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Facebook suspends firm founded by researcher behind its election study – Fast Company


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Facebook suspends firm founded by researcher behind its election study
Fast Company
“The data collected by private companies has vast potential to help social scientists understand and solve society's greatest challenges. But until now that data has typically been unavailable for academic research,” said King in a blog post announcing

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Careful with that spark! – UNIAN


UNIAN
Careful with that spark!
UNIAN
That is, according to Chair of the Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies, Olha Balakireva, "the political temperature in society is rising." However, the majority of respondents are not rushing to take to the streets. After all, according to

The Gamification of Intimacy Through Dating Sims – Hyperallergic


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The Gamification of Intimacy Through Dating Sims
Hyperallergic
… such as AI, VR, and AR, which I bracket under the heading, the “gamification of intimacy,” are developing at an unprecedented pace, I feel compelled to ask how these objects are potentially shifting society's relationship to intimacy and social

Core ideas for change – The Adirondack Daily Enterprise


The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Core ideas for change
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The creation of a Learning Society is the central core idea along with the following: 1. Learning should be provided by which the individual and societal systems develop competence and will become empowered to give direction to their own evolution by …

A socially responsible Facebook ‘replacement’? Investor launches a competition to fund one – Positive.News


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A socially responsible Facebook 'replacement'? Investor launches a competition to fund one
Positive.News
Facebook faces fresh controversy this week due to founder Mark Zuckerberg saying that Holocaust denial should not be banned on the platform. A new competition seeks designs for a 'social network that is actually good for society'. A prominent Silicon

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Chinese social media helps reunite boy, 5, with his father after afternoon adventure – South China Morning Post


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Chinese social media helps reunite boy, 5, with his father after afternoon adventure
South China Morning Post
Chinese social media users helped reunite a five-year-old boy with his father last month after the youngster was found wandering 8km (5 miles) from home. The child was at home in Zhangjiagang, east China's Jiangsu province, on June 28 when he …

Is Social Media Becoming Too Toxic? – Forbes


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Is Social Media Becoming Too Toxic?
Forbes
Somewhere in the years since, social media lost its way. Social media's rising tide has lifted all boats, elevating even the most horrific and toxic voices singularly fixated on tearing society apart and placing them equal with those informed and

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says Lavrov too busy to use social networks – TASS


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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says Lavrov too busy to use social networks
TASS
MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said it was simply impossible for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to have an account on a social networking site, because his schedule is too busy to run it properly.

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Attack on donkey: Aggressive behaviour of society reflects political instability – The Nation


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Attack on donkey: Aggressive behaviour of society reflects political instability
The Nation
The recently incident occurred in District East Karachi reportedly had reflected the social behaviour of the society, where activists of political parties severely tortured a donkey to humiliate their political rivals. First they put the name of their