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The Worst Hashtags of Instagram (ft. Jimmy O. Yang)

– Hi, I’m Patti Harrison. – Huge bitch, and I’m Joel Kim Booster. (bleeps) – And you’re watching Unsend, where we celebrate the best and the worst of the web, but mostly the worst. (upbeat electronic industrial music) (audience cheers) (paper crunches) – Listen, it’s time to tackle a hard-hitting issue that rubs each and […]

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What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser

I was talking to a guy at a party in California about tech platforms and the problems they’re creating in society. And he said, “Man, if the CEOs just did more drugs and went to Burning Man, we wouldn’t be in this mess.” (Laughter) I said, “I’m not sure I agree with you.” For one […]

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How Russian trolls weaponized your social media feed

Russian hackers attempted to influence the US presidential election. A meddling campaign carried out by the Russians, authorized at the highest levels. Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is now pretty well-documented. From hacking voter registration rolls… Russia is behind a cyber attack on a contractor for Florida’s election system… To leaking stolen DNC […]

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Facebook vs democracy? – Full interview with Cass Sunstein | VIEWPOINT

Cass: You could imagine a company thinking, “Maximizing shareholder value is basically what we want to do, and the best way to do that is to create an information cocoon.” Michael: I’m Michael Barone, resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute, and I’m here today with Prof. Cass Sunstein, University professor at Harvard Law School, formerly […]

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