Thursday, 22nd February 2024

Social media

4 days ago
The video in question, which manipulates an extract from one of our French-language news bulletins by using artificial intelligence to simulate the presenter's voice, falsely claims that French President Emmanuel Macron postponed a trip to Ukraine over fears of a plot to assassinate him there.
10 Feb
Jakarta (AFP) – On a typical workday, Vinanda Febriani starts her morning in Indonesia scrolling on her phone. But her goal is slightly different than most Gen Zers -- she is scanning for disinformation posts.
2 Feb
How social media is used to turn migrants into slaves. Advertisements on social media platforms like Facebook entice people with supposedly lucrative jobs in Europe. Those who respond are often exploited, even in rich countries like Germany.
13 Jan
An unauthorized message posted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission's official X account briefly sent bitcoin prices soaring, forcing the market regulator to deny it had approved a new cryptocurrency product.
13 Dec
While information circulating on social media is sometimes easy to believe, false alarms have become inevitable. One such false alarm is the rumored deaths of notable individuals. Not only does this info travel fast, but they are also mostly untrue. making it severe. Here are the top 7 people to have been rumoured dead in Nigeria and which of these people were you also connived into believing they were dead?
9 Dec
Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels. In the US, tech giants are on trial for endangering minors with addictive platforms.
26 Oct
Maddens is one of the hundreds of social media users who are accusing the world's largest social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, X, YouTube and TikTok – of censoring accounts or actively reducing the reach of pro-Palestine content, a practice known as shadowbanning.
13 Oct
Meta, the parent company of social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as X, formerly known as Twitter, have responded to a letter from EU Commissioner Thierry Breton urging caution over an increase in disinformation and illegal content. Both social media giants have said they've taken action on social media posts that violate EU law.
11 Oct
On Day Five of the war between Israel and Hamas, we try to shed some light on the ambiguous role played by social media platforms with our Science and Tech editor Julia Sieger.
9 Oct
Creativity. Emotions. Artificial intelligence is pushing further and further into primal human domains. The existential question arises: What actually makes us what we are, when the uniqueness of the human being is challenged?
9 Sep
Psychological terms are increasingly emerging as trending topics on social media. But how to distinguish between valuable, informative content and misconceptions?
8 Jul 2023
French President Emmanuel Macron accused social media of playing a “considerable role” in encouraging copycat acts of violence as the country tries to tamp down protests that have surfaced long-simmering tensions between police and young people in the country.


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The intensifying conflict between the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) army and the M23 Tutsi-led rebels, allegedly backed by Rwanda, has disrupted supply lines to the eastern city of Goma, affecting over two million residents and displaced individuals.
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Furniture maker Jared Omondi is having to walk several miles to work each day in Nairobi after public transport prices doubled. He is one of millions of Kenyans facing spiraling living costs caused by measures to tame surging public debt.
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Democratic Republic of Congo's prime minister, Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, resigned on Tuesday (February 20), triggering the dissolution of his government, the presidency said in a statement.
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Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
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The UEFA Champions League returns this midweek with heavyweight matches between Spanish and Italian teams SSC Napoli and Barcelona FC. Ayomide Sotunbo previews the game on this edition of The Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
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Aceh is a staunchly conservative province of Indonesia and the only region in the world's most populous Muslim country that implements the Islamic law, Shariah.