The Digital Verification Corps is a network of volunteers from 6 universities worldwide trained to verify social media videos and photos of potential human rights violations. The website includes a report documenting police violence during the American Black Lives Matters protests.
Useful crowd sources Google Docs being coordinated by Ben Geiger University of Kent and the National Centre for Social Methods. It lists sources of existing government surveys on subjects including employment, income, poverty & deprivation, loneliness & mental health as well as new COVID-19 polls, qualitative research, and priority topics for future research.
Who pays for adverts on Facebook? This free resource will have data for 7 years of all political and other advertising on Facebook and Instagram. Regular reports on trends will also be provided. It displays page creation dates, mergers with other pages, page name changes and where a page is managed from, and the option […]
Not new but recently upgraded, time to revisit The Zuckerberg Files maintained by UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research. It provides free access to over 900 statements, transcripts of speeches and videos from Facebook’s founder covering the period 2004-2018. Free registration required. Includes materials on Russian elections and privacy.
…according to large-scale research undertaken by Amnesty International and Element AI, a global artificial intelligence software product company. They surveyed millions of tweets mentioning 778 journalists and politicians from the UK and US during 2017. Women of colour were more than 34% likely to receive abuse than white women. The research also looks at the […]
In just three working days, the UK’s top bosses made more money than the typical UK full-time worker will earn in the entire year. This is according to calculations from independent think tank The High Pay Centre and the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The website has a great pay calculator. See […]
Certainly Google engineers think so as they recently submitted a proposal to Unicode: see Expanding Emoji Professions: Reducing Gender Inequality for 13 proposed designs to show professional women and reflect the real world of women in work. This follows previous criticisms expressed in the Huffington Post in 2016 which form part of the campaign #like […]
UCL have launched a free online course in the anthropology of social media. It will start on the 29 February and is open to anyone with an “interest in social media and people.” Found out more here.