When online information causes fear, it can spark hatred and violence.
Hysterical narratives promoting fear among some Americans may be more effective at sparking violence than hate speech is. Social media companies are expected to guard against both.
Social media is one avenue for proclaiming generosity.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out.
Snapchat has utility in laboratory settings.
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The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
The prime minister's office has promoted tweets in favour of the Brexit deal – why that's a problem.
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Despite their derision, media outlets such as the Canary and Breitbart, still source much of their information from the mainstream press.
When individuals from different groups interact positively and cooperate online, society changes for the better.
While social media can serve to amplify social divisions, it can also be a tool for resolving conflict between groups.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
Emoji can cloak microaggressions in humour and play.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
From LGBTQI rights to racial justice, companies are embracing the social issues that matter to their consumers. And, of course, that makes sense.
Social media misinformation rose significantly before the 2016 presidential election.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook, because it allegedly overstated its video statistics for years.
New research suggests media organisations that rely on Facebook to build audience are trapped in an attention economy that delivers traffic but no money.
Sharing about tragedy online can help people feel less alone.
How do women decide whether – and what – to say about their pregnancy loss experiences on social media?
The suicide rate among young people has increased at an alarming rate over the past 10 years.
Researchers are beginning to look at the opportunities offered by social media to aid in suicide prevention.
It's withstood the test of time, and it's leading people to get out of the house, travel around and spend more time with their families.
Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie (centre) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2016. Pixie’s Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers and she has a signature line of hair bows.
A growing number of parents are making money out of their children by turning them into social media celebrities. But the chimera of corporate branding is no antidote for lives lived in precarious times.
Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram.
Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
The Deakin study found that too few of the stories about minority communities incorporated a viewpoint from that community.
New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
Jordanian Bedouin border guards on parade.
The old ways of doing things still matter – it's just that some of it now takes place online.
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In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
Artwork courtesy of Richard LIttler (scarfolk.blogspot.com)
Too many satirists on social media misunderstand that it is humour designed to provoke change, not merely direct ridicule.