Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

hillary-clinton26

It’s a valid question. After all, she seems to be the least liked and least trusted presidential candidate in recent memory.

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illma-gore1

Meet artist and painter Illma Gore.

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Tay

If ever proof were needed that we inhabit an increasingly toxic, divisive climate, and that the modern arena of social media is awash in negativity, hatred and quick-fire BS of an insidious nature, then the incredibly brief saga of Microsoft’s short-lived ‘AI Chat-Bot’ serves as both an amusing and somewhat depressing reminder.

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daniel-fleetwood1

Actually it could be story of the year. This is one of those stories that just breaks your heart a little.

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facebook-surveillence

If any of you out there are Facebook users, I thought I should warn you about something.
It’s a problem you might not have encountered yet, but may do in the future.

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zmalaysia-airlines-boeing-b777-200-flight-mh370
It has been a year now to the day since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was brought down over Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine.
A scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, it was allegedly shot down by Russian-backed rebels – this being the story still maintained by the mainstream Western media today. 283 passengers and 15 crew were on board. But the truth about MH-17 has not yet been established, despite what Western government officials and media want us to believe. This post will highlight again some of what the mainstream media coverage won’t.
A warning: this post contains at least one distressing image.

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occupy-movement

On 17th September 2011, Occupy Wall Street gained enormous worldwide media coverage. The people were revolting against the corporate control over society, against the criminal bankers and their vassal government officials, against injustice and inequality.
It felt like, and could’ve been, a defining moment of a generation; it could’ve been world-changing.

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z-delete-natasha

A recurring theme in news items and print journalism in recent years has been the issue of accountability of on-line commentators and the underlying question of whether it’s a good or bad thing that we now live in a world where everyone has the platform to express their uncensored views and act as social commentator.

Accompanying this are issues of regulating the internet, with legal action being taken more and more in recent months against, for example, people on Twitter. Issues of freedom of speech, etc, obviously crop up here too. At what point does an opinion become a ‘crime’? Should an opinion ever be thought of as a ‘crime’? And at what point does the ‘right to offend’ cross some kind of unacceptable boundary – and who defines what that boundary is?

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