Digital media

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Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde
Donald Trump’s plans to launch a platform are good news for Mark Zuckerberg, who’ll be busy prebutting the next damning exposé of his company, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

22, Oct, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets
Home feed promotes rightwing tweets over those from the left, internal research finds

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

22, Oct, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist
Danny Robins returns to examine listeners’ freaky real-life tales. Plus: Radiolab pays homage to the cassette tape, and Home/Front tells the story of an unusual anti-war activist

Hannah Verdier, Hannah J Davies, Hollie Richardson and Jacqui Timberlake

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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A ‘non-cancellable’ community: the ‘truth’ about Trump’s social media platform
The presentation outlining the ex-president’s new company, Trump Media & Technology Group, is rich with hyperbole, but low on detail. Here’s the gist

Arwa Mahdawi

21, Oct, 2021 @8:28 PM

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UK agrees to end tax on US tech giants when global deal takes effect
Deal means US will not retaliate against UK for imposing digital services tax, Treasury says

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Oct, 2021 @7:03 PM

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The Guardian view on MPs’ security: it takes culture change | Editorial
Editorial: Protecting public servants is urgent, but uncivil politics and radicalisation are different problems with no quick solutions

Editorial

21, Oct, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Group that spread false Covid claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
Revelations about World Doctors Alliance pages raise questions about platform’s efforts to control misinformation

Niamh McIntyre

21, Oct, 2021 @10:51 AM

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Concetta Caristo: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
In this column we ask funny people for the best online ephemera to brighten our day. Concetta Caristo starts by casting her mind back to high school

Concetta Caristo

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Pinterest to launch new features to help with ‘emotional wellbeing’
New tweaks, including ability to respond to or develop other users’ ideas pins, come amid public outcry over social media failings

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Oct, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report
Move could position social media app as one of many products under a parent company

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

20, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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This government is helping big tech to undermine British democracy | David Puttnam
I leave the Lords with a heavy heart, as ministers kowtow to new and unaccountable forms of power, says film producer David Puttnam

David Puttnam

19, Oct, 2021 @3:26 PM

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Women on reality TV shows get far more abuse online than men – study
Analysis of posts on several social media platforms also reveals recurrence of gendered tropes

Rachel Hall

18, Oct, 2021 @4:54 PM

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