Tag: Media

Social Media And The Need To Believe

While it is still easy to spot the “fake news” in the checkout aisle at the grocery store, it is a lot harder online thanks to social media. The big reason is that instead of turning to the paper of record or the evening news more Americans now get their news from social media. As reported

Govt Around the World Increasingly Using Social Media to Monitor Citizens: Human Rights Watchdog

Washington: Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. An annual report on online freedom by the nonprofit group Freedom House found evidence of “advanced social media surveillance programs” in at least 40 of 65 countries

Social media can be toxic, but some argue it isn’t as bad as we thought

Much has been said about the potential negative impacts of social media — especially for young people. It’s been called addictive, anxiety-inducing and dangerous. In fact, a study recently conducted in the Montreal area reported a link between spending “too much time” on social media or watching television and increased symptoms of depression among teens. But now, in an effort to shed light on

The social media trends we’ll be seeing in 2020

Having trouble keeping up with the latest technology trends? You’re not alone. Social media is evolving faster than you can say “Zuckerberg congressional testimony”. And more big changes are on the horizon for next year. The people behind the scenes already have a good idea of what’s to come. Social media specialist Venessa Paech has