As per the Reuters report, Facebook’s interest in such bets is an effort to make money from television advertising and increase the time spent on its platform. Facebook currently offers live video from a number of news publishers as well as its users. … [Read more...] about Facebook bids for IPL’s streaming rights: Is Zuckerberg trying to tap the video streaming business?
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Why it’s so hard to study the impact of violence on the internet It is incredibly difficult to study the impact of viewing a suicide online, but sociologists have tried to quantify the mental health impacts of social media by surveying users. For one study from last year, researchers interviewed a group of largely white female Instagram users between the ages of 18 and 29 about whether they came into contact with images or video of self-harm and how they reacted to it. They were asked if they found that content disturbing, among a list of other questions concerning their mental health and predisposition to suicidality. In the first wave, 1,262 people responded. Only 729 people of the same group responded to a second set of questions sent a month later. The researchers found that about 20% of those who saw images of self-harm sought them out. More telling, according to the researchers, was that over half of those who had seen these images had considered harming themselves in … [Read more...] about Researchers can’t even begin to assess the damage from viral suicide videos
has likened pre-bunking to a vaccine. In a study published on the game Bad News, van der Linden and his colleagues showed that playing the game had preventative affects, heightening a person’s alertness around fake news for as long as three months. However, like a vaccine, playing the game once wasn’t enough to have a long-term impact. “Without regular ‘boosting,’ the effects dissipate within two months,” the report notes. … [Read more...] about This game can stop people from falling for COVID-19 conspiracies
According to the latest data by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), the ongoing 13th edition of IPL has registered seven billion viewing minutes for the first five weeks of the league, which includes the first 41 matches aired across 21 channels. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth
Power the Polls is working with election officials to ensure they employ safety measures that align with public health recommendations for personal protective equipment and social distancing. “We’re encouraging only people who are at lower risk, or feel comfortable serving in the midst of a pandemic,” Cardin says. In most cases, that means young people, and in some states, that includes outreach to those who are younger than 18. For instance, Indiana, one of only five states that’s not permitting COVID-19 as an excuse to vote by mail, will expect flooded polls on Election Day, and allows 16- and 17-year olds to register for poll work. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19