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Article / 28/08/2019 /

Disinformation accounts about Hong Kong protests are being shut down

Social media is a powerful tool when it comes to disinformation as the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed. Last week, hundreds of coordinated accounts tried to undermine the legitimacy and political position of the Hong Kong protests. Twitter identified the accounts as coming from China and being state-backed and took measures to close down all of the 936 accounts, which prompted Facebook to doing the same.

To read more on the subject: Social Media Today

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GDPR-like regulations for A.I.?

With concerns about the ethical and human implications of Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission is now working on a new GDPR-like legislation to regulate it. It is worth noting that European countries are better protected than other countries such as the United States, but it is still not enough. Therefore, the proposed bill would extend the European citizens rights on their own data related to A.I.

To read more on the subject: Usine Digitale

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Seniors are more addicted to screens than the 18-34 years old are

According to a recent Nielsen’s survey, contrary to popular believe, people over 50 spend more time in front of a screen than 18-34 years old do. While people between the ages of 18 and 34 spend on average 9h16 a day in front of a screen, seniors spend more than 12h. The difference actually lies in the amount of time spent in front of the TV, which is much more important for seniors.

To read more on the subject: BDM

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1 child out of 3 shares personal data with strangers on the internet

A study on online habits conducted on 2000 children between the ages of 8 and 13 years old showed that around 30% shared personal data with strangers. It happens mainly on social media. Alarmingly, up to 8% share their phone number, and 24% the school they attend. To resolve this issue, there needs to be a better surveillance of the children’s internet activity by the parents, but also a better understanding of the social media.

To read more on the subject: Presse citron

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