Category: Internet

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adminSeptember 26, 20215min180
A US judge has ordered Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content shared on its platform. A US judge has ordered Facebook to release posts the social network removed over their role in inciting government-backed violence against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. In his ruling on Wednesday, Washington DC district court Judge Zia Faruqui criticized the company […]

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adminSeptember 25, 20218min161
Overview of our proposed Spatio-temporal Online Event Detection Algorithm. Credit: SUTD and MoU Researchers from the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed an algorithm that can detect important events based on the time and geographical scale of topics being actively discussed on social media. Their algorithm, […]

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adminSeptember 22, 202113min1250
This combo of photos shows the logo for Google, top, and Apple, bottom. Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised both to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed Smart Voting, a political-opposition app from their […]

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adminSeptember 21, 20216min610
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Maybe it’s the pandemic doomscrolling, the unsettling revelations about how toxic Instagram is for teenage girls, or you are just craving more time for IRL moments with the people you love and less time oversharing your life online. Whatever the reason, if you are done with Instagram, you have two choices. […]

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adminSeptember 20, 20215min550
September 17, 2021 report Credit: Project Taara A team of researchers at Alphabet’s research and development company, X, working on what has been named Project Taara, has successfully set up a laser-based system for beaming the internet across the Congo River at speeds up to 20 Gbps. The group has described the project on the […]

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adminSeptember 17, 20216min1620
In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square. Facebook removed almost 150 accounts and pages linked to anti-lockdown demonstrators in Germany, the company announced Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 under a new policy focused on groups that spread misinformation or incite […]

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adminSeptember 16, 20214min740
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Instagram on Tuesday defended itself against a report that the social network harms the mental health of young girls, saying it plans to play down posts promoting myths about beautiful bodies. Instagram head of public policy Karina Newton pushed back against a Wall Street Journal report that cited Facebook research as […]

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adminSeptember 7, 202110min530
Drone Emprit, Author provided The advancement of digital media is a double-edged sword. In South-East Asia, political scholar Aim Sinpeng has argued that digital media have emerged as a vital repertoire of activism. However, a cunning combination of political authoritarianism and increasing internet controls has put pressure on democratic society. These contradicting digital forces are […]