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Facebook has started using a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to identify users showing warning signs of suicide. The AI has been trained to spot status updates and subsequent comments that could indicate someone was at risk. The algorithm would immediately send a report to a real reviewer, who could…
Skills for Health has launched a comprehensive social media toolkit for the UK healthcare sector, providing healthcare organisations and professionals with sector-specific insight, advice and best practice on using social media effectively. The free toolkit, created with support from Public Health Wales, key industry experts and employers, has been written…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
Social media is helping fuel a nation of "deeply unhappy" children, a charity has warned, as it published new figures showing a rise in self-harm. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) found 18,778 children aged 11…
Internet trolls who create derogatory hashtags or post humiliating photoshopped images online could face prosecution under new legal guidelines. Social media is to be more stringently policed after the Crown Prosecution Service issued rules on offences for which online users can face criminal charges. Inciting people to harass others online,…
Police Scotland has launched the first public information campaign of its kind to tackle the sexual exploitation of children. The four-week online operation launched on Wednesday will feature on social media and warns sexual predators who aim to abuse children they have nowhere to hide. The £40,000 campaign outlines that…
Most parents believe sexting is potentially harmful - but nearly six in 10 have not spoken to their children about the issue, according to new research. The finding emerged in a survey by the NSPCC, which warned that sharing nude selfies can put youngsters at risk of bullying or being…
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched an online workshop inviting registrants and stakeholders to share their views on what should be included in their draft social media guidance. Participants will be able to respond to questions until 24 May about the use of social media and networking…
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