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    Majority of Americans think social media firms have too much power, finds survey

    Most Americans are wary of social media companies and their role in politics and the future of the country, according to a new survey of U.S. adults. The Pew Research Center has published findings from a study looking at social media’s impact on politics and the country, political censorship and...

  • Major US news outlets see steep decline in engagement on Meta. This image depicts an anthropomorphized blue Facebook character and a red Facebook character, each holding up shields. The blue character's shield is labeled "FAKE NEWS" while the red one's shield reads "ELECTION INTEGRITY PLEDGE." They stand in a defensive posture against a menacing wave labeled "FAKE NEWS," suggesting a battle against misinformation. In the background, a newspaper stand with a dimly lit interior implies a contrast to the prominent digital misinformation fight.
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    Major US media outlets see steep decline in engagement on Meta

    Recent analysis has revealed a noticeable decline in user engagement for the 25 most-cited news organizations in the United States across Meta platforms. Washington Post reported a 75% drop on Facebook and a 58% decrease on Instagram from the first quarter of 2022 to the first quarter of 2024. Particularly...

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    ‘Trump asked Elon Musk if he wanted to buy Truth Social’ says report

    According to reports in the Washington Post, former president Donald Trump asked Elon Musk if he would be open to buying his Truth Social network. A conversation is said to have taken place last summer, months after the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire had closed a $44 billion deal for the...

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    Facebook/Meta — celebrating 20 years of astounding innovation and conflicting emotions

    In 2015, Facebook celebrated its 10th anniversary by introducing the "On This Day" feature, allowing users to revisit their past posts. Today, we celebrate 20 years of the global phenomenon known as Facebook (now Meta). It has been a platform of incredible innovation from the beginning, and those contributing content...

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    European Union to enforce stricter political ad regulations on social media

    The European Union has taken a decisive step to ensure transparency in political advertising on major tech platforms. In a landmark agreement reached late Monday, Bloomberg reports that EU countries and European Parliament lawmakers have set forth new rules that will compel social media giants like Google and Meta Platforms...

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    The power and paradox of X’s Community Notes

    In the ever-evolving landscape of social media, X's Community Notes feature stands out as a beacon of transparency and accountability. Yet, this very tool is now under the microscope, accused of causing a substantial decline in the platform's advertising revenue. Elon Musk, now the owner of X, claimed in a...

  • Biden's tax war on the Middle-Class
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    Middle-Class Just Got Clobbered by Biden’s New Budget and Wage Class Warfare, How To Prepare

    Biden has always pretended to pay attention to rebuilding the lop-sided economy of the United States. He has always stuck to the idea of redesigning economic practices to make them worthy for ordinary Americans. Instead of developing a top-down economy pyramid, Biden claims to turn it bottom-up and middle-out, which...

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    7 Social Media Marketing Mistakes You’re Making

    There are billions of active social media users worldwide, and the number continues to grow by the day. A growth that has led to social media platforms becoming one of the most influential virtual spaces. Traditional methods of marketing like TV commercials tend to be a one-way communication—brand to the...

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    Top 25 Podcasts Designed to Make You Think and Grow

    As part of the digital transformation era, the places where we previously looked to learn information and the sources of knowledge have changed. Online content, news portals, and feeds, and curated media replace newspapers and print magazines. Fewer people listen to talk radio or watch televised news. We use recorded...

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    China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who will Throw the Knockout Punch?

    Between the United States and China, who’s more successful in the creation of life-changing artificial intelligence? This question can’t be answered in a single sentence and tied up with a bow because, truthfully, both sides have their own unique advantages and challenges. But that hasn’t stopped each side from publicizing its...

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    AI is Changing How We Pay Taxes, and How They’re Collected, Too

    Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been steadily advancing in complexity, utility, and sophistication. Overall, that's been good news for consumers and businesses alike, who are seeing increased use of the technology in everything from the latest in digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa to customer services tools...

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    Today’s Social Platforms Are Dangerous. Can Mappen Build a Safer One?

    Social media needs a surgeon general’s warning. No, that isn’t hyperbole. We know social media is highly addictive. We know heavy use leads to less less moment-to-moment happiness and less life satisfaction. And as with tobacco products, we know teenage use is particularly dangerous: A study of 500,000 teenagers found...

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    The Impact of Technology on Politics Goes Far Beyond Social Media

    Like it or not, politics and technology are forever intertwined in a symbiotic dance. The influence of social media bots on the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election has been much discussed over the past year, and with Mark Zuckerberg facing the Senate recently to provide his testimony regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal, you don't...

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    In Mark Zuckerberg We Trust? The State and Future of Facebook, User Data, Cambridge Analytica, Fake News, Elections, Russia and You

    In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, data misappropriation, #deletefacebook, calls for regulation and pending testimony to U.S. Congress, Facebook announced a series of initiatives to restrict data access and also a renewed selfie awareness to focus efforts on protecting people on the platform. What’s more notable however is that Mark...

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    Why We Self-Censor On Social Media

    Have you ever caught yourself deleting a Facebook status update even before you post it, because you anticipate the negative backlash it will receive from your online friends?I know I have, and according to a study by Pew Research, you probably have, too.Twitter and Facebook can be useful tools for...

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    Flipboard’s Mike McCue On The Future Of Digital Media, Video Ads

    With over 100 million active accounts and 10 million user-created digital magazines, Flipboard has changed the way people read and share news around the Web. The application lets users aggregate social feeds into a digital magazine, as well as follow and build magazines based on different topics, like cooking or...

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    How Twitter Could Challenge Amazon And eBay In E-Commerce

    The reported but still-unconfirmed news that Twitter is moving into e-commerce—first broken by Re/code—is baffling to most people.There were unconfirmed reports of Twitter partnering with a New York-based startup called Fancy—where Jack Dorsey is an investor—and there was something about Twitter using Stripe for payments. These reports are also still...

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    Can Social Media Save NASA—And The Rest Of The Science World?

    NASA turns 55 today, and to celebrate, the government is shutting it down. Because the United States Congress has failed to authorize continued spending, the federal government stops providing all but "essential" services. Unfortunately, unlike the postal service, air traffic management and armed forces, NASA and a number of other...

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    The Lure Of Broadcasting Our Politics On Social Media

    After months off the Facebook wagon, I tentatively took a step back on this week. There were a few friends that I struggled to keep up with offline, and I wanted more contact with them. What I didn't want was a constant barrage of politics. Maybe I just chose a bad...

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    Microsoft, Big Data Pick Oscar Winners – And They Are…

    Ten days before Hollywood hands out its Oscar statuettes, a pair of studies - one by Microsoft's in-house "Nate Silver," and another measuring social influence - have already picked the winners.Microsoft Research's David Rothschild, who, like Silver, used early polls to correctly predict the outcome of the presidential elections in...

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