Internet

Profile matching of online users across multiple social networks

It is perhaps a significant concern that internet users willingly and sometimes unwittingly share their personal and private information through online social networks without a second thought for how that information might ...

Machine learning & AI

Do recommendation algorithms on social networks promote inequality?

Online social networks claim to make connections and bring people together. But the ranking and recommender algorithms that suggest for instance whom to connect with, or who the most relevant scientists in a field are, are ...

Internet

Australian government vows to unmask online trolls

Australia's government said Sunday it will introduce legislation to unmask online trolls, and hold social media giants like Facebook and Twitter responsible for identifying them.

Internet

The dark side of social media networks

A systematic review of research into the dark side of social media use has identified 46 harmful effects, ranging from physical and mental health problems to negative impacts on job and academic performance, as well as security ...

Internet

Facebook tests alerting users to extremist posts

A Facebook test of pop-up boxes asking people whether they think friends are becoming extremists raised concerns Friday among US conservatives who felt their voices might be stifled.

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