Images without context or presented with text that misrepresents what they show can be a powerful tool of misinformation, especially since photos make statements seem more believable.
Save the Children's reputation appeared to bounce back faster than Oxfam's after public perception of both groups soured around the same time.
As cities have shut down and residential compounds have issued curfews, social media in China have become more important than ever. But it is a place of rumours and mistruths.
Misinformation spreads fast when people are afraid and a contagious and potentially fatal disease is frightening. This provides the ideal emotionally charged context for rumours to thrive.
Social psychologists investigated why Facebook users post profile pics of themselves with a romantic partner and how those online displays are interpreted by others.
Doctor Who has always been progressive – but now it appears it's a little too ' woke' for many of its fans.
Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the 2019-nCoV outbreak, is now under lockdown. What does that mean for its 11 million citizens, and for the rest of the world?
Social media has allowed researchers around the world to collaborate and co-ordinate their efforts to fight the outbreak and contain its spread.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
Algorithmic forces fuel cancel culture. Paradoxically, they're also used to rehabilitate those who have been canceled.
As the influence of mainstream media declines, the social media-savvy alt-left sites could hold the key to success for Labour hopefuls.
Social media is the wild west, and Big Tobacco loves it.
There is heavy social media use among both the most lonely and least lonely people. So what exactly is the relationship between social media use and loneliness?
Does a fair trial exist in the social media age? The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute has released recommendations around juries and their smart devices.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
Michael McCain has been criticized for maligning Donald Trump on the Maple Leaf Foods corporate Twitter account over Flight PS752. But strong leaders don't shy away from taking a stand.
Most of us spend hours each day glued to some type of screen for work or play. But is that a bad thing? Has anyone got the data to figure it out? Now is the time for 'The Human Screenome Project.'
Wombats don't herd animals to shelter in their fire-proof burrows, they just tolerate uninvited house guests.
We claim not to trust social media yet it seems to shape our political opinions.
There are a few simple tricks anyone can use.