Social media platforms have become the latest villains in the headlines. I find it alarming that we are looking to vilify the sites rather than the users that abuse them. As soon as we start blaming the platforms for wrongdoing, we are allowing the people who are spreading toxicity to simply throw their hands up… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Social Responsibility
“Our childhoods were stolen,” says 21-year-old Rikki Schlott, who has had an Instagram account since she was 11. Recently, Facebook has come under fire for the impact its apps can have on teens and their mental health. The BBC looks at how algorithms have made social media the new “drug of choice” and what people… Read more »
Source: TechQuickie Date: September 24th, 2021 Link to 4 minute 56 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNBDwd40is Discussion What is a deepfake? Why is Artificial Intelligence used to help create deepfakes? What are some social and ethical issues arising from making a deepfake?
The trolls accosting Justin Trudeau at campaign stops across Canada are hardly the first to bring the worst of Facebook to real life. “Death to Trudeau” memes have been dominant on Facebook for years. The guy who packed his truck full of guns and drove through the gates of Rideau Hall in search of the… Read more »
Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor secretary is well-acquainted with one of the hottest debates about work today: automation. Andrew Puzder, the chief executive of CKE Restaurants, has extolled the benefits of automation, while also criticizing government for pushing businesses to use machines instead of humans. (CKE Restaurants is the parent company of Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s,… Read more »