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  • People self-censor on Facebook for data privacy
  • People self-censor on Facebook for data privacy
    TED (2018) ©

People self-censor on Facebook for data privacy

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the majority of Facebook users are feeling more concerns about their privacy, with most of them self-censoring what they post. However, with the service seen as too essential to socialising, these concerns haven't led to a mass exodus. 



  • US Gen Z abandon Facebook for more creative platforms

    US Gen Z abandon Facebook for more creative platforms

    Research shows YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat are more popular than Facebook among American teenagers. As the platform becomes more institutionalised, its user base is ageing and younger users are switching to more exciting and visual platforms for self expression.

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    Lifefaker: unhealthy social media habits exposed

    For digital natives, Facebook and Instagram are key social lifelines – but they also present a risk to users’ wellbeing as they judge themselves by what they see on these platforms. How is satirical site Lifefaker sparking a conversation about the dangers of obsessing over one’s online image?

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    Why don’t people trust big tech any more?

    Web giants such as Facebook and Google have woven themselves into billions of lives, but countless controversies over the years have a growing number of users questioning if they can trust these companies. How are data breaches and fake news changing people’s relationships with big tech?

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    Vero: ad-free social media that puts privacy first

    Privacy concerns and ad-dominated feeds have mainstream social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram facing a ‘trust crisis’. Subscription-based platform Vero offers an alternative with the promise of transparency and control – but is it so different from established industry giants?