Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
New research into the Greek crisis from 2012-16 compared how tweets and traditional news affected bond yields among countries in the eurozone peripheries.
A poster proclaiming "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy" has landed Twitter's head Jack Dorsey in trouble in India. It shows just how invisible caste is to outsiders.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
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.
Scholars and skeptics warned about Facebook long before its founder was even born. Technology companies keep asking for more and more data and proving they can't be trusted.
The prime minister's office has promoted tweets in favour of the Brexit deal – why that's a problem.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
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.
Measuring Twitter bots' effects on the opinions of real people can yield surprising results about what makes them influential.
Twitter and Facebook have said they will take steps to fight hate and abuse on their sites, but they have not yet adequately addressed the problem.
From #MeToo to #RefugeesWelcome, add a hashtag and the world will listen. Shame they're not always used for good.
Researchers are beginning to look at the opportunities offered by social media to aid in suicide prevention.
Too many satirists on social media misunderstand that it is humour designed to provoke change, not merely direct ridicule.
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
Police forces say they use Twitter to engage with the community. But new research suggests they're usually tweeting to one another.
Our unproductive 'zombie' screen hours can creep up – but they don't need to rule us. Here are four steps to help you use new tools to monitor and change your technology habits.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
It's worth noting some key points about copyright and ownership before signing up to social media sites like Instagram.