FB Awards Academic Grants for SM Election Influence Study | RBDR

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May 8, 2019

Today on RBDR: Facebook has invited academics on four continents to participate in local studies that will examine the impact of social media on election results. FB will share its own data with the 30 academics.

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Commentary: Protecting U.S. Consumer Privacy / RBDR

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February 5, 2019.

Today on RBDR: Bob Lederer’s commentary asks who is overseeing businesses’ behavior with respect to consumer privacy. The American government is essentially standing on the sidelines and allowing Apple, Facebook, Google and the like to control and sanction the behavior of companies in the space as they collect personal data.

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Australia Going After SM Giant Algorithms

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December 12, 2018.

Today on RBDR: The Australia Competition & Consumer Commission intends to gain greater control over the personal data collected by Facebook and Google by investigating, monitoring and understanding the social media sites’ secret algorithms.

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Influence of “Likes” In Concert With Political Affiliations / RBDR

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December 5, 2018.

Today on RBDR: Researchers at the Australian National University investigated the coincidental influence of Likes and political affiliations on perceptions of truth among Democrats and Republicans. (Link to story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/memes-can-help-spread-hate-and-prejudice-research-shows/10567836)

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Data Visualizing Social Media Companies

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November 26, 2018. Today on RBDR:

Multivariate Solutions’ President Michael Lieberman points out new data visualization options, including a “solar system” mapping of use of favored social media websites.

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