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After a tumultuous year in social media, what changes might 2021 bring?

Thurner, Rob (2021) After a tumultuous year in social media, what changes might 2021 bring? USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Twitter banning Donald Trump and Facebook suspending him indefinitely were instances of social media companies moderating their content and marked an important shift in how platforms view their role. Facebook then announced changes to WhatsApp’s terms of service, causing a mass exodus of users to rival messaging apps Signal and Telegram. Rob Thurner writes that social media platforms must provide more than platitudes when dealing with the problems affecting the industry. He believes that in the short term platform owners will continue to moderate their content, under the scrutiny of regulators.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 11:30
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108840

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