Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
Fake videos pose a risk to democratic representation, participation, and discussion. Canadians need to be mindful of their existence as we head towards the federal election.
A philosopher argues that people in today's world are not paying attention to others' views because they live in echo chambers, where they do not trust contrary evidence.
Claims that tweets on the Canadian election are the work of bot accounts, without empirical evidence or verification, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Social media make it easier to push information out quickly during disasters, but also create challenges for public information officers, who have to judge which reports are credible enough to share.
When the organization of a social network impacts political discussion on a large scale, the consequences can be enormous.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Looking for a short-term fix from the very thing that is causing you long-term problems is a symptom of addiction.
Political campaigns and journalists often turn to social media to see how voters feel about an election. But the numbers they see there may not accurately reflect the electorate's views.
Parents should have conversations with children from a young age about cybersecurity if they're to develop the skills needed to be safe online.
A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
You might see a headline from The Onion or The Babylon Bee and, for a split second, think it's true. But many social media users don't get the joke – and share these articles as if they're real.
Unicorns are a staple of social media. Today we might think of them as all magic and rainbows, but their past is one of ferocious beasts, religion, and mistranslation.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
Data from England has found no link between increased social media use and a rise in diagnosed eating disorders.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Multi-level marketing schemes promise easy money and a supportive community. But that's often not how they pan out.
Google and Facebook attract plenty of users and advertising dollars in Australia, but the ACCC will have to work with other watchdogs overseas on any effective regulation.
New evidence suggests most YouTube videos on climate change deny its existence.
'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.