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Russia Might Be Addicted To Social Media

$750,000 spent on social media. Talk about a Facebook addiction.

Just a few weeks ago, Russia spent the equivalent of approximately $750,000 for a social media campaign aimed against the growing belief in “pseudoscience” in Russia. 535 more words

Social Media

Hong Kong Protest and Social Media: Man Arrested Over Online Messages

HONG KONG — Gillian Wong reports: A man was arrested on suspicion of posting messages online that urged people to gather and agitate at a protest site, police said Sunday. 372 more words

Global

The 'Truthy' Project: Federal Agency Wants to Study ‘Social Pollution’ by Analyzing Twitter

The NSF has already poured nearly $1 million into Truthy. To what end? Why is the federal government spending so much money on the study of your Twitter habits? 403 more words
Mediasphere

Grow Up, Gamers

After watching the undeserved backlash against Anita Sarkeesian, I realized that though I play video games occasionally, I’m not a gamer.  And after seeing the gamer temper tantrum that is GamerGate, I’m even more glad to not be associated and grouped as a gamer.   1,272 more words

Society

TRIAD UNLEASHED: Masked Gangsters Lead Assault Against Pro-Democracy Protesters

HONG KONG –  A mob of masked men opposed to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators led an apparently coordinated assault on the protest zone in the heart of the city’s financial district Monday, tearing down barricades and clashing with police. 473 more words

Politics

Keep Hong Kong’s Window Open

Journalists covering the protests include some who have been expelled from China amid crackdowns

Oct. 5, 2014 5:03 p.m. ET, L. Gordon Crovitz writes: Information has been the main currency of Hong Kong since colonial days, when word reached mainland Chinese that if they escaped to “touch base” in Hong Kong, they would get refuge under British rule. 572 more words

Mediasphere