Author Archives: Juno

Why YouTube Permits Toxic Videos

Several days ago, Bloomberg reported on the pleadings of several YouTube employees who had been trying for years to get the media giant to take more direct action against violent, obscene, or extremist videos. Yet allegedly, the company decided to … Continue reading

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Why influencers have the best chance at defeating terrorism

How does one go about defeating modern terrorist organisations? This question has plagued foreign policy advisers and military strategists for decades. While the United States has had recent military success against ISIS in Syria, terrorist organization are generally very difficult … Continue reading

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The Florida Man Challenge

Have you taken the Florida Man Challenge? For those not familiar, this simple online “challenge” simply involves searching online for the phrase “Florida Man” plus your month and day of your birthday (such as “Florida Man January 1”) and observing … Continue reading

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Scientists’ study cites social sites spiking silent suffering

On March 14, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology published a paper linking a generational increase in depression, distress, and suicidal thoughts to social media use. Their studies found that, starting in the mid-2000s, there was sharp increase in the rates … Continue reading

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Like your job? Then be careful what you “Like”

On Thursday, BuzzFeed News reported on two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials that had apparently “Liked” stories posted on LinkedIn attempting to tie Rep. Ilhan Omar with unfounded accusations. One of the officials, Leslie Derewonko, a Homeland Security Investigations … Continue reading

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Fake News Fact Checks: Soon to be law?

Should social media platforms be required by law to police dubious stories or claims and provide references to “verified” content? One advocacy group thinks so, and believes they have enough public sentiment on their side to make it a reality. … Continue reading

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Is Facebook’s “Clear History” button history?

Last May, shortly after testifying to Congress in regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement on Facebook detailing the creation of a “Clear History” button. This feature was advertised to remove the association between … Continue reading

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Online Russian influence: Now dangerous to your health?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a list of the top 10 threats to public health for 2019, and ranked among unsurprising entries such as Ebola and influenza, was a rather curious entry: Vaccine hesitancy. Problematic to be sure, … Continue reading

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All press may not be good press when selling a house with a sex dungeon

On February 7th, a house in Maple Glenn, PA, a quiet suburban town of Philadelphia, went on sale with an unusual selling point: a sex dungeon. While the scintillating solicitation has since yanked the cheeky photos, they remain archived by … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad previews – A winning strategy or sign of declining interest?

While preparing for Super Bowl LIII and it’s collection of high-profile, high-budget commercials, you may observe a growing trend that has now essentially become mainstream: the promotion and release of full-length Super Bowl commercials on social media well before their … Continue reading

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