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echo

The Internet has expanded the variety and amount of accessible political information. On the positive side, this may create a more pluralistic form of public debate; on the negative side, greater access to information may lead to selective exposure to ideologically supportive channels. The echo chamber effect aroused by this internet occurs online due to a harmonious group of people amalgamating and developing tunnel vision....

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Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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flu

Social media is more than just social media. And researchers know exactly how to make more of it. This gigantic platform on the internet is a one-stop open information source about the lives of millions of people and it’s exactly what scientists could use, to say- track down the flu, or even worse, an epidemic.   A team lead by Alessandro Vespignani, Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern...

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social media

Social media has now become one of the most important platforms to share and make your work reach as many as possible. It is one of the best sources to strengthen your professional online presence which can make you achieve a co-op or a full-time job.   Mike Ariale, Assistant Director for Social Media Outreach in Northeastern University’s Career Development Office offers advice on various opportunities available through...

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terrorism

For Max Abrahms, Twitter has opened up a whole new world with regard to his research and scholarship. Abrahms, a terrorism expert and professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, has amassed nearly 40,000 followers and is quite active on Twitter. He underscores that Twitter has benefitted him in myriad ways, from networking to inspiring ideas for the classroom and his research, to opening his...

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2018

Journalism had proclaimed the year of 2017 as the year of ‘fake news’, as the ominous quote, “Democracy dies in darkness” became its newspaper slogan. It was also marked by society becoming interested again in the mainstream media outlets, as there was a significant increase in subscriptions and page views. Donald Trump’s “covfefe” became the major news story (something which is mainly occupied by serious...

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Facebook

Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey has decided to “stop all political advertising on Twitter globally” and it was something that was expected of Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook but was done by Dorsey. It might also be seen as something that was the right thing to do at the right time. The paid-for political reach enabled by “highly optimised and targeted” messaging’s extent is largely unknown...

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