Social Media

Social media is interactive digitally-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing/exchange of information, ideas, career interests, and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks. While challenges to the definition of social media arise due to the broad variety of stand-alone and built-in social-media services currently available, there are some common features: Social media are interactive Web 2.0 Internet-based applications. User-generated content—such as text posts or comments, digital photos or videos, and data generated through all online interactions—is the lifeblood of social media. Users create service-specific profiles for the website or app that are designed and maintained by …

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Our future in the Anthropocene biosphere

PIK · 1 April 2021 English

Emerging technologies, social innovations, broader shifts in cultural repertoires, as well as a diverse portfolio of active stewardship of human actions in support of a resilient biosphere are highlighted

with the role of emerging technologies and social media in this context, followed by findings from today (André et al. 2018). Targeted attacks in social media by social bots, applica- tions of computer produce content and interact with humans on social media, ‘‘trying to emulate and possibly alter their al. 2019), also influence conver- sations in social media about climate and environmental issues and recent and emerging technologies, such as online social media and information technology, causing changes


Bangladesh authorities must conduct prompt, thorough, impartial, and independent investigations into the …

Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

The Bangladeshi authorities must conduct prompt, thorough, impartial, and independent investigations into the death of at least 14 protesters across the country between 26 and 28 March, and respect the …

speed internet access and blocked access to social media platforms, including Facebook and Messenger information and lift all restrictions imposed on social media platforms. Refrain from shutting down the internet


Viet Nam: Fresh crackdown as National Assembly election looms

Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

The Vietnamese authorities must end their crackdown on independent election candidates and critical voices, said Amnesty International today.

the arrest, Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh ran a popular social media account where he frequently commented on contemporary ahead of the election, often in connection with social media posts. According to reports received by Amnesty [National Assembly] election” on Zalo, a local social media platform.  These actions by the Vietnamese in the online sphere and in retaliation for social media activity.  Viet Nam announced it will be seeking


Africa's Pulse, No. 23, April 2021 : An Analysis of Issues Shaping …

World Bank Group · 1 April 2021 English

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa has been severe; however, countries are weathering the storm so far. Real GDP is estimated to contract by 2.0 percent …

starting or increasing use of the internet, social media, and digital platforms. The intensity in the


How Social Media Platforms’ Community Standards Address Influence Operations

CEIP · 1 April 2021 English

Social media and messaging platforms are de facto regulators of online speech and therefore key decisionmakers in combating online influence operations. In recent years, major platforms have begun maintaining

Topics Regions and Countries Issues How Social Media Platforms’ Community Standards Address Influence April 01, 2021 Source: Getty Summary:  Social media and messaging platforms are de facto regulators details on your request. Introduction Social media and messaging platforms are de facto regulators compiled all community standards from thirteen social media and messaging platforms (Facebook, Gab, Instagram See Kamya Yadav, “Platform Interventions: How Social Media Counters Influence Operations,” Carnegie Endowment


Amnesty International's recommendations to states under review in UPR38 (May 2021)

Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

This compilation of recommendations are made to seven of the states under review in the 38th session of the UN Universal Periodic Review (Belgium, Denmark, Mozambique, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Singapore …

intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders, social media users and government critics, including through


UZBEKISTAN: ATTACKS ON BLOGGER MUST BE INVESTIGATED AND THE PERPETRATORS BROUGHT TO …

Amnesty International · 1 April 2021 English

Miraziz Bazarov, a blogger from Uzbekistan, was severely beaten by unidentified masked people in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, on 28 March 2021. Prior to the attack Bazarov had criticised …

threats and verbal attacks he had received on social media in response to his posts. The comments used attacks through social media. Bazarov shared screenshots and links to social media accounts that showed


Security at the frontier

Chatham House · 31 March 2021 English

Increasing global connectivity has brought with it a new range of security threats that were unfathomable just decades ago. Global reliance on the internet and on virtual networks has revealed …

as unique identifiers for customer accounts in social media or even in some web browsers,22 inhibiting


Russian Federation: Further information: Family members detained on fabricated charges: Salekh Magamadov …

Amnesty International · 31 March 2021 English

On 17 March, the NGO Russian LGBT Network reported that lawyers were finally allowed to visit Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isaev in a remand facility in Chechnya’s capital Grozny. They …

criticise the Chechen authorities, including in social media, face severe reprisals. In September 2020, 19-year-old


Current State of Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Afghanistan

UNEP · 31 March 2021 English

This report provides a broad overview of the landscape of Early Warning Systems (EWS) for the climate-induced natural hazard with a specific focus on flood in Afghanistan, in order to …

disseminated through their respective websites and social media accounts. However, the country has no defined disseminated to the public through their websites and social media accounts. The warnings remain at the scale of warnings, get the warning from the website and social media of AMD and NWARA. There is no official flow different media platforms such as their websites and social media accounts. 3.3. FLOOD EARLY WARNING SYSTEM warnings through their respective webpages and social media platforms. The forecast experts decide the threshold


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