Remember when websites didn't rely on user data for profit margins, when values like anonymity and transparency were celebrated?
Images without context or presented with text that misrepresents what they show can be a powerful tool of misinformation, especially since photos make statements seem more believable.
Social psychologists investigated why Facebook users post profile pics of themselves with a romantic partner and how those online displays are interpreted by others.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
There is heavy social media use among both the most lonely and least lonely people. So what exactly is the relationship between social media use and loneliness?
Most of us spend hours each day glued to some type of screen for work or play. But is that a bad thing? Has anyone got the data to figure it out? Now is the time for 'The Human Screenome Project.'
There are a few simple tricks anyone can use.
Those who are leaving the platform represent a small, but by no means insignificant, counter current to the norm.
The abilities to detect and analyze deepfake videos is of the utmost urgency. Deepfakes are a serious threat to people's security and our democratic institutions.
Will 2020 be the year that the new threat to fiat currencies reaches maturity?
Facebook began blocking ads that linked Truvada and other HIV-related drugs to severe bone and kidney damage based on claims made in lawsuits.
Facebook is planning to put end-to-end encryption on all its messaging services soon. But governments aren't happy about it, as it could make it harder to catch criminals.
Bobi Wine in Uganda does it; so do the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. The red beret is worn to signify the revolutionary. Its power lies in a symbolism that combines art and politics.
Stand by for cryptocurrencies 2.0.
For many gay men, social media and dating apps are hotbeds of body image struggles and rising toxic masculinity -- the recent '10-year-challenge' on Instagram showcases this femmephobia.
In this third "vision statement", the Labor leader has condemned online platforms for being unwilling to filter out false information.
The cynicism of political lies and the fear of losing control by opening up the corridors of power can’t last.
Instagram has become a major battleground for the attention of young voters.
Efforts to mitigate the double edged nature of social media in politics must take into account local information environments
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?