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Sep
10
When journalists go wil… uh, solo (and other useful links)

When journalists go wil… uh, solo (and other useful links)

3 min read
Jan
08
Engaged Reading Digest: image verification, cops on TikTok — and why celebs are using a social platform you've never heard of

Engaged Reading Digest: image verification, cops on TikTok — and why celebs are using a social platform you've never heard of

It's easy to get sucked into the idea that social media is mainly a promotional tool. Today's digest is a reminder that it's much more than that — for good and ill
4 min read
Jan
25
Facebook speeds up assimilation of WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook speeds up assimilation of WhatsApp and Instagram

Looks like a handy way of fending off the regulators and avoiding a break-up.
1 min read
Jan
22

Facebook attempting to close the WhatsApp stable door, after the viral horse has bolted

WhatsApp rolls out a worldwide move to try and limit the spread of disinformation.
1 min read
Sep
14
Social Media, chat apps and journalism: people's news discussions are becoming private, not public

Social Media, chat apps and journalism: people's news discussions are becoming private, not public

Facebook is in decline and the chat apps are rising. But it's more than algorithm changes, but a shift in people's behavior - how do we adapt?
8 min read
Sep
10
India's WhatsApp murders - is this a technology or a human problem?

India's WhatsApp murders - is this a technology or a human problem?

People are dying in India thanks to intentional disinformation being spread over — principally — Facebook's WhatsApp. This needs to be addressed - but how?
2 min read
Jul
10
WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

WhatsApp, mob justice and the desperate need for a strategic response worldwide

Messaging apps are allowing misinformation to spread faster than ever before, and tactical responses aren't working. We need to address this at a societal level, with research and education.
3 min read