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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 719124

The New Monopolies: Reining in Big Tech

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Stigler Center Committee on Digital Platforms today released its first report delivering eight policy recommendations on how to rein in Big Tech, including creating a new Digital Authority. The independent and non-partisan Committee – composed of more than 30 highly-respected academics, policymakers, and experts – spent more than a year studying in-depth how digital platforms such as Google and Facebook impact our economy and antitrust laws, data protection, the political system and the news media industry.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 718836

New algorithm can distinguish cyberbullies from normal Twitter users with 90 percent accuracy

Binghamton University, State University of New York

A team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, have developed machine learning algorithms which can successfully identify bullies and aggressors on Twitter with 90 percent accuracy.

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16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Article ID: 718881

Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

Indiana University

Indiana University's Observatory on Social Media has launched a new tool, BotSlayer, that instantly detects coordinated attempts to manipulate public opinion using social media.

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12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 718629

Social Media Use by Adolescents Linked to Internalizing Behaviors

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that adolescents who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to report high levels of internalizing behaviors compared to adolescents who do not use social media at all.

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9-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 718725

Pop Culture and News Coverage of Homelessness has a Race, Gender and Attention Problem, Research Shows

American University

An analysis of 150 episodes from 50 television programs, and 5,703 news articles by American University's Center for Media & Social Impact, reveal major concerns about the way we view homelessness and solutions to homelessness.

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10-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Clickbait Secrets Exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection
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Article ID: 717860

Clickbait Secrets Exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence -- AI -- model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according to researchers. In addition, the new AI-based solution was also able to tell the difference between clickbait headlines that were generated by machines -- or bots -- and ones written by people.

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22-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717999

Kids ‘test drive’ social media in new interactive simulations

Cornell University

Educators across the country can now use interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils.

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26-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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