Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
Twitter and Facebook have said they will take steps to fight hate and abuse on their sites, but they have not yet adequately addressed the problem.
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.
Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
The old ways of doing things still matter – it's just that some of it now takes place online.
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Four months later, how has the law changed people's perceptions and behaviour?
There is always a tension between usability and security. People want systems to be secure so that their identities aren’t stolen, but they want those same systems to be easily accessible.
The news that a former moderator is suing Facebook over unsafe work practices suggests it's time we finally took the mental health of moderators seriously.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
Our unproductive 'zombie' screen hours can creep up – but they don't need to rule us. Here are four steps to help you use new tools to monitor and change your technology habits.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
Many factors can influence people to evacuate or stay in place when disasters loom. Research using Facebook posts suggests that people with broad social networks are more apt to get moving.
How likely are you to tune in to watch a streamed show at the same time as your friends, and chat in real time online? This is the goal of Facebook Watch.
Analyse the great quest of Odysseus with a little 21st-century know how and it's fascinating what you find out.
Facebook users may be flagging news as fake just because they disagree with it.
Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses