Social networks connecting us through kinship and friendship are often small. This can often lead to surprising points of connection between two people who do not know each other.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
The president's blame-the-press rhetoric is, to the news media, calculated to score political points. But are there real problems US journalists need to address in their work? Yes, says one scholar.
Simple math reveals some surprising facts about the underlying structure of Facebook and other social networks.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Both organised groups and unaffiliated individuals spread racist hate online, but they use different channels, have different goals and use different strategies to achieve them.
Lessons on the shaping of current privacy and technology notions by the US Supreme Court.
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive "manifestations", as they’re called in French. But the "gilets jaunes" didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
Hateful images are making their way from niche sites onto popular social networks at an alarming speed. Here's how it works.
The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
The internet makes it easier for discarded stuff to land in someone else's home instead of the dump.
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
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.
Analyse the great quest of Odysseus with a little 21st-century know how and it's fascinating what you find out.
Many factors can influence people to evacuate or stay in place when disasters threaten. New research using Facebook posts suggests that people with broad social networks are more apt to move.
We used the latest techniques from artificial intelligence to study how support for or opposition to a piece of fake news can spread within a social network.
Instagram is in fashion, literally. Brands use it in a variety of ways, but some still have significant room for growth. And they're not necessarily the ones you imagine.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.
Spoiler: NetzDG does not cover all hate speech and probably won't have a 'chilling effect' on users.
Google and Facebook reign supreme over digital advertising. Yet the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and when the effectiveness of this advertising seems limited, should we ban this model?