Has Social Media Giants Censorship reached Epic Levels? It’s long been known that social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (owned by Google) delete significant amounts of user-posted content. Some of what gets removed is in clear violation of legitimate standards governing pornography and pirated content. But a lot of what gets pulled down is neither offensive nor illegal. Rather, it’s content whose message these platforms disagree with. Public complaint is often enough to force a platform to restore deleted posts or accounts. Recently, however, the social media giants have begun refusing to reverse their censorious decisions, even in...Read More
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Is Spending Time on Facebook Bad for Us? This is the question we have explored after reading the article… Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you Facebook’s director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a post in which they addressed questions about the impact Facebook has on our moods, and revealed some compelling information. “University of Michigan students randomly assigned to read Facebook for 10 minutes were in a worse mood at the end of the day than students assigned to post or talk to friends on Facebook,” the blog post said. “A...Read More
Twitter adds filters to tackle trolls; know how to block hateful content By IANS | San Francisco | 11 Jul 2017 20:17 pm In a fresh bid to tackle trolls spewing hateful content on its platform, micro-blogging platform Twitter has added filters to mute unwanted tweets from a user’s feed. Users may now mute notifications from newly-registered accounts and those accounts that don’t follow them. These filters are added to the ones Twitter released in March this year. They let you mute users whom you don’t follow, those who had a default profile photo, those who hadn’t confirmed their email or those that...Read More
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