Nine-country study finds widespread use of social media for promoting lies, misinformation and propaganda by governments and individuals. Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed.
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Make 17 minutes to listen to Jon Ronson on the public shaming of people on Twitter. It's important.
Watch the TEDtalk here
The UK Safer Internet Centre have now produced and published three brand new checklists – for Twitter, Snapchat & Instagram, with the same style and format as their hugely popular Facebook checklist. (via Kent esafety)
Put a plan in place, get senior managers on board and be ready to listen – how schools can successfully use social media
Twitter can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, and keep abreast of what's going on in the world. However, as with all online platforms, there are a few risks - such as hackers, who attempt to take control of people's accounts in order to misuse them.
One person's experience of a posthumous tweeting service. Read the article here.