Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
For too long, social media companies – with their scale and reach – have assisted revenge porn perpetrators. At last, the law is catching up.
What's behind Facebook's decision to cut down on news content in people's newsfeeds?
Social media can act like an online CV, so be careful what you share.
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
Footballers and other sports stars are the giants of social media, amassing millions of followers. But does it provide value for money and will the relationship last?
Data ethics should pay much more attention to the social value of research
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Social media companies arose from libertarian, free-market origins but must embrace social benefits and democracy to survive.
Social media sites should face tougher laws, but education is also key to tackling online abuse.
Many parents are fearful about their children being online. Messaging services for children could help both kids and parents learn how to communicate safely and respectfully in the digital space.
We often hear reports of the effect of social media on teens' mental health. So what does the science say about it?
The term "social network" has become commonplace, but those who use it to designate Facebook or Instagram often ignore its origin and true meaning.
Can philanthropy of the super-rich ever be better than taxation?
Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.
The combination of a divisive political climate and widespread use of social media networks to share controversial material has many people asking this question. Here's what Aristotle would say.
Victims everywhere have lost their patience and their fear and are finding willing listeners. A question worth asking is: Why now?
Social media is making it easier than ever to measure your perceived popularity against your peers in ways that damage are well-being.
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
Facebook's record raises serious questions about whether it can be trusted with our most intimate images.