Social media has become a place of vitriolic myths about Indigenous peoples in the wake of the Gerald Stanley trial for the killing of Colten Boushie. Here, a vigil in support of Colten Boushie’s family on Feb. 13, 2018.
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Social media posts since Gerald Stanley’s acquittal have been saturated with vitriolic rants and myths. But if reconciliation is to be more than an aspiration, settlers must acknowledge our culpability.
The average smartphone user checks their device 85 times a day.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
The law around 'sexting' needs to be overhauled as the way young people communicate changes and evolves.
Indigenous, LGBT, Black and refugee youth are among the groups that are at a greater risk of cyberbullying than others. But youth can also be powerful agents of change.
Cyberbullying has become destructive and feels unstoppable. Here is a five-step technique for dealing with it.
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments Friday.
Thirteen Russians were charged Friday with using social media to interfere with the 2016 election. A media expert explains why this should not lead to government regulation of social media.
Set to land in mid 2018, the new mosquito emoji will give people a new way to talk about mozzies.
The mozzies are coming! A mosquito emoji will be available on your devices in mid 2018, providing a new angle for communicating the science and health implications of these very dangerous insects.
Increased awareness of sexual violence is not sufficient to challenge the abuse and stop it at its source.
There’s a much larger issue at play when people have an opportunity to do something about sexual violence but instead choose to remain silent.
Social media is a double-edged sword for politicians.
As politicians grapple with the fall-out from social media missteps, the public turns back to traditional media for trustworthy news.
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
New, extreme levels of censorship in Turkey could lead to waves of digital activism by tech-savvy generations.
Research shows that Instagram photos tagged with #eatingdisorderrecovery tend to feature thin, young, white, women. They also show stylized versions of food, reflecting a certain class status and engagement with “foodie” cultures.
Instagram can offer a supportive online community to people recovering from eating disorders. It can also reinforce stereotypes of eating disordered bodies.
In Chinese, the phrase “rice bunny” is pronounced as “mi tu” and has become a nickname for the #MeToo campaign.
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After the hashtag #MeTooInChina was blocked by Chinese authorities in mid-January, social media users made creative use of nicknames and emojis to evade censorship and highlight harassment.
You’ve found out your child is bullying another online. Here’s what you need to do.
Shaming your child for bullying behaviour won't help stop it.
Is there an echo here?
More and more, news items, adverts and posts by friends are blurred in Facebook's interface. This all merges into a single stream of information.
The Eagles won on the pitch, but who won online?
Bots, brand jackers, big shots, as well as traditional businesses all bossed the Super Bowl social media space.
Neuroscientists have been scanning the brains of select Super Bowl viewers to see how they’re reacting to the commercials that air.
Companies are now tracking how consumers react on social media to Super Bowl ads. They’re also studying how the brain responds to them. Could personalized Super Bowl ads be on the horizon?
It's widely accepted that young people living in children's homes or foster care are vulnerable to mental illness, but new research shows that social media can actually help.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has often spoken of the value of education and learning.
You may not "like" it, but Facebook has an important role to play in education.
If you communicate carefully, big retailers will listen.
Under fire: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.