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Facebook plays vital role in reducing government corruption, researchers find

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A Virginia Tech economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where press freedom is curbed or banned.

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Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies

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The Lab has been designing noninvasive optical imaging methods to increase the reach of neural prosthetics, and ultimately produce technologies that could offer high-speed, thought-driven interfaces.

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Activisim, data, cluster tweets, public relations strategies, Keith Lamont Scott , Online Activism, Jean-Claude Thill, Tiffany Gallicano, communication studies, Big Data, Twitter, Social Media, digital social advocacy, aclu, Color of Change, MomsRising, data science

UNC Charlotte Study of Online Activism Data Wins Top Prize

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UNC Charlotte researchers have examined more than a million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.Their paper “From Cluster Tweets to Retweets: A Big Data, Rhetorical Exploration of Digital Social Advocacy in the Context of the Charlotte Protests on Twitter” recently won the “Boston University Award for the Top Paper about Public Relations and the Social and Emerging Media.”

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Cross-Cultural Study Strengthens Link Between Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior

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New Iowa State research offers compelling evidence that media violence affects aggressive behavior. This first-of-its-kind study, conducted in seven different countries, confirms six decades of research showing the effect is the same, regardless of culture.

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Former Missing Children Need Better Protection From Negative Aftermath of Publicity Appeals

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A new report out today (6 April 2017) calls for better protection for former missing children and their families from the possible negative impact of publicity appeals.

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UofL/Harvard Law Race Expert Available for Commentary on Bill O'Reilly Sexist Remarks Toward Congresswoman Maxine Waters

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Social Media and Professionalism Course Influences Online Behavior in First-Year Medical Students

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences found a majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course, with results published in the Teaching and Learning in Medicine journal.

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Buyer Beware: Southeastern Faculty Tackle Trend of 'Fake News'

Members of the communication faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University tackled questions about the term "fake news" at a panel discussion sponsored by the university’s Sims Memorial Library and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

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Arkansas Professor and Student to Lead NATO Training Course on Social Media Analysis

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Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy chair and professor of information science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his doctoral student, Nihal Hussain, will conduct a four-day social media analysis training course for NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence (STRATCOM COE) at the Latvian Defense Academy March 21-24.







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