Why people believe Covid conspiracy theories: could folklore hold the answer?

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Facebook admits site appears hardwired for misinformation, memo reveals

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Banning anonymous social media accounts would only stifle free speech and democracy | Owen Jones

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Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde

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Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets

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Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist

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Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

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Pinterest to launch new features to help with ‘emotional wellbeing’

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Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report

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This government is helping big tech to undermine British democracy | David Puttnam

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Best podcasts of the week: Paris Lees unpicks our polar opposite opinions

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Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told

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‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

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‘Insufficient and very defensive’: how Nick Clegg became the fall guy for Facebook’s failures

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Snapchat outage leaves users unable to send or receive messages

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Facebook and Instagram say issues now fixed after second outage in a week

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‘I might delete it’: Facebook’s problem with younger users

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook ‘I might delete it’: Facebook’s problem with younger users According to leaked research, the firm has found engagement among a key demographic is in decline Dan Milmo and Läs mer…

Best podcasts of the week: how to solve a problem like the climate emergency

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For millions, the WhatsApp outage could have been a matter of life and death | Humza Jilani

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Twitter trials warnings about ‘intense’ conversations

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