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Social media giants’ response to fake news and terrorism resembles a “whack-a-mole”

Social media giants’ response to fake news and terrorism resembles a “whack-a-mole”

by on April 8, 2019

Mark Skilton, professor of practice at Warwick Business School, said:

"It is well established that social media platforms amplify messages that can be misused and we do need some form of regulation.

"Facebook, Twitter, Google and the like are commercial organisations, not utilities or elected representatives. Many of these companies are seeking some form of self-regulation, but their response so far resembles a whack-a-mole at a fairground.

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Latest : Uber is already effectively banned from a number of countries including France, Spain and Belgium and now London

by on September 22, 2017

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Research : New study finds middle-aged shoppers are the most ethical / Warwick Business School

by on May 9, 2016

In a survey of supermarket consumers researchers found that young and old shoppers were less likely to purchase fairtrade and organic goods at supermarkets, with the findings going against the commonly held view that people become more ethical as they get older.

Younger shoppers talked a lot about buying ethical goods, but failed to practice what they preached, with the survey finding they recommended ethical products more than older consumers, but were less likely to purchase them.

And despite the perception that women are more ethical than men, the survey found no difference between the shopping habits of the two genders.   Warwick Business School,

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Expert comment on the Talk Talk cyber-attack … Darren White, Atari .. Mark Skilton, of Warwick Business School

by on October 25, 2015

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Blunders : Expert comment on the Talk Talk cyber-attack … Darren White, Atari .. Mark Skilton, of Warwick Business School

by on October 23, 2015

TheMarketingblog has sourced this expert comment on the Talk Talk cyber-attack

Mark Skilton, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Practice of Information Systems and is an IT consultant.

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Tesco results – “Getting all the skeletons out of the closet early on” Prof Crawford Spence, Warwick Business School

by on April 22, 2015

Professor Crawford Spence, of Warwick Business School comments on the Tesco results

Tesco posts record £6.4bn annual loss

These figures are absolutely huge - nearly the biggest loss in UK corporate history. However, they need to be understood in context. They  relate mostly to asset write-downs rather than poor trading performance.

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Expert comment on Morrisons : David Arnott, Warwick Business School

by on March 16, 2015

Dr David Arnott said: "Morrisons' 'planned reset' clearly affects jobs and shareholder returns, but is it an indicator of the demise of the brand and the company?

Very unlikely.

We have yet to see the results and plans of the other major players and it is interesting to note that only two months ago, Tesco’s announcement of similar moves, with cuts of more than £250 million, overhead reduction of 30 per cent, shelving of the opening of 49 very large stores and the closure of 43 stores, resulted in a 13 per cent rise in share value.

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