Digital media

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High-profile lawsuit against Meta can be heard in Kenya, Nairobi court rules
Decision on case of ex-Facebook moderator, who claims the work left him with PTSD, hailed as win for accountability of big tech in Africa

Caroline Kimeu

07, Feb, 2023 @4:13 PM

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TechScape: Why Twitter ending free access to its APIs should be a ‘wake-up call’
In this week’s newsletter: The social media network is putting its APIs – the under-praised tool that keeps the internet as we know it going – behind a paywall. And the ramifications are huge

Chris Stokel-Walker

07, Feb, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Blueprints for a dream: the new age of virtual architecture
Aspiring architects are using social media, AI and digital technology to showcase their fantastical creations to the full

Rowan Moore

05, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Podcasts in pivotal moment as number of new shows drops by 80%
Analysts uncover dramatic worldwide decline, even though demand for content remains high

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @4:57 PM

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Online safety bill needs tougher rules on misogyny, say peers
Nicky Morgan and other Tory peers plan amendment to boost Ofcom’s powers to penalise social media firms

Tobi Thomas

04, Feb, 2023 @1:29 PM

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Scams: FCA blocks more than 10,000 ads from Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
Financial watchdog warns over rise of ‘fin-fluencers’ targeting younger people on social media

Mark Sweney and Jasper Jolly

03, Feb, 2023 @5:55 PM

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Netflix accidentally posts guidelines for cracking down on password sharing
Information about trial in Chile, Peru and Costa Rica has since been taken down after being shared across help centre pages

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

02, Feb, 2023 @6:44 PM

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‘We see misogyny every day’: how Andrew Tate’s twisted ideology infiltrated British schools
A year ago, most teachers had never heard of the ex-kickboxer and social media influencer. Now, his toxic machismo is the talk of the playground – and the staffroom

Sally Weale

02, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Best podcasts of the week: Jon Snow swaps news broadcasts for his ‘Snowcast’
In this week’s newsletter: The giant of British journalism starts his post-Channel 4 career with his new interview show. Plus: five of the best podcasts for women in midlife

Alexi Duggins, Hannah Verdier and Hollie Richardson

02, Feb, 2023 @9:48 AM

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TechScape: Why Donald Trump’s return to Facebook could mark a rocky new age for online discourse
The former president was banned from Instagram and Facebook following the Jan 6 attacks, but Meta argues that new ‘guardrails’ will keep his behaviour in check. Plus: is a chatbot coming for your job?

Josh Taylor

31, Jan, 2023 @11:35 AM

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‘They filmed me without my consent’: the ugly side of #kindness videos
Some social media users are building a following through ‘feelgood’ videos, in which, for instance, they give flowers to a stranger. The stranger then becomes their clickbait. Is there anything we can do to stop this?

Elle Hunt

31, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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TikTok CEO to testify before US Congress next month over data privacy
Shou Zi Chew will face legislators amid concerns over the social media app’s alleged collusion with Beijing in accessing user data

Kari Paul

30, Jan, 2023 @10:18 PM

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