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One Degree Monday, November 25, 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen slams social media as ‘the greatest propaganda machine in history’ (VIDEO)

Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career out of exposing bias through his comedic personas, but recently he tackled it head-on.

In a speech delivered to the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit on Thursday, the actor slammed certain social media companies as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” and accused six tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley of caring “more about boosting their share price than about protecting democracy.”


Teens overwhelmingly engage with junk food on social media because there’s no kale TikTok

As any parent, teacher, or sentient adult knows, teenagers spend a lot of time staring at their phones. (Actually, we all do.) Much of that screen time is spent on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and a host of other apps teens use that baffle the rest of us. While they’re using those social networking platforms, teens are exposed to marketing from food brands. And many of those food brands, new research shows, aren’t healthy.


Black Friday 2019: 5 tips for Canadians

Black Friday is just around the corner, but Black Friday deals are already here. While the exact date of the North American shopping extravaganza this year is Nov. 29, many retailers have turned what used to be a weekend of special deals into a weeks-long marathon of advertising and price-slashing.


The 10 Best Types of Video For Digital Marketing

We can’t say this enough: video content as part of a digital marketing strategy is the way of the future. According to The New York Times, “We’re entering a ‘post-text world.’ Multimedia will soon dominate every channel. In other words, using writing to communicate with your audience is going out of style, and quickly.”



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