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If Anti-trust Laws, Content Controls & Regulations can’t fix Facebook – What can?

The Biden administration in the US is signaling its intention to update anti-trust regulations by appointing hot shot anti-trust lawyers to run the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Economic Council and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But will it be enough?

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No Fans for You!

OnlyFans was founded in 2016 as an online social network allowing ‘digital creatives’ to build an audience and monetize directly with their ‘Fans’. In theory this was a wonderful idea that I have supported for years. In practice however, OnlyFans has grown to 120 million subscribers by hosting – almost exclusively – ‘pay-for-play’ pornography.

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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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You’ve Got Hate Mail

We got our first hate mail message at Peer Social this week. Frankly, I’m surprised it has taken this long. I would have thought we would get some hate mail…

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Social Media makes us lonely, but it doesn’t have to

Far from connecting us with other human beings, social media use does the opposite. According to a recent Cigna study: This year, 71% of heavy social media users report feelings of…

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Don’t Be the Next Cambridge Analytica – Dangers of Social Media APIs

The data leak from Cambridge Analytica was one of the most prominent data breaches ever.

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Twitter Catches Up on the Stories Craze with “Fleets”—and Users Are Not Happy

Twitter recently announced its new feature called “Fleets” which is quite similar to other platforms’ disappearing story features. After Snapchat first introduced “Stories” in October 2013, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube,…

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