Beyond Social Media Show, Episode 249

BL and David discuss the new revelations of Facebook’s shady response to the Russian infiltration of its network; China ZTE’s exporting of the technological tools of totalitarianism to Venezuela; the Wall Street Journal’s efforts to detect deepfakes; the long-form video trend at YouTube; Firefox Monitor’s data breach notifications; a hilarious response to cheap clients; Facebook’s Most Amazing Dog show; Pandora’s Podcast Genome project; Iceland Foods’ banned Christmas commercial; Coca-Cola’s sappy social media wipe; the GoFundMe fraud story gets fraud-ier; and much, much more.

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Best Digital Cases

How Journalists Are Learning to Detect Deepfakes

The Wall St. Journal has formed an internal deepfakes taskforce to teach reporters to detect deepfakes. A quiz is included in the story. Can you tell real from fake?

Serena Williams Sings & Fighting Deepfakes

Long-Form YouTube

Is YouTube becoming an appointment-watching channel?

Firefox Tagging Data Breaches in 26 Languages

Firefox Monitor desktop browser itself will tell you if a website you are currently visiting has reported a data breach in the past year.

Firefox Fraud Alert

When Your Client Asks If You Can Do It Cheaper

Illustration: Client Asks If You Can Do It Cheaper

World’s Most Amazing Dog Contest

Is your dog amazing? You could win $100,000 (USD)

World's Most Amazing Dog Contest

Finding Your Perfect Podcast

Pandora Podcast Genome aims to help you find your perfect podcast match, based on your prior listening habits.

Worst Digital Cases

Facebook Deception

The inside story of how, rather than coming clean, Facebook mounted an aggressive public relations, public affairs and smear campaign in the wake of the Russian manipulation scandal.

Iceland’s Christmas Ad Banned

A banned Christmas ad is turning into an earned media bonanza for Iceland Foods.

https://twitter.com/IcelandFoods/status/1060835601010835456

Technological Totalitarianism

China’s ZTE is exporting the technological tools of totalitarianism.

https://beyondsocialmediashow.com/chinas-social-media-engineering-americas-social-divide/2052

Coca-Cola Gets Sappy

Coca-Cola wiped their social accounts and came back happy and sappy

GoFundYOURSELF

Turns out, the vet was in on it too.

Shiny New Stuff

Glassbox

Glassbox turns website data into actionable insights by combining AI, machine learning and big data.

Photopea

Free Photoshop clone that runs in your browser.

The Daily Numbers

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