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.
Proust's masterpiece À La Recherche du Temps Perdu reveals how people's irrational beliefs become entrenched.
Social media is key when it comes to connecting clubs with fans and building a brand identity. But with great power, comes great responsibility.
Some behaviors might help tell propaganda-spewing trolls apart from regular internet users, but the main protection is for people to think more critically about online information.
Williamson's sacking over a tweet reveals not only problems with social media policies and freedom of speech, but the pervasive masculinity of sporting organisations.
Networks of keywords are analyzed in Donald Trump's tweets from 2015 to the present.