Guidelines needed to protect VR users at risk of harassment, warns academic

[ad_1] Dr Sarah Jones. Credit: Birmingham City University Government guidelines should be introduced to protect gamers and those using virtual reality or immersive technologies from an increased risk of sexual harassment or bullying, a leading academic has warned. Dr. Sarah Jones, Head of Birmingham City University’s School of Media, said almost half of female virtual […]

Google's internal community guidelines discourage political discussions

[ad_1] As you may remember, a couple years ago an anti-diversity screed infuriated Googlers when it argued that Google should drop attempts to include different cultures and genders. More recently, Google has faced controversy over its warning that employees who protest the company at Pride must do so in their personal capacity, and it’s been […]

Google's internal community guidelines discourage political discussions

[ad_1] As you may remember, a couple years ago an anti-diversity screed infuriated Googlers when it argued that Google should drop attempts to include different cultures and genders. More recently, Google has faced controversy over its warning that employees who protest the company at Pride must do so in their personal capacity, and it’s been […]

Simple guidelines can slow the spread of fake news on Facebook

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change—especially on Facebook—can embolden those who remain unconvinced that it’s a threat and can easily influence people who only casually follow the issue. Lauren Lutzke, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, hopes her […]