The Social Dilemma: a wake-up call for a world drunk on dopamine?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Spool forward a couple of centuries. A small group of social historians drawn from the survivors of climate catastrophe are picking through the documentary records of what we are Läs mer…

‘Vigilantes’ on a mission to reunite owners with their stolen bikes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s the buzz he gets from reuniting the cyclists of Cambridge with their stolen bikes that has turned Omar Terywall into a self-proclaimed “vigilante”. He said: “You get really Läs mer…

Engagement with anti-vaccine Facebook posts trebles in one month

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push Läs mer…

Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; On one side is the “anti-vax” movement, a constellation of groupings drawn from across the ideological spectrum, far-right opportunists and celebrities including the former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown. Läs mer…

Wealth of US billionaires rises by nearly a third during pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The already-vast fortunes of America’s 643 billionaires have soared by an average of 29% since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has at the same time laid waste Läs mer…

Oculus Quest 2 VR headset review: the virtual escape from Covid-19 we need?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Oculus Quest 2 is Facebook’s second iteration of its popular standalone virtual reality headset. It is more powerful, has a better screen and is cheaper, ready to be Läs mer…

Facebook and Google announce plans to become carbon neutral

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook and Google are becoming carbon neutral businesses, joining competitors Apple and Microsoft in committing to put no excess carbon into the atmosphere, both companies have independently announced. But Läs mer…

Twitter and Google join Facebook in tightening rules on US election claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Premature claims of victory will be blocked from Twitter and Google in the run-up to November’s US presidential election, as both companies follow Facebook in trying to fight the Läs mer…

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook is not 'a rightwing echo chamber'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he “hopes” his social network will not effectively destroy society as we know it. The giant social media empire’s chief executive also said Läs mer…

Facebook removes Patriot Prayer pages in bid to halt 'violent social militias'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook has taken down the pages of US right-wing group Patriot Prayer and its founder Joey Gibson, a company spokesman said, as part of efforts to remove “violent social Läs mer…

Why Google and Facebook are being asked to pay for the news they use – explainer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Australian government has released draft legislation to compel Google and Facebook to negotiate with Australian media companies. The digital platforms have responded aggressively, warning users of dire consequences Läs mer…

Facebook says it will flag any Trump effort to declare premature victory

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook plans to flag any attempt by the Trump campaign to declare a premature victory in the presidential race on the platform, the company announced on Thursday. The social Läs mer…

Facebook faces grilling by MPs in India over anti-Muslim hate speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s alleged political bias and its role in spreading anti-Muslim hate speech in India is to come under scrutiny when senior executives are summoned before a parliamentary committee. The Läs mer…

'This isn't the 1990s': Apple under pressure from app developers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apple Facebook, Amazon and Google all have their problems, but Apple is losing friends faster Apple’s floating store in Singapore. The tech giant is accused of having capricious policies. Läs mer…

Zuckerberg blames contractors for failing to remove Kenosha militia's 'call to arms'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Facebook CEO points to ‘operational mistake’ by teams meant to bar organizations deemed dangerous People march on Thursday during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake Läs mer…

UK to drop 'Facebook tax' in favour of post-Brexit trade deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; International trade Recently introduced tax would have raised £500m, helping to reduce Britain’s huge Covid bill Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The digital services tax, Läs mer…