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Cutouts depicting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wearing ‘Fix Fakebook’ displayed on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2018. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

The law that made Facebook what it is today

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.
The negative effects of social media have pushed tech companies to take more responsibility for the health of their users. Shutterstock

Why social media are more like chocolate than cigarettes

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.
YouTube has been under fire for exposing kids to harmful content. How can you keep your children safe and what are some safe viewing options? (Shutterstock)

Can you keep your kids safe watching YouTube?

YouTube has been under fire for exposing kids to harmful content and recently announced new measures but these don't go far enough. Here are some suggestions that would make a real difference.
Players of video game Star Wars Battlefront II can emulate a dogfight from the new film Star Wars: The Last Jedi in TIE and X-wing fighters. (Handout)

How Star Wars battlefront ‘loot boxes’ & The Last Jedi change video games

Star Wars Battlefront II, which lets you play parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ignited debate among gamers, industry and governments that may change how video games are played and make money.

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