Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds | Twitter- Tempemail

You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how negative the tweet is, say researchers, that raises its chances of going viral, at least in the political context. Previous studies Continue Reading

Zuckerberg dismisses Facebook’s role in polarising US, blaming ‘political and media environment’- Tempemail

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has cast doubt on his company’s platforms’ responsibility for increased polarisation and political division in the US during his opening remarks to a Congressional committee examining social media’s role in promoting “extremism and misinformation”. “I believe that the division we see today is primarily the result of Continue Reading

How to turn a fashion blogger into a political activist- Tempemail

Reihane Taravati made a video celebrating happiness. It went viral. For this she faced imprisonment and 91 lashes. Borzou Daragahi explains how Tehran makes enemies of its own people Tempemail , Tempmail – Temp email addressess (10 minutes emails)– When you want to create account on some forum or social Continue Reading

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says platform will halt political suggestions | Facebook

Facebook will halt algorithm-driven recommendations of political Facebook groups around the world and is looking into reducing political content in its News Feed, according to chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg. “People don’t want politics and fighting to take over their experience on the platform,” Zuckerberg told investors. “We’re going to Continue Reading

‘Others will continue to fan the flames of extremism’: Political scientists reveal how Trump has forever changed American politics- Tempemail

As Donald Trump starts his post-presidency life surrounded by sunshine and sycophants at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the spotlight will shift to Joe Biden as he begins the unenviable task of unifying a fractured nation, countering a deadly virus, and attempting to repair a gutted federal government.   And although Continue Reading

We need stronger stories to counter political lies | Politics- Tempemail

Andy Beckett is right to say that our politics are being hollowed out, but Covid-19 is just part of that process (The pandemic has hollowed out our politics – but that can’t last forever, 14 January). The sheer weariness of public outrage may be true, but what outlets remain where Continue Reading

Trump has lost Twitter, his biggest political megaphone. Now what? | Donald Trump- Tempemail

From his first executive tweet on the morning of inauguration day 2017 to his final tweet on Friday, announcing that he would not attend his successor’s inauguration, Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account has served as the president’s official platform. For four years, the @realDonaldTrump Twitter feed was both public square Continue Reading

Facebook restarts political ad ban in Georgia following runoff votes | Facebook

Facebook has announced it will again ban political advertising targeting users in the state of Georgia, following the election there on Tuesday. The social media company said that, starting on Wednesday, Georgia users would again be subject to the US-wide political ad ban instated following the 3 November presidential vote. Continue Reading

Political fight brewing over Biden’s WH budget chief nominee Tom Cotton Donald Trump Democrats Joe Biden Senate- Tempemail

President-elect Joe Biden s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget is quickly emerging as a political battle that could disrupt his efforts to swiftly fill out his administration. Some Republicans are expressing doubt that Neera Tanden could be confirmed by the Senate after she spent years attacking Continue Reading