twitter bots

Bots in the Twittersphere An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings BY STEFAN WOJCIK, SOLOMON MESSING, AARON SMITH, LEE RAINIE AND PAUL HITLIN APRIL 9, 2018 http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/04/09/bots-in-the-twittersphere/ The role of so-called social media “bots” – automated accounts capable of posting content or interacting with other users with no direct human…

data misuse

This Is So Much Bigger Than Facebook Data misuse is a feature, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture. ETHAN ZUCKERMAN  MAR 23, 2018 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/03/data-misuse-bigger-than-facebook/556310 In the 17-months-long conversation Americans have been having about social media’s effects on democracy, two distinct sets of problems have emerged. The ones getting the most attention are bad-actor…

social media and newsmedia

++++++++++++++++++++ Holding the powerful accountable, using data Insights on the state of investigative journalism in Brazil, Serbia and the USA Marianne Bouchart https://medium.com/data-journalism-awards/holding-the-powerful-accountable-using-data-f0bd5ebb24e3 a group discussion on Slack last week and gathered Amita Kelly of NPR(USA), Jelena Vasić of KRIK (Serbia) and Tiago Mali of ABRAJI (Brazil) to discuss the challenges of holding the powerful accountable using data. Who is KRIK? https://www.krik.rs/en/about-us/ STEVAN DOJCINOVIC is with KRIK +++++++++++++++++ Hey, Mark…