Simple math reveals some surprising facts about the underlying structure of Facebook and other social networks.
New regulations have been rolled out to counter the spread of misinformation during the campaign, but these steps will largely be ineffective in the fast-moving social media sphere
Social media manipulation is tearing societies apart – but it can help put us back together again.
India's parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media is affecting Indian society and government.
Consumption has become the primary form of self-identity and self-expression.
It's all well and good for Facebook to shut down people like Faith Goldy, but it's critical we recognize that the far right’s culture war is diffusing more broadly within Canadian politics.
The Commonwealth Criminal Code now has two substantive new criminal offences aimed at limiting live streaming of crime. Both target technology companies, not terrorists.
The Facebook boss's calls for outside help to draft new rules on what is acceptable behaviour online should be welcomed. So what's his next step?
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
There are mounting calls to dismember the likes of Google, Apple and Amazon, but most people seem to have overlooked the biggest threat of all.
Facebook has finally taken action on accounts spreading fake news on its platform.
Several flaws have already emerged in Facebook's new measures to stop improper political influence.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
It's time for social media platforms to be more open about how livestreaming works, how it is moderated, and what should happen if or when the rules break down.
What can social media platforms do after terrorist attacks?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg's claimed intent to focus on privacy will be hard to execute, will not happen soon and does not address major concerns about the company's role in society.
The National Library of Australia's web archive preserves online Australian content dating back to 1996. The next step is to archive platforms such as Facebook and Twitter - but it won't be easy.
Facebook seems to be shifting its focus more towards privacy. But this might have some unexpected repercussions, as highlighted by recent research on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
There are good reasons to be sceptical of the Facecoin project.