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Tell Facebook: Time for a Civil Rights Audit
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, Internet, privacy, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 40 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
For years, Facebook has prioritized profit over the safety and privacy of millions of Americans, especially Black people, Muslims and other vulnerable groups.
Mark Zuckerberg: Step Down as CEO of Facebook
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, privacy, civil rights violations, petitions )

Freya
- 47 days ago - actions.sumofus.org
In a few weeks, Zuckerberg will sit before the U.S. Congress and justify how 50 million Facebook users' data got in the hands of a third party app that has helped undermine democratic processes across the world - from the United States to the UK.
Dear Facebook: Stop Cross Site Tracking By Default
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, privacy, social media, petitions )

Freya
- 48 days ago - foundation.mozilla.org
You might have seen a Facebook 'like' button on websites outside of Facebook. What you may not know is that this button allows Facebook to track what sites you're browsing in order to target ads to you.
How Do You Feel About Facebook?
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, privacy, surveys )

Freya
- 50 days ago - surveygizmo.com
Facebook has been in the news a lot lately. We want to know how you feel. We'll use this survey to understand how we can better support and advocate for you and your personal information online.
Tell Facebook: We Want Answers, Now
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, social media, communications, privacy, petitions )

Freya
- 59 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Bombshell news stories are shedding light on the ways that Facebook's practices have endangered our privacy and undermined our democracy.
TED Talk - Zeynep Tufekci: We're Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads   video
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, Zeynep Tufekci, technosociologist, Facebook, Google, Amazon, digital platforms, manipulation, social movements )

Evelyn
- 60 days ago - youtu.be
NB - predates the FB scandal! Zeynep Tufecki details how the algorithms FB etc use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize access to political & social info. We need to understand how the powerful might use AI to control - & what we can do
Snake Freak-Out Caused By Fake City Facebook Page
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, Internet, social media, fake news )

Freya
- 63 days ago - patch.com
A satire Facebook page mimicking a northwest Georgia city is causing some real concerns for residents after a post claiming to show a gigantic snake found there went viral.
Social Media Companies: Do Your Part To Stop Trolling
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, communications, harassment, cruelty, social media, cyberbullying )

Freya
- 77 days ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
Cyber bullying is real. Tell Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to revise their terms of service to ban trolling.
News Feature: The Genuine Problem of Fake News
Science & Tech  (tags: the science of fake news, critical thinking, social media, influence, deception )

Judy
- 171 days ago - pnas.org
Intentionally deceptive news has co-opted social media to go viral and influence millions. Science and technology can suggest why and how. But can they offer solutions?
Confronting the Great Mass Addiction of Our Era
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, smart phones, Internet, social media )

Freya
- 387 days ago - alternet.org
This examination of today's tech-zombie epidemic is worth putting your phone down for - at least for a while.
How to Protect Yourself Digitally In the Trump Era
Science & Tech  (tags: communication, safety, activism, Internet, social media, security, computers )

Freya
- 481 days ago - alternet.org
We've entered a new era with the election of Donald Trump, and activists, intellectuals and scientists will need to become more aware over the coming months of the safety and security of their electronic communications.
Facebook: Don't Censor Human Rights Documentation
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, human rights, censorship, petitions )

Freya
- 537 days ago - petitions.signforgood.com
Facebook, a platform increasingly used to document human rights abuses, has censored human rights documentation, including content that depicts police violence.
Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think
Science & Tech  (tags: psychology, personality, digital media, Internet, social media )

Judy
- 1228 days ago - npr.org
"Who we are in real life does to some extent drive our choices in deciding how to represent ourselves online."
Science Gone Social
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, humans, environment, computer, computers, social media, communication, public )

Darren
- 1321 days ago - the-scientist.com
Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.
Sherry Turkle Explains Why Social Technologies Are Making Us Less Social
Science & Tech  (tags: world, environment, technology, study, research, humans, history, environment, Sherry Turkle, social media, computers, health )

Darren
- 1351 days ago - scientificamerican.com
For the first time in the history of our species, we are never alone and never bored. Have we lost something fundamental about being human?
 

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