Facebook must tackle ‘Spanish-language disinformation crisis’, lawmakers say | Facebook- Tempemail

Members of Congress and activist groups have called on Facebook to address its “Spanish-language disinformation crisis”, urging the company to make major policy changes on the platforms it owns. In a new campaign launched on Tuesday, the Democratic representative Tony Cardenas of California and groups including Free Press Action, the Continue Reading

Concerns grow for children’s health as screen times soar during Covid crisis | Coronavirus- Tempemail

The rise in children’s screen time during the pandemic has triggered calls for greater interactivity and outdoor exercise to bolster learning and guard against an epidemic of shortsightedness. Time spent online has increased dramatically in the past year. Millions of pupils have been forced to switch to remote learning, while Continue Reading

‘We see huge benefits’: firms adopt four-day week in Covid crisis | Business

When Target Publishing cut staff pay after the first coronavirus lockdown last year, the magazine group knew it had to make a positive gesture to its employees. So it introduced a four-day week. “I felt better in myself that I was able to give something back to match the sacrifice Continue Reading

Facts won’t fix this: experts on how to fight America’s disinformation crisis | US politics

At the beginning of 2021, millions of Americans appear to disagree about one of the most basic facts of their democracy: that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. The consequences of Donald Trump’s repeated, baseless claims of voter fraud will come in several waves, researchers who study disinformation say, Continue Reading

How to Defend Against Malware, Phishing, and Scams During COVID-19 Crisis – Tempemail

As if the exponential rise in phishing scams and malware attacks in the last five years wasn’t enough, the COVID-19 crisis has worsened it further. The current scenario has given a viable opportunity to cybercriminals to find a way to target individuals, small and large enterprises, government corporations. According to Continue Reading

Crisis Analysis : Long crisis scenario, or long-term restart?- Tempemail

During this time of Covid, I’ve been adapting the crisis analysis that I have been developing for some time now. In the most recent version of that analysis, I projected two events as highly probable. First, the winter will be particularly long and deadly. Previous developments in this analysis provided Continue Reading

When death seems everywhere: some coping suggestions age relationship Coronavirus health crisis Social Media- Tempemail

The coronavirus is the first widespread health crisis in the age of information and social media. So far, more than 225,000 people have died in the United States from the coronavirus or complications from it, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. According to one anthropologist, Americans already lack Continue Reading

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry warn of ‘global crisis of misinformation’ online- Tempemail

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have warned of the dangers of spreading “misinformation” online, stating that it can “snowball” from the digital sphere into the real world. On Tuesday 20 October, Meghan and Prince Harry took part in a special episode of Time100 Talks, during which they spoke about Continue Reading

Just like Australia, disinformation is thriving during the US fire crisis | Wildfires

Disinformation successfully obscured the real causes of Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season. Now the same thing is happening around me, as I report on a disastrous wildfire season in the American west. In both countries, the response to a pandemic is also being complicated by disinformation, as conspiracy theorists refuse isolation, Continue Reading