Damian Collins: Spreading harmful content on social media should be an offence like dumping chemicals

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Campaign Social media companies should be held liable for the spread of harmful disinformation on their platforms, according to a panel of experts, including the former chair of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport select committee. They also warn that the next “fake news” battle will be over coronavirus vaccine take-up.


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Summer is here, and so are our top tech news stories of the month

PR in High Definition

This will enable them to ‘feel’ objects, as well as sense specific chemicals such as explosives. Whilst June flew by in a flash of bunting, cakes and picnics in the park, it didn’t fall short on delivering yet more weird and wonderful tech news stories for us to sink our teeth into.

Amid lawsuit, LaCroix defends its ‘natural’ labeling

PR Daily

These chemicals include limonene, which can cause kidney toxicity and tumors; linalool propionate, which is used to treat cancer; and linalool, which is used in cockroach insecticide.". Yet all three of these chemicals are bioavailable in plants such as lavender and citrus fruits and enjoy widespread use as flavors and fragrances. Neither the explicit accusation of using synthetic chemicals nor the implied health risks of those chemicals holds water.

How to make your boss a thought leader

PR Daily

Case in point: John Avolio, value chain manager at Nova Chemicals , brings a great voice and presence to this LinkedIn post about innovations in plastics recycling. Our leaders are expected to deliver insight and inspiration. Here’s how to help them.

6 ways to ensure your message on COVID-19 is relevant

PR Daily

exposure to chemicals or radiation from a waste or industrial facility) are judged to be greater, and are therefore less readily accepted, than risks from activities that are seen to be voluntary (e.g,

Increasing Dopamine to Boost Productivity

Konnect Agency

It’s not just about feeling lazy after not using your brain productively for a time, it comes down to the chemicals in our brain – all working together to regulate our systems. It’s tough to get started, but once you get going your brain actually releases serotonin (a fun chemical!),

Trade association in damage control mode after NYT's nail salon articles

PR Daily

Those measures include “a new, multiagency task force,” according to the Times , that will “conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights.”. The New York Times last week published a two-part investigative series on the poor state of nail salons.

How to Optimize Your Corporate Video for YouTube


For example, if your topic is daily organic skincare, your video needs to answer queries on all of the following: Why skin care is important Why organic How is it different from chemical-based products The steps How to preserve the products.

Brands Tackling Social Issues


Their honesty free guarantee allows customers to rest easy knowing the products they’re using are made without health-compromising chemicals or compounds. Consumers take in many considerations leading up to their purchase decisions.

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Monsanto: ‘The jury got it wrong’ in cancer lawsuit

PR Daily

The chemical is a major part of Monsanto’s business portfolio and extends far beyond consumer weedkiller products. Roundup, introduced in 1974 and based on a chemical called glyphosate, has long been controversial. After the jury concluded that Monsanto’s product played a part in Johnson’s health problems, new reports discovered trace elements of the chemical, called glyphosphate, in several consumer products, many marketed to children.

Reputation and Crisis Management: “Trust Me On The Sunscreen”

Reputation Us

reported by the New York Times , for containing chemical ingredients that are absorbed into the skin and into the bloodstream, rather than staying on top of the skin. less messy), chemical sunscreens, rather than mineral concoctions, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, has substantially increased. Sunscreen.

The 4 types of corporate cultures

PR Daily

For example, a business manufacturing explosive chemicals might benefit from a Dependable Culture, with its processes and predictability, while it may suffer from an Enterprising or Social Culture.

10 word pairs with slightly different meanings

PR Daily

In literal usage, the distinction is one of delivery—poison produced by living things acts on an individual when one eats or touches it, and chemical poisons, though they may be administered by a person to another, do not themselves “choose” to poison the victim.

How Covid has impacted the climate change conversation on social


Matee was able to design a process to convert polyethylene and polypropylene, the chemicals commonly used to produce food packaging, into bricks. In 2019, the Business Roundtable signed a historic pledge that tethered the relationship between companies, CEO’s, and climate change.

McDonald's, Costco join antibiotic-free chicken trend

PR Daily

Over the last several years, the world’s consumers have become more socially conscious, but McDonald’s insisted on serving customers the same chemically fortified food. McDonald’s recent struggles have been well documented on this and many other websites, and now the company is showing that it’s serious about making very necessary changes.

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5 Journalists to Follow on Twitter: Consumer Health Edition

The TypeBar

From spreading awareness about chemicals in our food to the climate crisis and global leaders, she does her part in keeping her audience up-to-date. __. Consumer and Public health is a significant concern in the country today.

Great questions can prompt great insight – What should you ask?

PR Job Coach

If you are prepared, can tell compelling stories of your career and chemically connect with the hiring managers, more than likely you have struck a resonant tone for a positive outcome. More often than not how you convey your value and abilities can determine whether you end up at the top of the consideration set of a job interview.

Is PR up to the task on ESG?

PR Daily

Batman’s arch nemesis, the Joker, became a villain after he fell into a vat of toxic chemicals at Wayne Enterprises. Mark Weiner and Tina McCorkindale ask tough questions about messages on climate and social good from companies big and small.

Physicians back sunscreens despite some consumer backlash

PR Daily

CTV News reported : In a statement to CTV News, Banana Boat Sun Care Canada said it takes consumers’ concerns seriously and is fully co-operating with Health Canada, adding that its product cannot cause chemical burns. “We We want to reassure consumers that Banana Boat sunscreens fall within a neutral pH range, which means they are safe for human skin and cannot cause chemical burns. To use sunscreen, or not to use sunscreen? Doctors say it shouldn’t be a question.

SEC to ask U.S. companies to disclose climate change risk, users confused by Facebook Protect’s spammy emails and more

PR Daily

New research from Morning Consult shows why consumers are likely to purchase and consume product that contain cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical found in marijuana.

Priceless Lessons by Maxim Behar: A Story with Baron Daniel Janssen

Maxim Behar

But even for the uneducated, it was clear that if it were possible for a radiator plant, for example, for a world chemical producer such as the Devnya plant, it would simply mean a slow but sure death.

Why Online Reputation Insults Feel So Good to Attackers

Reputation Specialist Michael Toebe

This behavior is accompanied by a chemical reward that Marie mentioned in the quote at the beginning of this article. Christine Marie, Ph.D. Participating in the destruction of someone else’s reputation can provide a social benefit.

How Scotts Miracle-Gro sees its ‘purpose’

PR Daily

A company like Scotts might try to position itself as a chemical or fertilizer company, but most customers interact with the brand in a very specific way: gardening and doing yard work.

How to rise to the high new expectations for communications

PR Daily

When a longtime specialty chemicals client of ours needed a partner in China, two options within our network had relevant automotive experience. As the pandemic showed the importance of the comms profession—and all kinds of barriers were pulled down—here’s how some agency pros are stepping up.

The Anatomy of an FDA-Approved Tweet


Shortening chemical terms down to their scientifically accepted abbreviations as necessary. Read Time: 2 minutes. In case you missed it, we recently discussed the FDA Guidance on advertising via platforms like Twitter, Google Ads, and anywhere that characters are limited to make posts short and sweet. But even if you did catch our “Guidance on the Guidance,” you probably noticed the lack of step-by-step instructions.

What is Storytelling? Why Does Storytelling Work? What are Good Examples? [UML]

Sword and the Script

In his 17-minute presentation for TEDx, The Magical Science of Storytelling , he walks the audience through several stories that trigger an “Angel’s Cocktail” of brain chemicals.

Crisis Avoidance Strategy: Neighbour of Choice

Melissa Agnes

You may be manufacturing some chemical which, if not contained could wipe out half the countryside, or perhaps you have the word “nuclear” as part of your title. By Garth Rowan, Communications Consultant and member of the Agnes + Day Crisis Intelligence Team. When you can’t change who you are or what you do; when your business is the type that no one wants; what are your options to build up credit in the trust bank should a crisis strike?

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DuPont, Dow announce merger in jargon-laden press release

PR Daily

Chemical giants Dow and DuPont are about to come even more powerful. The $130 billion merger, which is subject to regulatory approval, would be the largest ever in the chemical industry. On Friday, the two companies announced that they’re joining forces, with plans to split into three separate, publicly traded companies within 24 months. The tax-free separation would create a trio of businesses segmented into agriculture, material science and specialty products.

The Ins & Outs of Book Writing

Karen Freberg

Did I write a book on chemical spills? Writing is a big part of my life. I write A LOT for my work, but also personal life as well. Of course, writing comes in all shapes and sizes – but it has become one of the main skills necessary for my work as a professor.

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For instance, one actor playfully douses another with what are purportedly chemicals found in typical, unnatural soaps.

Theranos tries to sidestep founder’s fraud charges

PR Daily

A chemistry is performed so that a chemical reaction occurs and generates a signal from the chemical interaction with the sample, which is translated into a result, which is then reviewed by certified laboratory personnel,” Holmes had explained, cryptically to Ken Auletta. The moral of the Theranos story is a simple one: Tell the truth, or face the consequences.

Targeting Teens for E-Cigarettes

Mindful Marketing

In fact, certain high schools, like Plainedge High School in New York, have installed special chemical detectors in bathrooms to sense changes in the air and notify administrators when students are “vaping.” Juul’s products’ have especially high levels of the chemical: A single JUUL pod contains “ as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.” However, e-liquids still contain “ at least 60 chemical compounds.”

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part II)

Ishmael's Corner

Genius Storytelling from the American Chemical Society : How do you help the masses understand the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives? Very clever on the part of the ACS to explain the science —and specifically the chemical makeup of Sriracha sauce. I highlighted some of my top 2014 posts on Monday, ranging from interviewing my Mom on the PR profession to using the Budweiser Puppy Love video to illustrate how teasing out tension in a story requires bad stuff.

Getting an Edge; Why Your Elevator Speech is Crucial to Job Search

PR Job Coach

Employing your 30-second elevator speech will give you an edge that will increase your chances of connecting emotionally and chemically with a potential boss. Landing an interview, let alone a job has never been tougher as we enter 2013. Job seekers still outnumber jobs available by four to one, not very good odds. And one of the biggest obstacles job hunters face is how to present and describe themselves in simple yet compelling language. Do you know who you are?

Spotify Playlists to Help You Focus

Critical Mention

According to Peter Quily, an adult ADHD coach, listening to music boosts dopamine levels, a brain chemical that helps people focus. This concludes that our brains naturally emit these chemicals when we listen to our favorite playlist. You’re at your work desk and it’s chaos all around you. Your team is under a tight deadline to finish a crucial campaign. How do you even begin to focus? Lucky for all of us there are music streaming services.

The origin and definition of 10 COVID-19-related terms

PR Daily

One by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic is the introduction of a vocabulary pertaining to the disease. Here are 10 terms everyone should know to help them and others in their families and communities understand the disease and avoid contracting it. Asymptomatic.

Issue? Crisis? What’s The Difference and Why Is It Important?

Melissa Agnes

If heavy equipment is needed to rescue men from a mine collapse; or if you have to undertake costly medical tests; or if you need to hire a bulldozer to stop leaking chemicals reaching a river; no-one will say “but there’s no provision for that in this year’s budget.” By Tony Jaques. It’s a major mistake to treat issue and crisis as interchangeable terms. Not only do they have very distinct meanings, but they need a different management response. Of course they are closely related.

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2014's top stories on Facebook vs. Twitter

PR Daily

Twitter’s top stories were a mixture of hard news and entertainment, as people shared articles about LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, Iraq’s chemical weapons, the death of Eric Garner and Shawn Mendes’ hit song. For all those who haven’t yet caught on: Popular Facebook content doesn’t have the same appeal on Twitter, and vice versa. Advertising Age.