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Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on March 30 to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people labouring through the coronavirus crisis.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the sprawling networks of contract workers who keep social-media services running smoothly.
The coronavirus outbreak has led to a 900% uptick in hate speech toward China and Chinese people on Twitter, according to a report by a tech startup.
At first blush, this coronavirus pandemic would seem to be social media’s moment. Social distancing has us stuck in our homes, cut off from family and friends, trying to work, parent or – blessed be – both, and most of all trying to keep up with the avalanche of information coming out every day about Covid-19.
Having our normal daily lives upended by the coronavirus has heightened the demand for entertainment — and not just Netflix.
The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election. Be it foreign or domestic in origin, the misinformation threat seemed familiar, perhaps even manageable.
We live in troubling times. Millions are suffering from anxiety, distress and loneliness as they deal with the uncertain health and economic consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic. If ever there was a moment for the world of Nintendo, this is it.
African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.
From being duped into taking poisonous "cures", to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation.
In a sign of just how bewildering a pandemic of this magnitude has been for investors, they’re turning to social media and transport data to see if citizens are taking the threat of the virus seriously.