Internet

Researcher creates free comment moderation software for YouTube

As an expert in building a safer and fairer internet, Rutgers Assistant Professor Shagun Jhaver long suspected that digital content creators from minority groups suffered disproportionate online harassment. But when he heard ...

Machine learning & AI

Humans bigger threat than AI, says chess legend Kasparov

Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov was beaten by a supercomputer—but when it comes to artificial intelligence, he is firmly convinced that it's the humans who pose the real threat.

Internet

Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic

Social media has the power to both inform and deceive—and do both at speeds we have never experienced. That fact has, once again, been on display as the COVID-19 epidemic has dominated social media platforms for weeks.

Business

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 229 million users around the world—politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat ...

Security

What to do if your identity was stolen in mass identity breach

News recently that a malware attack at Detroit-based Wolverine Solutions Group, which handles mailing and other services for hundreds of health care companies, potentially exposed the personal information of hundreds of thousands ...

Internet

UK tells social media to take down COVID myths

The British government said on Thursday it was telling social media giants to take down posts containing coronavirus disinformation over concern that many in minority communities were refusing to be vaccinated.

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 ...

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Social group

A group can be defined as two or more humans that interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. By this definition, society can be viewed as a large group, though most social groups are considerably smaller.

A true group exhibits some degree of social cohesion and is more than a simple collection or aggregate of individuals, such as people waiting at a bus stop. Characteristics shared by members of a group may include interests, values, ethnic or social background, and kinship ties. According to Paul Hare, the defining characteristic of a group is social interaction.

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