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Social Media Linked to Lower Academic Performance

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The widespread use of media among college students — from texting to chatting on cell phones to posting status updates on Facebook — may be taking an academic toll, say researchers with The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine.

Social Media Landscape

According to a new study, freshmen women spend nearly half


Countering Misinformation on the Social Web

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If You Can’t Beat ’em, Subvert ’em: Countering Misinformation on the Viral Web

Our information networks no longer even try to optimize for truth. Here’s how we worked with the imperfect system.


First came the fakes. Old storm photos dredged up and labeled Sandy. Photoshopped sharks in a flooded New Jersey town.


Social Media Caught Censoring

Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by Palestinian resistance groups.

Digg was caught censoring stories which were controversial or too critical of the government. See More…

DARPA Targets Social Networking as Weapon

The Pentagon is developing plans to use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter as both a resource and a weapon in future conflicts. Its research and development agency is offering $42 million in funding to anyone who can help.

Social media will change the nature of warfare just as surely as the telegraph, the


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