Souad review – shrewd and poignant study of social media identities | Film

[ad_1] As well as being subtle, tender and sad, this feature from Egyptian director Ayten Amin is one of those rare films which really engages with online existence and social media – yet without needing to flash up tweets and texts as onscreen graphics in the way most movies do. Souad meditates on the mysterious … Read more

Murdoch empire strikes back at ABC’s documentary on Fox News’ championing of Trump | News Corporation

[ad_1] Rupert Murdoch’s global media operation is honing its sights on the ABC after the public broadcaster aired a critical look at Fox News and its relationship with Donald Trump. News Corp has published 45 articles in just two days attacking the public broadcaster across its Australian mastheads. The pushback against the ABC came even … Read more

Bye bye BMI: Pinterest bans weight loss ads in first for major social networks | Pinterest

[ad_1] Pinterest is banning all advertisements with weight loss language and imagery, including ads that idealise or denigrate certain body types, the social media company says. The popular, picture-led social network, which allows users to create and share mood boards, said it would also not allow ads with testimonials about weight loss or weight loss … Read more

Ethiopia starts building local rival to Facebook | Ethiopia

[ad_1] Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications security agency has said. For the past year Ethiopia has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front … Read more

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts | Life and style

[ad_1] Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to abstain from using it … Read more