Tag Archives: Social media

When too much news is bad news: is the way we consume news detrimental to our health?

Shutterstock Evita March, Federation University Australia Humans are curious and social creatures by nature. The news helps us make sense of the world around us and connects us with our local, national and international community. So it’s no wonder we’re drawn to it. Objective, legitimate news also keeps us informed, empowering us with knowledge to make balanced decisions. But the …

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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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كيف نواجه ظاهرة “تسكع” الموظفين على الإنترنت؟

إيميلي لو-كالفيرلي، وراتشيل غريف باحثتان في علم النفس على الإنترنت صدر الصورة،GETTY IMAGES إذا كنت تمارس في عملك بعض الأنشطة على شبكة الإنترنت لا تتعلق بمهام العمل، مثل متابعة مواقع التسوق الإلكتروني، أو تصفح موقع فيسبوك لقراءة تعليقات الآخرين على صورك الحديثة، فأنت متهم بما يعرف بـ “التسكع على الإنترنت” خلال العمل. ويعد ذلك المصطلح، الذي يعني الانخراط في أنشطة …

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Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?

The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps. THE YOOTH/Shutterstock.com

The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps. THE YOOTH/Shutterstock.com Ashley Whillans, Harvard Business School We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ironically, software developers themselves have been on the forefront of efforts to solve this problem by creating apps …

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Turkey: how Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is using coronavirus to clamp down further on dissent

Erdoğan marked four years in July since a 2016 failed coup attempt. Turkish President Press Office/EPA

Balki Begumhan Bayhan, Coventry University Turkey’s increasingly authoritarian government led by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has always made use of crises to consolidate its power. The coronavirus has been no exception. The regime has cracked down on opposition and attempted to undermine its effectiveness, while endeavouring to legitimise the rule of the long-serving president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Since …

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