You might see a headline from The Onion or The Babylon Bee and, for a split second, think it's true. But many social media users don't get the joke – and share these articles as if they're real.
Unicorns are a staple of social media. Today we might think of them as all magic and rainbows, but their past is one of ferocious beasts, religion, and mistranslation.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
Data from England has found no link between increased social media use and a rise in diagnosed eating disorders.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Multi-level marketing schemes promise easy money and a supportive community. But that's often not how they pan out.
Google and Facebook attract plenty of users and advertising dollars in Australia, but the ACCC will have to work with other watchdogs overseas on any effective regulation.
New evidence suggests most YouTube videos on climate change deny its existence.
'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
We can justify different standards for different Twitter users by turning to the philosophical ideas about public debate.
What is the impact of Instagram's recent decision to remove its 'like' counter?
Instagram's experimental move to hide the 'like' count on social media postings could lighten the mental strain for many users - or simply turn comments into the new likes.
The 'revenge body' was once the domain of celebrity gossip. But with the advent of social media, anyone can publicly display a 'new' body post break-up.
More than ten years since blockchains were developed, their usefulness is only just being discovered.
Warning about anonymous messaging app YOLO miss the potential benefits it could have.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
The show – and the public's reaction – can tell us a huge amount about how ideas about love and romance have changed over the centuries.
In order to reach younger audiences, social media apps must get past the gatekeepers of preteen online engagement: the parents.