Social Media, Political Advertising And More On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed:

  • Twitter banned political ads. Facebook did not. Twitter is being lauded for this move. Facebook’s move has made people angry. I’m not sure where I sit on this. Advertising works. Advertising creates attention. Advertising is a way to pay for attention. Not all political ads are “fake news.” If we ban political ads, is that not a strike against democracy? Everyone is jumping in on this
  • Instagram is owned by Facebook. Instagram just announced that they are banning cartoons and memes that promote self-harm and suicide. This is a great move, but it has me wondering: if they can figure out what this looks like, and how to ban it, why do they struggle so hard with banning political content that is false and/or harmful? Things that make you go hmmmm… 
  • App of the Week: PressReader.

You can also listen in via I Heart Radio.