How Facebook has become the world’s largest echo chamber

I began my research career in the last century with an analysis of how news organisations were adapting to this strange new thing called “the Internet”. Five years later I signed up for Twitter and, a year after that, for Facebook. Now, as it celebrates its 14th birthday, Facebook is…

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Facebook has an important role to play in education

It’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald Trump, increased divorce rates, rising syphilis cases, and the advent of fake news. Facebook turns 14 on February 4. And the controversies continue unabated. But there’s one aspect of Facebook that should…

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Facebook bans binary options, cryptocurrency and ICO advertisements

Facebook has announced a new advertising policy, for those wishing to promote products and services on the social media platform, which prohibits promotion of financial services which are misleading such as binary options, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency. This comes after there has been a surge, over the past couple…

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6 Social media scams to lookout for in 2018

As social media continues to gain prominence amongst South African consumers, platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter have also become a platform where fraudsters attempt to catch unsuspecting consumers off guard. Although social media scams in South Africa are not yet prevalent, compared to our global counterparts; the reality…

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