Qanon Deploys ‘Information Warfare’ to Influence the 2020 Election

When the notorious online gathering 8chan was forced off the internet in August, after being linked to acts of violence including the Christchurch shooting, it looked like a blow to the Qanon plot fluctuation, which had offset 8chan its virtual…

Read More

The Princess, the Plantfluencers, and the Pink Congo Scam

Jeannie Nguyen’s home is full of prized, expensive things, all of them sprung in grunge: the spidery tendrils of a philodendron tortum, the scaly leaves of a piper parmatum. There is an enormous variegated monstera with big-hearted lily-white splotches, like…

Read More

Kesha, Lil Wayne, and Albums That Don’t Need a Viral Hit

Nothing exists in pop culture without a mutant. Craftsmen have borrowed( or merrily plagiarized) from their peers for centuries, but with the highway meme culture raucously spreads online, every bit of today’s pop art–rap psalms, Marvel attributes, memorable representations from…

Read More

UK names its pick for social media harms watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its gloriou policymaking challenge to tame the most difficult excesses of social media by modulating a wide range of online impairments. As a decision, it has mentioned Ofcom, the existing communications…

Read More

Facebook Dating launch blocked in Europe after it fails to show privacy workings

Facebook has been left red-faced after being forced to call off the launch date of its dating service in Europe because it failed to give its produce EU data regulator enough advanced warning — including failing to demonstrate it had…

Read More

After getting an unsolicited dick pic, this woman punked her harasser with a genius fake app

Dick pics. Nobody craves them. Most girls get them. A 2017 YouGov survey found that 53% of millennial brides said that they have received a dick pic at some site in their lives. Of the millennial women who received dick…

Read More

Iowa Misinformation Spreads Online, Despite New Policies

Since 2016, social media places including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have vowed to crack down on misinformation related to elections. Monday, they faced their first big-hearted exam, when retarded was the outcome of the Iowa Democratic caucus gave rise to…

Read More

YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

As the 2020 election begins in earnest with Monday’s Iowa caucuses, YouTube is cracking down on election-related disinformation in an attempt to protect users. Google’s video-sharing site has long had policies barring deceitful practices and engagement manipulation, but made headlines…

Read More

Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effect

Research presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube’s platform is playing a role in radicalizing consumers via show to far-right ideologies. The study, was executed by investigates at Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique federale…

Read More

Get ready to see Spotifys looping videos on Instagram

Following Spotify’s approval of a new Stories feature, first being tested by social media influencers, the company this morning announced it will now earmark artists to reach their Instagram fan basis in a new way, more. Nonetheless, in such a…

Read More