4 mn read Twitter shared its own research this week about the platform’s algorithmic amplification of political and news content. A post on Twitter’s blog revealed that the social media platform promotes right-leaning content more often than left. As a result, conservative posts on Twitter successfully spark more outrage causing amplification, similarly to Facebook’s algorithm.
3 mn read The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in August has accelerated a humanitarian crisis and economic collapse in the country that is further pushing people into poverty and a surge in refugees. The US and other Western countries have been struggling with the difficult choice of how to provide humanitarian aid to the country — while trying to figure out how to deal with the Taliban without giving them the legitimacy they seek.
5 mn read In contrast to other social platforms, Instagram is centered on looks and lifestyle. It’s no secret celebrities and Instagram models set unrealistic beauty standards by altering and photoshopping their photos. For young girls and children who are just discovering the digital world, low self esteem can develop after spending long hours staring at the refined photos they are bombarded with daily — as the majority of them may be unable to differentiate “Instagram vs. Reality.”
4 mn read El Salvador became the first country in the world to establish Bitcoin as its legal currency this month. El Salvador’s millennial President Nayib Bukele said in a tweet that El Salvador recently bought 150 more coins, taking its total to 700. Bukele, who describes himself as ‘the coolest dictator in the entire world globally’ in his Twitter bio, added that the country will continue to “buy the dips” as the price of bitcoin fell to its lowest level since August.
4 mn read Afghan women are still fearing for their freedom after the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. Old restrictions were imposed rapidly and shifted the country backwards to its oppressive past. The US withdrew all troops from the country last month which had been there since the 911 attacks in 2001. The Taliban takeover is causing a set back in gender equality, women’s rights, violence and poverty.
4 mn read President Joe Biden said electric vehicles are “a vision of the future that is now beginning to happen.” The president has spent the last year vowing to transition into EV by 2030. Executives from three of the largest auto companies in the country are thrilled about Biden’s ambitious goal, as they agreed to turn at least 40 percent of their new car sales electric by the end of the decade.
4 mn read Fashion trends in the past were introduced only on runway shows or magazines that were exclusive to the public. After years of brand deals, discount codes and giveaways from fashion influencers and models — Instagram became the main outlet for influencers and fashion brands to find or set the latest trends. According to Business Insider, […]
3 mn read Listening to podcasts has become a part of the daily routine for Americans on their way to work, while they exercise, clean their house, or simply as they relax before bed. As of 2021, there are over two million active podcasts and more than 48 million podcast episodes available.