Questions tagged [social-media]

Many people use social media for political purposes. Questions here should focus on the political aspects of social media usage, and not broader usage questions.

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Have there been any prior cases of US social media employees charged with spying for (or interfering on behalf of) a foreign power?

NBC reports that two Twitter employees have been charged in the Northern District of California for spying for the Saudis. Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. ...
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How is the impact of analytics steering user newsfeed measured on a national basis in the US?

Technology is a double edged sword: its implementation and usage determines outcomes, be it good, bad and ugly. That being said, the rise of the analytic algorithms to select news content for an ...
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Can social media be regulated under the "public accomodations" clause of the Civil Rights Act?

Scott Adams of Dilbert fame muses whether or not the 1st Amendment jurisprudence can be broadened in such a way to curb the abuses of social media monopolies so that they be regulated much like ...
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Why are western-owned social media sites allowed and utilized in Burma?

Hatebook: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar and A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military report that western-owned social media sites such as Twitter ...