#Cyberculture agenda: “Data Mining Reveals the Rise of ISIS Propaganda on Twitter

Twitter has closed 25,000 accounts that supported the terrorist organisation ISIS. An analysis of these tweets shows how ISIS emerged with a message of extreme violence.

Cambridge Analytica is a dirty, Dementor-focused big data research outfit that provided the analysis and psych profiles that the Trump campaign used in its electioneering; because its parent company is in the UK, it is required (under EU law) to send you its dossier on you for £10

Just hours after Disney-owned Maker Studios severed ties with Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg for broadcasting anti-semitic messages, the Swedish-born vlogger has now lost support from another key supporter: YouTube. A company spokesperson confirmed toda…
A new report has shown that the majority of Snapchat users skip ad content on the platform, adding the challenges facing Snap Inc.
A new report shows people are sharing fewer personal updates on Facebook, but personal updates are generating more engagement.

Intel’s Inside the Trump Administration


World’s largest computer chip maker INTEL today said it will invest $7 billion to complete the construction of a factory in Arizona which they claim will create 3,000 new American jobs for Americans. Intel’s CEO made the remarks earlier today after meeting with so-called President Donald Trump at the White House.

Digital Divides – Feeding America


Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, discussed the Center’s latest findings on digital divides based a survey conducted from Sept. 29 to Nov. 6, 2016. The presentation was to the board of Feeding America. Rainie looked at differences tied to internet access, home broadband ownership, and smartphone ownership by several demographic measures, including household income, educational attainment, race and ethnicity, age, and community type. He also discussed the Center’s research related to “digital readiness gaps” among technology users.


We’ve been debating Net Neutrality for more than 20 years. In that time, the internet’s gone through substantial changes, and maybe those old concerns about an open and equal Internet might no longer be a concern?

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