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Fact-checking the network: The most interesting digital and social media research of early 2018

Editor's note: There's a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers? Our friends at Journalist's Resource, that's who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the …

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Mark Ritson: Wetherpoons ditching social media is brand leadership at its best

It's been just over 24 hours since JD Wetherspoon made the shock announcement that it would immediately shut down its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. “Rather than using social media,” Wetherspoons announced on Monday, “we will continue to release news stories and information about … Read More

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Hootsuite Accelerates Momentum as Global Social Media Management Platform Leader

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hootsuite, the world's most widely used social media management platform, kicked off 2018 with a number of awards and accolades that reinforce the company's ongoing commitment to the success of its customers, partners, and … Read More

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Uganda wants to “tax” social media use to stop online gossip

Uganda is proposing a tax on social media use in a bid to curb gossip online and to raise billions of shillings in government revenue. Starting July, president Yoweri Museveni's government wants to charge a daily price of 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) to mobile phone subscribers using services … Read More

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Report: Social media use is increasing despite privacy fears

Despite mounting concerns about the amount of data collected by social media companies, the latest data show that social media growth is actually accelerating. 390 million new users signed up to a social platform in the twelve months to the end of March – that's 8 percent faster than the …

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Five Ways You Can Use Your Social Media Accounts To Make A Major Impact

With 800 million monthly active users, 95 million photos and videos each day, and 4.2 billion "likes" daily, Instagram has managed to attract 25 million businesses to its social media platform. And by 2019, there will be nearly 2.77 billion social network users total around the globe. The world today …

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Social media reactions to Barbara Bush’s condition

(NEWS CENTER Maine)– Shortly after the update on Barbara Bush's condition, social media love came pouring in for Mrs. Bush and her family. Her well documented work with children and children's charities was a common theme. Many posts used quotes from the former first lady. Like this one from … Read …

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Government MUST regulate social media to halt fake news before the next election, say Lords

SOCIAL media must be regulated to stop the spread of fake news before the next election, a landmark Lords review has ruled. Online political adverts and campaigns would require a similar “imprint” like paper leaflets so voters know who paid for them under a radical overhaul suggested by respected … Read …

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Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Decentralization is the buzzword du jour. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our social media to the mix. Ottman, an intense young man with a passion to fix the world, is …

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J. Cole’s Recent Social Media Activity Seems to Signal Imminent New Music (UPDATE)

UPDATED 4:30 p.m ET: J. Cole has revealed that he's playing a show in New York City in a couple hours at 6 p.m., and he's revealed that it'll be on a first come first serve basis. The show will be held at the Gramercy Theatre, and no phones, cameras, …