Tagged With: Social Media

Social Media and the monopoly of information

Who will choose the next US president – the American people, or Facebook? By Jonathan Freedland Fri 31 Jul 2020 17.09 BST The social media titans are more powerful than politicians. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appears by video during a US house judiciary subcommittee hearing, ‘Online Platforms and Market … Continuer la lecture »

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American Democracy vs Wealth Power

  Congress forced Silicon Valley to answer for its misdeeds. a very clear analysis from The Guardian of how US Democracy is threatened by wealth power in the hands of a few  

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Tackling racism on social media : who is responsible?

  Tackling racism on social media is just the tip of the iceberg By Owen Jones   Amid the anger over Wiley’s bigoted tirade, let’s not forget the newspapers that have been peddling prejudice for years ‘Grime artist Wiley – with his half a million followers – unleashed a tirade of undiluted antisemitism on to … Continuer la lecture »

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Should there be limits to the freedom of speech ?

  Facebook starts adding labels to ‘state-controlled media’ and will ban them from running ads in the US ahead of the 2020 election By Tyler Sonnemaker 04/06/2020, for Business Insider France https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/facebook-add-label-state-controlled-media-ban-political-ads-us-2020-6     Facebook and Twitter Must Do More About Trump’s Tweets Twitter is only bringing more attention to the president’s tweets, and Facebook’s … Continuer la lecture »

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Get Your Brain Back

Here is a very cunning commercial advertising a new high tech product to « get your brain back » suggesting that past new technologies are already outdated and that you need to buy a new one to avoid the dangers of the old ones. Very smart indeed !!

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