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.
Social media offers good conditions for wildlife trafficking to thrive.
A new idea for the slow movement: slow media – where users engage with quality information and communicate with more pause for thought.
In a country with a weak press, social media played a key role in exposing the truth and building bridges between Sri Lanka's different ethnic and religious groups.
Britain's Online Harms white paper was developed through public consultations and open, democratic processes. It suggests developing regulations that would be implemented by an arms-length entity.
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 rise of black comedy to explain Venezuela's chaos recalls an old saying in the crisis-stricken South American country: 'Laugh so you don't cry.'
Expecting internet platforms to regulate hate speech is a “worst of both worlds” approach to social media regulation.
Copious amounts of time spent looking at screens is likely affecting our health – so why aren't we doing anything about it?
Which political party in Indonesia has the most social media followers? Does it matter?
Google+ is the latest online community to shut down, forcing users to seek other options. So why are organisations pulling away from user-generated content such as reviews, comments and debates?
Dissenter enables users to comment on any web page using a third-party forum. For better or worse, it begets implications for political behaviour online.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Teaching our children about consent is important in any aspect of life, and online privacy should be no exception.
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?
According to a new study, Mandarin-speaking voters look to their friends and key social media influencers to inform how they should vote in Australian elections.
No longer do we need to talk with shop assistants, receptionists, bus drivers or even coworkers, we simply engage with a screen to communicate whatever it is we want to say.
Feelgood, high-level data ethics principles are not fit for the purpose of regulating big tech. Applied ethics might be useful ... but stronger regulation is the preferred end goal.