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Trump signed an executive order that allows people to sue social media platforms.(Image:  maxpixel /  CC0 1.0)

Social Media Vs Freedom of Speech

Once, freedom of speech and respect among people with different opinions existed in the Western world: Then, something changed and went terribly wrong. Where did that liberty go? Social media made it simple to express one’s thoughts and easier to…

WeChat is owned by the Chinese company Tencent and is considered by Western intelligence agencies to be the least secure platform in the world. (Image:  Sinchen.Lin via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

WeChat: A Tool of Authoritarian Control?

“This WeChat account has been suspected of spreading malicious rumors and has been temporarily blocked…” is the message BBC reporter Stephen McDonell received earlier this year, after posting photos of a live event on his WeChat account. No commentary. Just…

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Lure of TikTok to Global Young Raises Concerns

According to a report by the United States research firm Sensor Tower on April 29, social platform TikTok, known as the international version of the Chinese short video app Douyin,…

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Reddit CEO Says TikTok Is Parasitic

Steve Huffman, the co-founder and CEO of Reddit, had some harsh words for Chinese app TikTok during a recent conference of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors. He accused the app…

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Social Media Vs Freedom of Speech

Once, freedom of speech and respect among people with different opinions existed in the Western world: Then, something changed and went terribly wrong. Where did that liberty go? Social media…

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WeChat: A Tool of Authoritarian Control?

“This WeChat account has been suspected of spreading malicious rumors and has been temporarily blocked…” is the message BBC reporter Stephen McDonell received earlier this year, after posting photos of…

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China: Propaganda Systems Shaping Public Opinion

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) invests heavily in shaping public opinion by withholding all information that threatens its power and spreading propaganda that increases people’s reverence toward the Party. In…

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Why ‘Liking’ Isn’t Helping

When it comes to ad campaigns, I’m often a bit skeptical, especially about the messages that most advertisements spread these days. But recently I came across one very unique ad campaign…

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Are Our Minds Being Reshaped by Online Reality?

For decades, science fiction authors have envisioned a future where digital technology has caught up with the complexity of physical existence, creating a virtual world parallel to the real one.