Voter manipulation on social media now a global problem, report finds

New research by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that social media manipulation is getting worse, with rising numbers of governments and political parties realise cynic consume of social media algorithms, automation and big data to operate public opinion at…

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Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot cartons under current gambling legislation — suggesting a covering disallow on the sale of loot containers to players who are children. Kids should instead be…

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Congress needs your input (but dont call it crowdsourcing)

Lorelei Kelly Image: Bryce Durbin/TechCrunch Congress should be this mechanism. Informed public deliberation should be its forte. But right now, our system does not have the capacity nor the incentives to reap the benefits of collective wisdom. Before we jump…

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Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds

A study by the Pew Research Center shows most Facebook customers are still in the dark about how the company racetracks and sketches them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew noted three-quarters( 74%) of Facebook users did not know the social networking…

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Fake news threat to democracy report gets back-burner response from UK govt

The UK government has repudiated a parliamentary committee’s call for a excise on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a impose on social media programmes was made by…

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Facebook, Twitter, Google warned over EU consumer rights

U.S. social media heavyweights ought to have informed by Europes consumer rights commissioner that shes running out of persistence with their failure to comply with countries of the region consumer protection standards. I am becoming terribly impatient, enunciated commissioner Vra…

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