I made Steve Bannons psychological warfare tool: meet the data war whistleblower

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Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didnt yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in […]


Pakistan: man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

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Taimoor Raza was found guilty of insulting the prophet Mohammed during an argument on social media with a counter-terrorism official A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first conviction on charges arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, around 600km (372 […]


Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’

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Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young peoples mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instagram has the most deepening young peoples feelings of inadequacy and […]


Facebook shares dip from high as investors fret over costs, future profit

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The worlds biggest online social network is searching for new advertising features to supplement main revenue streams that it expects to cool off this year Facebook reported surging quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, helped by its fast-growing mobile ad business. But its shares dipped from a record high in after-hours trading as investors showed […]