Algorithms integrated into social networks and search engines glean highly specific information about a user's preferences. And suddenly, incompatible views disappear from that user’s timeline. That’s a filter bubble.
Papua New Guinea's communications minister has said the government will ban Facebook for a month to weigh its impact on the population. The government is also evaluating the creation of a new state-run social network.
The European Parliament has embarrassed itself by letting Mark Zuckerberg off the hook so easily. The Facebook CEO apologized again, but only clear regulations can contain the internet giant, says DW’s Barbara Wesel.
No social network has been banned "by this government," said the Iranian president. The Iranian judiciary blocked access to the encrypted messaging app, citing its alleged use in criminal activity.
It's been a ropey period for Facebook, and with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg now up before Congress in the US, things may get even ropier. Can the social media stave off a decline that many have predicted?
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