Trends related to Social Media Platforms

Platforms Forced to Pick a Side

As hate speech, fake news, and rampant harassment escalate, online platforms and social media sites are increasingly investing in moderation of their platforms.

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Detecting Authentic Activity

Bots are becoming more human and difficult to detect

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Decentralized Content Platforms

Digital influencers will wield far more influence over consumers than big, recognizable brands by using decentralized platforms.

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Platform Switching and Demographic Shifts Threaten Established Social Networks

If platform switching is more common than previously thought, it raises the stakes for incumbents trying to defend their market position.

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Censorship in the Digital Age

Censorship and free speech play instrumental roles in terms of design, development, and the legal protections afforded to creators and users of technology.

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Platform Ownership

The platforms that shaped the last decade came out of Silicon Valley; that won’t necessarily be true in the future.

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