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Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.

Social Media Revolution Series

The hidden costs of social media use in elections: A Ghana case study

Dec 04, 2019 12:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Social media is becoming increasingly central to election campaigns around the world. In the process, it is transforming politics in a number of ways. Unsurprisingly, journalists and analysts have focused on the more...

Social Media Revolution Series

How to be a healthy user of social media

Jan 17, 2017 08:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of dying from heart disease. Analyses of Facebook updates show women tend to be warmer...

Social Media Revolution Series

Social media shots affect body image because we only show our best side

Dec 16, 2016 02:02 am UTC| Life

Many modern celebrities are known for being excessive sharers on social media. For instance, the Kardashians are notorious for posting daily glamorous and often lingerie clad images on Instagram that attract several...

Social Media Revolution Series

Why do we fall for fake news?

Dec 09, 2016 16:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

In recent weeks, the amount of online fake news that circulated during the final months of the presidential race is coming to light, a disturbing revelation that threatens to undermine the countrys democratic process. Were...

Social Media Revolution Series

Twitter influences investor behaviour whether companies intend it to or not: new research

Dec 06, 2016 20:13 pm UTC| Technology Economy

Companies that tweet corporate news and financial results can significantly affect stock prices even if the companys tweets contain no new information beyond what is already posted through the stock exchange platform, my...

Social Media Revolution Series

How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

Dec 06, 2016 03:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The circulation of fake news through social media in the 2016 presidential election has raised several concerns about online information. Of course, there is nothing new about fake news as such the satirical site The...

Social Media Revolution Series

Facebook And Other Tech Giants Building Terrorist Database

Dec 06, 2016 03:24 am UTC| Technology

With increasing pressure from both local and the international community, tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter are forced to act on online content that could be considered offensive or dangerous. As a result, a...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Barack Obama joins Steph Curry and Dr. Fauci’s Coronavirus conversation

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry recently chatted live with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director and a member of the White Houses task force for the coronavirus...

Donald Trump still wants to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the U.S. now becoming the top country with most COVID-19 cases

Despite warnings from medical experts on the potential dangers involved, it seems that President Donald Trump is bent on easing up coronavirus restriction by Easter. In a letter to state governors, Trump said that the...

US President Donald Trump reveals why he wants the lockdown to end by Easter Sunday

The growing pandemic that is the coronavirus or COVID19 has resulted in the United States implementing a lockdown, leaving many out of a job or working remotely. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, revealed his hope...

Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Melania Trump's reportedly distant relationship with Donald Trump

For a long time, the nature of First Lady Melania Trumps marriage to President Donald Trump has been scrutinized, leaving many wondering how affectionate the couple is. Recently, Jimmy Kimmel poke fun about the couple in...

Joe Biden reportedly hits a snag in improving his digital presence amid coronavirus concerns

The global pandemic that is coronavirus has forced the campaigns of all the presidential candidates into coming up with another way to reach out to their supporters and backers. A report suggests that former vice president...

Science

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir shares photo of Earth at night

In the midst of all the fear and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic all over the world, many are also in search of some good news. Recently, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir shared a photo of the Earth being illuminated...

Coronavirus update: Possible scenarios on how the pandemic will come to an end

The coronavirus or COVID19 may currently be disrupting everyday lives, but there is a time where it will end. With that in mind, it bears wondering just how will the pandemic come to a halt. With hundreds and thousands...

Asteroids: 590-foot space rock to arrive on Friday

NASAs asteroid trackers spotted an asteroid heading towards Earth at a rapid pace. Scientists predict that this asteroid will be arriving and passing by the planet later this week. Express reports that asteroid 2012...

Aliens: Experts believe Mercury once had components for life

Space agencies are continuing their search for possible signs of life beyond Earth in their missions to nearby planets like Mars. Recently, some experts believe that another planet once had the essential components for...

Technology

Blizzard continues working on ‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses and workplaces to temporarily close as a safety precaution. However, it appears that work for many video game developers, specifically those working on World of Warcraft:...

iPhone 12 release date: Varying reports point to potential November 2020 or early 2021 delay

If not for the COVID-19 global health crisis, tech fans would not be having this conundrum of deciding what information leak to believe regarding the release date of the iPhone 12. Delays have been expected for devices...

GoPro HERO9: Analyst explains how COVID-19 could affect the action camera business

The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced local and national governments around the world to impose strict home quarantine measures. This means no outdoor activities for a while -- something that GoPro Hero cameras have been...

Poco F2 release date, specs possibly confirmed by leaked Redmi K30 Pro codes

It now appears more likely that the wish of many Poco fans around the world will be granted soon. More proof gets leaked that the Redmi K30 Pro could be announced as the sought-after Poco F2 in India. Poco F2 specs,...
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