Social

26 January 2021

The WhatsApp Dilemma

On January 6, Facebook (which owns WhatsApp) issued users of WhatsApp an ultimatum—if they wished to continue using the messaging service, they would have to agree to share their personal information…

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Technology

12 November 2020

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Seeing Red or Feeling Blue?

The US General Election has just ended (kinda), and we are chomping at the bit to talk about it.

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Technology

10 November 2020

It’s time to Host your own Content

Whether it’s text, emojis, or pictures of your breakfast—it’s all content that is ready for the social media mill. Any activity online (especially that which involves forming new text or…

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Social

3 November 2020

Facebook: The Most Dangerous Influencer

Facebook is a juggernaut not only in social media but also when it comes to wielding massive political influence. With such power, the responsibility to maintain a balanced political representation…

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Social

27 October 2020

Facebook and Twitter say they are trying to combat QAnon but are they really?

Since 2017, the growing conspiracy theory behind QAnon has been garnering a far right-wing following. Trump supporters are primed to deny and resist any election result in November 2020 that does not…

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Social

22 September 2020

The Problem with Facebook: Collection Not Connection

As social creatures, human beings naturally yearn for meaningful connections. So, when social media platforms like Facebook emerged, people marvelled over how easy it was to interact with others. Facebook…

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Identity

15 September 2020

Who Owns your Digital Identity?

Throughout our lives, we are required to show ID (e.g., birth certificate, driver’s license, passport) to identify ourselves—to prove our true identity. We consider those documents valuable—we make sure they…

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