A groundbreaking study published in Information & Communications Technology Law by experts at the Centre for Law and Development at Qatar University discusses the legal and ethical implications of Big Tech's development of "digital thought clones." Digital thought clones can allow technology companies to accurately predict and influence people's behavior according to their digital habits. The authors call for legislation to protect people from technology companies' malicious use of their digital footprint.
The UNC Charlotte study examined financial penalties imposed by government agencies using a sample of 26 large pharmaceutical firms over 13 years. Results indicated that 22 firms (85%) were penalized for illegal activities with most firms engaging in illegal activities for four or more years. Total penalties imposed during this period were $33 billion. The most common penalties were pricing violations, off-label marketing, and kickbacks. Four firms had no penalties assessed during the period.
New reveals the extent to which UK consumers dislike food produced using production methods such as hormones in beef and chlorine washed chicken. The research also reveals that UK consumers highly value food production that adheres to food safety standards set by the EU as well as UK produced food. This is particularly relevant for post-Brexit trade deals and the ongoing debates about UK food standards.
Broadsheet newspapers follow the lead of tabloids in reporting misinformation about UK and Swiss political and business events.
New research published today in Nature Communications claims to provide the first evidence-based analysis demonstrating the US President's Twitter account has been routinely deployed to divert attention away from a topic potentially harmful to his reputation, in turn suppressing negative related media coverage.
Consumers confuse pretty food with healthy food, largely due to highly stylized presentations and marketing that appeal to aesthetics and appetite. Disclaimers could help people make more nutritious choices.
A failure to incorporate behavioral insight into technological developments may undermine consumers' experiences with AI.
Most people have seen or heard from a friend, neighbor or family member about a product or service they've used and how their experience was. It's called observational learning or word-of-mouth. These communications don't provide an unbiased assessment of true quality. Given this, businesses are faced with the difficult decision of determining when and how to spend their ad dollars.
The first large-scale analysis of characters featured in STEM-related educational programming revealed that of the characters appearing in STEM television programming for kids ages 3 to 6, Latinx and females are left behind.
Russia uses Facebook and other social media to polarize Americans, particularly those at the extreme ends of the political spectrum. A unique study that enrolled 1,500 Facebook users found that they are less likely to share content when they learn that it is part of a foreign propaganda campaign.