Fake news and social media create challenges for democracy

Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the U.S. media has published endless stories about fake news and ways technology has threatened democracy.   Many of the tactics described in these reports centered around the proliferation of fake news reports on social media, targeted advertising on social media by third party …

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Social media and online marketplace yield more for scammers

Scammers have long used telephone and email fraud to fleece consumers of their hard-earned cash. However, with the rise in social media and online shopping, scammers are now moving online.   A recent report by the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBB), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor …

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