Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
Claims that tweets on the Canadian election are the work of bot accounts, without empirical evidence or verification, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
The Russians won’t be alone in spreading disinformation in 2020. Their most likely imitator will be Iran. Also, Instagram could get even more infected with intentional misinformation than it has been.
When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.
The platform has provided a forum for the written Scots language to evolve that wasn't possible before the advent of social media.
The decision confirms the steady march of employer control over workers' private views and activities, supported by courts and tribunals over many years.
'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.
An examination of the Twitter activity after the Québec mosque murders reveal that the majority showed sympathy towards the victims, but Russian trolls worked to spread antagonism and fake news.
By positioning himself as a loveable granddad to supporters and the punchline of a joke to his opposition, Zuma adroitly defangs the very serious charges against him.
We can justify different standards for different Twitter users by turning to the philosophical ideas about public debate.
President Donald Trump has appealed to his base by attacking four Democratic Congresswomen of colour.
An analysis of social media troll activity during the 2016 election campaign shows that exposure to Russian propaganda may have helped change American minds in favor of Republican candidate Trump.
In many instances, social media appears to be amplifying violence, creating a culture of impunity when perpetrators are not held accountable, and increasing insecurity and suspicion.
Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
Analysis of tweets from the election campaign reveal two key trends: independents are organising, and embattled Liberal candidates are having to take the fight to their rivals.
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
On the back of the Mueller investigation's apparent exoneration of the POTUS, here's another surprise.
A group of researchers figured out which NBA teams featured the most egotistical players, and then tracked their performances over the course of a season.
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.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.