Which social media platforms are safe to share and which should not?

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have all come under fire for restricting the flow of information about the Ebola crisis, as a recent report by the United Nations and UNICEF found that some of these platforms have not been fully implementing the recommendations of their own guidelines.The report, titled ‘Strengthening the use of social media tools to counter the spread of […]

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When social media companies block content, what do you do?

Twitter is the world’s largest social media company.And yet, it’s being criticized for its censorship of its users.As the US Supreme Court ruled last month that Twitter’s policy of blocking users from the site was unconstitutional, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey said in an interview that the company is reviewing its policies and would “be looking at our policy for any […]

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How much does your smartphone cost?

The Globe and Mail’s annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) reports show how much a typical smartphone costs depending on where you live.This year, the average price for a smartphone in Canada was $599, up about $15 from last year.The national average price was $549, which is down about $13 from last summer.That means that a smartphone that is sold in […]

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How to be a journalist in the 21st century

The U.S. government recently asked social media companies to crack down on misinformation about the Affordable Care Act.But that may be a bad idea for a variety of reasons, including the fact that social media sites can sometimes serve as a propaganda weapon, experts say.Here’s what you need to know about social media’s role in disseminating misinformation.Social media companies have […]

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