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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In the past, similar failures to keep traumatizing content off Facebook have led to calls to put Facebook Live on a delay or shutdown the service altogether. But, as this most recent incident shows, Facebook hasn’t fundamentally changed its service to further limit this kind of content from reaching users. The moral imperative for making these changes may be obvious, but the psychological impact of viewing this kind of content is less clear. For platforms with hundreds of millions of users, negatively impacting even a small percentage amounts to a large number of people. Without a clear understanding of the human impact of seeing a suicide online, platforms don’t have enough incentive to eliminate any possibility of this kind of content making its way onto our feeds. … [Read more...] about Researchers can’t even begin to assess the damage from viral suicide videos
It’s not easy to expose people to what they’d rather not know, so Cambridge’s lab created a game called Go Viral, where users learn how coronavirus-related conspiracy theories spread online. The game’s goal is to help players become versed in the tactics of fearmongering and successfully use misinformation to go viral within the game’s universe. … [Read more...] about This game can stop people from falling for COVID-19 conspiracies
He points to Twitter, which removed a tweet from one of the President’s advisers doubting the efficacy of a wearing mask to curb the spread of COVID-19. Along with applying labels to misleading tweets, Twitter has started to encourage people to read an article before they retweet it and to promote quote tweets over retweets—much of which aims to convince users to slow down, to Barrett’s point. … [Read more...] about This is the simplest way to protect yourself from election madness
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