How should privacy be protected in a world where data is gathered and shared with increasing speed and ingenuity? Differential privacy, a new model of cyber security, provides a potential solution.
We are not yet "post-truth", but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.
Critics want social media platforms regulated like Big Tobacco, but our research shows that their impact on your health depends on how you use them.
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'
As austerity bites, people are turning to social media for help with mental issues. Despite the fact that even Facebook agrees social media can be bad for mental health.
Social media posts since Gerald Stanley’s acquittal have been saturated with vitriolic rants and myths. If reconciliation is to be more than an aspiration, settlers must acknowledge our culpability.
Cyberbullying has become destructive and feels unstoppable. Here is a five-step technique for dealing with it.
Researchers have developed a game to 'vaccinate' people against fake news – by showing them how to become a fake news mogul.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
Today's communications platforms and the algorithms that power them have led to a radical change in how public discourse is conducted and public opinion formed.
More and more, news items, adverts and posts by friends are blurred in Facebook's interface. This all merges into a single stream of information.
Cyberbullying is everywhere and is not going away - so what do bullies specifically do?
You may not "like" it, but Facebook has an important role to play in education.
If you communicate carefully, big retailers will listen.
A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.
Posting on social media, reaching a group of friends all at once, can make connecting with others less threatening for people who experience social anxiety.
Eating laundry detergent capsules online is not the fault of the younger generation. In modern society, attention is power.
Tencent’s monetisation strategy so far has been counter-intuitive to the traditional way of doing business.