If citizens disbelieve the institutions that count ballots and the organizations that accurately report on those results, it will impossible to agree on what a legitimate election looks like.
Remember what life was like before social media took over? Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to take back our lives.
Every election triggers distress for some people. Here are some ways to possibly cope.
The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
Facebook benefits financially from misinformation spreading on its platform. As long as it puts profits ahead of public good, the tilting of the political landscape will persist.
The ABC could build a social media service to replace Facebook - but it doesn't have the funding, resources or political support to do so.
Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It's unlikely.
Facebook and YouTube have brought in measures to stop the spread of dangerous QAnon conspiracies, but members of the Q community have found new ways to promote false theories on social media.
Have you ever watched something because YouTube recommended it to you? You've probably been influenced by an algorithm. But at the end of the day, underneath all the algorithms are people.
How Joe Biden’s Facebook campaign compares to Hillary Clinton’s at this point in 2016 – and how Donald Trump is doing on the social media platform.
A Facebook ban on QAnon may not be the best way to address the fast-growing far-right conspiracy movement.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn't really tell us how to fight the tide.
So far, Trump and Biden are spending money on Facebook and Instagram at roughly the same rate as Trump and Hillary Clinton did during 2016.
From sharing snaps to gender reveals and shopfronts, Instagram has changed a lot about how we see the world — and how it sees us.
Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.
Having an end-to-end encrypted messaging 'ecosystem' is a great way for Facebook to evade the full wrath of the law. It has come at a convenient time, too.
Since 2018, Canadian journalism has generated over $315 million for Facebook. Putting some of these profits back into the Canadian media may help address the losses faced by the industry.
Organic appeal and reach still trump advertising spending when it comes to digital engagement by parties and individual politicians.
One meme can lead to another – and then to a conspiracy theory.
Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.