A social media mob targets the wrong person after a viral video shows a man harassing a woman at a protest. Yet another example of the dangerous and reckless characteristics of social media.
A widely shared social media post about the Supreme Court contains 4 major errors according to an expert on law. Yet at the time of his writing, had been shared over 18,000 times on Facebook. Social media enables anyone to act as a propagandist, and once memes go viral, they become “facts” even though they are completely wrong.
Log in to Instagram in a browser. Click on your profile icon at upper right. Click on the round, slightly gear shaped icon next to your channel name and “Edit Profile” button. Click on Privacy and Security option on the pop up menu. Page down and click on View Account Data. Here you can see that they record – forever – any current and former phone numbers and email addresses you have provided. They also record – forever – any…
Much of the online criticism about the Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, was driven by Russian troll farms and bots as a form of information warfare intended – successfully – to tear our society apart. It’s pretty ugly.
If you use your Facebook account to login to other web sites, the latest Facebook security blunder enabled attackers to log in to all of those web sites too, not just FB. FACEBOOK’S latest hack attack doesn’t just affect the social network – but loads of other sites too. If you use Facebook to log into other services – like Instagram or Tinder – then Fac… Source: Facebook hackers got access to your Tinder, Spotify, Instagram, Messenger and Airbnb too…
Facebook uses your security questions and security data such as your two-factor authentication phone number as yet another way to scoop up data about you, including using the phone number to link you to data stored in friend’s contact lists, over which you have no control.
The danger of anonymous user generated content – which is largely the basis of all social media – is that anyone can lob false accusations, write fake reviews, and dox people by publishing their personal information.
Facebook ad network still being used to target ads based on gender, and in the past, on race, language spoken, age and more discriminators. It is likely all of these discriminators continue to be used.
Facebook to “fact check” photos, propaganda posters and videos – but how accurate is their “fact checking”, and what happens when Facebook fact checkers must apply subjective interpretation? There is a risk that Facebook will become the arbiter of truth, and due to a false positive problem, turn fake facts into true facts.
Tweets published by those with verified “blue check mark” accounts get greater visibility on Twitter. Twitter also admitted to using algorithms to shadow banning 600,00 accounts including those of U.S. Congressional representatives. Twitter is a mess.
Facebook and Twitter largely admit that artificial intelligence is not going to fix the problems with their platforms. The problem, of course, is that social media was designed as a propaganda platform and surprise! Lots of people are using it for propaganda!
You’ve seen those tweets that show up in your Twitter feed telling you that your friend “Liked” someone else’s tweet. Turns out that your friend didn’t Like those tweets, Twitter just made those up and now blames a “bug”.
Yet another fake photo to lower the signal to noise ratio on Facebook.
A Pew Research study finds that social media political posts change the views of relatively few people, but are more likely to change the views of Democrats than of Republicans (by about 2 to 1).