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
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
Twitter erupts over 'Shaktimaan' Mukesh Khanna’s #MeToo comment Future of fashion weeks: Digital and on-ground experiences collide in disruptive, democratic ways Aadyam: Corporate-driven theatre initiative battles Covid to keep the archlights on … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth
And in a year when more people want to take advantage of early voting, the lack of poll workers can gum up that process as well. “We’ve already seen the consequences,” says Ben Brown, founder and CEO of the AYA. “Poll worker shortages lead to reduced polling locations, long lines, confusion, and ultimately, voter disenfranchisement.” Early voting sites in Fairfax County, Virginia, have already seen long lines—but Hishta says Election Day, when most people are still expected to vote, will be the real crunch, and a turnover of poll workers will be needed throughout the day and night, especially in places like New York City, where polls close at 9 p.m. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19