1931 Canada Census, YouTube, Twitter, More: Sunday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 4, 2023


Government of Canada: The 1931 Census will be right back. “After a tremendous take off for the launch of the 1931 Census on June 1, traffic increased rapidly. Our system started showing signs of slowing down, followed by difficulties with loading images. Unfortunately, this affected our users’ online experience, and we apologize for the inconvenience. We are as disappointed as our users, given the tireless work that went into preparing for the 1931 Census release and the anticipation around that release.”

Axios: Scoop: YouTube reverses misinformation policy to allow U.S. election denialism. “In a reversal of its election integrity policy, YouTube will leave up content that says fraud, errors or glitches occurred in the 2020 presidential election and other U.S. elections, the company confirmed to Axios Friday.”


NBC News: Elon Musk’s new Twitter pronoun rule invites bullying, LGBTQ groups say. “In a tweet on the first day of Pride Month, Musk said he personally uses the pronouns that someone – including a transgender person – prefers because it’s good manners, but that he wouldn’t enforce that policy on Twitter.”

MSNBC: Meet the creators of a new social search engine aiming to change the way women share information. “The online platform and app combines a community data set and a female-focused language-learning model with the candid conversations that women have been having for years.”

Ars Technica: Some Google Pixel Watches are falling apart. “Here’s one of the improvements Google might want to look into for the Pixel Watch 2: better glue. Android Police spotted a few reports of the back panels of some Pixel Watches just falling off. A few posts on the PixelWatch subreddit have photos of this phenomenon; several commenters say it happened to them, too.”


BBC: France influencers: Jail threat for those found flouting new ad laws. “Influencers in France could now face jail time if they are found to have broken new promotion regulations, after legislation was formally adopted on Thursday. The tough new laws aim to protect consumers from misleading or fake commercial practices online.”

The Register: Dish confirms 300,000 people’s data was exposed in February’s attack . “Dish Network has admitted that a February cybersecurity incident and associated multi-day outage led to the extraction of data on nearly 300,000 people, while also appearing to indirectly admit it may have paid cybercriminals to delete said data.”

AdNews: Online florist charged with false advertising in thousands of Google ads. “Competition watchdog the ACCC has taken online florist company Meg’s Flowers to court for allegedly falsely advertising itself as a ‘local florist’.”


PsyPost: People with a greater tendency for victimhood are more likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to new research. “New research provides evidence that people with an elevated sense of victimhood are more likely to engage in cyberbullying. The findings provide a better understanding of how personality traits and authoritarian tendencies are related to abusive behavior on the internet.”

Checkr: Insights from American Workers: A Comprehensive Survey on AI in the Workplace. “Checkr surveyed American workers from four generations to uncover their feelings about adoption of generative AI tools at work; whether workers believe AI might one day replace them; their usage of AI tools at work; how AI might impact jobs and compensation in 2023; AI’s impact on work/life balance; which generation of workers is most fearful of AI’s workplace role, and much more.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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