The enthusiasm for business creation is not without negative consequences, especially for the many who fail. However, the "all entrepreneurs" discourse remains predominant.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.
Facebook retired its 'Move fast and break things' slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
Hysterical narratives promoting fear among some Americans may be more effective at sparking violence than hate speech is. Social media companies are expected to guard against both.
Scholars and skeptics warned about Facebook long before its founder was even born. Technology companies keep asking for more and more data and proving they can't be trusted.
Statistics Canada has been tone-deaf in its push for the financial data of Canadians from banks, but that data is essential to forming good public policy.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
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.