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Social media trolls declared “15-minute cities” to be a New World Order plan for open air mass prisons, derailing plans to make North American cities more livable yet again.
ChatGPT and its competitors are set to turn search, news, and social media into a complete dumpster fire.
Governments are no longer just interested in controlling social media narratives with bots and premium content. They’re now reaching for new laws.
Facebook is still horrible. But for the time being, it’s indispensable for getting the word for just about anything out.
Proving that we can’t just have nice things in the age of social media, the conspiracy theory industry jumped on the first images from JWST.
A study of American politicians’ tweets shows they’ve become angrier and more crass over the last decade. Why? Because social media algorithms reward them for it.
Combine malicious propaganda with paranoid people who want to believe they know secrets they don’t, and you get a noxious mess.
With an invasion of Ukraine and thinly veiled threats of nuclear war, we’re living on the edge of World War 3 thanks to Rupert Murdoch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
A massively profitable global industry got that way by showing people only what they already believe. Now we’re dealing with the fallout.
Debunking scams and disinformation has become exponentially harder. We need to dig deep into why people believe what they do, and how social media exploits their fear and anger.