A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Bots and fake accounts on Twitter helped sway the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Here's how the social media platform has purportedly tried, and failed, to combat threats to democracy.
A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
Simulation models show just how effectively fake news and propaganda can shift opinions.
Are online trolls as bad as we think? New research reveals that most online news comments contribute positively to the conversation.
The positive mood of tweets varies with time of day and season, but it's consistently higher in parks than in built-up areas, where people are more likely to express anger and fears.
Six things you can do to control your social media addiction.
A furious Twitter row between a TV personality and South African politician about slavery sheds light on the failings of arguments in 280 characters.
Twitter provides a low-cost, easy to access platform for teachers to connect with other teachers, gain support and find resources that fit their specific professional development needs.
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
A new report unpacks the complex role social media play in the lives of Indigenous Australians.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
The row over suspected Russian involvement in the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal has sparked some very confrontational social media activity.
Several critical Canadian elections are ahead. Here's what governments and social media companies must do to assure Canadians that their online personal data won't be used to manipulate results.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.
Critics want social media platforms regulated like Big Tobacco, but our research shows that their impact on your health depends on how you use them.
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.