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This female-founded brand made Forbes 30 Under 30 list this year for its diverse, authentic, and affordable stock photography.

  • Quality content always includes both a written and visual component.
  • Thanks to Scopio's mission to overhaul stock photography, the visual component has become a lot easier
  • For a limited time, a lifetime subscription to Scopio's enormous and diverse photo library is on sale for just $29.
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How to close the digital gap for the elderly

Older people are in grave danger of being left behind.

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Many young people have embraced the convenience of digital technologies such as online shopping, car hailing, digital payments, and telemedicine. But many elderly without a grasp of the latest knowledge are at risk of being left behind.

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Twitter turns to the hive mind for moderation via its Birdwatch program

The platform experiments with letting users decide what content needs flagging.

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  • Birdwatch is a new effort by Twitter to crowdsource content moderation.
  • Still in testing, volunteers can comment on tweets they find problematic.
  • Reactions to the new experiment are predictably colorful and bird-brained.
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Were there "early warning signs" of COVID-19 on Twitter?

Could we have predicted COVID-19 through social media trends?

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  • The first human cases of COVID-19 (subsequently named SARS-Cov-2) were first reported by officials in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019. The first cases of the virus in Europe were discovered at the end of January 2020.
  • Although there were really no preventative measures that could have completely stopped the pandemic, a new study takes a retrospective look at the months preceding the rapid spread of this virus.
  • Researchers suggest that, in a successive phase of the pandemic (or any pandemic), monitoring social media could help public health authorities mitigate the risks of a contagion resurgence.

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FOSTA-SESTA: Have controversial sex trafficking acts done more harm than good?

The idea behind the law was simple: make it more difficult for online sex traffickers to find victims.

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  • SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) and FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) started as two separate bills that were both created with a singular goal: curb online sex trafficking. They were signed into law by former President Trump in 2018.
  • The implementation of this law in America has left an international impact, as websites attempt to protect themselves from liability by closing down the sections of their sites that sex workers use to arrange safe meetings with clientele.
  • While supporters of this bill have framed FOSTA-SESTA as a vital tool that could prevent sex trafficking and allow sex trafficking survivors to sue those websites for facilitating their victimization, many other people are strictly against the bill and hope it will be reversed.
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