été commis par des terroristes ayant eu recours à Internet à des fins d’endoctrinement puis …

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The thousands of vulnerable people harmed by Facebook and Instagram are lost in Meta’s ‘average user’ data

Mark Zuckerberg’s company says the kids are all right, but the data it presents is only about how the average social media user is doing. AP Photo/Eric Risberg Joseph Bak-Coleman, University of Washington Fall 2021 has been filled with a steady stream of media coverage arguing that Meta’s Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram social media platforms pose a threat to users’ …

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Facebook’s algorithms fueled massive foreign propaganda campaigns during the 2020 election – here’s how algorithms can manipulate you

Facebook has known that its algorithms enable trolls to spread propoganda. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images Filippo Menczer, Indiana University An internal Facebook report found that the social media platform’s algorithms – the rules its computers follow in deciding the content that you see – enabled disinformation campaigns based in Eastern Europe to reach nearly half of all Americans in the …

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Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

Instagram’s emphasis on filtered photos of bodies harms girls’ self-image. Thomas Barwick/DigitalVision via Getty Images Christia Spears Brown, University of Kentucky Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue …

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Why is celebrity abuse on Twitter so bad? It might be a problem with our empathy

rafapress/Shutterstock Christopher Hand, Glasgow Caledonian University Stories of celebrities suffering abuse and harassment on Twitter are a constant feature in today’s news. Footballers and rugby players are ritually abused if their teams lose. Politicians and journalists are abused for doing their jobs – and that abuse is far worse for women. Even Captain Sir Tom Moore was subjected to a …

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Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism

The New York Times Facebook site on Feb. 18, 2021 as seen in Melbourne, Australia: Empty. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Vanessa Freije, University of Washington Facebook has barred Australians from finding or sharing news on its platform, in response to an Australian government proposal to require social media networks to pay journalism organizations for their content. The move is already reducing …

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Fake news: bold visual warnings needed to stop people clicking – new research

Shutterstock/dencg Fiona Carroll, Cardiff Metropolitan University A senior doctor in charge of the NHS anti-disinformation campaign has said that language and cultural barriers could be causing people from ethnic minorities to reject the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Harpreet Sood told the BBC it was “a big concern” and officials were working hard to reach different groups “to correct so much fake …

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Why gender reveals have spiraled out of control

It’s a … fire! Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; photo by milorad kravic/iStock via Getty Images, CC BY-SA Jenna Drenten, Loyola University Chicago Over Labor Day weekend, two expectant parents didn’t get the viral hit they had hoped for. During a gender reveal party in Southern California, a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” was supposed to simply reveal a color – pink …

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Facebook, YouTube moves against QAnon are only a first step in the battle against dangerous conspiracy theories

Romanian supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theories shout slogans against the government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, like wearing a face mask, during a rally in Bucharest in August. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Romanian supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theories shout slogans against the government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, like wearing a face mask, during a rally in Bucharest in August. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Marc-André Argentino, Concordia University Recent decisions by Facebook and YouTube to crack down on the far-right conspiracy theory movement known as QAnon will disrupt the …

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