The rise of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter has democratized communication and allowed users to connect with friends and relatives in a way not possible before the internet boom. However, the benefits of these platforms may be short lived if governments are not careful barder.
For example, social media has been linked to the re-election of Donald Trump and stoked up anti-Semitic mobs in cities such as Charlottesville. In addition, social media has a reputation for fostering misinformation about politics and other nefarious activities, which can have unforeseen consequences mypba.
One of the biggest challenges for governments is to identify and counter misinformation on social media platforms. The best strategy is to assess which social media platforms have the most impact on their local communities and then use that information to design a more targeted approach jigaboo.
Big Data and the New Media: The Case of Social Media Platforms
Although many companies have a vested interest in the success of their products, it is not always a given that a company will be proactive in addressing the nefarious uses of its platforms. This is especially true of large players such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook distresses.
A number of studies have examined the role that social media has played in transforming our society and how to better harness its power for good. While previous studies have focused on a few facets of the platform, such as the social media gizmo or the most effective hashtags for viral content, this article presents an alternative view, looking at social media from the lens of a broader and more holistic perspective precipitous.