Social Media a Threat to Welsh Language: Study
Recent research shows that social media could impact the future of the Welsh language. An author of the study, Richard Jones from Swansea University, says that the erosion of a language online could threaten the cultural identity of a nation.
Spanish Social Media Influencer Elena Huelva Dies at 20
Spanish social media influencer, Elena Huelva, died on Tuesday after losing her years-long battle with cancer. She was 20 years of age. Shortly before Huelva died, she bade farewell to her nearly one million Instagram followers, saying her condition had worsened. Huelva, from Seville, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, known as […]
Hospital Staff: Many Patients Getting Reinfected
Communications between a hospital staff member in China and his family have been revealed. In voice messages sent to his relatives, the medical worker explained many patients receiving treatment at his hospital are those re-infected with COVID-19. Meaning, those who previously recovered from the virus, and got sickened a second time. The voice messages were […]
Twitter Bans ‘Free Promotion’ of Other Social Media Platforms, Then Loosens New Rule
Twitter announced on Dec. 18 that it will no longer allow for “free promotion” of certain social media platforms on the site, including Facebook and Truth Social, before appearing to make a U-turn on the decision. The announcement came shortly after Twitter suspended the accounts of several corporate news reporters for allegedly violating the company’s policy against “doxxing.” […]
‘New Twitter’ Will Push Mainstream Media to Be More Truthful, Says Elon Musk
Elon Musk says the “new” version of Twitter under his leadership will put competitor pressure on mainstream media to become more truthful and “stop toeing the line.” The comment was made during a live Q&A session on late Dec. 3 discussing the release of the “Twitter Files,” which exposed the social media giant’s role under […]
Strike Down Section 230, Break Up the Giants—Can Anything Rein In Big Tech?
Most people think Big Tech has too much power, according to almost every survey conducted on the topic. So, what can be done about it? That’s where opinions divide. Mike Davis, founder and president of the Internet Accountability Project, says Congress has a golden bipartisan opportunity right now to break up the tech titans. He […]
Expert: Why Social Media Apps Are ‘Legal Malware’
One expert is calling today’s social media apps legal malware. “Tristan Harris had this to say: the average person checks their smartphone 150 times per day. Why do we do this? It’s the number one ingredient in slot machines: intermittent variable rewards. Addictiveness is maximized when the rewards are variable. Technology hijacks the way we […]