A Journalist-in-Training

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Facebook doesn't listen and is blinding us all

Published 8:00 AM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated 6:11 PM, Jul 31, 2018

Now's the good time to take a look at Facebook. If you have to use it, then do so with purpose...or at least the realization that social media is using you as much as you are using it.

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

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Facebook's hubris in the midst of victimhood

Published 10:19 AM, Apr 11, 2018
Updated 5:26 PM, Apr 11, 2018

There is no other company that does anything quite like Facebook, which means its platitudes of policing its platform and of taking responsibility for its missteps are filled with hubris

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

More stories

YouTube Red's content blocks are a worrying precedent

Published 10:43 AM, Dec 08, 2015
Updated 7:32 PM, Dec 08, 2015

YouTube Red content blocking can get silly, as countries without YouTube Red can presumably see content the US can't

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

More stories

Reddit's latest issue: Losing sight of people

Published 5:00 PM, Jul 06, 2015
Updated 3:36 PM, Jul 06, 2015

Reddit's latest protest over the dismissal of Victoria Taylor is one large misstep, one that perhaps Reddit's higher-ups can learn from

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

More stories

Teaching responsible gaming to your kids

Published 4:00 PM, Feb 15, 2015
Updated 2:53 PM, Feb 15, 2015

While parents don't have to play the games, they have to at least try and understand whether a game is proper for their child's age and whether that game is affecting their behavior

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

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Surviving without a smartphone

Published 7:53 PM, Nov 08, 2014
Updated 7:53 PM, Nov 08, 2014

I think I'm self-sufficient because I carry a smartphone, but instead realize hubris. I'm overly confident in my abilities as an individual because I chained myself to a machine.

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Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

More stories
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