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Half of UK girls are bullied on social media, says survey

Almost half of all girls in the UK have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey of more than 1,000 young people. The poll also showed that 40% of boys have received harassment online. The survey, conducted by Opinium for the children’s charity Plan International UK, involved 1,002 young people aged between 11 and… Read More »

China targets social media in new crackdown

  Chinese social media sites are accused of jeopardising national security China’s largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation’s strict cybersecurity laws. The new laws, which critics say seek to control citizens’ access to information, are being rigorously enforced ahead of a planned reshuffle at the top of the Communist Party. According… Read More »

Is Social Media a blessing in disguise?

    .I don’t know about others but social media has on many occasions engaged me in useful debates, allowed me to catch up with friends, families, and their statuses, through photos, audios, videos, and vice versa. On the other hand, social media usage has also contributed in the derailment of some important ventures that could have positively… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »

Facebook Is Using AI to Make the Social Network a ‘Hostile Place for Terrorists’

Facebook Inc on Thursday offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting. Facebook has ramped up use of artificial intelligence such as image matching and language understanding to identify and remove content quickly, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s director of… Read More »

Latest Attack Renews Debate Over Extremists’ Use of Social Media

The debate is raging in the United Kingdom over how best to balance public safety, privacy and free speech after the third major terrorist attack in as many months. Ahead of the country’s election this week, Prime Minister Theresa May pointed her finger at U.S. tech companies, accusing them of not having done enough to weed out extremists… Read More »

Facebook Releases New Report on Beauty Industry Trends and the Evolution of Social Discovery

With the popularization of selfies and visual-focused platforms like Instagram, it’s no surprise that social media has become a crucial consideration for the beauty sector. Pinterest is another good example – Pinterest has previously labelled itself ‘the largest beauty platform in the world’, with more than 38.5 million unique viewers of hair and beauty content. If you’re working… Read More »

Social media fights back against fake news

Facebook and other social media networks are taking steps to make sure their platforms don’t become tools for foreign governments spreading “fake news” stories. Experts consider the threat level high for these platforms to be used by foreign governments or other entities seeking to influence millions because of their extensive reach and ability to disseminate both malignant links… Read More »

Social Media and Home Protection: 3 Tips to Stay Safe While Sharing

Daily social media activities can expose us to another more displeasing world of stalkers, burglars and other nefarious people. To stay safe, we’ll need to be more vigilant about what we share and how we share it. From ideas, thoughts, inspirational messages and photos, right to the short pieces that we caption “#NoteToSelf,” we like to share everything… Read More »

Islamic State supporters celebrate Manchester blast on social media, no official claim so far

Islamic State supporters celebrated on social media after a blast at a concert venue in the north of England killed at least 19 people , although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. British police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana… Read More »