Linked: Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards
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Linked: Social media is no place for COVID-19 vaccination cards

I don’t know, it seems like finding someone’s full name and birth date on social media isn’t really that hard, with or without the card, but maybe that information about where you got the shot and when could be used against you. It is private health information after all. Maybe it should stay that way?

Social Networks Start Shutting Down Right-Wing Accounts, Are they Right?
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Social Networks Start Shutting Down Right-Wing Accounts, Are they Right?

Let me make a distinction here, between what the “right” thing to do for a social media company would be, and what they are within their rights to do. I am on record as saying I am for more free speech, almost always. Because I want stupid, dangerous people to be as public as they…

Linked: Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Post Anything to Social Media
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Linked: Six Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Post Anything to Social Media

Stefanie’s list of questions is a good place to start for really anyone. “Who – who specifically does it help? What – what problem does it solve? When – do you know the right time to post it on social for maximum reach? Where – are you posting it on the right channels where your…

Linked: Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds
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Linked: Political groups use “deeply spooky” protester location data, report finds

Gone to a protest lately? Seen a lot of advertising about voting, or BLM, or related subjects since then? That’s no coincidence. “Jason Berlin, founder of a voter-registration group called Field Team 6, told the WSJ that such location-based tactics are “deeply spooky yet extremely helpful.” Field Team 6 uses Facebook to deliver targeted advertising…

Linked: Teens have figured out how to mess with Instagram’s tracking algorithm
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Linked: Teens have figured out how to mess with Instagram’s tracking algorithm

What do we know about human nature, especially teenagers? Once they understand how an algorithm works, they’ll start messing with it. “Teenagers are using group accounts to flood Instagram with random user data that can’t be tied to a single person.” It certainly creates confusion for the algorithms in terms of what you might want…