Is social media ruining your social life?

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Is social media ruining your social life?

Medical News TodayFeb. 22, 2018
You may have heard the argument that social media makes you socialize less “in real life.” However, if this article popped up in your Twitter feed — which you were scrolling through while surrounded by people you deemed less interesting than your screen — you needn’t worry; a new study dispels such …

10 social media promotion ideas for nonprofits

PR Daily5 hours ago
TED, UNESCO and UNICEF garnered the most earned media coverage. TED’s mission is to spread ideas through videotaped short talks by subject-matter experts; it had the most engagements on articles written about its programs. An article about George Soros’ charity Open Society Foundations had the …
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ABC faces more questions as Emma Alberici’s disputed article is …

The Guardian14 hours ago
New Zealand journalism hit an important milestone recently: all the political bureaus of the main media organisations will be led by women for the first time. But the wind was taken out the sails of some of the women involved when a curious articleappeared on an industry site Newsroom, written by co-editor …
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How to Monitor Fake News

New York TimesFeb. 20, 2018
The editorial decisions of a newspaper or television news program are immediately apparent (articles published, segments aired) and so can be readily analyzed for bias and effect. By contrast, the editorial decisions of social media algorithms are opaque and slow to be discovered — even to those who …
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Right-Wing Media Uses Parkland Shooting as Conspiracy Fodder

New York TimesFeb. 20, 2018
In these baseless accounts, which by Tuesday had spread rapidly on social media, the students are described as “crisis actors,” who travel to the sites of shootings to instigate fury against guns. Or they are called F.B.I. plants, defending the bureau for its failure to catch the shooter. They have been portrayed …
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Fake news is an existential crisis for social media

TechCrunchFeb. 18, 2018
Or Trump continuing to bluster that Russian-generated fake news is itself “fake news”. And, indeed, the social media firms themselves, whose platforms have been the unwitting conduits for lots of this stuff, shaping the data they release about it — in what can look suspiciously like an attempt to downplay the …
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Why Thomas Friedman issued a ‘code red’ warning to America

CNNMoneyFeb. 20, 2018
“This is code red,” he wrote. “The biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office.” Friedman’s column lit up on social media when it was posted on on Sunday night. Thirty six hours later, it is still No. 1 on the site’s “most emailed articles” list. It is also No. 1 on the site’s …
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On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

New York TimesFeb. 20, 2018
Millions of accounts impersonating real people roam social media platforms, promoting commercial products and celebrities, attacking political candidates and sowing discord. They spread fake images and misinformation about the school shooting last week in Parkland, Fla. They were central to Russian …
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When the media cover mass shootings, would depicting the carnage …

The Conversation USFeb. 22, 2018
The day after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting, a Slate article echoed the demand for crime scene photos to be released, arguing that if Americans could actually see the bloodshed, we might finally say, “Enough is enough.” As a scholar who specializes in photojournalism ethics, I’ve thought …
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Social media full of vitriolic myths in the aftermath of the Stanley trial

The Conversation CA16 hours ago
Social media has become a place of vitriolic myths about Indigenous peoples in the wake of the Gerald Stanley trial for the killing of Colten Boushie. Here, a vigil in support of Colten Boushie’s family on Feb. 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz …

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