A peaceful society requires us to trust our public institutions, but in order to do so, we must question them. Questions are a healthy and necessary response to a world filled with uncertainty.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Research shows that trust is 'knowable' -- you can calculate whether you can trust an individual, based on their behaviours.
Facebook users may be flagging news as fake just because they disagree with it.
A number of factors – from our eagerness to place trust in people to our overconfidence in our own intelligence – make us easy prey.
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.
Societies that are happier than others would be reflecting more confidence and trust in their institutions and economic systems.
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
The way Australian politics is conducted now - abrasive, shallow, personal - is a known turn-off for voters. So why don't the politicans change?
A survey shows that most Puerto Ricans didn't highly rate the official information coming out of the island. With the Institute of Statistics in trouble, the situation is likely not to improve.
When it comes to ongoing security co-operation, mutual trust is crucial – but that is currently lacking.
New research has uncovered a previously unknown weakness in smart city systems: devices that trust each other. That could lead to some pretty terrible traffic, among other problems.
Michigan officials have ended distribution of free bottled water in Flint, but many residents believe the city's water crisis is not over and have lost all trust in government.
A public meeting of flat earthers is a product and sign of our times.
The UK's black Caribbean community is traditionally more inclined towards Labour. They're even less likely to switch now.
The technology behind blockchain remains a mystery to many, but the it shares many common features with the popular online encyclopedia with which most web users are very familiar.
Healthcare workers are losing trust in the system in South Africa.
An expert in trust assesses how it comes into play while finding a solution that avoids a hard border for Northern Ireland.
Young people are abandoning Facebook and calls to delete profiles are growing over the alleged exploitation of data for political campaigns.
Researchers spent 16 years at a high school and observed security tighten and then loosen up again. What they found is that tighter security had the opposite of the intended effect.