Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
New research into the economics of attention online casts doubt on the net’s role in fostering public debate, and raises concerns about the future of democracy.
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.
Information on social media can be misleading because of biases in three places – the brain, society and algorithms. Scholars are developing ways to identify and display the effects of these biases.
Are online trolls as bad as we think? New research reveals that most online news comments contribute positively to the conversation.
A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.
Even as the news market transforms, BBC News is still the dominant force. Why?
What's behind Facebook's decision to cut down on news content in people's newsfeeds?
A new survey reveals that while most young Australians get news from online sources, they lack the skills to distinguish fake news.
The latest research shows that polarisation of audiences varies widely even in countries with a similar access to new technology.
It's election time and all the political parties are locked in a social media battle. But does it help inform political debate or just cause even more confusion?
Concerns over filter bubbles and fake news are often based on anecdotal evidence. There is relatively little systematic research on the topic; a new survey finds widespread fears are unwarranted.
Think spell check with community input.
How the news media distorts the reality of alcohol – new findings.
If people can be conned into jeopardizing our children's lives, as they do when they opt out of immunizations, could they also be conned out of democracy?
Nick Denton's controversial online site offended too many powerful people.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
Social networking, smartphones, ad blockers, oh my. A global survey of 50,000 news consumers assessed the ways we get our news in 2016.
Under a new direction, the BBC can be an engine of growth for the competition, not just a rival.
Announcements of the death of print are no longer premature.