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May 06, 2022

It's global: Online anti-Asian hate on the rise

York University in Toronto, Canada has released a study that shows how rhetorical mechanisms and tropes spread racism. Fuyuki Kurasawa, a social sciences professor, at a virtual symposium...

'Hackers takeover Twitter accounts to spread fake news'

Social media hackers are hijacking Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack according to digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the ...

'How we're fooled into oversharing on social media'

Hardly a day goes by without a story in the news about politicians, celebrities or ordinary members of the public revealing embarrassing or discrediting details about themselves and those around them online.On a smaller scale, we also see this happening a ...

Protestors in Venezuela and Ukraine organise through Zello app

From Kiev to Caracas, protestors are taking their indignation to a walkie-talkie app, but some may be running into government roadblocks.Zello allows smartphone users to send short voice messages from person to person or to a limited group of people. Some ...

Under fire Sochi sponsors 'writing Tweets for Olympic stars'

Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience in Russia, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial messages in thei ...

College 'veil ban' outrage manufactured on Twitter

Those things which make the headlines are often far from the most important parts of a story. Indeed, in some instances the headline is a wilful distortion of the entire issue in question, writes James Bloodworth.In the age of internet news, this is inevit ...

'Today's pop star should just grow up'

Taylor Swift works within the well-worn cliché of phenomenon. At 23, the country music star turned global behemoth is a chart-conquering, CoverGirl-endorsing, one-woman cottage industry; a superstar so unavoidable that at times the Pennsylvania native seem ...

It's global: Online anti-Asian hate on the rise

York University in Toronto, Canada has released a study that shows how rhetorical mechanisms and tropes spread racism. Fuyuki Kurasawa, a social sciences professor, at a virtual symposium hosted by the York Centre for Asian Research explained this ...

Alarming trend: growth of crimes on social media

More than 16,000 criminal incidents on sites likeTwitter and Facebook, have been reported to police over the last year, according to new figures.Police have seen more people than ever coming forward to complain about abuse and harassment endured while usi ...