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  • Social Media and 2020: Is your social media feed helping or hurting democracy?

    What’s on your social media feed is a big issue for the political season? Social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are adjusting what you see and don’t see. Could this hurt democracy? Jonathan Nagler, the co-director of NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics, breaks down how information is filtered on social media.

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  • Social Media and 2020: Is your social media feed helping or hurting democracy?

    What’s on your social media feed is a big issue for the political season? Social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are adjusting what you see and don’t see. Could this hurt democracy? Jonathan Nagler, the co-director of NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics, breaks down how information is filtered on social media.

    WCVB
  • Tom Brokaw: Journalists Used to Be Trusted, But Social Media Ruined That

    Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw came on CBS’s The Late Show Monday to talk about his new Watergate book and compare the impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon to the current impeachment of President Trump. While he was there, he also boasted how journalists in his day could be counted on to report accurately; but today, people got their news from social media which couldn’t be trusted.

    NewsBusters
  • Social media contributes to increased perception of food technology as risky business

    When it comes to food technology, the information shared on social media often trumps the facts put out by the scientific community and food experts, leading to the dissemination of disinformation, "fake news" and conspiracy theories. Nowhere is this more evident than consumers' mistrust of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), despite assurances from the scientific community and food experts. Several studies covering this widespread risk perception of food technologies will be presented during...

    phys.org
  • 5 Ways Social Media Videos Will Benefit Your B2B Business in 2020

    Don't overlook the business-building potential of social media videos.

    Entrepreneur
  • Mass media vs. social media – TechCrunch

    In the waning years of the last millennium, at my university, one of the cause célèbres of the progressive left was a concept known as “Manufacturing Consent,” the title of a book and film, by and starring Noam Chomsky. Its central thesis was that US mass media “are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry [

    TechCrunch
  • The Role of Social Media in Education

    Did you know that Instagram has over 100 million active users? These numbers are even higher when it comes to Facebook - more than 2.4 billion monthly active users. A huge percentage of these users are young people that are still in high school or college. They spend a lot of time on social media networks. But, unlike in the past when young people were using these networks as their favorite pastime, modern students are using social media as educational tools too. Reputable schools from many...

    Tech Times