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After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Twitter's decision to ban political advertising plays to people's fear of data-mining and their distrust of politicians.
Power has shifted to "Tycoons of Mass Reach" alongside "Silent Miners", multinational corporations mining for data and tweaking algorithms.
The EU has passed the controversial Copyright Directive, but it will not be a lucrative deal for European sites with copyrighted material.
Will the selfie generation figure out what it means to be grownups in social media? Or will we remain infantilised kidults?
The Bell Curve of media interest leads to imbalance. Due to hyper-realistic media, we might already be suffering from "normality blindness".
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the era of the techlash against social networks and the internet has begun.
Now, just about anyone can be in almost anything — and there's no clear solution or any serious consequences.
Is social media the future of communication — or is it a breeding ground for hate groups, fake news, and click-baits?
People desperately seeking attention and validation through social media are at risk of becoming a sub-class of "social media fakers".
The "Mad Men" of traditional media are down for the count, but instead of being humble, they aim to rewrite history.
While mass media pushes its media logic onto the population, the networked agenda-setting process is being dictated by algorithms based on user behaviours.