Michael McCain has been criticized for maligning Donald Trump on the Maple Leaf Foods corporate Twitter account over Flight PS752. But strong leaders don't shy away from taking a stand.
As the year winds down, we'll get you up to speed. Plus, there's no better way to kill a trend than to bring it up at the dinner table in front of your kids.
Bobi Wine in Uganda does it; so do the Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa. The red beret is worn to signify the revolutionary. Its power lies in a symbolism that combines art and politics.
Members of the research team that wrote the software that unmasked thousands of Twitter bots explain the next phase of their work: getting the public involved in the fight against disinformation.
When news stories include a catchy hashtag, readers perceived the news topic to be less socially important and more partisan.
Defamation law reform is on the horizon. Social media companies may be held more liable for what they publish. But this could come at the expense of everyday users.
This election season, the public is closely watching how social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are handling political ads.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
A close look at the way the parties are using video in the campaign can tell you a lot about their approach.
It looks as if the Conservative P\arty has learned from the way Labour targeted the youth vote in 2017.
No wonder several high-profile figures say they can't take it any more. Are we really going to allow women to be harassed out of public service?
Which messages and formats are cutting through the most?
Political parties don't use Twitter anywhere near as much as Facebook. But at least someone is talking about this problem.
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Research suggests that people still depend on the mainstream media for their news. It's more important than ever that journalists earn that trust.
Interruptions are inevitable – but how they happen matters.
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.