The latest online marketing news for 2016.
We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.
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- Sat, 30 May 2020 15:00:46 +0000: Twitter taking on Trump's lies? About time too | John Naughton - Internet | The Guardian
The platform’s moves to counter the president’s disinformation may be too little, too late, but it’s something
In addition to washing your hands while singing the first two verses of The Internationale, it might be a good time also to clean out your Twitter feed. According to a recent report of a research study by Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems, about 45% of the false narratives about Covid-19 on Twitter are sent by bots.
The study examined more than 100 false Covid narratives (including the 5G conspiracy theories) pushed in over 200m tweets since January. If you’re a reader of this newspaper, the likelihood is that you never saw any of these. But that’s because you are – like me – cheerfully encased in your own filter bubble. I write with feeling on this matter, because on the morning after the Brexit referendum I went through the list of about 800 people whom I follow on Twitter, and I could not locate a single one who seemed to have been in favour of Brexit in the run-up to the vote. The shock felt by them after the vote was palpable. But it was also a salutary reminder that anyone who uses social media lives in a digital echo chamber.Continue reading...
- Sat, 30 May 2020 07:00:37 +0000: The vision for a national Open School is a good one. The BBC is ready to make it happen | Tony Hall - Internet | The Guardian
A Guardian article set out a plan to revitalise schooling after the pandemic. The BBC wants to take a lead, writes its director general
The Covid-19 crisis has transformed all our lives in ways we could barely have imagined just a few weeks ago. In so many areas, we will be desperate to go back to “normal life” as soon as safely possible. But in others, however, what we have learned in this crisis will – and should – reshape our thinking for ever.
Educating the nation’s children is one of those areas. All of us have had to adapt to play our part – from the thousands of teachers who have been delivering lessons remotely, to the many organisations offering resources for free to the parents who have had to balance homework with homeworking. Society as a whole has stepped up like never before.Continue reading...
- Fri, 29 May 2020 16:57:37 +0000: Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' - Internet | The Guardian
Warning on ‘when looting starts, shooting starts’ post risks further escalation of row between firm and president
Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump’s tweets behind a warning that it “glorifies violence”, further escalating the social media company’s row with the US president.
The US president’s tweet, posted on Thursday night Washington time, warned people in Minneapolis protesting against the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer that he would send the military to intervene if there was “any difficulty”.Continue reading...
- Fri, 29 May 2020 06:00:52 +0000: Work From Home song peaks again as listening alters under lockdown - Internet | The Guardian
Spotify data reveals shift in habits as office workers choose home-themed playlists
Work from Home, the bouncy lead single from the American girl group Fifth Harmony’s second album, has taken on a second life since its 2016 release, when it peaked at number two in the UK singles chart.
In the first month of lockdown, according to data from Spotify, the song has become a clear beneficiary of the shift in people’s listening habits as white-collar workers and schoolchildren were sent home around the world.Continue reading...
- Fri, 29 May 2020 00:29:19 +0000: Trump signs executive order to narrow protections for social media platforms - Internet | The Guardian
Move comes amid president’s feud with Twitter after it factchecked him for the first time
Donald Trump has fired a shot across the bows of “big tech” companies by signing an executive order that aims to narrow their protections from liability over the content posted on their services.
The move came as the US president stepped up his attacks against social media giants after Twitter factchecked him for the first time over a false assertion that mail-in voting leads to widespread voter fraud.Continue reading...
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