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.
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 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, […]
5 mn read Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been blocked by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites since January for being accused of inciting his supporters to participate in Capitol Hill riots. After the incident, the emerging social platform Gab helped back up Trump’s original Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. Recently, Trump launched the Office of Donald J. Trump’s website and his personal website to launch the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” platform. Does Trump’s strategy allow him to retain influence?
3 mn read In 2019, Emersys reported that an estimate of 3.2 billion people around the world use social media, with people spending on average more than an hour-and-a-half on social media every day. With the use of social media being so widespread, it is not surprising that Ofcom, the United Kingdom’s regulator for communications services, found that 45% of adults in the United Kingdom get their news from social media. With many countries experiencing a resurgence of Covid-19, social media is a vital tool for people to keep in touch with each other, as well as stay connected with the wider outside world.
4 mn read The social media platform TikTok has become a form of escape for people of all ages to dance, lip-sync and laugh during quarantine. The video-sharing app has reached 100 million people in the United States, but President Donald Trump stands against it. The president issued an executive order aiming to ban TikTok because of national security concerns. The app is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance and has been under scrutiny after the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused it of sharing user data with the Chinese government.