Social media sites should face tougher laws, but education is also key to tackling online abuse.
The term "social network" has become commonplace, but those who use it to designate Facebook or Instagram often ignore its origin and true meaning.
The world's loudest hater of 'fake news' is also a brazen peddler of insidious misinformation.
A direct line to government.
Citizens of Oman can now find every government department on Twitter, reporting issues and ensuring public servants are kept on their toes.
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
LNP and One Nation candidates are mentioned frequently alongside one another in tweets.
With Labor having largely defused the Adani issue, debate on Twitter in the final weeks of the 2017 Queensland election campaign has come to focus chiefly on the role of One Nation.
How do we know that what people tweet is what they really think?
Twitter can be a useful tool in trying to predict what people think on an issue. So why did a study of almost half a million tweets on the same-sex marriage survey get it wrong?
Annastacia Palaszczuk appears to have neutralised the Adani coal mine as a campaign issue.
Twitter activity over the first two weeks of the Queensland election campaign shows good support for Labor and a slowdown of the Adani debate.
Longer doesn't always mean better. But it's not the end of the world, either.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially dismissed as “crazy” the warnings that Russia had been using Facebook to spread propaganda in the 2016 U.S. election. He has since apologized and introduced plans and tools aimed at fighting false information on the platform. In this file photo, he delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in May.
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In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.
Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads used in 2016 election released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee.
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A scholar asks whether democracy itself is at risk in a world where social media is creating deeply polarized groups of individuals who tend to believe everything they hear.
Germany has introduced new legislation to try to stop the rise of online hate speech. It’s a phenomenon that’s happening in Canada too and many analysts point to the impact of Donald Trump’s politics.
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There has been a 600 per cent increase in online hate speech since Nov. 2015. The solution to stop the tide lies in both anti-hate laws and self-awareness education for audiences.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics postal vote for marriage law reform, yes or no.
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Plenty of debate on Twitter about the marriage reform survey, and data from that can be crunched to predict the result. So what is it?
Examining the president’s Twitter activity.
Evaluating behavior using the elements of addiction can shed light on the president's – and anyone else's – tendencies to use social media.
Heritage Minister Melanie Joly recently announced a new policy for Canada’s cultural and creative industries competing in a digital world, but it offers little help for organizations that produce serious journalism.
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The Canadian news industry is in a crisis. Rather than providing a way forward, the Liberal government suggests that Facebook, Twitter, and Google will "jumpstart digital news innovation."
There’s a global war going on, and a global arms race to go with it. It’s not a race for physical weapons, it’s a race to develop cyber weapons of psychological, emotional, financial and infrastructure attack.
Hostile foreign powers and even tech companies are not attacking us with bullets and bombs; they're doing it with bits and bytes. It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, so what to do about the third world war being waged in cyberspace?
Twitter is experimenting with 280 characters.
Twitters experiment with 280 characters bears a remarkable resemble to the time Coca Cola changed its formula. That didn't end well.
A crowd gathers before a speech by Ben Shapiro at University of California Berkeley.
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From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Twitter is trialing 280-character tweet limits - but will it help its flawed business model?
‘Smile for the birdy.’
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.