WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
Social media is shaping Africa’s political engagement in diverse and complex ways.
New evidence suggests most YouTube videos on climate change deny its existence.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.
Telegram enabled protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance, but a DDoS attack and the arrest of a group administrator undermined the ability of protesters to organise and communicate.
Two security scares in the past 24 hours should prompt you to make sure your software is up-to-date. But what are the risks?
India's parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media is affecting Indian society and government.
Listen to academics from around the world in this seven-part podcast series on India ahead of the 2019 Indian elections.
India Tomorrow part 1 explores how fake news and the battle for information shapes Indian society.
No longer do we need to talk with shop assistants, receptionists, bus drivers or even coworkers, we simply engage with a screen to communicate whatever it is we want to say.
What can social media platforms do after terrorist attacks?
Facebook seems to be shifting its focus more towards privacy. But this might have some unexpected repercussions, as highlighted by recent research on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
India has more WhatsApp users than any other democracy – and a worrying history of 'fake news'.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
WhatsApp has become a haven of misinformation in developing countries.
Facebook retired its 'Move fast and break things' slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.
There is a strong case to be made that WhatsApp messages are subject to the Freedom of Information Act in the same way as email and others forms of text messages.
With technology women are able to become agents of their own change.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.