Teenage girls driven away from social media

Teenage girls driven away from social media

Teenage girls are being driven away from social media – with nearly half saying they have been harassed or abused online. Out of 1,002 girls, 48% said they had experienced harassment or abuse on social media, according to a survey by Plan International. The girls’ rights charity found that this was above the 40% of boys who had similar experiences. Rosa, 19, is one of those young women who has experienced abuse online. She told…

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Facebook takes on rivals with Watch video platform

Facebook takes on rivals with Watch video platform

Facebook is launching a new platform which will see the social network giant take on the likes of YouTube as well as TV networks. The launch will see users of the site given a “Watch” tab on their feeds enabling them to view a range of shows from comedy or reality to live sport. They will also be able to create “watchlists”, see what friends are watching and communicate with other people interested in the…

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Web law offers ‘right to be forgotten’ online

Web law offers ‘right to be forgotten’ online

Individuals will be able to ask Facebook and Google to erase personal details they hold on them. Social media firms will have to erase personal information on individuals when asked under laws allowing people the “right to be forgotten” online. The Data Protection Bill will make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details, including requesting that posts or pictures be deleted. The information watchdog has been given extra powers to…

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Musk and Zuckerbeg clash over Artificial Intelligence

Musk and Zuckerbeg clash over Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk has criticised Mark Zuckerberg for having a “limited” understanding of artificial intelligence in a spat over the potential dangers of advances in the field. Mr Musk was responding to the Facebook chief’s suggestion he was “irresponsible” for making public statements about his concerns about AI. In a Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday, a user who said he had “watched a recent interview with Elon Musk and his largest fear for future was AI”…

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