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Researchers have tried — and failed — to understand the trickiest part of online media

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InIn 2017, Facebook announced a new initiative to reduce what it termed “clickbait” on its platform. As a social media editor at the time, I remember being baffled by the technology giant attempting to penalize its community for playing by the rules it had created. For years, Facebook rewarded accounts…

New platforms are providing creators with a chance to bypass pirate sites and platform rules, and connect directly with users

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AA common criticism of mainstream porn is that it’s unrealistic. Detractors argue that everything from the clichéd storylines to the fake orgasms combine to create depictions of sex which are void of intimacy at best, and downright harmful at worst.

It’s true that porn has its problems. Fetishization and violence…

The Upgrade

It has the cash, and Netflix has the audience. But the idea is still rotten.

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DDid you catch the latest episode of Analysts Say the Craziest Stuff? It’s a one-off where JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee spins a fantastic tale about how Apple could buy Netflix to instantly become a content leader.

The premise is based on Chatterjee’s belief that Netflix’s existing leadership position in engagement…

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