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The subtle ways that ‘clicktivism’ shapes the world

Clicktivism / effective Often derided, online activism is far more effective than it first appears – but there are big differences between how the political left and right deploy it to spread ideas. Source:  BBC Read all the paperLink: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200915-the-subtle-ways-that-clicktivism-shapes-the-world?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter Read other texts here

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How to Thwart Facial Recognition and Other Surveillance

Facial Recognition / Surveillance Facial-recognition tech can see around hoodies or big shades, so pair them with a face covering. Plus, you'll get protection against coronavirus particles and tear gas. There are makeup tutorials online for edgy face paint intended to trick face-recognizing algorithms, but these designs are unproven. Also, it's probably easier for humans to track you if you look like a member of Insane…

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The truth behind filter bubbles: Bursting some myths

Filter bubbles / Myths A filter bubble is a state of intellectual or ideological isolation that may result from algorithms feeding us information we agree with, based on our past behaviour and search history. It's a pretty popular term that was coined by Internet activist Eli Pariser, who wrote about a book about it. However, as our Senior Research Fellow Richard Fletcher said in one of our recent seminars, academic research on…

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EL USO POLÍTICO DE LAS ENCUESTAS DE OPINIÓN

Encuestas de opinión ¿Por qué vale la pena preocuparse por las encuestas en tiempos del big data? ¿Permiten los grandes volúmenes de datos, generados por los usuarios de redes sociales y motores de búsqueda, explicar y/o pronosticar mejor los comportamientos sociales que los sondeos de opinión? ¿Pueden hacerlo evitando sesgos? No por ahora. Cuando de opinión pública y de votantes se trata, las encuestas…

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