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03 Nov 2023
   — by Giles Brown

The Crucial Role of NGOs in Navigating the Fragmented and Rapidly Changing Media Landscape

https://www.vertaglia.com/szx4v7thp In crisis regions and poorer countries with a volatile security situation, two groups of professionals are invariably present: non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and journalists. NGOs assist at various levels, and journalists report on the situation at hand. The media and NGOs cannot be separated. The press uses civil society organizations and their local presence to access […]

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27 Oct 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

Social Media Without News and Political Content?!? Twitter and Threads Think So

https://domainebregeon.com/wdw847lw12m Following on from our latest article – X Hides Legitimate News, Allowing Fake News to Flourish – Will X Lose its Status as the Breaking News Platform of Choice? – we focus on the comments of Instagram boss Adam Mosseri, who says news and politics are “inevitably” going to make their way to Threads. But the company […]

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16 Oct 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

X Hides Legitimate News, Allowing Fake News to Flourish – Will X Lose its Status as the Breaking News Platform of Choice

Buy Alprazolam Pills Online Changes to X’s staffing and code are making it difficult or impossible for users to get real-time news and updates. This is impacting legitimate news about the Gaza conflict. Twitter seems to be deliberately hiding legitimate news sources. Reliable news sources didn’t appear in the “top” results for Gaza searches on X. Search results returned […]

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11 Jul 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

Is Twitter Hanging by a Thread?

https://aaerj.org.br/2024/05/13/zhlzobr Threads, Meta’s latest social platform, has taken the social media world by storm, amassing 100 million users in just over two days, and is emerging as a potential threat to Twitter’s lock on influencers of all shapes and sizes (consumer brand, media, financial, political, social) and eventually for those seeking real-time news and debate, which for […]

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04 Jul 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

Harnessing the Power of Social Listening Tools to Build a Stronger Business

https://pkuatm.org/2024/05/13/st3iskywu9 In today’s digitally interconnected world, social media has emerged as a powerful platform for businesses to engage with their audience, understand customer sentiments, and drive meaningful conversations. Social listening tools have become indispensable assets for organizations, enabling them to tap into the vast pool of social data and extract valuable insights. By actively monitoring and […]

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30 Jan 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

Will Social Media Strike the Right Balance Between Freedom of Expression and an Audience’s Right to Know

enter In a controversial move last week, the Facebook and Instagram accounts of former President Donald Trump have been reinstated more than two years after he was banned for inciting violence when his supporters stormed the US Capitol on 6 January 2021. When he was barred, Trump’s account was the most followed on Facebook. The decision will allow him to […]

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23 Jan 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

In a polarized world business is the only institution viewed as trustworthy

https://someawesomeminecraft.com/2024/05/13/unq6orf Every year since 2000, venerable Public Relations outfit Edelman releases the Edelman Trust Barometer to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This year is no exception. Their findings for 2023 reveal that society believes that business is the “only institution seen as competent and ethical.” The Barometer delivers a raft of statistics that […]

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18 Jan 2023
   — by Frank De Maria

Artificial Influencers and their Impact on the News

go to link The rise of the virtual (or artificial) influencer is a trend that will take the often-manipulative effects of social media to another level. Artificial influencers are computer-generated characters designed to mimic real people and interact on social media platforms. These digital personas are typically depicted as attractive, confident, and relatable to your personality, background, and […]

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14 Nov 2022
   — by Ryszard Bublik

Twitter vs. Mastodon

https://dentaris-sa.com/2024/05/13/sj88la0g Since Elon Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter last month, he has failed to ease concerns that the platform will be overrun by misinformation and hate speech. Add to that mass redundancy, including many senior managers, a backlash against the fee for ‘blue tick’ verification, and reports of Musk considering putting all of […]

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15 Jun 2022
   — by Frank De Maria

Johnny Depp and Reputation Damage – Can His Brand be Saved?

follow site H&M, Mont Blanc, Tom Ford, Asahi, Dior are just some of the most prominent brand endorsements for Johnny Depp, in addition to his lucrative movie career.Depp’s viability as an actor and brand was the topic of his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard.  As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Depp successfully sued Heard over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in […]

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26 Jan 2021
   — by Jenny Staveley

Gone, and soon to be forgotten?

https://yplocal.us/rux9t990gng After the bluster, rhetoric and damage of the Trump presidency, Joe Biden’s approach to social media takes a much lower-key and unifying approach. And Social360 data proves the tides are turning and Biden’s profile is already outranking the former President.

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08 Nov 2018
   — by Giles Brown

US mid-terms: judgement day for social networks

The US mid-terms marked a defining moment for the embattled social networks in their quest to get rid of fake political sources attempting voter influence. But it looks like they still have work to do.

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03 Jul 2018
   — by Cristina Motta

Who’s afraid of the big bad activist?

The digital landscape adds immediacy and reach to campaigners and activists. Consumers easily group together and make noise, using social platforms to mobilise and target.

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22 Jun 2018
   — by Francesco Beccio

Social media at the World Cup: moving the goalposts?

I love football. I love the World Cup. The world’s most brilliant footballers taking centre stage for their country. Weeks of football on the television. It doesn’t even matter if your team isn’t there.

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06 Jun 2018
   — by Su Lwin

Social media skeletons in the closet

Social media can be lauded as a platform on which individuals exercise their right to freedom of speech, while simultaneously and conversely, holding users accountable for the repercussions of their posts.

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31 May 2018
   — by Oliver Collard

Alternative media: fake news or fresh opinion?

Around this time last year, alternative media outlet The London Economic published what was to be the most widely viewed online article of the General Election. Ever heard of them? Me neither.

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01 May 2018
   — by Ryszard Bublik

Dispelling mistrust, misinformation and misunderstanding

Today’s backdrop of misinformation and lack of trust in social data, along with an ever increasing amount of online activity makes the need to capture, understand and monitor an essential part of any communications strategy.

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