A man sporting a Nazi tattoo leaves Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017.
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Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
IS supporters are turning away from Twitter.
New research has tracked how quickly Twitter accounts linked to extremism are being suspended.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
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Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
Social media is here to stay and gives a platform to companies as well as consumers who hold the power to bring about change.
The Sarahah app urges users to send ‘constructive’ messages, but cyberbullying is rife.
Apps inviting anonymous comments play upon our desire to know our social standing, but are an open goal for bullies.
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It is only when disaster strikes that a community and its problems are truly rendered visible.
If you’re a public servant, just liking a post on Facebook or Twitter could be a problem.
Social media is complicating Australia's implied constitutional right to political speech. Bernard Gaynor's case could offer more clarity.
Social media posts, such as this image uploaded to Flickr, can be repurposed for reef health monitoring.
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Mining social media posts from tourism hotspots such as coral reefs could turn tourists into environmental citizen scientists without them even realising it.
Facebook's new video platform, Watch, suggests the social platform may have given up on copying Snapchat.
On 10 July 2017 ABC News recorded a significant increase in the number of tweets sharing its articles.
ABC News' investment in long-form journalism is generating strong take-up on Twitter.
The Gupta email leaks have exposed the involvement of some big private corporations. in the unfolding corruption scandal thus challenging the private sector to do some introspection.
Political groups of all stripes recognise the enormous power of online mass persuasion, one meme at a time.
Each individual act of posting, linking, commenting and liking may look insignificant up close, but they add up. There is enormous power here for mass persuasion, one viral share at a time.
Facebook wants to protect your selfies.
Every Facebook profile comes with a profile picture, but how can we prevent these often personal photos from being stolen?
Twitter logo mod from graffiti seen on a wall during protests in Turkey in July 2013.
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In Turkey, Twitter has become a dangerous platform, with some seven people detained daily for posting anti-government messages.
How incriminating is your Instagram feed?
Should reality stars be warned that everything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law? Turns out, it's complicated.
Popular claims about media harm don’t always stack up against the evidence.
The rise in student-on-student sexual assaults at school has been linked to the sexualisation of kids, and their easy access to online pornography.
The court ruled unanimously that access to social media is an essential right.
Trolling is no longer confined to the darker corners of the internet, especially now the U.S. president himself is engaging in it.
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We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
Parents should understand where the value is in social media so they can guide their kids to positive use.
Social media provides many emotional, health and social benefits for young people.
If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do's and dont's.