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Cambridge Analytica. British data analysis company Cambridge Analytica Ltd (CA) was a British political consulting firm which combined misappropriation of digital assets, data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication during the electoral processes.[5][6] It was started in 2013 as an offshoot of the SCL Group.

Cambridge Analytica

After closing operations with legal proceedings including bankruptcy, members of the SCL Group have been continuing operations under the legal entity Emerdata Limited.[7][8] The company closed operations in 2018 in the course of the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, although related firms still exist.[9] The personal data of up to 87 million[25] Facebook users were acquired via the 270,000 Facebook users who used a Facebook app called "This Is Your Digital Life.

History[edit] Cambridge Analytica was founded by conservative businessmen Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer. Methods[edit] Channel 4 News investigation[edit] Assessment of impact[edit] Privacy issues[edit] The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram. Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm that did work for the Trump campaign and harvested raw data from up to 87 million Facebook profiles, is shutting down.

The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, explained with a simple diagram

There is a complicated web of relationships that explains how the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, and Facebook are tied together, as my colleague Andrew Prokop explains in this excellent piece. But if you need a refresher on how all the pieces fit together, this diagram helps make sense of it all. 1) Here’s the very simple version of the story Facebook exposed data on up to 87 million Facebook users to a researcher who worked at Cambridge Analytica, which worked for the Trump campaign. The Filter Bubble What the Internet Is Hiding from You by Eli Pariser (z Algorithms of Oppression How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble (z

The net delusion the dark side of Internet freedom by Evgeny Morozov (z Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Major political scandal Scandal involving unconsented use of personal information on Facebook for political advertising.

Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal

The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal was a major political scandal in early 2018 when it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the personal data of millions of people's Facebook profiles without their consent and used it for political advertising purposes. It has been described as a watershed moment in the public understanding of personal data and precipitated a huge fall in Facebook's stock price and calls for tighter regulation of tech companies' use of personal data.

Networks Without a Cause A Critique of Social Media by Geert Lovink (z Fake news. Hoax or deliberate spread of misinformation Fake news, also known as junk news, pseudo-news, alternative facts or hoax news,[1][2] is a form of news consisting of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional news media (print and broadcast) or online social media.[3][4] Digital news has brought back and increased the usage of fake news, or yellow journalism.[5] The news is then often reverberated as misinformation in social media but occasionally finds its way to the mainstream media as well.[6] Fake news is written and published usually with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically,[7][8][9] often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership.

Fake news

Similarly, clickbait stories and headlines earn advertising revenue from this activity.[7] The relevance of fake news has increased in post-truth politics. Definition. What are Known Violent Extremist Groups? Groups that commit acts of violent extremism can have very different beliefs and goals.

What are Known Violent Extremist Groups?

They are located in many countries around the world. Christchurch mosque shootings. Terrorist mass shooting attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist shooting attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019.[7] The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 p.m. and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 p.m.[8][9][10][11] The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook.[12] Background Islam is practised by over 57,000 New Zealanders (1.2% of the population),[35] 3,000 of them in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region.[36] The Al Noor Mosque opened in 1985; it was the first mosque in the South Island.[37] In 2014 and 2015, local press reported an allegation that a congregation member had been radicalised at the mosque.[38][39][40] The Linwood Islamic Centre opened in early 2018.

Christchurch mosque shootings

Attacks Al Noor Mosque. Keeping safe: how to spot and prevent online grooming and radicalisation. Since its invention in 1989, the web has opened avenues of communication for connected communities and individuals around the world.

Keeping safe: how to spot and prevent online grooming and radicalisation

While it has brought positive changes by bringing people together and encouraging conversations around important issues, it has also exposed us to new dangers. The web is home to rapidly developing technologies, which – like all technologies – can be misused by people with malicious or predatory agendas to target the vulnerable. 'Radicalisation' involves a group or individual spreading or inciting extremist ideas online, and the practice of manipulating someone to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse has become known as 'grooming'.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations working to make the web safer. Childnet International , Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL teamed up to 'promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people'. A look at ‘secret’ Facebook groups — and how hateful content is monitored on them. U.S.

A look at ‘secret’ Facebook groups — and how hateful content is monitored on them

Border Patrol agents came under fire this week after it was revealed in media reports that they had made crude posts in secret Facebook groups. ProPublica reported on Monday that the posts in the group, named “I’m 10-15,” included doctored photos of U.S. Rep. 8chan, website known for shooting associations, relaunched as 8kun. The forum formerly known as 8chan has been relaunched under the name 8kun.The website was pulled down in August after the El Paso, Texas, mass shooter posted his manifesto on the site.Two other mass shooters also used the website to distribute their manifestos.The relaunched site has faced bugs and technical difficulties but has also already served as a platform to foment the QAnon conspiracy community.The first day 8kun was up, a user purporting to be "Q" posted, which made waves among Q devotees.Read more stories like this on Business Insider. 8chan, the anonymous forum known recently for its associations with numerous mass shootings, is back online after being pulled down in August, but now it's going by a new name: 8kun.

8chan, website known for shooting associations, relaunched as 8kun

Human Trafficking Online: The Role of Social Networking Sites and Online Classifieds by Mark Latonero. Hate group. Flags commonly used by hate groups include: Celtic cross flag, Nazi flag, Confederate battle flag and SS flag Examples of hate group symbols: Monitoring[edit] In the US, The FBI does not publish a list of hate groups, and it also says that "[I]nvestigations are only conducted when a threat or advocacy of force is made; when the group has the apparent ability to carry out the proclaimed act; and when the act would constitute a potential violation of federal law".

Hate group

The FBI maintains statistics on hate crimes.[2] Two private American non-profit organizations that monitor intolerance and hate groups are the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)[3] and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).[4] They maintain lists of what they deem to be hate groups, supremacist groups and anti-Semitic, anti-government or extremist groups that have committed hate crimes. Violence and hate crimes[edit] Hate speech[edit] Religious hate groups[edit] Video app TikTok fails to remove online predators. Image copyright Getty Images Video-sharing app TikTok is failing to suspend the accounts of people sending sexual messages to teenagers and children, a BBC investigation has found.

8chan link to El Paso shooting is at least the third atrocity this year where a suspect is believed to have used the site. 8chan is an online messaging board that has been used by anonymous accounts to share extremist messages and cheer on mass shooters. It is rife with racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Online extremism and the communities that sustain it: Detecting the ISIS supporting community on Twitter. Abstract The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) continues to use social media as an essential element of its campaign to motivate support.

On Twitter, ISIS’ unique ability to leverage unaffiliated sympathizers that simply retweet propaganda has been identified as a primary mechanism in their success in motivating both recruitment and “lone wolf” attacks. The present work explores a large community of Twitter users whose activity supports ISIS propaganda diffusion in varying degrees. Parents Should Be Concerned About Teen Use of Tinder.

For many teens, meeting new people online seems like an exciting opportunity. A teen who struggles to make friends or one who feels like she’s been labeled a ‘geek’, can seek comfort in getting to know people outside their social circle. Most online dating sites restrict underage users. Tinder, however, doesn’t prohibit teen users. Gab and 8chan: Home to Terrorist Plots Hiding in Plain Sight. New analysis of online behavior suggests similar ideological motivations and radicalization methods when comparing the perpetrators of the Pittsburgh and Christchurch massacres.

Both killers announced in their preferred internet forums that they were about to commit violence and seemed to identify their fellow forum participants as community members who might share their propensity to commit violence. What is 8chan? The Far-Right Site Linked to the El Paso Shooter. White Supremacists Groups Are Using Coronavirus to Recruit.

Know the risks before using Pinterest - Inman. The Parent’s Guide to Instagram. Community Guidelines. Our Story. TikTok. Pinterest. Pinterest Policy. 1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it When you sign up for or use Pinterest, you voluntarily share certain information including your name, email address, phone number, photos, Pins, comments and any other information you give us. You can also choose to share your precise location using your device settings or via photos. Values. Time. Timeline of social media. The History of Social Media. Myspace. Social networking website Myspace (stylized as myspace) is an American social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos.

Facebook launches. MSN. MSN (stylized in all lowercase) is a web portal and related collection of Internet services and apps for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft and launched on August 24, 1995, the same release date as Windows 95.[3] The Microsoft Network was initially a subscription-based dial-up online service that later became an Internet service provider named MSN Dial-up.

At the same time, the company launched a new web portal named Microsoft Internet Start and set it as the first default home page of Internet Explorer, its web browser. Twitter. News – Releases – Instagram. 8chan. May 1997: Six Degrees - Then and now: a history of social networking sites - Pictures.

TikTok. Six Degrees - Landing Page. The Weird, Dark History of 8chan and Its Founder Fredrick Brennan. 4chan Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away. Parents: A guide to Snapchat. What Is The Dark Web / Deep Web? [+ How to Access Them Now] - Misunderstanding Cults. Definition of Cult by Merriam-Webster.

Cults Mind Control Thought Reform and Ab. Attachment theory and post cult recovery (1) Has social media become a new form of a cult? The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control. Survival Global Politics and Strategy Th. Wood v. Duff Gordon and the Modernist Cu. Social Media and the Virtual Cult: The Psychology of the Covington Affair. Are You Building a Cult or Culture on Social Media? - Business 2 Community. Attachment networks and discourse in ext. Why it's wrong to refer to the 'cult of Trump' History of deprogramming. Brainwashing and the persecution of cult.

Brainwashing Theories in European Parli. Terror, Love and Brainwashing Alexandra Stein. Scott Selisker Human Programming Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom University of Minnesota Press (2016) (Oxford landmark science) Taylor, Kathleen Eleanor Brainwashing the science of thought control Oxford University Press (2017)