How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

Dispatches found one boss in Bangladesh who boasted of being "king of Facebook" for his ability to create accounts and then use them to create hundreds or thousands of...

Google Chrome’s now blocks dodgy ads by default. Which is great for Google

Chrome's ad blocker launches today. It's aim? To clear the web of annoying adverts. In reality it may help to grow Google's ad revenue further Online advertising is broken. Pop-ups...

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks before...

Facebook totally meant to lose a million daily users

Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever in the U.S. and Canada. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he meant for that to happen. During yesterday’s Q4 earnings report...

Facebook site made to exploit human ‘vulnerability’

Facebook’s founders knew they were creating something addictive that exploited “a vulnerability in human psychology” from the outset, according to the company’s founding president Sean Parker.  READ MORE HERE    

Facebook may be trying to coax creators away from YouTube — Quartz

Facebook might be messing with YouTube’s livelihood. The social network launched a video platform last summer called Facebook Watch that was meant to be a hub for longer-form, TV-like programming,...

Strange social norms from around the world

But what is normal in your country may not be in others, and vice-versa.So we invite you to check out this gallery where we will explain some things which...

Twitter to tell 677,000 users they were had by the Russians

Twitter says it will notify nearly 700,000 users who interacted with accounts the company has identified as potential pieces of a propaganda effort by the Russian government during the...

Twitter tells 677,775 tweeters they were duped by Russian election trolls

TWITTER HAS REVEALED that 677,775 users were duped into following more than 50,000 automated profiles it believes were used by Russians to influence the 2016 US presidential elections.  

How to tame the tech titans – Competition in the digital age

The dominance of Google, Facebook and Amazon is bad for consumers and competition. NOT long ago, being the boss of a big Western tech firm was a dream job. As...