by Benedict Carey, The New York Times
Hours after the Las Vegas massacre, Travis McKinney’s Facebook feed was hit with a scattershot of conspiracy theories. The police were lying. There were multiple shooters in the hotel, not just one. The sheriff was covering for casino owners to preserve their business.
Continue reading How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
by Larry Neumeister, AP Top News
The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists.
Twitter says it has suspended hundreds of thousands of user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism. Continue reading NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacks
by Jimmy Rohampton, Forbes
Eighty-five percent of millennials say that staying up-to-date with the latest news is at least somewhat important, according to research conducted by the Media Insight Project. That number is staggering considering that many people blame millennials for the death of the modern newspaper. Continue reading 3 Ways Social Media Is Changing How Millennials Consume News
by Peter Diamandis, SingularityHub
If you think this election is insane, wait until 2020.
I want you to imagine how, in four years’ time, technologies like AI, machine learning, sensors and networks will accelerate.
Political campaigns are about to get hyper-personalized thanks to advances in a few exponential technologies. Continue reading 5 Big Tech Trends That Will Make This Election Look Tame
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