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Treat information on social media about COVID-19 as conspiracy theories, do own research | Robesonian

treat information on social media about covid-19 as conspiracy theories, do own research | robesonian

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People have believed in Bigfoot, UFOs and lots of other wild stories for generations, and while evidence of these claims tends to be elusive, the conspiracies continue. Most recently, wild claims and misinformation has begun to surface on social media platforms, much of it related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I won’t get into those specifically, but I’m sure you can conjure one or two right now.
So, why do people believe in fantastical tales that escape reason, logic and understanding?
In my last column, I explored how low rates of literacy can affect the spread of both good, legitimate information as well as questionable and misleading information. Conspiracy theories are something very different than misunderstanding information because they are often deliberate and substantiated by misinformation and outright untruth. Not to mention that when looked at more closely, many conspiracy theories sound more like episodes of “The Twilight Zone.” So where do conspiracy theories come from? And why do people propagate them?
Certainly, literacy rates within a population can have a huge effect on the proliferation of misinformation, but not always. A lot of weird conspiracies have been created and spread by smart people. The easy answer to the …

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Putin vaccine memes flood social media

putin vaccine memes flood social media

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The announcement that Russia is forging ahead with its locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has not only led to international concerns over its safety, but also generated a great deal of both misinformation and humour on social media platforms. We’ve been looking at some of the more widely shared posts. Putin the superheroThere have been many satirical memes about Russia’s announcement, shared in a range of languages. Some show Russian President Vladimir Putin as a superhero, such as Spiderman or Ironman, saving the world. One of the most popular being shared portrays Mr Putin riding a bear with a giant syringe strapped to his back. A version of this meme even claims, incorrectly, that it was shared by Mr Putin himself.

Another widely shared post celebrating Russia’s vaccine announcement appeared on a Facebook page supporting Mr Putin, and has been shared more than 200,000 times.It’s not an official account of the Russian president, who is believed to shun social media. But many of the tens of thousands of people commenting in numerous languages on the post clearly believe it is.

The viral post compares the first Soviet satellite which “paved the way for humanity in space” with the Russian vaccine …

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Briefing Room: please stop with the social media rumors

briefing room: please stop with the social media rumors

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Hello Sun Readers,
There is no doubt social media has changed the way your police department now interacts with the entirety of our community. Since the beginning of 2020, we have certainly increased our presence on all social media platforms.
Our social media team is constantly sharing content such as photos and videos, stories about interesting calls or arrests, and other pertinent safety or City messages. We’ve done virtual ride alongs with some of our patrol officers and held live Q&A sessions with the Chief of Police. We try and respond to every message people send us on both Facebook and Instagram. Our social media strategy has proven to be very successful, primarily in the sense that Chief Phil Gonshak’s goal was to increase transparency, connect with the community, and build stronger relationships.
We’ve done well in all these areas and are very proud of the work we’ve put into making the program successful.
When you view our Instagram feed or read a Facebook post, you might not realize the work that goes into creating all the content. It isn’t as simple as snapping a picture and posting it online. We have to be careful …

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Tips to Skyrocket your social media traffic on Friday

tips to skyrocket your social media traffic on friday

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Fridays have always been a great day for employees but from the perspective of marketers it is not that great. We all might have noticed that social media engagements see a dip on Fridays. Most of your effective social media marketing strategies fail to deliver on Fridays. Here at Martech Cube we too have experienced this dip. But as an individual when you observe yourself you will realize that you visit your social media platforms more frequently as you feel mentally more relaxed when compared to other working days, this means that something is not right in the way we are approaching postings and promotions on Friday.
After realizing this, we at Martech Cube started taking a different approach towards Friday. We started with our errors and learning process by drawing dedicated strategies for Fridays and got some really impressive results which we would like to share with you all.
Let’s dive in to learn some tips that can help you in gaining social media traction on Fridays,
Align Your Posts to Friday MoodNo matter what niche your company belongs to and in which way you have been promoting your content on social media, understanding the mood of your …

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Haryana: HC allows operation of social media platforms with rider in Sonepat | Chandigarh News – Times of India

haryana: hc allows operation of social media platforms with rider in sonepat | chandigarh news – times of india

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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday made it clear that there shall be no bar on using the social media platforms for disseminating information concerning any general developments in Sonepat district. The HC, however, further clarified that any information or reference to any item relating to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic shall necessarily have to be based on the information available from the official portal of the state/central government. Justice Sudip Ahluwalia of the HC passed these orders while extending the orders passed by the HC on July 20 in a similar matter pertaining to district Karnal, on the issue related to Sonepat district. The matter is pending before the HC in the wake of a petition filed by Ankit Nain, a resident of Sonepat district and currently a student of Centre for Human Rights and Duties at Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh. HC has also clubbed the hearing of the matter with a similar case pending before the HC pertaining to district Karnal. Now both the cases would be heard by the HC jointly on September 25. In the case related to Sonepat district, the petitioner had sought directions to quash the order dated June 16 by deputy commissioner, who …

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How To Use Social Media So You Can Deliver A Standout Brand In A Virtual World

how to use social media so you can deliver a standout brand in a virtual world

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COVID-19 has been an ongoing health crisis since March this year and its impact means we’re living in a far more ‘virtual’ world. We connect online via Zoom linkups and we engage via social media. Someone who knows how to make sure you deliver a standout brand in this virtual world is Tory Archbold, because she’s run successful campaigns for major fashion labels over the past 20 years.

If anyone has a proven track record in turning a product into a standout brand, it’s Tory Archbold. Her own company, Torstar, was known the world over for the innovative campaigns she ran for major fashion brands such as Seafolly and Zara. These days, Archbold runs a business and leadership mentoring company called Powerful Steps and this time around, she’s helping others navigate the business world.

When it comes to social media, Archbold says this business tool is “absolutely critical” to your brand: “You have to have a standout brand in an online world,” she says. “In a virtual world, you can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen – you’ve got to make them happen.”

LinkedIn is a “vitally important social media platform for business”

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Anti-vax posts against future COVID-19 vaccine steadily increasing on social media, researchers warn

anti-vax posts against future covid-19 vaccine steadily increasing on social media, researchers warn

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“Once misinformation has taken hold, it is notoriously hard to correct,” said Jeanine Guidry, who led a piece of research into how vaccine lies were previously spreading on Pinterest.

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Lyfeloop: New Social Media Platform that Promotes Free Speech Makes Official Public Debut

lyfeloop: new social media platform that promotes free speech makes official public debut

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LyfeLoop’s social media platform gives users everything they loved about other platforms minus all the censorship, fake fact checking, bias and security issues.
Welcome to LyfeLoop, A Better Social Network”— LyfeloopNEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — LyfeLoop is gives users everything they loved about other platforms minus all the censorship, fake fact checking, bias and security issues. Over the past few years the largest social media platforms have lost the trust of millions of their users for numerous reasons including: selling user data to 3rd parties, banning accredited users while allowing spammers to run free, discrimination (political, medical, religious) and having a total disrespect for their user’s safety. proper user privacy guidelines allowing to access millions of long term users’ personal data. As well as censor real content and allow fake content to be uncensored. They have also disrespected U.S. Federal Government and European Union’ guidelines that are in place to protect us. This massive breech of trust has created a feeling of unrest amid the social media platform’s audiences. So much so that there are now #delete campaigns where people are completely removing themselves from and looking …

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‘Save the Children’: Social media trend creates awareness against human trafficking

‘save the children’: social media trend creates awareness against human trafficking

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Hashtags “Save the Children” and “Save Our Children” drew national attention across social media platforms recently, reaping awareness against human trafficking and action within the nation. As of today, 1.1 million people are talking about #SavetheChildren and 585 thousand are talking about #SaveOurChildren on Facebook. As of August 10, #SavetheChildren was trending on Twitter with 198 thousand tweets.

According to the International Business Times, amid social action a flash rally for the cause was held August 9 in Savannah, GA at which participants rallied against human trafficking while also raising awareness. The International Business Times wrote that those who participated in the social media trend did so in hopes of drawing attention from the authorities so action may be taken, as the participants called this current human trafficking a “pandemic.”

Idaho Falls also took action to raise awareness against the cause recently with a chalk art project, according to East Idaho News. East Idaho New reported that as part of this project volunteers came together to write various messages to gain awareness against child trafficking. Some messages written included “Child Lives Matter” and “I am not for $ale #everychildmatters.” The volunteers of the project said its purpose was to educate others and work to do …

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