Tag Archives: media

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

Kashmir: Social media gag on government workers slammed

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Government workers in Indian-administeredKashmir have decried a government ban prohibiting them and their families from expressing political opinions on social networking sites. Under a new order issued on Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir government employees were barred from engaging in “criminal, dishonest, immoral or disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to government”. The region’s… Read More »

7 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2018

  How do you plan on socializing next year? How do you plan on reaching your target audience, who will be socializing with each other, next year? By default, we underestimate how our lives will change in the future. We tend to think of next year as ending more or less the same as this year (with the… Read More »

Building social buzz: Our top 10 social media marketing columns of 2017

Social media marketing is a rapidly evolving sector with so many twists and turns, it’s difficult to stay on your toes. Yet as marketers, we rely on keeping up to date with the latest social media trends in order to stay relevant. From the continued rise of live-streaming to the changing face of influencer marketing, plenty of developments surfaced in the… Read More »

The average internet user has seven social media accounts

The majority of web users ‘like’ social media. Now spending more than two hours per day on over seven different social platforms, web users have never been so addicted to social media, according to data from the “GWI Social” report from analysts at GlobalWebIndex. The study reports that, across all age groups, 98% of web users polled use at… Read More »

Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook

Tencent (TCEHY) shares closed more than 2% higher in Hong Kong on Tuesday, valuing the social media and gaming giant at around $522 billion, according to FactSet. Facebook (FB, Tech30) is currently worth a little over $519 billion. Best known for its mobile messenger WeChat, Tencent had been threatening to unseat its Silicon Valley rival after a blockbuster year that saw its share price… Read More »

Smarter Hiring Starts With Social Media Recruiting

I’ve said it countless times: Meet your audience on their platform of choice. We’re no stranger to this tactic in the world of PR, digital and social media marketing agencies. You use social media for business strategies, but are you making the most of this cost-effective tool in your hiring process? How Social Fits Into Your Hiring Plan… Read More »

Sexual Abuse Stories From Around The World Pour Out On Social Media

Celebrities and everyday people continued flooding social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back decades. People shared stories and offered… Read More »

Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »