Tory-linked PR firm granted £3m Covid-19 contract without tender | Politics- Tempemail

The political communications company behind the Conservative party’s controversial 2019 digital campaign strategy received a £3m government contract to work on Covid-19 messaging without a competitive tender and is now negotiating with the Cabinet Office for more work, the Guardian and openDemocracy can reveal. Topham Guerin, founded in 2016 by Continue Reading

Facebook moderators call for advertiser boycott to be extended | Technology

Current and former Facebook moderators have called for the unprecedented advertiser boycott of the site to be extended to prove that the action is more than a “PR stunt”. Speaking to the Guardian, one current moderator who asked to remain anonymous because they feared for their job, said that without Continue Reading

Carl Bergstrom: ‘People are using data to bullshit’ | Science- Tempemail

Carl Bergstrom is a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. More than a decade ago he conducted research on the role of government in pandemic planning, and has been a trenchant critic of the current response. He is the co-author with his colleague Jevin D Continue Reading

Who will choose the next US president – the American people, or Mark Zuckerberg? | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion- Tempemail

This week, in a hearing on Capitol Hill, you could gaze upon the men with the power to determine November’s presidential election and the future of American democracy – but the men in question were not politicians. Rather they were the four tech titans who appeared by Zoom before a Continue Reading

Check out the best social media analytics tools for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn

With over 3.8 billion active social media users worldwide, there’s no denying that social media is one of the most crucial channels in your marketing funnel. Improving your social campaigns goes a lot better with a reliable social media analytics tool. While most social media platforms have their own embedded Continue Reading

Selena Gomez releases video explaining social media absence: ‘it felt a little insensitive to post things’- Tempemail

Selena Gomez has returned to social media with a video explaining the reason behind her recent absence. In the one-minute video uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday, the singer began: “I wanted to take some time to do a quick message for you guys because I haven’t been posting that much. Continue Reading

Russia-aligned hackers running anti-Nato fake news campaign – report | Technology

Hackers “aligned with Russian security interests” have been engaged in a sustained campaign to compromise news websites in Poland and Lithuania to plant false stories aimed at discrediting Nato, according to a new report. Part of the campaign – labelled “Ghostwriter” – involved gaining access to news sites publishing systems, Continue Reading

Does suppressing online conspiracy theorists work? Experts weigh in | Media- Tempemail

Last week Twitter announced it would stop promoting content associated with QAnon – a baseless internet conspiracy theory that has had an outsized impact on political discourse, causing real-world harm through targeted harassment campaigns. But does filtering out conspiracy theorists help public discourse – or can it strengthen their paranoia Continue Reading