Social media accounts run by inmates shut down by prisons in UK

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An increasing number of mobile phones are being smuggled into jails. UK prison authorities have deactivated hundreds of social media accounts run by inmates due to a rising number of mobile phones being smuggled into jails. Over 1,700 accounts were removed from 2015 to 2018. The number of Instagram, Facebook and YouTube profiles that have been deactivated at the request of prison authorities has nearly quadrupled in three years, reports the Telegraph. The majority of these deactivated social media accounts were the result of prisoners using illicit mobile phones to…

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The top 4 important things to understand about call tracking

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Mobile phones have made communication easier over the years. A study conducted in the U.S concluded that business calls from search, social media, display, and other paid ads have increased by 110 percent since 2014. With several customers opting to call businesses, marketers need to track, attribute, and report on calls. By including offline calls and web-based conversations, marketers can determine the value they bring to advertisers. Over the past three years, AdWords has increased its ability to track and attribute phone conversations. If you are yet to realize the…

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CAC deletes nearly 10,000 Chinese social media accounts

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Thousands of social media accounts have been eliminated by the nation’s top cyber authority. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has erased almost 10,000 Chinese social media accounts that it found to be in violation of the law. The account holders were accused of posting online content that the CAC deemed to be vulgar, sensational or politically harmful. Accounts were eradicated for a variety of violations. More specifically, thousands of Chinese social media accounts were erased for violations such as, “spreading politically harmful information, maliciously falsifying (Chinese Communist) party history,…

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Study finds most Americans can’t distinguish between social media bots and real humans

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Pew Research Center finds the majority of Americans believe these bots are used maliciously. A new study from the nonpartisan American fact tank has revealed that most Americans are not familiar with social media bots. Of the 4,500 adult Americans surveyed by Pew, while two thirds had at least heard of these bots, 34% said they were not aware of their existence. That being said, of those who had heard of the bots, 80% believe the accounts are used for nefarious purposes. The study gives insight into what the average…

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