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How social media posts could affect credit scores

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Researcher warns of risks with using alternative data in lending. What does your SAT score mean for your ability to pay off a car loan? What does your Facebook feed say about your chances of landing a mortgage? And, what does your propensity for snacking on road trips mean for your credit score? The answers: More than you think.…

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How social media posts could affect credit scores

4 mins read

Researcher warns of risks with using alternative data in lending. What does your SAT score mean for your ability to pay off a car loan? What does your Facebook feed say about your chances of landing a mortgage? And, what does your propensity for snacking on road trips mean for your credit score? The answers: More than you think.…

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Negative impact of social media affects girls and boys at different ages

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The FINANCIAL — Girls may experience a negative link at 11-13, boys when they are 14-15, Increased social media use might also affect life satisfaction at aged 19, but Adolescents with lower life satisfaction consistently use social media more, according to University of Oxford.…

Sexual relationship norms affected by social media

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New study shows what we consume online can shape views of consent and sexual activity. Men and women often have differing views around the expected norms for romantic relationships, consent and sexual activity, and the messages and images they consume on social media may play a role in shaping those perceptions, according to a new study…

Tension mounts in Georgian media as election day is approaching

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The FINANCIAL — As the clock ticks down to the parliamentary elections on 31 October, Georgian media are becoming more polarized and less balanced in their reporting, according to media monitoring reports released today by the European Union (EU) and UNDP. Comparing election reporting since 1 September with coverage from earlier in the summer, the research registers…

Belarusian police detained 47 journalists

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Belarusian police detained 47 local and international journalists preparing to cover protests in Minsk and Brest, on Thursday. According to the European Federation of Journalists the police confiscated their telephones and identity documents. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) considers these arbitrary detentions as another act of censorship by the Belarusian authorities.…

European Parliament salutes the strengthening of EU-Georgia relations

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The FINANCIAL — The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee adopted its new report taking stock of the implementation of the EU Association Agreement with Georgia on Monday evening. Members of the European Parliament welcome the continuous deepening of EU-Georgia relations. They underline the importance of editorial independence and non-discriminatory coverage of political views in programmes by private and, in…

Press freedom must not be undermined by measures to counter disinformation about COVID-19

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“The global health problems caused by COVID-19 require effective measures to protect people’s health and lives. This includes combating disinformation that may cause panic and social unrest. Regrettably some governments are using this imperative as a pretext to introduce disproportionate restrictions to press freedom; this is a counterproductive approach that must stop. Particularly in times…

Somalia: Unidentified Gunmen Kill Freelance Journalist

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Freelance radio and TV journalist, Abduwali Ali Hassan (25), was shot to death by unknown gunmen on February 16. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) mourns his death and stands by its affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in condemning this crime and calling for justice to be delivered.…

Georgia: EFJ/IFJ condemn police’s heavy handed action against journalists amid riots at Parliament

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According to the Independent Association of Georgian Journalists (IAGJ), journalists were forcefully removed from the Georgian Parliament building and at least ten more were injured while covering protests around Parliament in the capital Tbilisi on 20th June. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have urged the authorities to stop targeting journalists and to…

Georgia: IFJ condemns police’s heavy handed action against journalists amid riots at Parliament

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According to the Independent Association of Georgian Journalists (IAGJ), an IFJ affiliate, journalists were forcefully removed from the Georgian Parliament building and at least ten more were injured while covering protests around Parliament in the capital Tbilisi on 20th June. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have urged the authorities to stop targeting…