A social psychologist explains how to avoid being misled, and how to prevent yourself – and others – from spreading inaccurate information.
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.
As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
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.
The platform also took down another 2,000 communities, including left-leaning groups. The move comes just months ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform.
Sometimes it feels like everybody on social media is fighting about what's "right" and what's "wrong". Well, figuring out why we all have such unique opinions is now helping experts tackle fake news.
Warning about anonymous messaging app YOLO miss the potential benefits it could have.
Just 5% of US adults say using social media is good for their mental health. A psychologist offers some tips to help the other 95%.
While the "Christchurch Call" summit has made concrete progress, we need to keep up the pressure on social media companies to become more transparent and accountable.
Young people turn to social media for support and encouragement, when society fails to help.
Research shows that the sense of belonging provided by platforms like Facebook trumps our distrust of social media.
Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it's much more difficult than it might appear.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.
Six things you can do to control your social media addiction.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.