Tag: Social Media

Should London Change How We Think About Free Speech Online?

Last week terrorists once again attacked the people of London. Lives were shattered and lost yet again, and as such the nation’s leadership was forced to respond to the continuing threat that terrorists post to open societies. Leading the charge, the U.K.’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, decided to place a large part of the blame

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Author Interview: Peter W. Singer on the Weaponization of Social Media

This week we had the good fortune to interview Peter W. Singer to discuss his recent Atlantic article: “War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world.” A excerpt from the article: Even the ranking and targeting of enemies has begun to change. Take the case of Junaid Hussain. A British Muslim

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Advertisers Pull Plug on Facebook Ads

So the (pretty much) inevitable happened today when several major companies pulled their campaigns from Facebook after the offensive images appeared next to their adverts. As the FT reported it: Adverts for Japanese carmaker Nissan, Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, Unilever’s Dove skincare brand, were automatically placed next to the offensive images that Facebook

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