Posts Tagged 'social media'

WhatsApp: Election influencer of the masses

WhatsApp: Election influencer of the masses

  Retired military officer Jair Bolsonaro is the President-elect of Brazil, gaining 55% of Sunday’s ballots. WhatsApp was at the centre of populist messaging campaigns that deeply influenced Brazil’s working-class voters.  South America’s largest population of

Digital media drives the post-truth era

Digital media drives the post-truth era

Facebook announced this week that 32 fake users’ pages operated by Russia’s ‘Internet Research Agency’ (IRA) have been deactivated for driving divisive #FakeNews messages to create controversy and stir resentment before the 2018 US midterm

Filtered Social Media

Filtered Social Media

The Prototype has been following the social media fiasco over the last few months. On Tuesday, Twitter announced their intention to filter out disruptive tweets in conversations as a part of their goal to promote

Is peer review outdated?

Is peer review outdated?

Science has upheld the tradition of peer reviewed papers since the 17th century. It is a necessary process that allows for papers to be read by experts in the field and thus to maintain a