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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

Why the UK government is paying social media influencers to post about coronavirus

Sep 09, 2020 13:33 pm UTC| Politics

Social media influencers are often seen as lazy freelancers who make a living being paid to pretend they like products. But these celebrities are more than just marketing vehicles. If used properly, they can be effective...

Social Media Revolution Series

Twitter hack exposes broader threat to democracy and society

Jul 21, 2020 14:27 pm UTC| Technology

In case 2020 wasnt dystopian enough, hackers on July 15 hijacked the Twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kim Kardashian and Apple, among others. Each...

Social Media Revolution Series

TikTok teens and the Trump campaign: How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity

Jul 02, 2020 15:42 pm UTC| Politics

The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trumps rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop fans who used the social network TikTok to organize and reserve tickets for the...

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...

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Economy

KB Financial leads S. Korea's major banking groups in surpassing Q3 earnings expectations

KB Financial Group recorded 1.16 trillion won in net profit, up 24.1 percent on-year, to lead South Koreas major banking groups that were bolstered by nonbanking businesses in posting better-than-expected third-quarter...

Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin up to 20%

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British carmaker Aston Martin years from 2.6 percent to as much as 20 percent over the next three, in exchange for technologies and components of its hybrid and electric...

Spain to increase taxes on big firms, use $31.8 billion in European grants

The Spanish government will increase taxes on big corporations and the wealthy and use $31.8 billion in European grants in efforts to reverse its economic slump. There were talks on using all $164 billion that the EU...

S. Korea eyes nuclear power plants in UK, as two countries agree to cooperate after Brexit

Industry Minister Sung Yun-mo expressed hope for South Korea to participate in construction projects for British nuclear power plants in his meeting with Alok Sharma, UKs secretary of state for business, energy, and...

Financial support for Jeju Air to be discussed

South Koreas Key Industry Stabilization Fund is slated to hold a meeting to discuss whether to provide financial support to Jeju Air, the countrys top low-cost carrier. The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Jeju Airs main...

Politics

Joe Biden will form task force to reunite 545 children separated from families at southern border, says campaign

Joe Biden maintains a sizable lead against Donald Trump in the polls and the Democratic candidate is making the most out of the final days of the campaign. The Biden campaign recently announced that the former vice...

Barack Obama blasts Donald Trump for complaining about media coverage

Former President Barack Obama is currently on the campaign trail for his former colleague Joe Biden who is running for the presidency against Donald Trump. Having been among the more outspoken critics of Trump, Obamas...

Melania Trump revelation: Ex-boyfriend says FLOTUS has always been very beautiful and fashionable

First lady Melania Trumps life before meeting her would-be husband Donald Trump is much of a mystery even with the several books about the first lady. In an unearthed interview in 2016, The first ladys ex-boyfriend shared...

Donald Trump revelation: Jared Kushner reveals how POTUS prioritized political goals over science in new recordings

Some recorded conversations by journalist Bob Woodward with Donald Trump have been released to the public revealing his deliberate choice to downplay the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, newly released recordings reveal Trumps...

Science

NASA releases a playlist of space sounds for Halloween

Even with the ongoing pandemic, many are still opting to celebrate the spooky holiday of Halloween this year. As a treat to many space enthusiasts and in time for the upcoming hallowed weekend, NASA has released a playlist...

NASA discovery: Molecule found on Titan's atmosphere may be building block of life on icy moon

One of the goals space agencies like NASA have is to search the universe for proof of life existing outside our planet. The agency recently made a discovery found in one of Saturns moons, Titan, which suggests that there...

Asteroid warning: New study finds asteroid Apophis may hit Earth in 2068

Space agencies such as NASA are closely keeping tabs on what happens outside of Earth such as asteroids that could be making their way towards our planet. A new study has found that one particular asteroid, Apophis, can...

NASA news: Russia claims to have discovered water on the Moon 50 years before US agency

This week, NASA announced the presence of water on the Moon, becoming a big breakthrough for future exploration. However, Russia has claimed that it had already found the presence of water on the lunar surface decades...

Technology

Square Enix announces ‘Final Fantasy 16’ details about Valisthea world and 6 realms

Fans now know more about the world of Valisthea that they will be exploring in Final Fantasy 16. Square Enix also revealed some details about other elements significant to the plot, such as the six factions ruling across...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ dev is ‘not comfortable, but confident’ about December 10 launch

When CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077 has gone gold earlier this month, it can be said that every fan waiting for the RPG has let out a sigh of relief thinking there will not be more delays. The excitement turned to...

‘Far Cry 6’ is delayed and won’t be released before April 2021

The list of AAA video games that have been delayed is getting longer as Ubisoft adds Far Cry 6 to it. Now, its new release date will not take place anytime before April 2021. Far Cry 6 release date suffers delay;...

AirPods 3 could adopt AirPods Pro design with a new chip in 2021

A recent report has claimed that Apple is already working on updating its line of true wireless earbuds in time for a 2021 launch. The third-generation entry-level AirPods, or simply dubbed as AirPods 3, is also...
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