The Simon Wiesenthal Center has released its 2022 annual Digital Terrorism and Hate Report It includes coverage of homophobia and transphobia and fake news dissemination. It grades major players such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and major gaming platforms on how well they attempt to eliminate anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, and bullying.
The United Nations has launched a Human Rights TikTok account: https://www.tiktok.com/@unitednationshumanrights?
A new paper by UN DPPA Mediation Support Unit and Swiss Peace which explores the role of social media in armed conflict. It includes practical examples of how it can be used for communication on how to prevent, manage and resolve conflict.
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A report launched by the OECD this week Data based on the cross-national PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) surveys. Are students taught reading strategies for assessing the credibility of sources? Is socio-economic status significant?
Paper from arxiv with the following findings: consistently, negative opinions toward vaccines are correlated with misinformation. These results suggest that addressing online misinformation must be a key component of interventions aimed to maximize the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns.
Just launched, a searchable international database of systematic reviews of research about the social impacts of COVID-19. which is being updated monthly by The International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO), a UK academic collaboration which aims assess evidence from around the world to inform UK policymakers. The scope of the Living Map will be social sciences research evidence on COVID-19, including (but […]
The Ivy Plus web archive is creating a record of the evolution of Covid-19’s social impact since March 2020 by preserving snapshots of key websites from areas of the global south these include: Sites published by NGOs that focus on public health, humanitarian relief, education, etc. Sites published by artists. local regional language news sources. Blogs and […]
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Trump Twitter archive has stored tweets from September 2016 until the account was suspended in January 2020. Items can be downloaded in csv files.
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.
Major archival project from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America which is based at Harvard University. It is working on a large-scale project to comprehensively document the #metoo movement covering the legal, political and social impact. It is aiming to collect social media, news articles, legislation, lawsuits, statistical studies, Fortune 500 companies’ employment manuals, […]